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Chinese in 9 Weeks | Introduction Course

Felix Lattman, Chinese Teacher

Chinese in 9 Weeks | Introduction Course

Felix Lattman, Chinese Teacher

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74 Lessons (2h 12m)
    • 1. Your Chinese Journey Starts Here

    • 2. How to optimise your learning

    • 3. Lesson 1 - Begins now

    • 4. A beautiful Chinese girl

    • 5. Our new friend: Pinyin

    • 6. How to type in Chinese

    • 7. Chinese slang

    • 8. Feeling of xiexie-tude

    • 9. How to compose characters

    • 10. Eating food in Chinese

    • 11. How to learn new characters - 日

    • 12. Learning is building

    • 13. Lesson 1 Summary

    • 14. Lesson 2 | Secrets behind characters

    • 15. Tonal introductions

    • 16. Identifying

    • 17. 白白

    • 18. Bright day

    • 19. Similar characters

    • 20. Idea parts

    • 21. Chinese tricks

    • 22. Let's go shopping!

    • 23. Haha, real humor

    • 24. Tonal introductions

    • 25. Canoodle

    • 26. We're going down!

    • 27. Number 3

    • 28. We're rolling in a coaster

    • 29. Jump on the third

    • 30. The angry tone

    • 31. What, what, what

    • 32. Tonal philosophy

    • 33. Chinese money

    • 34. Sooo white

    • 35. Everyone's website

    • 36. Gates for the people

    • 37. Lesson 2 | Summary

    • 38. Lesson 3 | Countries and Wangs

    • 39. A stick

    • 40. Borrowing sticks

    • 41. Wang, our king

    • 42. A protective king

    • 43.

    • 44. Such a beautiful country

    • 45. MMMMMerica feck ya!

    • 46. A heroic country

    • 47. 国王 or 王国

    • 48. The middle country

    • 49. Country + person

    • 50. We exist through the sun

    • 51. Chinglish

    • 52. ‘I’ for information

    • 53. Watch your hand

    • 54. Push/Pull

    • 55. Nailing things

    • 56. 拜拜

    • 57. Lesson 3 | Summary

    • 58. Lesson 4 | Questions and answers

    • 59. Felix the ninja warrior

    • 60. I'm English!

    • 61. So violent

    • 62. Real life (afk) dialogues

    • 63. You’re welcome very much

    • 64. Shakespeare questions

    • 65. Ann is so Chinese

    • 66. Carefully asking

    • 67. Caveman-like language? No offense intended.

    • 68. Babies don’t want to do with Felix

    • 69. Chocolate anyone?

    • 70. Chinese coffee

    • 71. We should all bang each other

    • 72. Thank you so far.

    • 73. Lesson 4 Summary

    • 74. Story Time | Chapter 1

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Want to learn Chinese quickly, effectively, and enjoyably?

We're so convinced you'll love our course so before you pay we're giving you this 2-hour introduction course free of charge.  Links to advanced courses in the last lecture.


Start learning Chinese with a completely new approach that will both make it fun and easy. In these two hours you will learn:   

- to read and even write simple stories completely in Chinese 

- to have a simple conversation – introducing yourself and a bit more 

- the basics of this language, so that you have something really solid to build on further 



Chinese is the most logical language there is and we hope to demonstrate to the world how to successfully navigate it. Through the ancient system of using pictograms, two words with separate meanings can join to form entirely new words. For example, learn the word for electricity (), then add brain () and you get a computer (electric-brain). Replace the brain with stairs () and you get an elevator (electric-stairs).  means speech and 'electric-speech' means telephone. Chinese is a clearly structured, logical language, and it is this logic that makes the learning experience feel like a puzzle that anyone can solve. 


Our course offers a unique approach to learning Chinese, developed by learners for learners.

  • This is the best way to learn Chinese, with hundreds of hours of video, which incorporate short, concise tutorials and real-life situations to clearly explain Chinese and demonstrate how to use Mandarin Chinese correctly in everyday life.
  • Join thousands of students who have successfully learned to read, write, speak, and communicate fluently in Mandarin Chinese.
  • As students progress through the our courses, their language skills improve quickly by applying, connecting, and building upon their newly acquired language skills.
  • After completing the beginner's Chinese course you’ll have a strong foundation in reading, writing, speaking, and communicating in Chinese upon which to build and improve.
  • With our course, you’ll also experience China’s fascinating culture through real-world videos from the streets of China. These videos provide valuable insights into China's language, people, history, and rich culture, supporting students’ language development and providing them a window to the world of 21st Century China.

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  • I started working on this course already in 2014, since I was a learner myself who had struggled to learn Mandarin Chinese the conventional way. Together with Chinese experts, we built and developed a unique course that is clearly structured with a ‘building block methodology’, providing insights, explanations, and learning tips to help students to quickly learn and understand Chinese, and easily remember Chinese characters.

So whether you wish to learn Chinese for travel, work, business, study or simply to make friends and gain new experiences, this is the perfect course for you!

