CLI Online Student Wins USA Memory Championship

In addition to winning the USA Memory Championship, CLI Online student, Alex Mullen just set a new World Record in Speed Cards (memorizing the order of one shuffled deck of 52 playing cards as fast as possible). He completed this feat in a mere 18.65 seconds!! What’s more? Alex also won the 2015 World Memory Championship.

Alex has a passion for teaching other the techniques he uses in memory sport competition. Dive into his website and start applying the methods of a World Champion to your language learning journey. As a sample, below we’ve included Alex’s 20 Words Challenge.

 

 

Watch Alex move through a shuffled deck of cards while setting a World Record speed that would intimidate Johnny 5:

 



 

And here’s the moment Alex Mullen was announced USA Memory Champion:

 

Be sure to subscribe to Alex’s YouTube channel. You can also like him on Facebook at Mullen Memory and follow him on Twitter.

 

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Ben Hedges Interview: Part 1

We had the privilege of sitting down with Ben Hedges, founder of Learn Chinese Now, and discussing a variety of topics including his personal journey into the Mandarin language. Ben shared such incredible language learning insights and wisdom during our chat that we’ve decided to release the entire interview in three installments. While watching this first installment, follow along in the below transcript for the Chinese characters, pinyin, and English translation. You can also use this link to download a PDF containing the interview transcript and vocabulary list.

 

 

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Ben Hedges Interview Transcript

Dayong (00:04 – 00:07)

请做一个简短的自我介绍。

Qǐng zuò yīgè jiǎnduǎn de zìwǒ jièshào.

Can you please briefly introduce yourself?

Ben (00:07 – 01:32)

大家好,我是 Ben Hedges,中文名字叫郝义博。我是英国伦敦大学亚非学院的毕业生。我也在台湾留学了一年,在那边学了一年的中文。毕业之后,我就开始拍网络视频,主要是讨论一些中国的时事、电视剧、新闻、什么电影啊。后来这些视频就在台湾爆红了。所以我们就现在是每一周拍一个新的网络节目,后来我有很多机会跟一些公司合作拍一些影片,比如说我们跟Seven Eleven合作过拍台湾的环岛影片。2013年我也开始拍一个教中文的节目叫 “Learn Chinese Now”。我们每个星期出一个新的视频。这是针对外国人,正在学中文的外国人。帮他们学一点简单的中文,或 是把比较复杂的中文给他们解释一下。这个节目也是用一个幽默的方式,用一个幽默的方式来教中文。观众的反馈是很好的。

Dàjiā hǎo, wǒ shì Ben Hedges, zhōngwén míngzì jiào hǎoyìbó. Wǒ shì yīngguó lúndūn dàxué yà fēi xuéyuàn de bìyè shēng. Wǒ yě zài táiwān liúxuéle yī nián, zài nà biān xuéle yī nián de zhōngwén. Bìyè zhīhòu, wǒ jiù kāishǐ pāi wǎngluò shìpín, zhǔyào shì tǎolùn yīxiē zhōngguó de shíshì, diànshìjù, xīnwén, shénme diànyǐng a. Hòulái zhèxiē shìpín jiù zài táiwān bào hóngle. Suǒyǐ wǒmen jiù xiànzài shì měi yīzhōu pāi yīgè xīn de wǎngluò jiémù, hòulái wǒ yǒu hěnduō jīhuì gēn yīxiē gōngsī hézuò pāi yīxiē yǐngpiān, bǐrú shuō wǒmen gēn 711 hézuòguò pāi táiwān de huándǎo yǐngpiān. Wǒyě 2013 nián wǒ yě kāishǐ pāi yīgè jiāo zhōngwén de jiémù jiào “Learn Chinese Now”. Wǒmen měi gè xīngqī chū yīgè xīn de shìpín. Zhè shì zhēnduì wàiguó rén, zhèngzài xué zhōngwén de wàiguó rén. Bāng tāmen xué yīdiǎn jiǎndān de zhōngwén, huò shì bǎ bǐjiào fùzá de zhōngwén gěi tāmen jiěshì yīxià. Zhègè jiémù yěshì yòng yīgè yōumò de fāngshì,yòng yīgè yōumò de fāngshì lái jiāo zhōngwén. Guānzhòng de fǎnkuì shì hěn hǎo de.

