Chinese Proverbs……

….are a real help to learning Mandarin.

So much of my study has been with dictionary, pen and paper that I forget so much that i have covered. Yet a simple proverb (or poem or line froma song) is so much more likely to be remembered than practice sentences.  

An hour ago I discovered:

Why hadn’t I looked for this before. It is an excellent resource. Tootle around clicking characters and so much unfolds – and quickly! What is particularly useful is the contractions have their meaning explained by the click of the mouse, this is one area that had bugged me. So much is now made clear.

Heres an example courtesy wiki:

(rén)(yào)(liǎn), (shù)(yào)()

  • Literally: a person needs a face; a tree needs bark.

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