Chinese Flashcards

Chinese Character Frequency List (1-500)

的 de/di2/di4 (possessive particle)/of, really and truly, aim/clear 一 yi1 one/1/single/a(n) 是 shi4 is/are/am/yes/to be 不 bu4/bu2 (negative prefix)/not/no 了 le/liao3/liao4 (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)/(completed action marker), to know/to understand/to know, clear, look afar 在 zai4 (located) at/in/exist 人 ren2 man/person/people 有 you3 to have/there is/there are/to exist/to be 我 wo3 I/me/myself 他 ta1 […]

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Chinese Discoveries and Inventions

What were some of the subjects that Chinese scholars studied? Engineering, mathematics, science, and medicine When did the Tang and Song dynasties take place? 200 to 1400 CE What is a magnetic compass and why was it useful? magnetized needle, aligns itself with the earths magnetic poles, helped the chinese navigate on long voyages What […]

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Chinese Final Exam Culture Questions

How many zodiac animals are there in the Chinese Lunar Year Twelve What do people usually say to each other on the CNY or the Spring Festival Chūnjié kuàilè (春节快乐) In the Chinese culture, which birthday is the most important? 1st Birthday At a typical Chinese banquet, when is rice usually served? End of meal […]

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Chinese Weather

天气 tiānqì, weather 风 fēng, wind 下雨 xiàyǔ, to rain 下雪 xiàxuě, to snow 热 rè, hot 冷 lěng, cold 凉快 liángkuài, cool and pleasant 北京 Běijīng, the capital city of China 春天 chūntiān, spring 风沙 fēngshā, dust storm 夏天 xiàtiān, summer 又 yòu… yòu…, [indicating more than one condition] 秋天 qiūtiān, autumn 冬天 dōngtiān, […]

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Chinese Religions Answers

The Sanjiao(the three teachings) may be said to foster humanism true Before the Sanjiao, one of the common beliefs in China was about spirits that were active in every aspect of the natural world true I-Ching abhors the concept of divination false, it was incorporated in Chinese religion through using objects to foretell the future […]

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Chinese and Japanese in the Americas

Envy of the world Chinese exports of silk, tea, porcelain and drugs were wanted by all part of the world. Sinocentrism The historical ideology that China was the cultural center of the world Foreign Trade China’s wealth restricted it along lines of national security 1800-1911 Until the end of the 18th century Europe viewed China […]

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Chapter 25 – Chinese and Korean Art after 1279

The three beliefs that are reflected in Chinese art are Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism Following the Mongol invasions, Chinese intellectuals and artist focused on qualities that constituted “chinese-ness” The dynasty during which China’s art emphasizes sophisticated refinement is the Song Dynasty This genre dominates Song Dynasty art. landscape How is Chinese art transformed after the […]

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Chinese revision

chuntian spring xiatian summer qiutian autumn dongtian winter hen re very hot leng cold taibei taipei qiwen air temperature du degree zhuan change; turn; shift keneng (hui) possibly hui will aomen Macau dongjing Tokyo lingxia below zero zuoyou around bei north dong east nan south xi west tianqi weather duoyun cloudy xiayu rainy yintian cloudy […]

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Chinese and European Exploration

China looked inward, a devotion to past ideas, respect for authority and a suspicion of new ideas. Believed they had nothing to learn from the “barbarians”. China was a single nation. What is China’s culture of complacency? Economic – Boost China’s economy. Forged international alliances to create more markets for their goods. Economic reasons for […]

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Lesson 1 The Birth Of Chinese Cilization

The mountains made it possible for China to develop unique culture and civilization. How did mountains and deserts affect China’s civilization? River provided rich soil for farming, water for trade, and transportation. How did rivers help civilization develop in China? Is a military leader who has his own army. What is a warlord? Farmers Which […]

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Mandarin Chinese: Phrases (romanized)