Hello everyone, my name is Ben Hedges and my Chinese name is Hao Yibo. I graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the University of London. I also studied Chinese in Taiwan for one year. After I graduated, I started making online videos, discussing current affairs, TV dramas, news and movies in China. The videos became a hit in Taiwan, so now we release a new video online every week. We started to get a lot of opportunities to collaborate with companies and create more videos. For example, we worked with 7-Eleven to film a video about traveling around Taiwan. In 2013, I started a new program called “Learn Chinese Now”. It is a program developed for foreigners learning Chinese, and we release weekly videos. The program’s goal is to teach foreigners some simple Chinese, or explain the use of complicated Chinese words, and we try to do it in a humorous way. The program is well received by its audience.

Dayong (01:33 – 01:40)

通过制作Learn Chinese Now对您更好的理解文化差异有什么影响吗?

Tōngguò zhìzuò Learn Chinese Now duì nín gèng hǎo de lǐjiě wénhuà chāyì yǒu shén me yǐngxiǎng ma?

How has building Learn Chinese Now impacted your own journey toward greater fluency and cultural understanding?

Ben (01:40 – 02:36)

制作这些影片的时候我有一个机会在复习我已经在上大学的时候学过的一些成语啊,但是教,作为一个影片,比如说教一个成语的影片,真的会帮我更深的理解那个成语的意义。比如说我们拍了一个介绍“塞翁失马 焉知非福”的这个成语,所以我看了那个,那个故事,看了原文,文言文的那个古代汉语的故事。真的很有趣,真的更深,更深入了解这个故事,然后把它教给学生。这个过程,当一个老师,真的可以让你更深的理解一些中文词的,中文成语的意义、内涵,很深的内涵。

Zhìzuò zhèxiē yǐngpiān de shíhòu wǒ yǒu yīgè jīhuì zài fùxí wǒ yǐjīng zài shàng dàxué de shíhòu xuéguò de yīxiē chéngyǔ a, dànshì jiāo, zuòwéi yīgè yǐngpiān, bǐrú shuōjiāo yīgè chéngyǔ de yǐngpiān, zhēn de huì bāng wǒ gèngshēn de lǐjiě nàgè chéngyǔ de yìyì. Bǐrú shuō wǒmen pāile yīgè jièshào “sàiwēngshīmǎ yān zhī fēi fú” de zhègè chéngyǔ, suǒyǐ wǒ kànle nàgè, nàgè gùshì, kànle yuánwén, wényánwén de nàgè gǔdài hànyǔ de gùshì. Zhēn de hěn yǒuqù, zhēn de gèngshēn, gèngshēnrù liǎojiě zhègè gùshì, ránhòu bǎ tā jiāo gěi xuéshēng. Zhègè guòchéng, dāng yīgè lǎoshī, zhēn de kěyǐ ràng nǐ gèng shēn de lǐ jiè yīxiē zhōngwén cí de, zhōngwén chéngyǔ de yìyì, nèihán, hěn shēn de nèihán.

Making these videos gave me a chance to review what I have learned, for example, idioms in college. Teaching people what I have learned really allows me to have a deeper understanding of the idioms. For instance, we made a video introducing the idiom “Misfortune may actually be a blessing”, and I read the original story in classical Chinese. The story was really interesting and meaningful, and teaching it to the students allows me to discover more meaning behind the idioms.

Dayong (02:37 – 02:40)

您希望Learn Chinese Now对观众有什么影响?