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1. Your Chinese Journey Starts Here: Now I feel like the founder of dominate Chinese wonder things dominant Excel set is bringing China to use. We also make sure we're teaching you realized Chinese from real-life situations and environments from this fascinating country. And do we drew is pay attention to alignment file. I'm only I'm going forward or model. 2. How to optimise your learning: Well, hello there. Now a very, very short interruption here. Please make sure that you have gone or if you haven't, please go to projects and resources where you will find loads and loads of wonderful resources simply. Now add to this course, there's flashcards, there's forum with loads and loads of people. There are course books and there are plenty, plenty of other good things there. So just head over to project and resources and make sure that you haven't missed that already. Now as we're just starting this course, there's a few things that we need to set up, so just bear with us a little bit. The next video we'll teach you how to study properly would dominate. So just bear with us and you'll be a genius in no time projects and resources. Remember that. 3. Lesson 1 - Begins now: Who are you and whom I connect? Wonderful. This is dominant Chinese and behind us we have China slash the Great Wall of China. Yes. And so throughout this course, and I will take you to all the different places in China, will introduce them to you like a guided tour. We'll also show you lots of other videos inside outdoor onces ought to get you to taste as much of China and Chinese as possible. So let's get to it then in this course, by the way, we'll learn everything from written Chinese to spoken Chinese, everything you'll ever need in Chinese. Yeah, wonderful. So where do we start that file? The first character is number one. It looks like just a line, hey, so chances are very simple. Yes, there we go. So you can also call Chinese a pictographic language. It basically builds on pictures. So it's very easy, just like he said, thank you very much. Um, and the idea is that we are call ourselves domino comes from the fact that the Chinese works like dominoes we built on like domino bricks. So INA or this character now is going to be able to building block. Number one is going to be a building block. And number two, we can learn it here. It comes in here. Look at that. Yeah, there we go. It's just two lines beautiful. So one looks like 12, looks like to. And our next question now, what is the next question? I'm wow, what does look like? There's number three look like at the end of our videos, we prefer to Ostia questions instead of telling you everything, instead of instead of spoiled spoiling you like a little kid. So yes, what does number three look like? What do you think? Think, think, think, think, think, think, thinking by. 4. A beautiful Chinese girl: So now you met the main core of people in this course. There's me and then there's an, as well. And what you've learnt now is three characters in total quite a lot actually, if you think about it, it's character one, it's two, n is three, and the build each other just like dominant. And that is how our name came to be. Because Chinese does actually work, not just in this instance, but in all the other instances as well. Just like a domino game. So we just want to give you the pieces and make you parcel them together on urine. Now this course will not just teach her to speak but also to write. So how would we write these characters then? Hm, well, that's actually two things that we need to go through in this next video that will show you. But first of all, I want to give you two rules. First of all, we start from the top to the bottom, and we also start from left to right. So just like we're reading a book Here, we go from the top to the bottom and go from the left to the right. Well, I all the books that I'm used to at least here is, and to take it away, good luck on. Look at oh, the Chinese pose at all its own and what you do and you writing. Wow, very nice. She's writing and no touch what she's doing. She's starting from left to right. She also goes from top to bottom looking character number three here should also same. So she starts from left to right, top to bottom. Or the characters are always going to be like that as well. So these are characters that we haven't learned yet. We'll learn them very soon and they always follow the same rule. You go top, left to right, top to bottom. Now we chose to do this with a marker. You can also do this with calligraphy, which is actually an art for Marion China. Very, very interesting. Talk more about that later. Question now though, is, and we know how to write beautiful. Do we just take these characters and throw them in someone's face when we want to talk to someone, but what do we do on no, no, no, no. So what did we do? That we will see you in next video, the next video Hall, next video. Very interesting. 5. Our new friend: Pinyin: So Chinese consists of characters, but there's another layer to it as well called pinion. And that literally means pin would be to put together almost like to pin something in English. And then Yin means a sound. So you put together sounds where you puzzle together science. And that's literally what it means, and that is what it does. So it's used in the Latin alphabet, like the ABC alphabet that we are used to. And it tells us how characters are pronounced. So in this video, I'd like to go through the three characters that we've learned so far, but how they are pronounced with pinion. And from now on we will see a character with opinion above it and the English translation below it. And that will be the standard for my work. So first of all, number one is pronounced e. E, E. Now I'll mention these guys with a little bit of a tone as well, but don't worry about for now, we'll cover though, I think in the next lesson. So e is number one, just Y. And I know that you might think that sounds like an I associate be spelled just like an eye, but no dots doesn't work like that. So we have to have E with a Y in the beginning. Wonderful. Moving on to number two, which would be R. And that's it basically, well, I'll help you associate that word a little bit later on because actually also means stupid. And then we'll use it in a sentence to call someone a bit dome headed. Now, number three would be sun, sun, some snow we have now is E, r SON, SON. Son said a few times to yourself and then also flip it and go reverse. So go son R, E. If you're able to do that, then that means you turned to snow the characters in the sequence that they come in, but you also know them separately and independently as well. So our sun or some r e, there we go. That's how we do pinion in Chinese. 6. How to type in Chinese: Now in this video, I'd like to show you how to type on a computer in Chinese. Wonderful and very exciting. Simply all you have to do is just type the character that you want. But how do you type it then? Well, using this thing that we just learned to call pinion. So say that you want to write the character for one, then you just write y and I just like so e, e, and then you see the character for one pops up there. Now Chinese is quite concise and dense with its different pronunciations and signs. That means that writing y i e, that will actually show more than just the character for number one, not something we'll talk about later because we need to use tones and context to be able to differentiate between different characters sometimes. But most times I'd say that will be completely fine without it as well. So yes, what we do with a keyboard now is write y i, we get that character to pop up, we just press space, and then we've selected that character. Now what you can do as well now as if you want to write a longer sentence or a little phrase, then what you do is you can just write the character and the next character. In the next character, you turn off the press space every time in-between. So like so e, some intense space because he can usually predict, and in this case it's quite predictable what you're going for. Now, a neat trick that I'd like to show you here is how we can just write the first letter of that character. And then it will predict that the most common character that you are likely to right now is this character. So we'll suggest that one. In that case, you can even write a longest sentence like saying ER son, but just right in the y, and then the E and then the sun and then the s. So that say actually quite incredible indeed know, now if that doesn't work, which it won't every time, then you can just go back and type out the rest of the world. And there we go. That's how we write on a computer in Chinese. Fantastic, is it not? 7. Chinese slang: Hello guys. Now there's a bit of an age gap you might notice between the earlier videos and this guy standing right in front of, you know, that is because the whole course, it was such an endeavor that it actually took me more than five years to finish from level one to 20. So yes, there's a bit of an age gap there as well and you might notice it, but don't think there's anything wrong with that. It's just how things turned out. Now, I'll leave you back to studying Chinese purvey. This is me studio by the way, and this is centimeter. So I'm really proud of this course because we've been able to do something that I needed when I saw the Chinese in the beginning in Chinese slang. And they're all locked to datas or Chinese slang old, mainly based on English and numbers. And we'll do exactly that right now. So here's your first word. Already. At this point, you can learn some slack. And in Chinese conversations at the end of them, especially, you will see this little thing. What does that a three and then a queue. So a three, we know that a is pronounced in Chinese, is pronounced son, son, some, ok. And what's funny about Chinese now is that they don't have a pronounciation TH like a lisp. Like Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Instead they would have sun because that would be the closest way to pronounce. Thank you. So instead of saying thanks, a son sang, sung. And how do we say q. Then you then you then, well, we just add a little q, just the letter Q, as we can see right here. So Sung, and then Q. And that is actually the Chinese mind. You slung way, the Internet's way of saying, thank you. Start saying it like this at the end of every message. And Chinese people will stop underestimating your Chinese already at this point. Start saying Son qu, Stop finishing messages with sunk you and it'll be fantastic. Ha sunk you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. View it works. It works. It really works. Some q 8. Feeling of xiexie-tude: Lots of fun already in this course, we've learned the internet way of saying, thank you, which is some queue. But now we want to teach, we want to teach them the proper way to say thank you. So the elder people in China can understand as law and simply the proper way, like I just said, is locked. And this character is pronounced shisha. Shisha, and that's how we say it's ugly. We pronounce twice and therefore we get shisha, Chinese likes to repeat itself. You'll notice it later on as well. And what's interesting here is that I want you to only focus on the pinion here, the character is a bit complicated, but the opinion is super important because the word is super important, so focused on the pinion in the vocabulary. You will also see that I also star next to it. This means that you don't have to study the character, will care about the character later on. For now, all you have to do is focus on the sound shisha, and it means some q CSER or CCF? Ccf. Ccf. Ccf. Ccf. Oh, oh, oh, CZ. Honest phone I see is the wow. She's walking Ossetia. So by this point you've heard two different ways to say thank you. One more being like the slang way or the internet way, so you won't really hear people say it. However, I quite think that sounds funny, so I, I quite prefer to say it. Otherwise, I would very much recommend you going with Shit, shit, shisha. We haven't really looked at those characters just yet though. And that is because I strongly want to stick to the dominant method. And in this case there's just too many variables in that character for shear that I've just decided to skip it. What I'll do now is I'll tell you to just try and remember that character. And then later on in the course, we'll be able to break down each of the variables are each of the different parts in that character, and then it'll be much easier for you. So for now, just remember what it, what it looks like. Maybe try and picture what it looks like. I think it almost looks like a guy shooting something and then an I in the beginning. Yeah, that's my imagination. At least let me know what you think it looks like. And then just remember that it sounds like shisha. Shisha, it's also very common obviously. So you won't really have to remember all the tiny, tiny little details. You just have to remember this character that looks like this just means shisha. 9. How to compose characters: Now it's time for new character. And we can also call it a building block because we'll be using it, will be reusing it, a recycling it in other more complex characters will use it to build more complex characters, but also use it on its own. It just simply looks like this. And remember, Chinese is pictographic. It's a pictographic language. Meaning is basically pictures. It's representative pictures of what they are representing. There we go. So this guy here just looks like a square or a box and it actually is mouth. It's pronounced coal. Coal, and it's just simply means mouth, not say actually coal, coal. And this is a brilliant example to show you what I call idea parts in Chinese. Now idea parts exist in every character that you'll ever learn in Chinese. So it's important that you understand the concept. And for instance, a mouth would be related to anything that has to do with the mouth or consuming, I guess. So this character here is pronounced way so that our pronunciation is difficult to link to anything. There's a trick to that as well actually, but I want to teach it to you just yet. Now, this character, however, means smell. So you can see how smell comes from the mouth. It's, well, it's something that you inhale more or less. So there you go. You have the mouth as a building block in a more complex character, that means smell. And once you have that this character here means smell, then you can stop putting together the pieces and start understanding all k. So the mouth here hinted on that I see ICIC. That's a good little trick for you there in Chinese, please use it wisely. Now we can obviously use this character coal on its own as well. And it could just mean a mouth, but it could also mean like an opening or a gate or a door. So we have to be quite flexible about what these words are actually in Chinese. Sometimes you can't just translate them exactly to one word, but they're quite rough and wide and broad in their translations. So what you do then is you look at this little sign here. It actually means exit. So the new character here, the first one, true is pronounced us, it means out. But then the mouth here comes in the door. We can start calling it now as well. It means opening. So yeah, it's an infinite because it's an exit. There we go. Doesn't that make it a lot of sense? And now I'd like to put it together with the character that we already know. And I'd like to go with E for one and then say e col, trend puzzle those two together and see where you end up. Let me know how it goes. 10. Eating food in Chinese: There's the obvious one you describe yourself as it's Swedish person. They will say, Oh, Sweden, Ebrahim, OH, yeah, yeah, you played football. And here I am sitting in my local place we'd fill. And what's really nice here is that we eat together from one plate. So it's really like a family feeling how Suma, certain houses they all like. Very happy. Wanted to show you here though is if we, if we if we, okay, so what if we take something and we put it in our mouth, we can put one mouth there. So it's one month, we fill it up with one most Sibley. So this is one minus one mouth eco. It also means a mouthful. So that missional offsets those emit eco, eco. Excellent. So later on in this course, you'll learn the word for to eat and that'll be true, true. And then many times you'll hear Chinese moms especially then saying to their little kid going tree co tree code just ITA mouth, just eats. Just eat one so it fills up your mouth and then you good. And then you don't have to eat anymore. Tree called tree, tree. Robot. 