Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 60

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Today's Chinese characters:

画杂货诗水手是

画家杂货商诗人水手今天工作

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Characters' Essentials

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-Paint, draw
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-Miscellaneous, sundry
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-Goods, commodity
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-Poetry, verse, poem
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-Water; a general term for rivers, lakes, seas, etc.
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-Hand; a person doing or good at a certain job
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-To be: this verb ties two things, indicating that they are identical or that the second explains or states the case of the first

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Painter, artist
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Sundry goods, groceries
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Grocer
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Poet
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Seaman, sailor


Dialogue 39

A:
今天工作什么
B:
今天工作画家杂货商诗人水手

Sentence Structure 31
The Declarative “是” Sentence - Part 2

The verb ties two things, indicating that they are identical or that the second explains or states the case of the first.

Both forms "AB" and "BA" are correct, but their meanings are slightly different. Examples:

Example 1

刘波

The point here is which name I have.

刘波

Here the point is who has that name.

Example 2

今天工作画家 杂货商 诗人水手

The point here is which occupations are today's occupations.

画家 杂货商 诗人水手今天工作

Here the point is the listed occupations are which day's occupations.


Exercise

The following sentence contains tomorrow's characters. With the help of your dictionary, find their meanings and translate the sentence into English.

明天工作工作


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Characters' Details

Chinese Character 142 of 1000

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-Paint; draw
-Drawing, picture; stroke (of a Chinese character)
-Be decorated with paintings or pictures
-(A surname)

This character has two different traditional versions.

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(same as simplified one's)
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-Draw
-Stroke (of a Chinese character)

Chinese Character 143 of 1000

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-Miscellaneous, sundry, varied, mixed
-Mix, blend, mingle

This character has three different traditional versions.

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(same as simplified one's)
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(same as simplified one's)
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(same as simplified one's)

Chinese Character 144 of 1000

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-Goods, commodity; money
-Sell
-(Used to curse people)

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(same as simplified one's)

Chinese Character 145 of 1000

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-Poetry, verse, poem; Book of Songs
-(A surname)

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(same as simplified one's)

Chinese Character 146 of 1000

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-Water; river; lake; sea; (a general term for rivers or lakes or seas etc., water); current; a liquid; silver content in coins; extra charges, extra income; water as one of the five elements; Shui nationality
-(A surname)

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Chinese Character 147 of 1000

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-Hand; person doing a certain job, person good at a certain job
-Have in one's hand, hold
-Handy
-Personally
-(Measure word to indicate talent, technical ability)

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