Archive for August, 2011

“Red”

Monday, August 29th, 2011

“Red” is the color of celebration at birthdays and weddings.

“们 mén “

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Announcement From Dr. Mah:

More on the word 们 mén

– Dr. Adeline Yen Mah

When the word is placed after a noun or a personal pronoun, it makes that noun or personal pronoun plural.

Example of Nouns :

1. 孩hái 子 zǐ = child

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/1.child_.mp3|titles=1.child]

2. 孩 hái子 zǐ们mén = children

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/2.children1.mp3|titles=2.children]

3. 人 rén = man

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/3.man_.mp3|titles=3.man]

4. 人rén们 mén = men

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/4.men_.mp3|titles=4.men]

5. 朋péng 友yǒu = friend

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/5.friend.mp3|titles=5.friend]

6. 朋péng 友yǒu 们mén = friends

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/6.friends.mp3|titles=6.friends]

Example of Pronouns

7. 我 wǒ = I

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/7.I.mp3|titles=7.I]

8. 我 wǒ们mén = We

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/8.We_.mp3|titles=8.We]

9. 你nǐ = You

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/9.you_.mp3|titles=9.you]

10. 你 nǐ 们 mén = All of you

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/10.all-of-you.mp3|titles=10.all of you]

11. 他 tā = He

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/11.he_.mp3|titles=11.he]

12. 他 tā 们 mén = They

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/12.they_.mp3|titles=12.they]

13. 她 tā = She

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/13.she_.mp3|titles=13.she]

14. 她 tā们 mén = They

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/14.they_.mp3|titles=14.they]

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Red Envelopes!!

Monday, August 15th, 2011

During Chinese New Year, children are given lucky red envelopes containing money.

Red Egg Ceremony (Cont’d 2)

Monday, August 8th, 2011

The baby’s forehead is rubbed with a red egg and a bit of his hair is cut off and saved by his mother.

Red Egg Ceremony (Cont’d)

Monday, August 1st, 2011

                   Eggs are dyed red and given to friends and relatives at a banquet.