11. How to learn new characters - 日: Hello there everyone. Sorry for the little interruption. Now I have one quick message to you here. If you want to work on your pronunciation, there's a way for that. We're not really focusing on pronunciation and discourse and not simply because we want to make your learning curve faster and not so boring either. Instead, if you noticed that throughout the course or I want to work on this or this, so test the embed those in mind and then go and sign up for our pronunciation course. It's a different cause if you're on the domino Chinese platform than just search for that, than just hurt for the Chinese pronunciation. Cause if you own another like e-learning platform by Udemy or skill share or another one that you can just search for Chinese pronunciation and it'll pop up, right? They're probably as the first option or you can go to my profile and select it as well. Wonderful, that's all I have to say. And that's why, that's why we're not focusing on too much on the pronunciation in this course. And I hope you're okay with that. We've got you covered there. So don't worry. Now let's get back to actual study. Good luck. Let's learn a new character now it looks something like this. And you might want to just solve, decipher it and say, oh, that looks like a mouth. And then the line through it's about one mouth. And that's quite funny actually because we just worked with a mouthful eco. However, you don't have to overthink. It's every time this is actually a character that we'll study on its own and will use this one as its own little building block. In other more complex characters, it just simply looks like a window, doesn't it? And actually means day. But remember, Chinese characters can be very flexible indeed. So it doesn't only mean day. You can also mean sun. I imagined a window and you look through the window, you get the day, you get the Sonya, get Oliver outside the window. And it's pretty, now you pronounce this character as. It's a bit weird. It's the first, I think, yeah, it's the first character with an art, or at least starting with an arc. So it's an ars in Chinese are a bit tricky. Whoever I'd recommend that you go to our pronunciation, cause to perfect your pronunciation. One more thing that I'd like to mention there is he turned half to sound perfect at the get-go. Perfection is something you get to slowly, slowly, slowly. So the more Chinese you speak, the better it will sound as well. Now this character means or doesn't mean, it sounds like. And it means day or it means a son will use it every time we talk about the days of the week as well. I'd also like to show you how to write this character and that would just simply be like this. Please enjoy, because I'm too lazy to do it myself. So here, here we go. We go. So you see top to the bottom and then left to right. And we pretty much follow this principle all the way through until we have to add more rules to the Chinese language. So here we have sun or is, or it means what is day? Yes. So here probably 11 day? Yes. And here we have IRA again, so it's one day and here we have what? So today and here's the year yo it's a one-day trip? Yes, there's a one day trip and it's a day trip. 12. Learning is building: And that's it for less than one. Very happy that you came here and study this with us as soon on to lesson 2. First off, what have we done then? Well, if learns a little bit of grammar, we start building a few synthesis and a few phrases. And with only, by only learning this much Chinese. Because our foundation is so important, especially in Chinese, we'll be able to stop building sentences very, very quickly now as well. And at the end of four lessons, what will do every time here is we'll do a story time where we'll pick together all the words. We'll use them and we'll write and read a story together. We used to fall. And at the end of every level net and every level has about 16 or 20 lessons. And at the end of every level, we'll do a big master test and you get a certificate after that. And then we have a lot of levels. Our levels will take you if you go with us all the way to academic Chinese. So everything that you do now in English, you can also do it in Chinese in a bit. And that is it for all snowed in, in philosophy n1. And we just want to say, thank you very much. Thank you. And we'll see you in lesson two, not four to well done. You've made it this far now you just have one tiny little tricky thing left to do, and that is answering this lesson quiz is coming right up for you. If you're on the website, that means if you're not, don't worry, then we'll have quizzes for you either way. Now please pass that lesson quiz and make me proud and I'll see you in lesson to see in the next lesson. 13. Lesson 1 Summary: Well, hello there. So this is a new version that we're trying out. If you've been with us dominant for a while, then you will have noticed that otherwise, you will come to this and you won't notice any difference because this is the first one. Okay, so we'll go, we're going to go through the videos like this. We're going to sum up all the lessons like this. Instead, simply looking at the character, then turning that around. And then I can actually activate the sound is all. We can have a little Listen there. Saying give. We flip it, it goes one or ones. Okay. And then I'll mute this on for most of this because we don't actually need to practice the pronunciation. We just want to see the whole picture and being able to, and being able to link it together. Ok, so one is the first one. They're not built up to two. And that makes a lot of sense. Three son, like this. Sorry, it should say. Yeah, yeah, that's actually okay. And then we have shisha, Mrs. Thank you. I didn't want you to actually learn the two characters because the very complicated we'll learn them later on in the course. However, you need to just recognize them for now. It's shisha. Shisha. Okay. And this one is a mouth. And it looks like a mouth, isn't it? So it's mouth and it's pronounced coal. Also you can ignore most of, most of these, these are, some of them are auto-generated translations. We've gone through them and make sure they're fine. But it just means that if you want to be official, this is also what we can refer to us. However, the only thing you need to pay attention to is the thing that is not in brackets there. Okay, moving on. And now we have the first character to character compound or two character would simply, and this is a vague term, what we call words in Chinese. But I'm simply going to go with anything that is two characters or more than a word. So E coal would mean a mouthful or bite. Yeah, that's it. Now we also, you can ignore some of these these ones just came with the translations. Is correct, but, but that's not why I've taught you this isn't BY I've taught you. Wonderful. And then we have, hopefully, yeah, villainous won't give us a slang. There's a slang course coming up later on and I'll teach that LU, which means so no day means something completely different as well. And so it means son, It looks like a window, I think. And we move on. And that is the beginning of less than two. So we're actually done here. I hope you enjoy that a lot and I hope to see in the next lecture, bye bye. 14. Lesson 2 | Secrets behind characters: Helium gaze, so less than two. Now, first I just want to give you a heads up of what we are about to study. So we're about to put together characters are also going to give you a few tips of how we can easily understand characters because there's a lot of patterns in small, little, small, little hints inside of them. And then we're going to start building a lot more words as well, where we combine two characters together. All wonderful. 15. Tonal introductions: Hello everyone and welcome to lesson two. Very excited to have you back. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's get started. By the way, before we get started, what we'll do in this lesson is, well, we'll keep on building from where we last left off. And that means learning more characters, more words, and also building from those characters that we previously learned. So we'll use those or building blocks and learn more things. Will also go through a few tips and tricks so that you can easier learn things and retain things in the Chinese language. Fantastic. Now if you go to our study resource page, there's an entire section devoted to extra material or supplementary material. In this section here I've put sort of building blocks. Building blocks means then things that we use or reuse in other more complex characters. I've made my own little list there that I find very, very useful and I'm sure you'll find it so as well. So next time you have time, go back to our study page and download a bit of that, have a skim through, and I'm sure you'll find it very helpful. But now let's actually get to a character or not. Let's not actually call it a character. Let's just stick with it as a building block. Because some building blocks, though not many at all, are not going to be used as independent characters. This one is an example of that. It's not an independent character. We can just think of it like it's so small, it's so insignificant that it doesn't even get to play a role as its own character. But it looks like a drop because it's just a job. So that's how we'll think of it like. So we'll apply this. It'll drop to some characters every year in there. And you'll see, oh, that's the drop. So in the next video, I want to show you that. So what you have to take away from this video is that you can download a little document with all the building blocks and building block that we just learned is that drop and it just looks like a drop. Excellent stuff now. 16. Identifying: Look at this. Now it's a new character. And my goal here with teaching new Chinese is that every new character doesn't really look that challenging anymore because you can actually break it down and you recognize all the components in the character. So the goal here is to give you all the different building blocks so that nothing looks new and everything is easier to remember. Fantastic. Let's look here at what we can see. Here. It is if we break it down, we can get the get the day the thing that looks like or a sundial thing that looked like a window. And then on top of the window we have a little dropped. You think. Very interesting indeed. So in order to learn a new character, then the first step that I always want you to apply from now on is to look at it and try and recognize the characters. Then learn the meaning. And then once you've learned the meaning and you recognize the character, then it will be much easier to retain what you've learnt. I can promise you that. And now on to a second concept which is called pneumonics. It's something that I like very much, but it's very individual. And it basically means when you look at something, a character, for instance, you are associated to something you tell yourself a story so that you can remember it easier. And that is your own little mneumonics. Now when I look at this character, for instance, by the way, It means white. Now this character, it will drop there, looks like a laundry basket almost. So I start thinking, okay, so this is a laundry basket with a y would whitewash. Oh, there we go. So yeah, whitewash. White clouds in that thing. That's all white, white, white and the character means white. So that makes sense now, Fantastic. Now we've got two things here, two concepts that we need to stick to. First of all, we look at a character, we need to remember it's different pots. Now repeat this. Now it's important not just for this character per, for every character. That's why I wanted to spend a bit extra time on this for now. And then you move onto a pneumonics to try and tell you how the character means, what it means. Now, mnemonics is mainly for remembering a character the first time you see it or the first few times after awhile, it'll just become ingrained in your memory. So you won't really need an association to it because you'll just remember it as such. Instead. Either way, I thought of this character as a laundry basket, so I just want to show that to you here now. Please enjoy. And now she's children on the toilet. Okay, so the Kaiser who just learned was by, and what does it mean then we try to focus anymore in a sound. Now let's just focus on good. No flushing anymore. Nonetheless, just focus on this washing machine. The washing machine looks actually like a little box. And if we can just add little line in the middle there, we have a day. And then the Kaiser that we just looked at, how little thing on top of it. And that could maybe be the lid being half open. This, again, this is just me and my wild imagination. You can think of whichever way you want just to remember this character. And the character looks just like this. It's a box with a line here and it goes up with a Lydia. And what do we have in the washing machine? And domino Chinese. Don't don't yes, I think you get it had dominated Chinese and an awful lot more about its color, its colors white. And we have a washing machine and what we pick up from it is a white wash and not reminds me of the color white, far-fetched, but it works for me. And every time you see this character pronounced by, you think of a washing machine and you get to white washed them and washing machine, the character by means walk. 17. 白白: What just happened there that I just said by as in white actually. And then I send it again and I said bye, bye. So white, white. It comes from the pronunciation, goodbye, But they don't like to say goodbye. It's easier just to repeat things like they do in Chinese. So bye-bye means goodbye in Chinese. And it's, again, it's taken from English put Chinese people, some of them are not even aware about it. By bike is slang for goodbye. I'm going out on a limb here. And I'm going to ask you how to say bright day. You can see a bright a frontal area. So a bright day in Chinese, how would that be? Hello. Hello. 18. Bright day: Okay, so the word now is it's a brighter day outside. We don't really have a word for bright. What we chose to instead use the word for white, because the day is, if you look in the sky, is actually quite white outside today, so to say, during the daytime, we simply say by as in white and blue as in day. So datetime during the daytime when it's bright outside still were saved by her. So you can use this one a lot, for instance. Oh, I can't I only I can't come out during the evenings. I can only see you during the day time. So we say the daytime in English as well. By your basically means daytime or during the day. As soon as the sun goes down. It is not datetime anymore. And then we use another word, but until that time, until our, we still say by her, by her, it's a very useful expression by her, very easy to understand as well. 19. Similar characters: So in the previous lesson, I hinted that there are different idea pots, which will help us understand what a character means. But there are actually also sound pots. Ok, so these are two new concepts that I want to go through in this next video. So I'll do now is I'll show you a character and I will ask you to guess the sound for that character based on mind you. Things that you can find inside this character, like building blocks that you can recognize from before, take their pronunciation, apply it to this other more complex character that is a part of, and see if that works out well. Good luck with that. Enjoy. So you remember, we usually talk about, we talked about little clues that we can find the different characters or even to look at this character here, right here. Right here, we're just a little baby pointed out you become rather write this character. And how do you think it's pronounced? 20. Idea parts: Great job. So you've guessed that one correctly. Wonderful. Assigned pot is just, yeah, it's just the smaller building blocks. The same pronunciation as the larger one. Or maybe not exactly the same, but more or less. For instance, here's an example, one of many and Chinese, this character is song, it's pronounced song. We don't need to focus on what it means just to remember what it looks like. And now here is a new character, and this is pronounced tong, tong. So you see Song and Tom, They sound very similar. Not exactly the same, but enough so to help us remember them through each other. And then so this guy and this guy, they look pretty similar as well, don't they? If this guy just has one little thing to the left as well, we call that an ear and we'll go through that later on. However, now, I just wanted to tell you about the sound part, and I've just given you an example and I just gave you one more. Hopefully that is quite clear to you. Otherwise, please comment below and I'll be sure to give you even more soundly example, example, sound example, sound sample. Yeah, you get it. Please enjoy. So with the risk of repeating myself a little bit too much here, it's so important that you understand this part. So I just want to really nail it down here. Every time you see a character from now on, I want you to look at it, then look at the pronunciation and see if the pronunciation as anything in common with any of the building blocks in the site. Because that is truly one of the main tricks to, to solving Chinese simply. So generally we can break characters into two parts and see the design part giving you the sound, or it's the idea of giving you the idea. Now I'd like to show you this character here as well. It means a person that we go. And so person, and this character here is three. So three people. Now this actually means the crowd. Doesn't that make a lot of sense. So once you've learnt this character, this character here is not very difficult at all to understand, is it not? 21. Chinese tricks: So we've learned the sign part and we've learned the idea part. Now I'd just like to talk to you about one more character in these 100. And it looks like this. It looks very similar to a character that you've just learned as well, do you think? And it might have something in common now if you're talking about the sound part, but let me explain the rest outside. Okay. So what we found was we had a sound plots, we had its own part and this character it was pronounced by. And, well, the only thing that wasn't in common was that Tone. Tone was a Newtonian is usually a second tone. We can't really tell the toes. The other thing that is the idea pod that gives us this character. We see a one on top of it. It has to do with one. The idea is one, and it actually means a 100. So we can see there one gives the idea in the, in the meaning of the characters are 100, or look at that fantastic. This character note is a part of harken shop now. So a 100 just means a lot, a lot of products in here. And so you'll see this combination here means all 100. And we'll see it in Parkin shop and a lot of other places obviously as up. And one question now is, is that enough to say, bye, bye, to say a 100, or we would need to say something else. What do you think? Hmm, that's another tricky question for you, isn't it? How do we say just, I want to all 100 of this. 22. Let's go shopping!: Yeah. Just something back. Yes. So how would we say 100 then? Well, just like I said it now one e and then by 100 bees EPA. And we can say 200 B r pi and then some pie for 300. Fantastic. So now we actually know how to count from one to three and then from 100 to 300. Let me do that once for you here. So we have E, sun and ten, we have EPI, RPI son by Fantastic. 