Word Of The Day

Today's word of the day is 结婚 (jié hūn), a word that you'll get used to hearing in Chinese meaning 'to marry' or 'to get married'. This contains the 结 jié (meaning to tie or bind something) from our last word of the day 结果 jié...

Today's word of the day is 相反 (xiāng fǎn), which means opposite / on the contrary. This contains the 反 (fǎn) from yesterday's word 反正 (fǎn zhèng), the Chinese word for 'anyway'. So let's break it down. 相 (xiāng) : mutual / each other / one another 反...

Today's word of the day is 反正 (fǎn zhèng), which means anyway / in any case. This contains the 正 (zhèng) from yesterday's word 正常 (zhèng cháng), the Chinese word for 'normal'. 反正 (fǎn zhèng) is not only a high-frequency word in everyday conversation (think how...

Today's word of the day is 正常 (zhèng cháng), which means normal / regular. This contains the 常 (cháng) from yesterday's word 常识 (cháng shí), the Chinese word for 'common sense' or 'common knowledge'. So let's break it down. 正常 (zhèng cháng) : normal regular 正 (zhèng) :...

Today's word of the day is 常识 (cháng shí), which means common sense/common knowledge. This contains the 识 (shí) from yesterday's word 知识 (zhī shi). As we said yesterday, 识 (shí) is a 多音字 (duō yīn zì), a character that can have multiple pronunciations (in...

For today's word of the day, we've chosen zhī shi (知识), which means 'knowledge'. This contains the zhī (知) from yesterday's word zhī dào (知道), which means 'to know'. So let's break it down: zhī shi (知识) : knowledge / intellect zhī (知) : know / to be...

We frequently speak about the logical nature of the Chinese language. Characters are like blocks, which can be moved around and shifted to form new words and phrases. In order to show you exactly what we mean by this, from now on we'll be posting a...