Nín xīwàng Learn Chinese Now duì guānzhòng yǒu shén me yǐngxiǎng?

What impact do you hope Learn Chinese Now has on your audience?

Ben (02:41 – 03:30)

现在很多学生,他们只要学现代汉语可能是因为他们要去中国做生意。但是我觉得学一点古代汉语,学一点文言文,真的会让你更了解现代汉语,因为这个现代汉语就是来自古代的语言。它的每一个中文词,每一个成语背后有一个故事,不像英文那么简单,中文是真的有比较深的内涵。所以我希望现在的学生可以了解这一点。我希望我的节目可以帮他们了解,让他们去探索古代汉语、古代汉语跟现代中文的关系。

Xiànzài hěnduō xuéshēng, tāmen zhǐyào xué xiàndài hànyǔ kěnéng shì yīnwèi tāmen yào qù zhōngguó zuò shēngyì. Dànshì wǒ juédé xué yīdiǎn gǔdài hànyǔ, xué yīdiǎn wényánwén, zhēn de huì ràng nǐ gèng liǎojiě xiàndài hànyǔ, yīnwèi zhègè xiàndài hànyǔ jiùshì láizì gǔdài de yǔyán. Tā de měi yīgè zhōngwén cí, měi yīgè chéngyǔ bèihòu yǒu yīgè gùshì, bú xiàng yīngwén nàme jiǎndān, zhōngwén shì zhēn de yǒu bǐjiào shēn de nèihán. Suǒyǐ wǒ xīwàng xiànzài de xuéshēng kěyǐ liǎojiě zhè yīdiǎn. Wǒ xīwàng wǒ de jiémù kěyǐ bāng tāmen liǎojiě, ràng tāmen qù tànsuǒ gǔdài hànyǔ, gǔdài hànyǔ gēn xiàndài zhōngwén de guānxì.

Nowadays, a lot of students are learning modern Chinese, so they can go to China for business. However, I feel that learning a bit of ancient Chinese and classical Chinese allows you to understand modern Chinese better, as modern Chinese evolved from ancient Chinese. There is a story behind most of the Chinese phrases and idioms, and it is not as simple as English.

 

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Vocabulary List:

Hànzì Pīnyīn Definition Part of Speech
1. 网络视频 wǎngluò shìpín online video n.
2. 环岛影片 huándǎo yǐngpiān around the island videos n.
3. 幽默 yōumò humorous adj.
4. 简短 jiǎnduǎn brief adj.
5. 讨论 tǎolùn discuss v.
6. 观众 guānzhòng audience n.
7. 文化差异 wénhuà chàyì cultural difference n.
8. 古代汉语 gǔdài hànyǔ ancient Chinese (language) n.
9. 内涵 nèihán connotation n.
10. 探索 tànsuǒ explore / probe v.

 

Follow Ben by subscribing to Learn Chinese Now on YouTube, liking him on Facebook and following them on Twitter. You can also check out new content his original channel 老外看中國、老外看台灣

 

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Practice Your Chinese Skills

At the Chinese Language Institute we understand and hold a deep respect for the process of gaining fluency in Mandarin. Learning Chinese requires practice and commitment, amongst many elements. While the most direct route to Chinese fluency is arguably studying in China (at the CLI Center) the memorization of vocabulary and characters are a necessity on the path to fluency — thus making self-study integral to language learning.

Using technology is often a nice way to spice up self-study. This blog post highlights a fun, free, Mandarin learning app called ChineseSkills which ‘gamifies’ the learning process while mixing listening, reading, writing and speaking skills into memorable graphics and simple gameplay. ChineseSkills also has a built in SRS — plus the company’s logo is a cute little panda, and who doesn’t like pandas?



 

The following are our 20 favorite summer-themed flashcards from ChineseSkills:





 

You can download ChineseSkills at the App Store or on Google Play and follow them on Facebook.