23. Haha, real humor: Here's another very good example of an idea pot. Now you see these two characters here. Well, it's one character written twice. Actually, this I'll just tell you off the bat. It means, ha, ha, it's just the characters that they write to say, ha ha, I am laughing. It literally spells haha with opinion. And if we focus on the left part, it's actually something that we've recognized. It's the mouth. We can imagine here how the mouth comes to be involved when we talk about laughing. So yeah, that is quite a clear cut straight forward idea pot that we can see in this one. Now remember this character mouth, the coal is pronounced us. It's going to be used whenever we talk about food, whenever we drink something, but also now laugh at something wonderful. So just stick with that one and don't forget it because you'll do yourself a disservice if we do so. Okay. I will take a look and you say, ha, ha, you ready? 123. 24. Tonal introductions: This video is going to be a bit longer than usual. It's because it's more important than the usual. What we'll do is we'll ask ourselves, how do Chinese people differentiate between different words if they all are different characters? If every character sounds the same. So the word by and by, if I just write them like this, there's no way for you to tell unless you can see the characters. But then what my question is is, if we are talking to each other, you can see these ones anymore so you don't know which ones me, which one means white and which one means 100. So I'll ask ourselves, how do we differentiate between different tones in speech? How do we differentiate between different characters in speech? The first one which is super important, is, is simply that we do it contextually. If I say I have a 100100 white bicycles, Then we can here, we, here we have the buy-in. We had a bite twice in that sentence, but it can't be twisted around. And, and contextually, we can simply understand that it's not supposed to be. I have white bicycle 100 or something like that. So contextually we can understand this a lot. So from context, simply, That's one answer. The next answer is tones. This is something you might have heard of before. I don't know why I changed fonts. They're all Mist areas. And what we do then is we know where to put the tone will do like this. And then we'll put the tone right in this little space here. Turns Bea's turn space, turn space right here. Wonderful. And we need to know how many terms there are. There are photons. Some argue that they're five, but the last one is neutral, just like any word in English. Actually, English has tunes as well. If you think of every time we put up a question, every time we ask the question, we put up our turn a little bit. So we say, How are you? We don't say how are you, and there'll be a fourth tone. And now I just told you the fourth term. Let's start with the first one instead. Okay? This one is simply a. Think of a B or a mosquito even coming into your room. So he sounds like he's always had been the same tone. It may could be this tone or it could be this tone, or it could be this tone. But it's always going to be the same, the same. It doesn't it's not going to fluctuate so to speak. Okay. And this is the first tone. We call it, the flat tone we can call it. And we can, we want to do now is just write a little draw little mosquito here to remind ourselves of what it sounds like. So what we'll do here is we'll write a word. We can write the word noodle Just because, because, because it's fun. Can noodle, can noodle and there will pronounce the whole world can noodle. We'll just put it can noodle like this and this is as flat as I could get. It, will pronounce the whole word can noodle with a first tone, Canada, Canada, or it can be turned Moodle, or it can be current noodle. But I'm not changing the tournament going up or down or down and up and down. And that's what we're going to do with the other tones. Okay? The second tone is this tone, it's the rising tone. So what do we think of that? Well, every time we ask a question, we simply we simply do that. So let me add the same thing here. And he was asked a question here. Every time I ask a question in English, how, how we're actually using it like this. So we can use any of these words that are a question in English like how we're wired or, or Hu. And every time we see them, if it's an a question, we'll use the second tone so we'll already, already acquainted with this actually. So it's how Y or its noodle can noodle. So let's do that then. There's very, very tiny bit of space here, but you can do it through it. Can noodle, can, noodle, can noodle. Can noodle. Again, can noodle or can noodle. 25. Canoodle: And then the next one is the third tone, And this goes down a little bit. And then I call it the roller coaster. Because it goes down, it goes down a little bit because it starts at the start too high. Because if we start at very high b, it would take, it would take a day to pronounce the whole, the whole, the whole, the whole tone. So instead it starts here, it goes down a little bit and then top. So can noodle, can noodle. And that how it goes, it goes louder. But it's louder actually because I started in the top and I go do, do like that. So what we say is we go cap and then we build up slowly noodle, noodle, noodle. There we go. Can noodle. Can noodle. Can noodle can noodle, noodle. And I'm, I'm a spoiler because I can actually, it's quite easy because in Chinese it was quite easy now because I just pronounced the car like this and then I went off here. But in Chinese you'll just have one little, for instance, like this. And then we'll speed up pronounce like r, and then you have to change tones in the middle of this arson. So our or, or, or, and that's what it sounds like. So you notice the little pause. So let's call this other roller coaster. Let me write that down instead because it'll be much more prettier, much more pretty like this roller coaster that the roller coaster. And now the last one is something that I mentioned is just an angry tone. Every time we use the fourth term, we stamped on, we put our feet down, preferred town and we shout, hurdle, pivotal. What's funny here is the character or the word just the, just the, just the letter E. We pronounce it in Chinese like o. And with a fourth tone, it means hungry. Oh, oh, oh, it sounds very aggressive and that's what you're going to be when you're hungry. So you can think of your angry math teacher or you're angry Chinese teacher and that feeling, I remember it like that. And those are the four terms. Let me add a little picture to help you remember the full turn a little bit better. Here we go. And that is the owl that we all fear. So much. Wonderful. So let, let us do it them again. And we can start with, we start with one and then go to 234. And all width can noodle, first one mosquito flood the next one. The next one. That x dot, ok. Can noodle or can noodle or cat noodle. Noodle or Canada. Wonderful. And now we'll just add them on top of this eight because it's, it's more realistic because Chinese, every time we add a turn, it's only a top on top of one character in one character as it doesn't have one to three different pronunciations with three different syllables, I should call it. So what we do instead is we say, or we say, are always say, always say up. Or we say, ah, wonderful, the Hertz, wonderful. We're done with this little thing that, and the next thing that I will ask you to do is I'll write down all the characters that we know already. We have E, we have, and we have sung and then we have cold snaps hoped I don't forget any of them. And we have by, we have by. And as you can probably tell that these two by him by, are going to be pronounced in a, in a bit with different tones and in a bit different way. Ok, so these are all the ones we have so far. I'll put them down here and I'll produce I'll produce different sensibly. And I want you to help me. Tell me, tell me simply Which tone that this one is no opinion already, but I'll pronounce it. And I would like you to tell me which tone it is. E. E. E. Which tone is it? Good luck. 26. We're going down! : Sun, sun. And that is another first tone San, sorry, SON, SON, SON E, sun. Wonderful. And this one is going to be coal. Coal. Coal. Which tone is that? 27. Number 3: Yes, it's not that we are the tone on top of the valve and this y is actually not really, it's just they're complimentary, okay, E, r, and then this one is going to be son, son, some what do you think? 28. We're rolling in a coaster : Sun, sun, and that is another first tones, son, sorry, SON, SON, SON E, sun. Wonderful. And this one is going to be coal. Coal. Coal. Which tone is that? 29. Jump on the third: Hot coal, or know that I'm going down and then up, we can write it like this one. We want to be accurate, but you're she usually will just come like this will just be looked like a simple feat. And it comes above the, oh, by the way, don't put it above the u. That looks ugly. Just what Chinese people would like to do. The next one is what tone is nothing. 30. The angry tone: It's aggressive. It's our aggressive math, sorry, sorry, Chinese teacher or I'll just hurt e, some coal drew. These obviously don't make any sense together like this. And the next one is buy, buy, buy, buy. Or does that sound like? 31. What, what, what: And there we go. We've done the first term, the third term, the fourth tone, and now we're doing the second turn. Comes above the a. By, by, by combative. How, how, how are you going to do this? How are you going to do this by? Are you going to do this by, by? It's not. How are you going to do this? It's, how are you going to do this? By, by, by wonderful. The last one is but a, but, a, but a. 32. Tonal philosophy: Fantastic, that was the last one. But listen to the difference here by, by a0. So it has the same ending, but it starts more aggressively going down and then sort of like a stop, but E, but E, but E by, by, the quicker you see obviously the less tangible is, okay. E, sun coal by an a or just turn noodle. Can noodle, cut noodle or can noodle. Fantastic. Now you've been introduced to all the different tones, the four of them. And now I want to tell you how important they are. They're very important. And now I need to tell you how much you need to study them. Don't really study them. Might sound a bit contradictory, but if you think of it, we already have our number one helper. When we listened to Chinese people, its context, we can definitely tell that its a 100 bytes and not white bikes, not white bikes, it's a 100 bikes and there might be white later on. So that is the context. And then the second thing that will tell apart is tones simply. So how about when you speak them? Well, when you speak, I want you to I don't think I do not think about the terms because if you think of the turns and this drugs people down a lot and they start thinking about the tones and they want to make it fantastic and accurate and perfect simply, and no one's perfect. I'm I'm far away from perfect and I don't want you to be perfect either. So stop pronouncing things. And what happens when you start pronouncing things is either, they're not going to either not there. They're going to understand you and they're going to think that your Chinese is fantastic. And then you don't have to work on the turn because it came naturally. If you think of it, English actually has tunes as well. We don't speak very monotonic, monotonically like how do we differentiate between different characters in speech? That was one tone. We, we, we make it a bit more fluent and we add tones in our own language as well. So if I pronounce the word different, different, different, or different, or different, then we know that one of them is correct simply by having heard it enough times. And this is, this is, this will happen to our Chinese turns as altar Chinese words, the word ie, if songs stops pronounced the lag E, you'll start going. And thereby you've also proven to yourself that's, you know, the tone for e. So what happens when you speak is they're either going to understand you and then you're already perfect, something that I've never been. Or they're not going to understand you. And then they're going to look at you like this. And then they'll help you with the turn. And then what will happen then is that you'll never make the same mistake again because you were corrected. You have something to relate to in your memory and you'll know that, oh, this is the first tone. And you'll also understand that it's important that you pronounce this word, this word particularly at that they've connected you on to pronounce it correctly because this one you had struggled with simply. So if you don't struggle with something, if there is no problem, don't solve it simply. If there is a problem. If you realize that there's a problem, if you discover it, then fix it and then they're there to help you as well. So that's how I'd like you to, to face all of the Chinese words from now on, just speak them. And if you make a mistake, it's because you like to speak. It's because you're not shy and it's because we're all imperfect. 33. Chinese money: Okay, so this character now we saw earlier actually, and I told you then that it means a person. And yes, it does. It mean the person. Now? It looks like a person. And yeah, one way to remember it by just simply by looking at the currency that they have in China. It's r, m, b and the are, they actually stands for reg_in comes from the RMB, actually the full word in Chinese to be renminbi and that'll be the people's money. So Jen is the first part that is represented by the are there. And that is pronounced genre, and it means person simply. And that is how we pronounce this character. It looks like a man with no arms simply. And one thing here that I'd like to do as soon as we learned something, I want to start applying it so we can, we can glue it together with things that we've already learned and saw the touch it to our, to our memory as, as much as possible. So I'd like to tell I'll take you to tell me instead of me telling you stuff. So how would you say a white person simply with our cutting or racist on my bot white person. Good luck. How would you say that? 34. Sooo white: Hello, this is buyin widen mn by digital means wise her, I remix men and white men by him because he's asking is so wide. This is buyin white men, right? 35. Everyone's website: We know the word for person nitrogen, but we, if we write it twice and then, this is by the way, how you use Chinese. If you want to write websites, you can't just write Chinese characters, you use pinion again. What we do then is we get to this website so it's a bit zoomed in here. I do not know, I do not know why. And we got this. We can see two characters here. And then 11 here means a little website, actually. Wonderful. And if you want to, you can sign up here. But I'm going to do is tell you what this means. If we collect one person and then we collect one more person, we want to simply say all the people who we can say that person, that person, that person, that person, but that gets a bit tedious. So instead, we just repeated once person and person. And this, you'll see Chinese comes back to this a lot. It, every time it repeats itself, that means all of the things, all of these things. And if it repeats a person, it means all of the people or all of the, all of the Person. Jungian R1. R1 means everyone, simply. Wonderful. We have this website, this website to thank for it. This website, by the way, is actually the copycat over Facebook. Because Chinese in China up Facebook is blocked if you're not aware. And then because you can make money on the road and you don't want immediate to stream through everywhere. So instead you make your own thing and you, you control all of it. Wonderful. So Renren helped us with that. Thank you very much China for creating your own things. Everyone, Jonathan. 