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Posted 02-26-2012 at 09:12 PM by fullblue (My little logbook)

[CENTER][SIZE=7][COLOR=White]子[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[COLOR=DeepSkyBlue]son; man; master[/COLOR]

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[COLOR=yellow]How to read it : zi ( non-tonal)

Notes : If you are planning to learn Chinese, this will be extremely common to find. The meaning that I give above is the literal meaning. [COLOR="White"]子[/COLOR] is almost always accompanied by another word, i.e. 筷[COLOR="white"]子[/COLOR] (chopsticks)...
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Posted 02-19-2012 at 09:18 AM by fullblue (My little logbook)

[CENTER][SIZE=7][COLOR=White]小[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[COLOR=DeepSkyBlue]Small; little; young; tiny[/COLOR]

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[COLOR=yellow]How to read it : xiǎo ( third tone)

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Trivia : Japanese read it as shou as in Daishou (大[COLOR="White"]小[/COLOR]), ko as in Kohai ([COLOR="white"]小[/COLOR]肺), chi as in chiisai ([COLOR="White"]小[/COLOR]さい)...
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Posted 02-12-2012 at 08:15 PM by fullblue (My little logbook)
Updated 02-12-2012 at 08:17 PM by fullblue
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[CENTER][SIZE=7][COLOR=White]一[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[COLOR=DeepSkyBlue]one[/COLOR]

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[COLOR=yellow]How to read it : yī (first tone)

[/COLOR][COLOR=yellow]Trivia : Chinese New year is also known as [URL="http://animeforum.org.uk/blog.php?b=3850"]初[/URL][COLOR="White"]一[/COLOR] (there are many other name but that comes later :D).[/COLOR]
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Posted 02-12-2012 at 12:01 AM by fullblue (My little logbook)
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[CENTER][SIZE=7][COLOR=White]您[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[COLOR=DeepSkyBlue]you (formal)[/COLOR]

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[COLOR=yellow]How to read it : nn (second tone)

[/COLOR][COLOR=yellow]Notes : It's the formal equivalent of [URL="http://animeforum.org.uk/blog.php?b=3933"]你[/URL]. In older text, it might completely replace [URL="http://animeforum.org.uk/blog.php?b=3933"]你[/URL] in most scenario (when referring to someone of...
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Posted 02-11-2012 at 11:49 PM by fullblue (My little logbook)
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[CENTER][SIZE=7][COLOR=White]大[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[COLOR=DeepSkyBlue]big; large[/COLOR]

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[COLOR=yellow]How to read it : d (fourth tone)

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Notes : Other than being used as adjective, it can also be used to describe the extend of another adjective (pretty much like the word very) however, this use is pretty much limited.

Trivia : Japanese have a plethora of ways to read it. Here are...
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