TCA Class: Lesson 2 Part 1

Today I started going over Chapter 2 of A Course in Contemporary Chinese Level 2! 

Some points we went over:

The 糸 radical

This radical indicates "string". It takes a different form when written on the left side of a character versus underneath another radical. Some characters that use 糸 are:

約 (yuē - to invite someone to do something at a specific time)

  • yuēhuì - to go on a date (V)
  • PERSON A gēn PERSON B yuē ACTION (when and where/what). 

結 (jiē - to tie), 紙 (zhǐ - paper), 線 (xiàn - string, thread), 累(lèi - to be tired), and 網 (wǎng - network, internet)

直接: zhíjiē - directly

  • 下課以後, 我直接會家。Xià kè yíhòu, wǒ zhíjiē huí jiā。 
  •  他說話很直。Tā shuō huà hěn zhí. (He speaks very directly)

 麻煩: máfán - to be troublesome, to trouble someone

  • 別找我麻煩。Bié zhǎo wǒ máfán. (Don't bother/bully me)

一點: yī diǎn - a little

  •  一點都不 + adj. or 一點也不 + adj.: not even a little bit + adj.
  •  有一點 + adj.: it's a little bit + adj. 
  • verb + adverb + 一點。
  • adverb + 一點 + verb. (indicates that the action hasn't begun yet, and they should hurry and start)

Miscellaneous Vocab:

  • 英里: yīnglǐ - a mile