36. Gates for the people: Now we've already learned enough characters to learn another word. And the purpose here would learning with learning these words, even though they might not be the most common ones, but they still serve a purpose of, well, two purposes, obviously there are words, so it's good to use, it's good to learn it so we can use it. But then they also help reestablish the characters that we are using inside of that word. So now it's population and we simply have region and then we have coal. Let me explain that to you outside here I think we're on the Great Wall who have very excited. So you have to expand your imagination a lot. Now when you study Chinese, you look at characters and they're not English words anymore. Characters can be extended. Thank you for the gestures can be extended. Amines can mean more than just one thing, which they would usually do in English. The word now is population. And if we look at the word R1 is going to have to do with people in general. And so every time we have something to do with people, we use it, every time we have something to do with the opening door or actually even country, we're going to use coal because it's an entrance to somewhere, maybe into a country. So the wired for population is water as a rank all mn or people close your mouth. So it means Muslim means door away. In this case, it has to do with a country. So again, extend your imagination, expanded a little bit and the Chinese will be much easier for you. She, she CCA population to population. Yes, they are wonderful. And this is the room cold. Liquid Hua. That's part of our population over your room, quote, lucky your uncle on velocity. And well done, well done. You've actually finished this lesson as well. You're truly remarkable. Now, don't forget to, once you finish the lesson, if you're on our platform and have the opportunity to please do our lesson quiz as well. It'll just make sure that you are actually retaining everything that you've learned as well. Don't just learn it and then throw it away because that equals equates to waste a little bit of time. Now, what will do as well as we'll do less than sum ups. So I'll sum up now all the entire lesson I did that after less than one as well. So make sure you listen to that one as well because it truly helps cement what you've learned here. That's it. Thank you very much for watching shisha Da Jia Shuo camp. I'll see you, I'll see you in the next video. 37. Lesson 2 | Summary: All right guys. This is beginning of the lesson there too. And it looks like this. It looks like this. So let me cancel out the sign there. It's a drop. So simply or dot, it translate to hear dot or dot or a drop. And then we, why do we learn that? Well, we, because we can add onto the bottom part, it's important that we start recognizing the parts now because we reuse and recycle the MLA in Chinese, moreso than in any other language. It's beautiful and it's easy. Ok, and now it's going to give us White. Yeah, that's it. And then we can actually use, and that's pronounced by, by the way, by. And that one will give us a bye, bye, bye, bye for this one. By, by in the, well, this is actually a slang for goodbye. Later on it's going to mean for nothing or something in vain as well. Okay, here we have buyer buys. And that is what is known as white plus a day. So white date, white day, wonderful if any of you have. By now, we have the same bottom part. So again, recycling a character just like the latest character that we learned. However, we're adding a little, one, little line there on the top. And now it doesn't mean white anymore, means 0, a 100. Okay? So then we get E by, E by, and this is then the weight to say a 100 cuz you can't just say a 100 units at a hundred, one hundred or 200, etcetera, etcetera. Ok, so that is one hundred, two hundred RBI. Then we get some bias also, we can count to 123, we can also count from a 100 to 300. Okay? Then we have HA, and this is interesting because now it gives us the idea pot, the idea part is part of the character that hints what the meaning is. In this case, the idea is a mouth and you'll learn later on, you'll get used to this on, and you'll see this a lot. Because mouth is obviously constant, obviously in this case because it's very new to you. It's involved every time. Use a mouth. The idea here is that you shout, oh sorry, you laughing. So yeah, you using it there every time you call someone or you shout or you cry on or actually not crying. We're not crying necessarily, but at least shouting and calling someone something, and whispering and all of those things, talking at all, all of those characters. Later on we're going to London, but you're going to see them. Most of them have a little mouth. Okay? And sorry, not as pronounced ha. And on a matter by onomatopoeia for laughing. Okay, ran. This one looks like a person. It looks and sounds like a person. All run, run it just like that. And then we have biden, which is a white person like one of me. And then we have Agenda and, and this is interesting. We take one character, we take it again. And that all of a sudden gives us everyone very useful. Okay? And then we have a young person and then going into a place so or an x-ray or an entrance because coal, meaning mouth can also mean entrance or exit. So in this case it's a population because we go into a place and then the people going into that place form. They constitute the population of that place. Popular, wonderful. And we can actually stop there. You've been wonderful. 38. Lesson 3 | Countries and Wangs: Hey guys, lesson three. Now, I hope you're still very excited and hopefully you can gave him more excited throughout this course because we're building on rapidly here. Okay, so we're about to learn how to say country and build up to the word for country as well. We're about to London for the name for our character that we're also going to read. And a lot of stories that we're going to write and read together. And also we're going to learn how to say nationalities and also how to be something. So I am Chinese is what you are about to see at the end of the next lesson. But we're well on our way already now. 39. A stick: Now we are going to learn the word. Yes, the what stick here. It's just like a drop. It doesn't actually function on its own. It will just I'll just appear every now and then. And it looked like it look like a line, like the line for one, but drawn vertically instead. So that just means stick. So now we're just like the building block stick and together with another building block, mouth or opening. We put those two, get two together. We actually get to middle. So it looks like it goes through the middle of the mouth of the middle of the opening. And yes, it means middle is pronounced dong, dong, dong. And it's particularly useful because China is in the middle of the weld according to themselves. And so they would call themselves the Middle Country and middle contrary man would be Chinese people, literally speaking. So drawn, this character drawn will be so, so useful. 40. Borrowing sticks: So let's learn, run true at this means filter might be a word that you've not heard before in English. It's not the most useful were not the most necessary good word for what it does is that it's, if you understand this word now, it means that you understand our Chinese works and you can break both characters down because what this word consists of is two very important characters. So let's look at it. John is a person and in his case on and then we have truly is in the middle of her. So we have it's not the body, it's actually the head that constitutes on as a person. And then it's not the nose. Actually this point here, and it's a part of Chinese medicine and culture a lot. This has a lot of nerve endings that, so if you press there, many things will happen to your body. Basically, we'll go through that more in detail in another lesson. But basically this point is your what Yangzhou yes, is usually drawn. It's called the filter them. And what's important now is learner's work, but then you can also break it down. So R1 is a very important word. True isn't even importer were more important word. And so if you forget, if you forget order, Andrew means it's because you've forgotten one of these words and that's not a good site. So remember filled trim until it all your friends and you will know Chinese, Okay? Okay. By by that guy, I mean, she was supposed to say what? The average objectify we proceed every day, which is used is supposed to be quiet throughout this entire video. Turn objects if I'm early. 41. Wang, our king: Now this character here, it uses characters that we already know and we're very thankful for that. So now we just have to break it down and see, see what different parts there are in this character. And then I'll tell you what it means. When we see is we see the little stick and then we see 123. So it's a stick plus number three simply plus SCN. What it means is it's Qing, Actually. Yeah, I don't really know how to equate three plus a stick to a king. So in this case, just look at it and remember it as a king. I think that's the easiest way to go. Now this character here, king in Chinese is pronounced one. And it doesn't just mean King, but it's also one of the most common Chinese surnames. So actually I think it's the second most common after Lee. And so there are actually more than a 100 million people in just in China who are called one. And we've actually also made stories at the end of every four lessons, that is a chapter, and we call it story time with one. Now you've definitely met someone called one. You might not have thought about it because their names my I've been Wong instead. That is if they're from the South, say Hong Kong or just Canton in general, if they're Cantonese simply, there will be one. So Wong is the same name as one and it's super common. It's not just Coleman in the family names, but it's also common in Burger King. So I'd like here to take it away a little bit and show you how we can see this character violence on the streets in China. Please take it away on their Burger King ball. Wong wonky long keylogging, Huangdi, Huang Huang. 42. A protective king: Now this is quite a common character. I'd say we won't really use it on its own, but we will, however, use it a lot as a building block. So I'll just go ahead and tell you what it means. It's the king plus a little drop. It looks like he's protecting something that King. It's a little job. It's actually a JH stone and Jade stones are very, very precious or not very pressures, but very popular, at least in China. And you buy a lot of them here. People play around with the malaria. They buy them, they sell them, they used them, they like them. So that would be a jj. We pronounce them as. So, that is why and you with a fourth tone that is now not going to focus too much on the pronunciation for this character because the main reason why we're learning this is not so that we can learn how to say Jane stone, but later on, the next character, we will use this one as a building block. So we'll keep on building from this jade character called and we'll learn the next very, very useful character. Indeed. I'll see you in the next video. Sanger shipping. 43. 国: Okay, so we'll continue building. Now let's draw a little gate around the, around the Jade here around the king. We can think of it as well. The king again, the king with the, with the little drop her maybe his sword. Or we can just think of it like a jade stone and then the gates around it. And this actually means country country early, I guess that makes sense. So yeah, you're walking through a country. You got the king defending his country through his gait. There were these little sort, I think it looks like a pretty little picture of a country. Now this has pronounced Gore core. And now that we've learnt this character of Guam country, we've definitely unleashed the Chinese beast because we can reapply this Goa character to any country. Well, virtually any country I'd say. It's truly very, remarkably useful. 44. Such a beautiful country: So this character here means it's beautiful. It looks like a little pug, or some of my students at least think it's, it looks like a little bug crawling around with all its all its tentacles and all its all its feet there. So yeah, this is pronounced me. Me. So just like the month after April calms May. So if you know someone who has called me because they're born in May or just because that's their name, then you can think of them as a beautiful person because that's what it means in Chinese, me, me. So you can use this May as just an adjective to call something pretty or beautiful. But another thing you can do with it is put it together with a country. So me go make, or it sounds quite similar to the country that actually means in Chinese. But we can just start thinking about it as the beautiful country instead. Hm, which country do you think that is? Whom to the Chinese would be beautiful? Hmm, it's actually quite an unexpected answer. 45. MMMMMerica feck ya!: Yes, we have ME being beautiful then we have a country and that is gore. So we have made Gore, make, Well it sounds like America, but without the a. So may america, america make or make war Mei Guo status america simply. Now, I'd like to move on to the next character. Remember, you can use this may on its own as an adjective as well. But now as we move on to the next character, it'll have to do with Hero or being heroic. And, but we can't use it on it's own. However, we'll talk about how to say hero later, much later on in the course. However, this character, just like Mei Guo sounded more or less like America or America. This, now this word now is going to be, well, it's going to sound quite similar to the English version of the name. So it would be in Gua Ying Guo, Ying Guo In God, good luck with guessing war. Which country you think that might be. 46. A heroic country: Yes, Ingo is actually England. But more correctly speaking, England would be Engelen. I guess, just as well as You're not supposed to know which city was the capital 200 years ago or anything else about Chinese geography. They are not really supposed to know about British or the UK, the UK geography either. So I guess we give them a pass for this one. But either way, notice that Ingo refers to the UK, but they'll just think of it like England. So my advice here too, you would be just to learn enough journey so that you can explain the difference between the UK, Ingo and England or loved to a Chinese person. In Chinese, we're getting there soon enough, don't worry. 47. 国王 or 王国: Now let's trace back a little bit because this actually answers a very important question that you might have asked yourself or if you haven't, you will definitely at some point very soon. Now, how do you differentiate between where do you put the character simply, the way which character goes first, which one goes lost? And this is a very good example of that. So let's go with one as in King, and then put a go at the end. So Wang Guo, Wang goal without me then, well that would be a king of a country. Because what happens here is the end of something, is what defines what it is. Just like we said, Make or Ingo, that would be beautiful or heroic. But then if we end with the word for country, with a character for country, then the main thing is going to be that the word means country of some sorts. So now it's one goal, one goal. And that then refers to a country of what over one, over kings. So it's a kingdom. Now if you flip that, you get Huang, Huang, and what would that be them? Well, first of all, we have to look at the end. So it's a one there. So it's a King of what? Of a king? King, king of the kingdom, king of a country, I guess. And this now, well, this just simply means that King. And the difference here is if you just say one, it could refer to someone surname as well. But if you say goal one, that everyone knows you're talking about a king simply. So remember now the thing that comes at the end is what defines the whole word. So Goal one would be Wang at the end, that would be a king, whereas one goal would be at the end, which means a king or like a country. So that will be a kingdom or who, very interesting indeed, hopefully I managed to answer some of your already asked questions or about to be asked to questions with that video. 48. The middle country: Hey guys. So what we have is we just learned how to say America and I will not say England. So we have may, that's also going to be very used as an adjective and a bit actually. And also now if you want to learn your own nationality, then go to the pdf and download that and you'll be able to find that somewhere. There is. What's really funny now is if you're in Europe, this is what we want to get to know. If we're in Europe, Europe is going to be in the middle. If you look at a map, if you're in America, America is going to be in the middle. If you look at a map or if you're in China, if you're in Asia, China's going to be in the middle. So what if we don't want to give ourselves the best labeled, calling ourselves the beautiful country. Well then what are we going to call ourselves? I would say call herself the Middle Country because we're in charge of everyone else. So we already an RSA middle. We can see that right there. And then we see Gore right there. So let's call ourselves the Middle Country. And that in English would just be China. In Chinese though it sounds like Django, beautiful. And here again we have a sign, we'll see signs. If you're in China, then you're very fortunate. You can see signs of this everywhere, everywhere, everywhere. So again, middle country, China, because his exists in the middle. 