Quote of the week (Jul. 6, 2010)

Zhè zhǒng fànguī jiù xiāngdāngyú qìchē zhuīwěi, fù zérèn de zǒng shì hòumian de rén.
这     种       犯规  就    相当于        汽车    追尾, 负 责任  的  总     是   后面      的  人。

This kind of foul is like rear-end collision, and the one behind always has to take the responsibility. —From “刘建宏 (Liú Jiànhóng) Liu Jianhong,” a famous sports commentator in China, on fouls in 2010 World Cup.
生词 (shēngcí) Vocabulary

犯规 (fànguī): n. foul

汽车追尾 (qìchē zhuīwěi): n. rear-end collision

责任 (zérèn): n. responsibility

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Tip on How to Learn Chinese Vocabulary Effectively:
Tip on how to learn Chinese vocabulary effectively: Learn Chinese vocabulary in phrases rather than memorizing vocabulary lists!
How to learn Chinese vocabulary effectively? We know there are many words in Chinese language that have the same or similar meaning but are used in particular contexts. Therefore, many students will find it more efficient to learn vocabulary “in context”.
For example: “爸爸 (bàba)” and “父亲 (fùqīn)” both mean “father,” but “爸爸 (bàba)” is frequently used in oral Chinese, and “父亲 (fùqīn)” is used in writing.
So how to learn Chinese characters effectively? Build your vocabulary by learning  contextualized phrases that contain important vocabulary. This is among the best methods when trying to find how to learn Chinese vocabulary.
Got questions about how to learn Chinese?

0 thoughts on “Quote of the week (Jul. 6, 2010)”

  1. You can say “犯规球.” I know the Chinese phrase 职责 also means responsibility, but I’m wondering about the difference between 责任 and 职责. And can anyone please tell me how to learn Chinese more efficiently?

  2. 职责 stresses a kind of duty and 责任 stresses a kind of attitude. So you want to know how to learn Chinese more efficiently? I’ve found that trying to distinguish synonyms is a good method.

  3. I want to start learning Mandarin, but I really don’t know how to learn Chinese? Where should I start?

  4. As for how to learn Chinese, I recommend you to start with Chinese pinyin. Chinese Pinyin is a way to represent Chinese characters and express the sounds in the Chinese language using the alphabet.

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