 

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Top 12 Videos to Improve Your Chinese from Mandarin HQ

Learning Mandarin is a journey in which a student’s evolution continually occurs across a spectrum of skills — e.g. listening, speaking, reading, writing, cultural understanding, etc. This post is focused on two of those skills: speaking and listening. We have compiled a list of 12 videos from Mandarin HQ (an excellent, free resource for Mandarin videos) designed to draw attention to the unique sounds and accents of Mandarin while also providing a study resource containing the vocabulary and phrases of many common daily activities. So warm up some tea, put on your headphones and enjoy ever step of your Mandarin learning journey.



Top 12 Videos to Improve Your Mandarin



The Sounds Of “Southern Accented” Mandarin Chinese



Mandarin Chinese Accent Challenge: “North or South?”



How to Recognize and Pronounce The 4+1 Tones of Mandarin Chinese



Ordering Chinese street food like a local in Mandarin Chinese



Talking about hobbies in Mandarin Chinese



How to ask for the restaurant bill in China



Why do so many Chinese girls use umbrellas when it’s sunny?



Is There Anything You Don’t Eat?



How to wish someone a happy birthday in Mandarin Chinese



How to say “I know” and “I don’t know” in Mandarin Chinese



十一 Celebrating National Day Golden Week in China



十二 5 ways to greet a friend you haven’t seen for a long time in Mandarin Chinese



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Top 25 Videos from Chinese Class 101

CLI has churned through hundreds of videos by ChineseClass101.com to compile this list of 25 videos covering must-know Mandarin vocabulary. We’ve extracted all of the vocabulary into simple lists of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and phrases at the end of this post — click here to jump to the lists. You can also use this link to download a PDF containing the complete 222 word vocabulary list. Enjoy!



#1 Learn 25 Must-Know Chinese Nouns

People, places, things, and ideas — nouns are an elemental part of speech and this video covers 25 essentials.

   

#2 Learn 25 Must-Know Chinese Verbs

We look to action words (a.k.a. verbs) to keep this Chinese lesson moving.

   

#3 Learn 25 Chinese Adjectives

Learning Mandarin adjectives is a fast way to spice up your ability. This video covers basics like 大 and 小 or 热 and 冷 while also adding some off-beat flare with words like 恶心 and 臭。

   

#4 Learn 5 Mandarin Words Pertaining to Studying a Language

It’s crucial to learn verbs and nouns but how do you say ‘verb’ or ‘noun’? What about ‘to study’? This video covers 5 rudimentary words related to studying a language.

   

#5 Learn 15 Favorite Chinese Words

In this upbeat video with Yuting you’ll review 15 useful words like 喜欢, 对不起,and 尊敬。

   

#6 Learn 25 Chinese Phrases to Improve Your Fluency

In just under 7 minutes this video covers 25 very practical phrase from how to receive a compliment—哪有,哪有—to “don’t worry, I’ve got it”—放心吧,包在我身上。

   

#7 Learn 5 Life Events in Mandarin

This short video teaches us the vocabulary for 5 basic life events: to be born, graduation, to work, to get engaged, and the final act—to die.

   

#8 Learn 5 Subjects of Study in Mandarin

This quick 2 minute video favors history and the sciences. Watch it and learn how to say history, science, physics, biology, and chemistry in Mandarin.

   

#9 Learn 5 Vegetables in Mandarin

Help prepare yourself for Chinese cuisine by reviewing 5 vegetables in this short 2 minute video.

   

#10 Learn 5 Mandarin Words Related to Cooking

This video covers 5 words you should know like stir-fry and barbecue.

   

#11 Learn 5 Flavors in Mandarin

It’s no secret, authentic Chinese food is delicious. This brief 2 minute video covers the 5 main flavors of Chinese cuisine. Dig in.

   

#12 Learn 5 Tableware Words in Mandarin

Sticking with the theme of food, this next 2 minute video teaches us a few staple tableware items you’ll find at a Chinese meal.

