Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 8

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Today's Chinese characters:

老师医生

Chinese words are often composed by two or more characters. Today you'll learn how to write in Chinese "teacher" and "physician", both words composed by two Chinese characters.

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Characters' Essentials

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-First character of the word 老师 ("Teacher")
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-Second character of the word 老师 ("Teacher")
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-First character of the word 医生 ("Physician")
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-Second character of the word 医生 ("Physician")

Description and Examples

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Teacher, schoolmaster
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Doctor, physician


You now don't need any translation of the following phrases, do you? If you still do need the English translation, my suggestion is to spend a few minutes reviewing this course first lessons.

医生

老师

老师

医生

医生

Do you often forget a character's meaning or pronunciation? I'd be surprised if you don't!

SOLUTION (only in the online version of this course): click on the character or on the word and a window will pop up with exactly the lesson that explained it.

Our next object is to learn how to write the sentence: "She's my teacher."

Learning this sentence will help you to master:

  • Chinese personal pronouns;
  • How to use the verb to be;
  • How to use the #1 most used Chinese character de5.

Tomorrow you'll start learning Chinese personal pronouns.

Exercise

Now is the time to see if your computer or electronic device is configured to write Chinese characters.

In order to be able to write in Chinese with your computer, you might need to download and install the specific simplified Chinese Input Method Editor (IME). Then, open for example Microsoft Word or Outlook Express, change the input language to simplified Chinese and write all the phrases contained in this lesson, but remember that copy/paste is SUPERFORBIDDEN :-) .

If you have any problem, please send me a message including names and versions of your operating system, of your browser, and of your email reader. I'd try to help. Or you might want to write something in Chinese to me!


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Characters' Details

Chinese Character 18 of 1000

appearance score: # 179
frequency: 0.1152689%
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-Old; aged; outdated; traditional; overgrown; hardened; dark (of color); youngest; decrepit
-Old people; Lao Zi (short for, founder of Taoism)
-Become old; die
-Long; always (doing something); very
-(Used as prefix:
1. addressing people to indicate respect;
2. indicating seniority level among brothers and sisters;
3. of a few animal and plant nouns)
-(A surname)

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.Help

Chinese Character 19 of 1000

appearance score: # 333
frequency: 0.0661929%
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-Teacher; example; a person skilled in a certain profession; an honorific title for a Buddhist monk; of one's master, of one's teacher; division; troops
-Imitate
-(A surname)

This character has a different traditional version.

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(same as simplified one's)

Chinese Character 20 of 1000

appearance score: # 482
frequency: 0.0437303%
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-Medicine, medical service; doctor, physician
-Cure, treat

This character has two different traditional versions.

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

Chinese Character 21 of 1000

appearance score: # 34
frequency: 0.3524634%
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-Life; livelihood; student; scholar; male character type in Beijing opera
-Give birth to; be born; grow; live, exist; get, have; light (a fire)
-Living; unripe, green; raw, uncooked; unprocessed; unfamiliar; mechanical
-Very (used before words indicating feelings, emotions, etc.)
-(Used as a suffix:
1. to a few nouns indicating categories of people;
2. to a few adverbs)
-(A surname)

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.Help

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