顺风耳 (shùnfēng’ěr) Clairaudient (Advanced)

顺风耳 (shùnfēng’ěr) Clairaudient 

The character “顺 (shùn)” means in the same direction; “风 (fēng)” means

wind and “耳 (ěr)” means ear.

Example:

Zài Fēngshénbǎng lǐ, Gāo Jué shì yí gè shùnfēng’ ěr, tā néng tīngdào qiān lǐyǐ wài de shēngyīn. 在封神榜里,高觉是一个顺风耳,他能听到千里以外的声音。

In The Legend of …

千里眼 (qiānlǐyǎn) Clairvoyant (Advanced)

千里眼 (qiānlǐyǎn) Clairvoyant 

The character “千 (qiān)” means thousand; “里 (lǐ) is mile and” 眼 (yǎn)”

refers to eyes.

Example: Zài Fēngshénbǎnglǐ, Gāo Míng shì yí gè qiānlǐyǎn, tā néng kàndào qiān lǐ yǐ wài de dōngxi. 在封神榜里,高明是一个千里眼,他能看到千里以外的东西。 In The Legend of Deification, Gao Ming …

童年 (Tóngnián) Childhood

童年 (Tóngnián) Childhood

  

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等待 (děnɡdài): v. to wait

老师 (lǎoshī) n. teacher

Chítáng biān de róngshù shàng, zhīliao zài shēngshēng jiàozhe xiàtiān. 池塘       边   的    榕树      上,   知了   在       声声         叫着    夏天。 The cicadas in BANYAN TREES

落汤鸡 (luòtāngjī) Completely Soaked (Advanced)

落汤鸡 (luòtāngjī) Completely Soaked 

“落汤鸡 (luòtāngjī)” is the phrase for “Soaked.”  The character “落 (luò)” means drop or decline; “汤 (tāng)” means soup and “鸡 (jī)” means chicken. Example:

Tā zhèngzài lùshang zǒuzhe, tūrán xiàqǐ le dàyǔ, jiéguǒ lín de xiàng gè luòtāngjī yíyàng. 他正在路上走着,突然下起了大雨,结果淋得像个落汤鸡一样。…

纸老虎 (zhǐlǎohǔ) Paper Tiger (Advanced)

纸老虎 (zhǐlǎohǔ) Paper Tiger 

“纸老虎 (zhǐlǎohǔ)” is the phrase for “Paper Tiger.” The character “纸 (zhǐ)” means paper; “老 (lǎo)” means old and “虎 (hǔ)” means tiger. Example:

Bié pà tā, tā zhǐshì zhǎngxiàng bǐjiào xiōng’ è, qíshí shì gè zhǐlǎohǔ. 别怕他,他只是长相比较凶恶,其实是个纸老虎。

Do not be …

Festivals

Thanksgiving in Chinese

感恩节 (gǎn’ēnjié) is the Chinese phrase for Thanksgiving. Although traditionally people in China don’t celebrate Thanksgiving Day, now many young people do. They want to express thankfulness to all people who have helped them. The common Chinese saying “滴水之恩, 当涌泉相报 (Dī shuǐ …

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