   

#13 Learn 5 Words Related to Cleaning Using Mandarin

Now that we’ve learned words related to cooking, it’s time to clean up. Learn 5 easy words having to do with cleaning.

   

#14 Learn 5 Articles of Clothing in Mandarin

Get your outfit ready by learning a few simple words like 帽子,裤子,and the loanword T恤衫。

   

#15 Learn 5 Clothing Accessories in Mandarin

Now it’s time to accessorize your outfit by using words like 皮带,手表, and 太阳镜。

   

#16 Learn 5 Mammals in Mandarin

What does the fox say? Who knows, but after watching this video at least you’ll be able to say 狐狸。

   

#17 Learn 5 Geographic Terms in Mandarin

Desert, lake, river, island, ocean — take 2 minutes and learn them all here.

   

#18 Learn 5 Mandarin Words You’ll Need When Crossing Borders

Crossing the border is official business and knowing your vocabulary can expedite the process.

   

#19 Learn 5 Words Related to Tourism in Mandarin

Saying tourism is a major industry in China is a vast understatement. Saying the word 游客, yóukè, is simple.

   

#20 Learn 5 Words Related to Currency Exchange in Mandarin

Being a 游客 means you’ll need to exchange your local currency for RMB. In this video you will learn some necessary terms to do just that.

   

#21 Learn 5 Mandarin Words You May Need in a Hotel

With this video in less than 2 minutes you can learn some very practical words you’ll need in a hotel.

   

#22 Learn 5 Words Describing Personalities in Mandarin

Describing a person’s personality is a common occurrence in any language. This video teaches us 5 useful Mandarin words for describing a person’s disposition.

   

#23 Learn 5 Mandarin Words Regarding Health Concerns

Health vocabulary is an important set of words to study. This video has 5 simple words to learn.

   

#24 Learn to Say 5 Difference Sports Using Mandarin

Sports are very popular in China. 足球 and 篮球 are among the most popular. It’s time to get your game on.

   

#25 Learn How to Say 5 Kinds of Furniture in Mandarin

Pull up a 椅子 and learn 5 pieces of furniture in less than 2 minutes.

 

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Vocabulary List

Hànzì

Pīnyīn

Definition

1.

杯子

bēi zi

cup/glass

2.

汽车

qìchē

car

3.

电脑

diànnǎo

computer

4.

手机

shǒujī

cellphone

5.

衣服

yīfu

clothes

6.

食物

shíwù

food

7.

筷子

kuàizi

chopsticks

8.

bāo

bag

9.

shuǐ

water

10.

咖啡

kāfēi

coffee

11.

shū

book

12.

本子

běnzi

notebook

13.

chuáng

bed

14.

jiā

home

15.

女人

rén

woman

16.

男人

nánrén

man

17.

大人

dàrén

adult

18.

小孩

xiǎohái

child

19.

老人

lǎorén

old man or woman; the elderly

20.

学生

xuéshēng

students

21.

qián

money

22.

米饭

mǐfàn

rice

23.

tāng

soup

24.

建议

jiànyì

suggestion

25.

钱包

qiánbāo

wallet

26.

语言

yǔyán

language

27.

动词

dòngcí

verb

28.

名词

míngcí

noun

29.

麻将

májiàng

mahjong

30.

尊敬

zūnjìng

respect

31.

zǎo

morning

32.

救护车

jiùhùchē

ambulance

33.

科目

kēmù

subject; course

34.

历史

lìshǐ

history

35.

科学

kēxué

science

36.

生物

shēngwù

biology

37.

化学

huàxué

chemistry

38.

蔬菜

shūcài

vegetables

39.

大蒜

dàsuàn

garlic

40.

洋葱

yángcōng

onion

41.

胡萝卜

húluóbo

carrot

42.

花椰菜

huāyēcài

cauliflower

43.

茄子

qiézi

eggplant

44.

