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Learn to Read Chinese: Final Sounds (Occupation), Asking Questions with 吗 (ma), 们 (men) for Plural

A final* is a sound (or sounds) that ends a Chinese syllable*. All finals contain at least one vowel* (for example, a, ao, ing). Let’s look at some of the simplest finals first. 八 bā eight (as in “father” 我 wǒ I (as in “or”) 喝 hē drink (as in “about”) 你 nǐ you (as in …

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Learn to Read Chinese: Initial sounds (Food), 也 (yě, also), 不 (bù, not)

Initial sounds Pinyin* letters g, k, h, and s are pronounced similarly to sounds in English. 国 guó country (as in “skin”) 客 kè guest (as in “kangaroo”) 好 hǎo good (as in “hall”) 三 sān three (as in “sand”) 也 (yě, also) You already know that 也, (yě) which means also or too, always …

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Family vocabulary in English

family Ancestor Great grandfather maternal great-grandfather great-grandmother father’s grandfather maternal grandfather parents (father and mother) father mother dad mom uncle (father’s younger brother) maternal uncle older brother younger brother older sister younger sister a son Foster-son daughter stepdaughter nephew niece cousin older cousin grandson granddaughter great-grandson great granddaughter father-in-law mother-in-law spouse wife son-in-law daughter-in-law stepfather …

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Sports vocabulary in English

sports Skiing Engage in sports Master of Sport Rowing sport water sports winter sports Sport (physical Culture) Biceps triceps Abdominal muscles Pectoralis Exerciser Barbell Lift the barbell dumbbel Dumbbell gymnastics Bicycle training device treadmill (simulator) Aerobics horizontal bar running strongman, athlete Bodybuilding Instructor; coach gym Kinds of sports football ; soccer basketball volleyball ice hockey …

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