49. Country + person: Now in a bit you'll be able to see me here instructing some kids here. Now, listen to what there'll be saying. There'll be saying Tong, Guo, Tong Guo. And that then means China. So it's middle plus country. China. Wonderful. Does not make sense. No, I think so. At least now after that you can add Jan, which means person. So what you get then is China person and it doesn't get more difficult and that you just say China person for Chinese person. So Zhong Guo, Zhen, dong Warren, wonderful. Have a listen to these Chinese people as they say what they are. Because they are Dongguan, they are Chinese people. Wo Zong Gong, Dongara. Oh, how very exciting. So now you know how to sort of make up a country, but also how to make our people from that country by simply just add inertia, nutty. And now I want you to now think of your own country and put that instead will also provide you with a list of all the different countries here that you can find in our extra material as well. Where you can find all the countries and pick your own there. And then you can start saying, I'm from this country, but we actually need a verb to be able to say the rest of that phrase. So we'll just have to stall on that a little, little, little bit. And that will come at the end of this chapter. So you don't have to wait for too long. 50. We exist through the sun: Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello. So what we have is we have a country in a way at the end and the other time at the end, that's all we have to do. And then we have the country of that. Let me rephrase. The country. We are the personal that country. Yeah, let's do some examples. We have China, Gua, and then if it's a Chinese person, we say Zhong Guo. Yeah, so Chinese person John Golden and an English person in Guanyin was very easy. What about the beautiful person? Mei Guo Yan? Because there's obviously from a beautiful country and American is a make audience Yes, three together, no. Joy in Goya's make. Fantastic. Great. So now we know that again, learn your own country null and just add at the end. Now we'll learn how to say, I'm from all these countries as all exciting, isn't it? To do that, we need a verb though, so we'll get there now, how do you say to be simply I am from this country, I am to be or not to be. Time for something really, really useful. This next characters. Sure, sure, sure. And we can see on top here as we can see the little, the little sun. And also that's why we have a little song here. And Benito, we have, what do we have there? We have this little character and then this, and this, and this is a bit new, is very new actually and most likely. But let's not make it complicated. Let's just look at it and say what it looks like. I think it looks like a foot. So what we have is we have a sum and a foot. We pronounce it again. We pronounce it. Sure, sure, sure. And it's so useful, this one because one of the reasons is because it's going to be our first verb. And verbs are very, very important to build a language on. But especially this one is important because it means to be look at that. And in brackets underneath, I'd like to write a few other things because Chinese characters can't really be conjugated. Conjugated meaning to be can be conjugated to I am or you, R, or S, or even wear or wass is in past tense. And we can do that in other languages where we have letters to work with. But here we don't. So shirt will simply be 2B and all of these guys as well, which is lovely. So now that we have a few pronouns and this is actually our first little verb. And we can actually stop building sentences for the first time ever. Fantastic, is it not? And what about saying obama? Obama, obama, obama S american? Obama is American. Can you tell me that phrase? And I'd be a immensely proud of you. 51. Chinglish: Ok. obama, we write. But at this point is not actually the precedent anymore. But he still Americans we can, right? Sure, may go run. And this is how we say Obama, whoever the person is, a very zone, will learn the word for I and then we can replace it to make it a full on Chinese sentence. Anyways, what we have now is Obama and ensure me go. So America and engine person look at sensors for a bit and make sure you understand it to a 100%. And then we may move on them. And we will proceed now with the new character. And later on, that will give us a new verb that we can use together with Obama and make all sorts of other things as well. Now, I was looking for a nail but couldn't find one. So just imagine I have one here. I'll just point at one instead. Now, nail in Chinese, looks like this. And what would we learn this one then? Well, because many Chinese characters sound like they like what they represent, and that's quite interesting. So they are onomatopoeia TR's simply an amount of water Potidaea. And no matter but say a is simply a word that sounds like what they, what it is. So you have this character here, nail and is pronounced thing, thing, thing, thing or just one thing. Actually. Not a funny word with that is we'll use this ding, the character for nail, we use it, we use it in a bit as well to say book something. We'll also use it to say a nail as well. But we'll also use it to say tin, tin because this is how we make copper Chinese or English names in Chinese, we would simply take a character that sounds similar to the English version of it and then just say it. Well, just, just, just say the word in Chinese with a Chinese accent. So Tintin and our old favorite color, all of our favorite cartoon guy. He would be thinking in Chinese, This actually gets really cute or within ending, it doesn't get too cute, probably. But there are other names that sound very, very cute indeed. So now what I want to do is show you some, some, some Chinese versions of English names. The way Chinese people Harley bought to be your guide through the Ahmad, hid them. And so the reason why we're learning this nail character now is, well, first of all, I guess, I hope at least we're having so much good, jolly, good time learning this because it's fun. But secondly as well, we will start using this character, the nail thing as a building block and it'll be very useful and very easy to understand as well. So that'll come up in the next few videos. 52. ‘I’ for information: Now here is another very, very useful that building block, just like the genome, the drop or just like the stick, this one will just be a building block. It will never be used as a character, as a standalone character. Now it looks like an eye for information basically. Now, every time we see it, it'll have to do with information. So we can just think of it like that. It will also have to do with information or like language as well. Okay, so that's very interesting indeed. And using this as a building block now, we'll put it together with the character or the nail character. We'll put those two together and we keep the pronunciation because the sine part comes from the nail character, that building block. So then we get thing, thing with a fourth tone thing, thing, thing, it sounds something like that thing, thing, dozens or something like that. I'm very confident that it sounds like that thing. And then we get the information because what you're doing is you're nailing something down with information, what this character means now the whole character pronounces thing means to reserve or to book something. Very useful indeed. So we can see it's every time we want to book something, a flight room, a table at a restaurant will always use the word thing, thing. So there you go. This nail or the Tintin guy turned out to be useful after all. Now please remember this thing character because of two reasons. First of all, the thing or the actual thing, the nail inside of it is useful and we can use that one on its own and in different contexts as well. But also if we take out the information they either die is not pronounced on its own because it's not a standalone character and it's just a building block. That one we will be particularly useful. And I look forward to showing you how we can use it in well, in other contexts as well. I'll see you in the next video and I'll actually already start or continue using it, the nail character in that one, very exciting. 53. Watch your hand: Now this character right here is Hund. Actually, it'll be very, very useful on its own, but also as an, as an idea part for anything that has to do with manual labor. It just looks like a bunch of fingers sticking out from it. No. It's pronounced show, show, show. We can see it here and here as well. And this building, but we can call it now, will be used in so many other characters and more complex characters as well. Now, one thing that I'd like to show you now is not using this as a building block but as a standalone character. We have Herschel oh, shop. We can see it here as well. It means to hand or two hands. Now actually it doesn't mean to hands, it means second hand. So anything that is second hand would be our show. And that makes a lot of sense is literally the same way that we use in English as well. Terry usefulness. So now we just learnt hand. We paired it together with two, which we learnt earlier on in Lesson one. And now we got a new word, very exciting. 54. Push/Pull: Now I'd like to just go through this Hund character again. But now in this case it's actually a bit squished. Can you see hmm? This is interesting because the hand can actually have a smaller version of itself as well that can be applied to many, many other characters as well. Where you realize that, Oh, this character is a bit too large and I want to combine it with another character and use as a building block. But then it's a bit too large for that simply. So in this case, what you do then is you just squeeze it open a little bit so you can see it, for instance, on the door here. It means to push on this one means to pull. And then you can see the hunger in both cases. So the idea part comes from the hand handler. You, you, you simply pull it or you push it and you use your hand to do any of that labor. And that's pretty much all you need to remember in this video. So we either have shown which is hand and that's the standalone characters or however we have it as a smaller character, as a building block as well. It can't be used on its own though you need to, you need to remember though, into note here as well. This character cannot be used on its own, so I won't even pronounce as show this character pronounced show. This is just a building block for it, but it means the same thing. And this squished hand will not only be used for this character just now, but will be used in many, many other characters later on, as well as a very useful building block, of course. 55. Nailing things: So now we're going to learn this word here. It means to hit, but it doesn't only mean to hit something, It also means to play any sort of spot as well. Okay, so this here is what we have, is we have the nail plus we have the Han. So he hits it with a nail that makes lots of sense, no. And it could either just mean that you hit something or that you play a sport as well. So we can meet those both to both of these two different things. Now, let us look at the pronunciation little bit, because dot, dot is how we pronounce it. Now it's not exactly the same. They're not even very similar, I'd say, but still, it's not a huge stretch to call it, to call the little thing, the little anneal character, the sound part of this character. So I think that the sound came from the sound part in it, which was thing ding gave birth to data simply. And this means to hit or to play any sports as well. I'll give you more examples in future lessons on how to use it. But for now you can just use it as to hit something on a, hit you so badly. That could also mean that I want to play sports badly with you, I guess. 56. 拜拜: As the last thing in this lesson, I'd like to teach how to say goodbye. Now in Chinese, they've just taken it completely from English, but they repeat it because once is not enough. So they say bite, but then they say it's Y, so it's bye, bye, bye, bye, bye. There we go. Now, this character is quite interesting. If we look at it on the, on the, on the one side here we see actually we actually see the hunt because we're probably waving at someone going over by, but I got to see you. But I and then the other part is actually quite difficult to explain and we won't see it in, well, actually no other character. So we don't even have to try and come up, come up with a come up with what it means or anything like that. It's just a weird building block that will see this one time. So this, either way, this character is pronounced by and it means goodbye. So whenever I say goodbye from L1, I will say, thank you for watching goodbye in, in Chinese. That will be shitty. Ashoka pupae. So yes, that's it. I'll say bye bye to you. And really good job on finishing this entire lesson. Bye bye. 57. Lesson 3 | Summary: Okay, moving on to lesson three. Now it starts like this, just a little stick there. And, and, yeah, it's a line, it calls it there. And then we have true. Now we take mouth, are we stick the stick through it. And that's brown strong and it means a middle among. But later on it's going to be in China as well. So we can start, start with John drawn so in the middle of the person. And note here that we start with John because it's person then it's in the middle of M. So if you flip these two characters, it means something completely different. It means the person in the middle. Okay? And then we have one on this simply looks like actually it looks like someone be stretching or outstretched arms something. But it also has 123. So it's got the character for three and then the stick through it. And that means king, wonderful. It's also common surname as you can see. Wonderful. Okay, now we have, and this is also a radical. We're not going to talk too much about radicals because it's a very strict system. What is a radical and moist? And I just want to call all of them building blocks because we keep building on them. Like I mentioned earlier, we recycle them. Okay, and then we have gone, and this is a country or a state or a nation. And now we have, we have the mouth around it. So again, the mouth referring to before in the last lesson, mouth referred to Zhang Kong population. And that's to do with the country, doesn't it? And now the air, the mouth has to do with a popular nation again, because it looks like a king in the middle. It's actually Jade King defending something. And that will be the gemstone maybe inside his country. And there's a lot of jade stones in China. Hence why we get country and then we just put go at the end of something like May. May means beautiful. And then we get make or the United States of America. I forgot to actually give you the character may hear what we've broken that down in the lesson earlier anyways. So yeah. And then we have the next character which is and this looks like a man, like a heavy weight, heavy weight lifter. Some Philae. And it means hero actually, but also means England. Looks like that. And then we put it together with country. And we get Britain or England, actually Chinese people to really know the difference between these two. So yeah, there's huge. I'm from Scotland, the guy from England. I'm sorry. Yeah, that's it. And then we moved on to miss anything then go on. So this is contrary King. So there's a king of a country and its important where we put the characters here. I mentioned it before and mentioning it again now and now I'm actually giving you an example of a very good example. Because if you flip them, this is now a king. However, if you flip them now it's a country. So it's a kink country, but it's defined by its king. So it's kingdom were realm, wonderful. Then we have strong goal as well. China, middle country, I think that's quite beautiful. And then what we do is we just put agenda at the end of the low countries and then we get a person from that country. So a Chinese person, Chinese person, Tong Guo Ren, Tong Guo Ren, wonderful. We have English. As a British person, we have made nice An American Passion, passion from the US. Perfect. Perfect. And then we have shirt, which is our, yeah, if I'm not mistaken it our first verb in Chinese, wonderful. And this one means to b is r, or also in past tense. We'll talk more about that later. So it's the sun all day on the top. And then in the bottom we'll talk more about that later. It looks like the character for stop, which we'll talk about later as I just said. Okay, but basically b. And then we have this looks like a nail is pronounced ding and lives like, yeah, you see nail here. It those, however, officially means a lot of other things, but I just want you to pay attention to this. Actually anything T-shaped later on, like a, like a T-shaped intersection, we'll be using that thing character as well. And then we can actually form a very simple word which is thinking, hopefully we don't get sued for trademark infringement here. We could be using his name, but as Tintin, I think that's quite, quite easy. I don't know why this big capital T there anyways, it's quite easy to relate to. So thinking, thinking, didn't it? Okay, and then we have information. This is speech or information basically will see on the left side mostly of many, many characters. Here we go. This is thing. Actually, if you allow me, I'll go back to when we learned one of our first characters, this one. And you see on the left side here we actually see the information a lot because I guess if you're civilized, if you're informed, if you're informed society you will thank people. If you're not informed, not civilized, not educator, you will not. Okay. And now we have it again here within this lesson. And now it means, now it means to book something so you nail its own, hence the pronunciation. And then we get to pronounce sound part is all agree upon is a lot. It's writing. I will just simply say to book, as it says here, to reserve something is all you can say. Ok. And then we have a hand, looks like and then we can say second hands. And as secondhand also, yes, sister, you can somehow say as I guess. And this here is the squished hunt. Hunt bought the squished hands. So it's a building block that we have in this to hit. And now it's very interesting because now we get nail and on the left side we get the squished hands. So it's a hunt nail. We get the pronunciation, I guess, from the, from the nail because it's pronounced and means to hit, but also liked to play with the type or many, many other things as all thing and sort of makes sense because we use a hand and a nail. What do you do those two things when you combine them, while you've clearly hit things with them. Ok. And now it's the last character. This one here. The left side is hand. However, it looks a bit weird, discrete-time. So the same squash time that we saw here. However, I could just argue that it looks like Hund, just this hand as all the adult version of the larger version of that character, because it's got three lines there. You can, you can, you can think of it however you'd like just so long as you remember it. And then the right part, we are not going to see much. So just go ahead and just put that into this character and learned like, okay, that's pronounced by, and it actually means to wash it to pay respect to many other things. And this is quite a complex character, however, also going to use it to just say bye-bye or say goodbye. And that's it for this. 58. Lesson 4 | Questions and answers: Okay, Lesson four. Now the last one in our first chapter, who, and also in our first introduction, cause this one will probably excite you a lot if it hasn't already. So we're about to start making longer, longer, and very long sentences, actually, sentences that even exceed like 45 characters. So we're about to learn how to say to hit something and also to say no to negate something. And also we can say Don't do something. We're also about to learn how to say no need to thank you or Thank you and thank you. And also how to ask questions, also to indicate questions. And and also all of this is going to lead us to being able to have a complete conversation completely in Chinese, both spoken and written. Wonderful. 