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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

chinese religions

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

Chinese Transportation Words

走路 [pinyin, english] zǒu lù, walk 开车 [pinyin, english] kāi chē, drive a car 飞机 [pinyin, english] fēi jī, airplane 出租车 [pinyin, english] chū zū chē, taxi 公共气车 [pinyin, english] gōng gòng qì chē, public bus 电车 [pinyin, english] diàn chē, tram 火车 [pinyin, english] huǒ chē, train

chinese number 11-20

十一 shíyī – eleven 十二 shí’èr – twelve 十三 shísān – thirteen 十四 shísì – fourteen 十五 shíwǔ – fifteen 十六 shíliù – sixteen 十七 shíqī – seventeen 十八 shíbā – eighteen 十九 shíjiǔ – nineteen 二十 èrshí – twenty

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 Read more…

Chinese WB page 4

What is the official language of China? Mandrin What is the origin of the Chinese writing system? Pictographic The earliest Chinese writings were discovered how? A. Inscribed on oracle bone B. Were written over 3000 years ago C. Were inscribed on turtle shells Each Chinese character is pronounced as how Read more…

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] Read more…

Chinese and Japanese Cuisine

Both sweet desserts are reserved for special occasions. Japan aesthetic appearance is an important element of the cuisine. China a cleaver is used to preform all cutting tasks when preparing foods. Japan fish is more important to the diet than meat. Both Three meals are typical served each day. China Read more…

Chinese-Clothes

衣服 yīfu – clothes, clothing 衬衫 chènshān – shirt 裙子 qúnzi – skirt 裤子 kùzi – trousers 鞋子 xiézi – shoes 袜子 wà zi, wàzi – socks 制服 zhìfù – uniform 校服 xiào fú – school uniform 睡衣 shuì yī — pajamas, sleepwear 牛仔裤 niúzǎikù – jeans 皮鞋 píxié – Read more…

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 Read more…

Mandarin Chinese Basic Phrases I

Can I go to the bathroom? Wǒ kěyǐ shàng cèsuǒ ma? Hello teacher! Lǎoshī nǐ hǎo! Right! Duì! Not right! Bú duì! Very good! Hěn hǎo! Please look at your book. Qǐng kàn shū. Do you have a question? Yǒu wèntí ma? I have a question. Wǒ yǒu wèntí. Hello! Read more…