微波炉

wēibōlú

microwave oven

45.

chǎo

stir-fry

46.

烧烤

shāokǎo

barbecue

47.

yán

salt

48.

毕业

bìyè

graduation

49.

胡椒粉

hújiāofěn

pepper

50.

勺子

sháozi

spoon

Hànzì

Pīnyīn

Definition

51.

咖啡杯

kāfēi bēi

coffee mug

52.

杯子

bēizi

cup

53.

盘子

pánzi

plate

54.

茶壶

cháhú

teapot

55.

家务

jiāwù

housework

56.

衣服

yīfu

clothes

57.

帽子

màozi

hat

58.

裤子

kùzi

pants

59.

连衣裙

liányīqún

dress

60.

夹克

jiákè

jacket

61.

T恤衫

tīxùshān

t-shirt

62.

sǎn

umbrella

63.

太阳镜

tàiyángjìng

sunglasses

64.

手套

shǒutào

glove

65.

手表

shǒubiǎo

watch

66.

皮带

pídài

belt

67.

狐狸

húli

fox

68.

老虎

lǎohǔ

tiger

69.

兔子

tùzi

rabbit

70.

gǒu

dog

71.

熊猫

xióngmāo

panda

72.

地理

dìlǐ

geography

73.

沙漠

shāmò

desert

74.

river

75.

海洋

hǎiyáng

ocean

76.

dǎo

island

77.

lake

78.

入境卡

rù jìng kǎ

entry card

79.

国籍

guójí

nationality

80.

护照

hùzhào

passport

81.

海关

hǎiguān

customs

82.

签证

qiānzhèng

visa

83.

寺院

sìyuàn

temple

84.

旅游巴士

lǚyóu bāshì

tour bus

85.

游客

yóukè

tourist

86.

行程

xíngchéng

itinerary

87.

外汇

wàihuì

foreign exchange

88.

现金

xiànjīn

cash

89.

货币

huòbì

currency

90.

美元

měiyuán

US Dollar

91.

宾馆

bīnguǎn

hotel

92.

前台

qiántái

front desk

93.

单人床

dānrénchuáng

single bed

94.

客房服务

kèfáng fúwù

room service

95.

大厅

dàtīng

lobby

96.

性格

xìnggé

personality; disposition

97.

出疹子

chūzhěnzi

to have a rash

98.

咳嗽

késou

cough

99.

恶心

ěxīn

nausea

100.

tòng

pain

101.

yǎng

itch

102.

体操运动

tǐcāo yùndòng

gymnastics

103.

篮球

lánqiú

basketball

104.

足球

zúqiú

football / soccer

105.

乒乓球

pīngpāngqiú

ping pong

106.

游泳

yóuyǒng

swimming

107.

家具

jiāju

furniture

108.

书架

shūjià

bookshelf

109.

书桌

shūzhuō

desk

110.

椅子

yǐzi

chair

111.

沙发

shāfā

sofa

112.

桌子

zhuōzi

table

Hànzì

Pīnyīn

Definition

113.

to die

114.

学习

xuéxí

to study

115.

重复

chóngfù

to repeat

116.

喜欢

xǐhuan

to like

117.

出生

chūshēng

to be born

118.

工作

gōngzuò

to work

119.

放弃

fàngqì

to give up; abandon

120.

旅游

lǚyóu

to tour

121.

兑换

duìhuàn

convert

122.

扫地

sǎodì

to sweep

123.

tuō

to mop

124.

to wipe

125.

收拾

shōushi

to put things away

126.

to wash

127.

yǒu

to have

128.

chī

to eat

129.

xiào

to laugh

130.

zǒu

to walk

131.

pǎo

to run

132.

to drink

133.

过来

guòlái

to come

134.

zhǎng

to grow

135.

huí

to return

136.

shàng

up

137.

to read

138.

游泳

yóuyǒng

to swim

139.

跳舞

tiàowǔ

to dance

140.