59. Felix the ninja warrior: This one here, W0. It might look a bit complicated, but that is fine because we, at this point, hopefully we have, I've equipped you with enough understanding of Chinese. You know exactly how to approach a character. When you should do is look at it and go. It looks complicated, but I can handle this. Let's break it down into two parts. Let's split it in the middle. And on the right part, we can start with the right part. What's actually here is something new. It's this one and I wrote y, but we're not going to pronounce this character on its own. We're just going to use it like a building block. The next part though is this one, and it doesn't just stop with this one. You see it actually has two lines. But we'll start with this one. I don't understand this one and build it up to this one. It's not very complicated as all. Again, let's ignore the pronunciation for both of these. So this one, actually, if you look it up in a dictionary, we'll say a little dagger. But let's not make it complicated because we won't use it on its own. So just make up the simplest way to remember it by, and so I think if we just call it a sword, that will be enough. Yes, we are going to be corrected on that if we look it up in a dictionary. But Assad is more or less a dagger. So yes, I think we can, we can stretch for this one sort. And in this one, what we've done here is I've actually added a little, little stroke there in the bottom there. As you can see here on the bigger character is odd. And here we can still call it a sword. This one is not going to be used either on its own, but we can call this one like a bigger sort. You see has one more stroke. It's a more fierce sought, a bigger sword simply. And this is all I'm going to put down on this side. Also, I think this is like dominant Chinese three-point. Oh, now it means that I've recorded this entire course a 150 hours, I think at least twice. And the other two times that I recorded it and I broke down the sword and bigger sort a little bit more than I'm doing right now, but I realized that it's not necessary. So just trust me on this one. But what's funny though is I can show you I, how I ran, ran around in my old apartment in China trying to teach you this work. You can see it here. Wonderful. So hopefully that'll give you a long-lasting memory of what this is. And this is now pronounced logo will go to what it means that how it's pronounced, it's pronounced war, war, war like we saw any means i. But it doesn't just mean i, it means me also. So this I could break this down further for you, but it's better when we get to examples, basically subjects and objects. There's no difference in Chinese. So if you say I hits me, you just say I hit, I literally were hit war. So it's both an object, subject and an object. So in English, we have different words for that. But in Chinese we do not need that. I find that very nice, very thankful for that. And the left partner is either this or this, but it's definitely a 100 though. I hope you can see that if you put it next to it, you might be able to compare a little bit, is a one to three strokes, 123 and then a, and then a hand or a thing through the middle there. It looks very squished. It looks like, sorry, it looks very scripture. It looks like this one, but it has three strokes and this one just has to going through it. So I'll just write both of them. It's definitely one of them. I don't know which one though. Well, yeah. Okay. So we go hand in hand. And so what happens if you're not careful with Chinese Hund? And we have sought, and it means meat. And now there you look at this character the next time we can right away, we can break it down little bit for you. Let's see. We've gone through these characters now, so it's time to identify the mere. First we have this, our marketing green. This is not the big sword. There we go. And the hand is going to be more like this. Like this. Okay, like this. And like that, isn't that wonderful? Okay. So this is what now and if you don't recognize it by just knowing that, oh, but that's the big sword in the hand. Then you can tell yourself a little mneumonics. You can combine the word hand. I wore and sought a bigger sword. I think of just the, I think it is 11 liner saying I hold a 100 Mysore tubes or defend myself to stand up for myself. So that centers includes the what, eye and hand and sought and actually me is OK because I defend me, I defend myself. There we go. So that's how I remember it. But hopefully you'll see this one enough times so you don't even need a pneumonics anymore. Wonderful. I'll write this down one more time. And this is one of its Our first and personal pronoun, as in I or you or we, or anything like that. So it's really, really common. Now we can hear and say it here as well. Good luck and thank you very much. I'm so this is what wah-wah war. And I'd like you to tell me now how to say I am British or English. If you're British, Chinese people might think you're English, but it doesn't matter. I'm going to go with British. So I am British. How would you, how would you say this in Chinese? Good luck. This is a very, very good centres, especially if you are British, then. 60. I'm English!: Yes. What true? I am. And then we just say, you Guassian, washroom Gordon. I am British. I am England person, I'm Briton person. What are you gonna? Wonderful. So we've said our first little centers with no other, no other things involved new Obama or no. 1010 or anything like that. Just, I am English and that's going to be a fairly common thing to say. Does my friend Lorna, by the way, who said that she is my very good Scottish friends, so she is actually British and in China. Wonderful. Thank you all for that. And now I'd like you to tell me how to say, let's change, let's go with war still, but then say hits or change the verb here. And then we'll go with Tintin. I hit 1010. How would this be Now, I want to only Chinese characteristic, Good luck. 61. So violent: And what that what that thing. Yes, wonderful. We would say what thinking, what that thinking I hit tinted. What a wonderful phrase to be practicing with. Now note as well. Now that you are seeing an entire sentence note our Chinese doesn't have, doesn't have what doesn't add any spaces in its language. It's a bit weird you might think. But when you have a comma or when you have a punctuation, then there will be automatically a little space added there. Otherwise you don't have any spaces as also the really, really their only use for the, for the space, borrow the Space button is to simply just choose when you've chosen a character that you want. Once you've written the opinion, you press Enter, you press space and the issues that character. Otherwise there is no need for that little space bar in Chinese. Actually, quite interesting. Anyways, let's get back to the sentence than it was what that building, what are thinking, Fantastic. 62. Real life (afk) dialogues: So now I'd like to talk about this character here. It's actually quite interesting. What it means is o simply 00. So it literally translates to the OH and the H that we use in English as well. And just like they have haha in Chinese, they also have the exact same word as o in Chinese as well, and that will be this one. Now the pronunciation comes from the character war as an I inside it. And I can see that one. Can you spot it? It's got two different parts in it to different building blocks. This character, the first one being what? The big one. And that's, yeah, that's the main chunk of this character here. And that is paves way for the pronunciation. So what became o or, or? It can be pronounced in two different ways. It just depends on the context, I guess, the two different tones, they're either up or down. Now, the next part would be the colon, that would be the mouth. That doesn't help us with the pronunciation necessarily, but it does help us with the meaning because OF something that you exclaim, it comes from your mouth just like when you laughing, Ha, ha, now we also owe the sound you make. Maybe you're astonished by something. So you say, oh, using your mouth. So that way we can build up to this character. We use two building blocks and they both saw makes sense. The war helps us with the pronunciation or, and the cola, the mouth helps us understand that it's something with the mouth. It's got something to do with them that now in this next video, coming up now will start using air, will start to negate things I should say. And that way we'll also start using start with, start making question in Chinese. Very exciting indeed. 63. You’re welcome very much: It's time for No, no, no, no, no, no, no. And it sounds like this. So boo here, BU is how we say it. And if you look at the character, it actually originally meant a person looks like a personal most with the umbrella had there. And then we've got a roof on top of him because it illustrates that he can't fly is incapable of it. Humans are incapable of flying. So just a big no-no on that one. We pronounce it boo, boo, boo. So now we can just go about and they put that in the BU, anywhere in the sentence. Just put it before the verb. Okay, so boo, and then you can say don, don't hit or bu thing, don't book it. Poo, poo, poo, poo, see, yeah, it's quite expected where we put this. It's right in front of the thing that we are negating. So here's the first example there. We want to say, thank you and then we answer, No, it's OK. Don't worry. Then we simply say Bu Xia, Xia. Please enjoy. 64. Shakespeare questions: Yes, we just learned BU and then shear bullshit. This meant no thanks. It doesn't mean no thanks as in I don't want this just means no. We can call it no need to no need to think. No need to. Thanks. Not only to thanks. Well, shit. Okay. So what this gave us was first book and then whatever follows is whatever we're negating. So if if someone is asking is are you Tony's or answer then could be could be that we are, but if assuming it's not, then it's not, we just simply answer. Or we can go with a long said that we can say I not Chinese starts out, start long and then we can break it down. War. Let's save I am so star as simple as possible. I am Chinese would be washer drawn, Gausian, washer, Dong Goran. But then when we add is yet we would add it right here. War Bu Shi Dong Warren. This is the long way to answer, but it gets a bit tedious if you want to unselect this all the time. If instead, if I'm not or a little bit shorter even is I'm not or just a not simply. So this is the way to answer it then, not whenever. Whenever someone is asking you, look for the verb, now, look for the arabinose enters, so are you. Then this is very interesting because Chinese doesn't really reply with a yes or no. They just sort of, they just look for the verb in the sentence and then they answer with BU plus dot verb or just up verb. So Ru, Then you say not, not am lumps on basically not r, It's the same shoe for everything and not as a bush bullshit. But if you honor, you just say Sure. And that's just that simple. Remember that that's something that's my students tend to forget a lot because it's not an English thing. It's all if I asked you, for instance, who have gone through this example before, but asking you, for instance, if you're hungry, My question is hungry, not hungry. If we literally say the same things that English now, hungry or not hungry, then you would say hungry or you would say not hungry. Do you like me? Then the question is like so you'd say not like or use a like. So remember that soup simply how we answer questions in Chinese. So this was a short but a very, very comprehensive video. And hopefully you were able to absorb all the information or your Chinese simply Boucher or Shou. And just to be clear, what we are asking then is troop will usher in this case and this will refer to as the, as the, the shakes fear question. So whenever I say the Shakespeare question, this is what I mean. I mean a negation of something hungry, not hungry, and like, not, like, not, et cetera. So next video, and we'll say I'm Chinese. I think this is a quite a simple question for you, judging on how much you perform. So how well do you performed so far? But just tell me how to say I am Chinese, which is just about to say now. 65. Ann is so Chinese: She told why. Wonderful. So assuming someone is asking, you know, ru or you're not, we don't say You, That would be me. We'll learn that in the next lesson. Instead we would just go Sure, sure. And then we can also drawn Gausian. We can make login. We can ask using Gordon and Verna, we haven't learned any other nationalities, but we'll leave that there's no and, and dies a question then. And then if you know you're in country, you can add that. You can add that in, in, right, in this little space here. Okay? And the question that on the answer that will just be sure, the short one or you can say washer or you could say war. Shu Tong, Guo Zhen and not as were unjust said they're wonderful. And now we can also say there was a saying washer drawn Goran, we can go through the other nationalities is all so you can hear them because this is something that if you are from America, you will definitely have to say this, washer, me, Gore run washer make water, washer, make Warren. And next one is England. An English people were British. Washer in glutton, washing Gordon. Wonderful. Well here on say all of this is all for you. Good luck on washer, George Bush, Jolla. La Jolla and wash your job. 66. Carefully asking: Now this character here means food, but it's a building block and we won't use it on it. So you can see it's already been squished to the side there. So we'll use it in this next character, and this next characters pronounced ow, sounds very funny indeed, and it simply means hungry. So we have there is you have the sound part coming from what is in IE, and that's the building block inside of it. And then you have the idea part, which is taken from the food because it means hungry, wonderful. So have a listen to this now. It's one of my favorite words in Chinese. It sounds a bit caveman without offending anyone, hopefully. Wonderful. So we just say, Oh, if we're hungry. And I remember earlier we had o as in, I'm surprised, o simply the word in English. So both of those actually use wore the character for I as sound pots. 67. Caveman-like language? No offense intended.: Neither. Wonderful Should Boucher is a Shakespeare question. But it doesn't have to be sure. It can be hungry, hungry, bu hungry. And this is now, I hope you can acknowledge that this is nothing we can say in either language, but helps you understand and see the structure here. Hungry will hungry it. This is also a Shakespeare question. I gave you this example before of how we can say, and how we can take anything. Asking if you like me or if you're hungry or if you are Chinese, anything here, just make sure you can dissect dissenters and understand which one is, which one you should answer with later on. For instance, when you are asking if you're hungry would be hungry or not hungry. And then you need to hear that hungry or not hungry and take the hungry part and say hungry or hungry or not hungry. And now we'll just learn the word hungry. So we'll go with that for now. We'll go, Ooh, just like unsaid now. F2. So like unjust. And, but she didn't just say that. She said hungry or not hungry. It's now will be earth boo, boo, boo, boo, boo. A wonderful little expression. So let's see now, undressed your Senate. Now I'll ask on, and we'll see what she has to say. Are you hungry or not? Obama? We are. I don't know if she's hungry. I have my own. 68. Babies don’t want to do with Felix: So next up we have this little character here. It's so incredibly useful. It's pronounced Yao, Yao, Yao. And what it means is to what somebody, it's actually later on going to be going to do something as well to be about to or to solve like 2.52. But for now, let's just talk about it as to want to do something. Ok. So if we look at the character itself, down, down in the south, down in the southern regions here we have a woman actually in the north part of this character actually is West. So you can think of West plus women plus one. So everyone wants a woman from the West. And I think that's quite a common mnemonics to help yourself remember how, how, how to remember this character is simply So, yeah, you pronounce it Yao and it means to what something. So if you want to negate this now you can say, Wow, wow, wow. Note here that we say, we don't say Bu Yao Wo Zai Bu Yao because the yao has a fourth tone. So it just sounds weird. We say, if we say Yao Bu Yao Du Yao Bu Yao instead not makes it sound a lot better. So just like we would say, I'm not hungry, boo up. We would also say we are. And now remember just, just like we said, Are you hungry or not? We can also ask someone, Do you want this or not? And that's something very common when you walk up to people are o, when people walk up to you on the street and they want to sell you something, they go they show you a really nice copy watch and they go, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, yeah. And here's a vintage video of that. I hope you're not tired of vintage videos just yet. Because I find they, they, they bear some sort of a value to me. And it's quite nice and I wasn't able to replicate the fun we had to creating this video. So please enjoy. This is me walking on the streets being offered different things. And they asked me, yeah, Wow. And I answer either yellow or I say, wow, whether I want to or not. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, no. Why don't I really don't know. 69. Chocolate anyone?: What does this, what does this look? This is talk, what is hell? Curly, curly or chocolate, chocolate's m. So this is interesting. We'll look at the characters now or in the next video actually for now, what we need to do is say this word again, please shout currently. So that means chocolate. And that is what this is. So in Chinese, just like we did with thinking like tin, tin and we tried to mimic the words in Chinese than new, new words, especially that have not. I will not invented earlier in Chinese, the neutrons try to take characters that sound like chocolate. Yeah. And so you say not popularly. Yes, it's how clean our chocolate, tall, curly, wonderful. So there'll be lots of examples later on as off, but now we'll work with to calculate a lot with the examples that we're making now, when we thought making sentences in Chinese. Chocolate, chocolate. No, mitotically. Mitotically. My wonderful. So this word now is chocolate. So it's three characters, chalk Kearney. So it's quite difficult to actually learn, but we're not going to focus too much on the characters later on. We'll do that. And also each character here as a standalone character is very common. But we'll only be talking about that much later on in the course because they're not too simple to use on the road. However, calculate obviously quite a useful word indeed. Now, if you want to ask someone, Do you want chocolate? Then how do you think we would say that? Then? Skip the, do you simply say 100, not one chocolate. Please enjoy them or please help me think about that and then enjoy how it said in the video where it's setting. 70. Chinese coffee: Who leave? Yamasaki? Wow. Wow. Yes. Thank you very much. Vivienne. That was Yao Biao Shockley. Yeah, we'll talk only then. We can answer with the core of the question, which is yogis we are, we can either answer with Yao, we can answer with that, say actually now, one other thing that is very common is very easy to learn as just similar to this. Locally we can also say cafe. Cafe. In order to quite difficult to look at, characters are difficult to study. Character is difficult to learn. So we want focus too much on the characteristic specifically, more so on the sound. So chocolatey chocolate. And now it's cafe. And you can guess what it means. It means coffee. So we can similarly, we can now ask, we are not chocolate. Chocolate. We can also say, yeah, we'll cafe, cafe. You can simply say, we are. So listen to this now where we walked around the industry and we finally were able to find the word coffee, please enjoy. And here's one more example. Coffee, coffee. 30 minutes might as well. Cafe coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee. 71. We should all bang each other: Wonderful. The last thing that I'd like to do before we wrap up this lesson, and that makes it less than four. So that makes it one chapter. So before we wrap up this chapter, I'd like to just teach you one more character. Does not look too much into the character itself, but instead, look at what it sounds like because it sounds quite funny. And that funny pronunciation will probably help you remember it quite easily. It's bang, bang, bang. Like a Big Bang. The Big Bang didn't probably help anyone, or I guess it probably did because it built everything we have now today. So the bang helped us. And how would you say that in Chinese or bong is actually the way to say help in Chinese. So yeah, Bang. So now you can say I help, I help Tintin instead of i hits him. War Pang thinking, what pumping, water ponding being wonderful. Or you can say, I help hit Tintin, what Bang bar, depending what Bang touting. Now that is probably not the most useful sentence you'll ever learn. But set to say if you want to say like, can I help you or not in the simplest way possible, then you would say help or not help, you help, not help simply just like yoga or over, then we would say pump Bu bong, bong, bong, bong, bong. So yeah, it sounds quite funny if you translate it to English here, and that's how I remember that the first time I saw this word as well. Can help you. Can I bang you? Sounds a bit awkward. No. So yeah, stick to let's stick to Chinese from now on. So bumble B9, you can OK, so on. Obviously not the most useful thing to say, you don't want to walk up to someone and go bumble Bang, even though that's what I'm about to do in this next very next video. Please enjoy this next video as the last video inside these, these first four lessons, remember that you've been fantastic. Here we go. Bang means to help, please enjoy. And our first mangle her. Mom woven R-help. Monk belongs. She's not banging. She's a healthy, non-mobile Vauban. 72. Thank you so far.: You don't want as long as law, Galatea, Galilean hockey position. So this is our learned at dominate Chinese here will build up characters with small little pieces of dominoes, small little pieces of Lego here we can call them. And then some we'd come from characters to later on sentences. And so a bill from simple to complex. You'll also notice very soon how this course is not like any other conventional language course. Where we will, we will build sentences and we weren't really build them. We'll just, we'll just be told a sentence. I will just say it like my name is Felix and something like that. We don't really understand it will just know a sentence. And that's very different from what we do here. As soon as we learned a sentence here, we'll be able to understand the fundamentals of it, will be able to understand every piece of dominant in this sentence. So we'll also be able to alter it, will also be able to change anything within the sentence. And only then will you ever be really, really good at Chinese. So bear with me through these basic classes. And very soon you'll be able to speak fantastic Chinese. And I can prove that. Just keep on learning. So I'll see you in a bit and bye-bye. 73. Lesson 4 Summary: Okay, so for now, very exciting indeed. We'll start with this one. It's a little dagger. It looks like a smallest all sorts of something. And yet here in this case, it means efficiently means shoot or IRA. However, we're not going to use it very much larger store. And let's give it to you as simple as possible so it looks like what it is. Let's attacker. Then we add one more line and we get what we get here then. Well, I think it's going to say lands or dagger acts simply a bigger, bigger knife. Sorry, I just switched to this. It's another it's another flash card sets. It's got the same content, just looks a little bit better and it's giving you the pinion as well. Okay, so, and we can go through here and here, new pronunciation for these ones, not important, However, now we get left-handers are so left, left side we have a hand. And then we have the actually this right part is this one which is low, none. So the axe, this is the character for war for me or I. It's wonderful. It's wonderful. Now we can actually say longest sentence using, using only Tony's character saying, I am tall, I am English, Wonderful. I'm British actually, what thinking? We can also say, I hit ding, ding, I punch him. Punishment. And now we have o or o, depending on the situation. Again here now it's a brilliant example of how we can use, we can use this mouth vertical. They are mouth building block on the left here is as an idea part. Because the idea here is that you use your mouth here when you say, oh, when you exclude exclaim something simply. Wonderful. So that means o. And now we have both, and that is no. Anytime we negate something, we'll use that one. And now we have shisha again. Why said what? Because ship. It's simply the way say you went comb. You're welcome. No, thank you. Literally OK. Bullshit. Ussher would be no to be not incorrect. Wonderful. And so that's the opposite of shoe because yeah, sure. Like this should now can also mean correct, like I mentioned as well. Hence, why Ussher to mean not correct is incorrect. Shibuya is the Shakespeare question. We introduced the Shakespeare questionnaire should, which really means is it or is it not? This one here means is it, or is it not Schubert? Sure, wonderful. Now we can say washer, Truong Gordon, I am toy. Nice. Because now it's just loads of examples which you can practice on your own. I'm not American, washable shrieking Gordon. I am my, my English and my, my British, right? And now we have the food, food radical, a building block. And this one, yeah, jacked up on calling it BB here because that's my own term to call it a building block by. We have and this is quite funny. Now we have the same idea on the right side that gives us the sound. It's not water anymore. It's quite similar anyways. And the idea is that using food because you're hungry. Wonderful. So hungry. Oba, we can ask, are you hungry? Yao is a wonderful, brilliant character. Will break it down later on, but it's so necessary for, you know, it's just no. Yao means to want. Yellow means do want. We are means to not want, not once. Now we can form the shake requesting because a Jacobian, Jacobian, you want it, do you want to know? Now we can say topically, and that means chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. It's a Chinese borrowed wide from English. That's why it sounds funny. And three characters are quite difficult, but I thought the word is funny enough. Funny enough, fun enough for you to have to learn. Way out hopefully. So I want chocolate also. This should be a fourth tone. Now we have a cafe, and this is a second loan, loan, loan word from English. Cafe means coffee as you can imagine. And now we have this one. By the way, I don't want you to focus too much on the character. However, if you do characters later on will be super easy for you. Okay? Now we have been also at fairly difficult characters, therefore, therefore I put the asterix here. Remember that is for place. Hashtag is if you've seen it before. Asterix is if you star one here is if you don't recognize, you're not supposed to recognize all the different parts. Okay. Bang means to help, so on. Help. So when you are someone, can you help me use a bumble bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, help. And now we have done, and no note here now that we have the hashtag here because we've seen it before, relent. And then that, sorry, this is actually level or lesson lesson five. We can stop here. Sorry, I just got carried away. They're brilliant. 74. Story Time | Chapter 1 : That is me celebrating. That is because you deserve a celebration. You've done only a few hours now, but you're already about to read a complete text and complete story in Chinese. Fantastic, fantastic. What's important now is not there. You are able to speak or read Chinese fluently after just an hour or two. Thats barely, that's almost impossible. Instead, what's important is that you are able to understand Chinese and your foundation is already laid out. With this foundation. Now, we'll start building quicker and quicker. One because we know how to build. And the second thing is because we can use the things we've built on. So the further we go, the more tools we have, the more pieces of Lego we have, and the quicker we can build, which is fantastic. And I can tell you that after only a 100 hours in this course, we'll actually already able to start speaking completely in Chinese. I'll be giving you instructions completely in Chinese. And it's fantastic, isn't it? Okay, so what we'll do now is I'll just go ahead and leave you over to me again in another format. So you'll read a story now. I hope you're excited. Couldn't walk. We're coming to sorrow DI Well, this is chapter one. Chapter one, what about wow, what about Wong? And let us tell you a few things about storytelling. You've studied four lessons. We will sum that up into a chapter. We'll call it Chapter One. Note the next four lessons will be chapter two, and it's in, it's in each chapter, we will use the vocab that we've picked up recently from these last four lessons. So now you are supposed to be able to recognize all the words in this chapter one. And then we'll make a story out of it. We have a main character. What's his name? Wow, ooh, means many things in English, means king in Chinese, and that's what you're going to go by one hand. So what about Wang is the name of this chapter. And next chapter will also be about one. And do you think we should get started now? Yes. Subtasks. Okay, our suffers. Wom Shu Bu Shi Mei Guo Qu. Wang is not this is not as Mick Gordon American all So you're asking here, do you recognize this should washers and is it or is it not like this? So we're asking, what are we asking? Is why American always, why American is, or is he not American? That Shakespeare question and I answered, Bush, Sure. Not correct or not is he is not. I'm negating your statement or question. One. Sure. England. Wang is Englishman. Wong is an Englishman. Ussher, one low and you say, oh ha, ha, ha, ha, lack of other responses you say, or which means means nothing actually exist. That means all just miscalled just like in English or, or under. And that's difficult to understand. What does it mean on haha? As you say, oh haha, you can say that in any conversation, especially if you bought. So when you talk to Boyce. On the internet with your phone. Do you say R or a ha ha ha, a lot? Yes, I do. Yes, you do. Especially when I'm talking to you, especially when you talk to me. Thank you for that. So yeah, girls and voice, if you bought on the internet talking to someone, you just go, Oh haha, I don't know what else to say. And then we continue. I say, I say one Bang, make Oren Di Yin gotten. So it's Huang and he's helping bang to help one bumps or one help one helps. Wang helps Americans hit dark or fight or punch to fight with English people off. One British. Why he's helping YZ helping I guess he's some sort of as by we try to work this story up as soon as we could and try to use all the words, incorporate all the words that we've learned. We obviously need to use the word dao in some contexts and this was the best tool. So why he says by and he's working for Americans, he's working for the Americans. And he hits his own people, he fights with them. And then see, see what your responses then. Oh, haha, by-by. Very interesting conversations. Don't like action movies. And so yeah, you went or Haha again and then you added bye-bye. And what does that mean again on I forgot by the means, but it means boy, good, goodbye. Fantastic. So let's read the whole thing in English quickly and then in Chinese greatly. And so you go, you ask me, is why American? Fantastic? I go, No, he's not. He's English. Oh ha ha, ha ha. One helps Americans fight with English people. All. You said spot in Chinese is. So let's do this in Chinese now already at one QuickTime and that'll be enough actually. Yes, I'm ready too. Wang Shu bushier make 4m Boucher, one should Ingold and 01 Pang make Oren tar. All ha-ha, buy, buy, buy, buy. Fantastic little plotted plastic. And so you've read this entire texts and that's beautiful. It's taken you, What is it? Only two hours. Two hours now you can already read this. I hope you feel fantastic. Should be yes, about yourself. Next chapter will be even longer, because obviously in that chapter two then we'll use everything from chapter one, all the words from lesson one to four, but also from five to eight or so eight lessons there. So exponentially here we will see all the chapters and growing and growing and growing. So I think in the next chapter we might even have two pages to look forward to all. So read this one on the metro now show it to everyone and say there's only took me two hours hashtag. Don't I'm not Chinese and non-Chinese areas and we will be very, very thankful and we would not die. You. Thank you a lot. Do we haven't lost beautiful words on paper. Or 1-2-3 or, Haha, Bye, bye.