Learning : The Opposite
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Abstract : So maybe if you knew these words you could create more complicated sentences and sound like a real pro in Mandarin! Connecting words are always important in any sentence structure building. This one's a very important Experience! Listen closely!

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Hi, dàjiā hǎo, wǒ shì Benny, jīntiān nǐmen hǎo ma? (How are you guys today? I am Benny) huānyíng lái Bennysland (Welcome to Bennysland). Today’s experience is about learning the function words. This is a very important experience which you can learn about opposites in Mandarin. Are you ready? Let's move forward!

The most basic vocabularies:

big

xiǎo

small


FOR EXAMPLE:

Wǒ xǐhuān dàde bàngōngshì,dànshì wǒde bàngōngshì hěn xiǎo.

I like big office but my office is small.

我喜欢大的办公室,但是我的办公室很小。

 

Now we learn some commonly used physical descriptions:

pàng

fat

shòu

thin

 

FOR EXAMPLE:

Jiāfēimāo hěn pàng,ōudí hěn shòu.

Garfield is fat, Odie is thin.

加菲猫很胖,欧迪很瘦。

 

hòu

thick

báo

thin

 

FOR EXAMPLE:

Zhè běn zìdiǎn hěn hòu, bù báo.

The dictionary is thick, not thin.

这本字典很厚,不薄。

 

gāo

tall

cháng

long

ǎi / duǎn

/

short

 

FOR EXAMPLE:

Benny hěn gāo, bù ǎi.

Benny is tall, not short.

Benny很高,不矮。

Tāde tóufa cháng háishì duǎn?

Is his hair long or short?

他的头发长还是短?

 

zhòng

heavy

qīng

light

 

FOR EXAMPLE:

Zhège tài zhòng le,nǐ néng bāng wǒ ma?

This is too heavy, can you help me?

这个太重了,你能帮我吗?

Zhè tái diànnǎo hěn qīng.

This computer is light.

这台电脑很轻。

 

Suǒyǐ (so), this is today’s experience. Go outside and try it out now! Don;t be shy! Thank you for your time, xièxie, zàijiàn.

 

It's easy as ABC!

 

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