工作

gōngzuò

to work

141.

放松

fàngsōng

to relax

142.

开车

kāichē

to drive

143.

xiǎng

to think

144.

试试

shìshi

to try

145.

愿意

yuànyì

to be willing to

146.

开始

kāishǐ

to start

147.

停止

tíngzhǐ

to stop

148.

gǎn

to dare

149.

担心

dānxīn

to worry

150.

变化

biànhuà

to change

151.

shuō

to say

Hànzì

Pīnyīn

Definition

152.

好的

hǎode

okay

153.

淘气

táoqì

naughty; mischievous

154.

热情

rèqíng

passionate; hospitable

155.

真棒

zhēnbàng

awesome

156.

xián

salty

157.

tián

sweet

158.

bitter

159.

spicy

160.

suān

sour

161.

订婚

dìnghūn

to be engaged (to be married); engagement

162.

机灵

jīling

smart

163.

烦人的

fánrénde

annoying

164.

活泼

huópo

lively; bubbly

165.

脾气不好的

píqì bùhǎode

short-tempered

166.

自豪的

zìháode

proud

167.

漂亮

piàoliang

pretty

168.

hǎo

good; kind; nice

169.

明亮

míngliàng

bright

170.

big

171.

xiǎo

small

172.

gāo

tall

173.

ǎi

short

174.

cháng

long

175.

有趣

yǒuqù

interesting

176.

恶心

ěxīn

gross

177.

chǒu

ugly

178.

chòu

smelly

179.

xiāng

fragrant

180.

湿

shī

wet

181.

湿润

shīrùn

humid

182.

干燥

gānzào

dry

183.

黑暗

hēi’àn

dark

184.

无聊

wúliáo

boring

185.

忙碌

mánglù

busy

186.

hot

187.

lěng

cold

188.

好吃

hǎochī

tasty; delicious

189.

nán

hard; difficult

190.

年轻

niánqīng

young

191.

柔软

róuruǎn

soft

192.

yìng

hard; stiff

Hànzì

Pīnyīn

Definition

193.

对不起

duìbuqǐ

I’m sorry

194.

不好意思

bùhǎoyìsi

I’m sorry (casual)

195.

我爱你

wǒ ài nǐ

I love you

196.

是真的。

shì zhēnde.

It’s true.

197.

这是真的吗?

zhè shì zhēnde ma?

Is that true?

198.

有点问题。

yǒudiǎn wèntí.

It’s not alright.

199.

抱抱我。

bàobào wǒ.

Give me a hug.

200.

你好

nǐ hǎo

hello

201.

谢谢

xièxiè  

thank you

202.

早安

zǎo’ān

good morning

203.

早上好

zǎoshang hǎo

good morning

204.

晚安

wǎn’ān

good night

205.

太好了

tàihǎole

great

206.

哪有。

nǎyǒu.

That’s not true.

207.

加油!

jiāyóu!

Go for it! (lit. add oil)

208.

放心。

fàngxīn

Don’t worry.

209.

干嘛呢?

gànmá ne

What’s up?

210.

随便你。

suíbiàn nǐ.

It’s up to you.

211.

没什么

méi shénme

It’s nothing; it doesn’t matter

212.

没事的

méishìde

It doesn’t matter; no problem

213.

我们走吧。

wǒmen zǒuba.

Let’s go.

214.

怎么样?

zěnme yàng

How about it?

215.

我想

wǒ xiǎng

I want

216.

没完没了。

méi wán méi liáo.

There’s no end to this.

217.

我的妈呀!

wǒde mā ya!

Oh my gosh!

218.

好有趣。

hǎo yǒuqù

So interesting; very interesting.

219.

肚子饿了。

dùzi è le

(I’m) hungry.

220.

好撑。

hǎochēng.

(I’m) so stuffed.

221.

我喜欢。

wǒ xǐhuān.

I like it.

222.

再见

zàijiàn

Bye

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