Nǐ hǎo. Hello. Nǐ hǎo ma? How are you? Hěn hǎo, xièxie. Fine, thank you. Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi? What is your name? Wǒ jiào… My name is… Hěn gāoxìng rènshì nǐ. Nice to meet you. Qǐng. Please. Xièxiè. Thank you. Bú kèqi. You’re welcome. Qǐng wèn. Excuse me. (getting attention) Dǎrǎo yixià. Excuse me. […]

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Chinese Measure Words Test Questions

门 mén measure word for courses 张 zhāng (measure word for flat objects) sheet of paper or pictures 把 bǎ (a measure word) for chairs or umbrella 条 tiáo measure word for long, thin things (ribbon, pants,river, necktie etc.) 件 jiàn – MW for clothing or affair 间 jiān • (measure word for room/house) 台 […]

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World Religions: Chinese Religions Test

Feng shui the art of divining the energy in a room and inviting positive energy into that space called Chi Tso Kwan kitchen god celebrated during the chinese New Year Buddhism answers the questions of human destiny Taoism experiential dimention. How do we experience reality. More of a philosophy Confucianism does not answer the question […]

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Chinese and Japanese Religions

Divination The attempt to ascertain knowledge by the interpretation of omens or supernatural events such as the use of spiritual practices like Tarot card reading or the casting of bones. Ancestor Veneration A religious practice based on the belief that deceased family members are still living and that they have an interest in family affairs […]

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Chinese Radicals Years 1-2

雨 Yǔ Rain ⺮ Zhú Bamboo 足 Zú Foot 穴 Xué Cave 米 Mǐ Rice 士 Shì Scholar 山 Shān Mountain 扌 Shǒu Hand 攵 Suī Writing 日 Rì Sun 石 Shí Rock 艹 Ǎo Grass 矢 Shǐ Arrow 王 Wáng Jade 衤 Yī Clothing 走 Zǒu Walk 门 Mén Door 刂 Dāo Long knife […]

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Chinese Numbers 1-100 – Pinyin

1 yī 2 èr 3 sān 4 sì 5 wǔ 6 lìu 7 qī 8 bā 9 jǐu 10 shí 11 shí yī 12 shí èr 13 shí sān 14 shí sì 15 shí wǔ 16 shí lìu 17 shí qī 18 shí bā 19 shí jǐu 20 èr shí 21 èr shí yī 22 […]

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History – China

What was the government of China like? Ruled by the Shang dynasty, then ruled by the Zhou dynasty What was the “MANDATE OF HEAVEN” belief that when one dynasty fell and another dynasty took over it was because it was what God wanted. What was very important to the Chinese? community and family respect for […]

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Chinese Religion Test Questions

Why are ancestors so important to Chinese people? It is based on the belief of reciprocity between the living and the dead. The living have to sustain the spirits of the ancestors and protect their graves which posses supernatural powers. Explain wu-wei Action without struggle. What are two common relationships on which li is focused? […]

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Ch 15 European and Chinese exploration

.Explain what China’s “Culture of Complacency” was? (short answer) China looked inward, a devotion to past ideas, respect for authority, and a suspicion of new ideas. Believed they had nothing to learn from the “Barbarians”. China was a single nation How were Europeans different? Because of rivalries, Europeans looked to the sea for wealth and […]

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Chinese Numbers 1-20

一 yī 二 èr 三 sān 四 sì 五 wǔ 六 liù 七 qī 八 bā 九 jiǔ 十 shí 十一 shí yī 十二 shí èr 十三 shí sān 十四 shí sì 十五 shí wǔ 十六 shí liù 十七 shí qī 十八 shí bā 十九 shí jiǔ 二十 èr shí

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Chinese numbers 0-10

零 líng – zero 一 yī – one 二 èr – two 三 sān – three 四 sì – four 五 wǔ – five 六 liù – six 七 qī – seven 八 bā – eight 九 jiǔ – nine 十 shí – ten

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