Most of people in Singapore take MRT or public bus to work. How do we say “i take MRT/bus to work”in mandarin ? ☘️The verb “take” in mandarin is “zuò(坐)” means to sit. When you take transportation and you are not the driver you should use “zuò(坐)”as the verb. 🌲MRT 🚇 in mandarin is “dì tiě(地铁)” means […]

OMG, too hot !

😥 People around me recently always say “ tiān na, tài rè le !” 🤪“tiān na (天呐),tài rè le(太热了)!” ☀️“tiān na (天呐)!” is an interjection. The meaning same as “oh my god!” 💦“tài (太) + adj+ le (了)” is a sentence pattern to express the degree of something is on a very high level. For example […]

Have a rest

Tomorrow is a public holiday so we don’t go to work . “Míng tiān wǒ xiū xi(明天我休息)。” ☘️ “Míng tiān wǒ xiū xi” Tomorrow i rest (literally ) 明天我休息。 I am resting tomorrow . ☘️“míng tiān (明天)”means tomorrow . literally means “ bright day ” ☘️ “xiū xi (休息)”means to rest /off (work) ☘️The sentence pattern is […]

I sweated

In Chinese we have several idioms to describe “somebody perspired ”. I bring you a common one today . ☀️☀️💦😥 “ hàn rú yǔ xià ”汗如雨下 sweat like rain drop(literally ) ✍🏻“hàn (汗)”means to perspire ✍🏻“yǔ (雨🌧️)”means rain ✍🏻 “rú(如)” means like ✍🏻“xià (下)” means to drop The meaning of this idiom is somebody has perspired so […]

I want a jug of beer

🍺What a wonderful weekend night if you have a jug of beer during or after dinner ! In Singapore you can order your jug of beer in mandarin . Say it after me , 🎈wǒ yào yì zhā pí jiǔ 🤩🍺 我要一扎啤酒。 I want a jug of beer! Have you found the sentence pattern is the […]

Hey, it’s time to ……

Do you have to wake your kids up to school in the morning ? do you need someone else to wake you up to work in the morning ? 😂👿 In english , you may say “wake up , its time to school / to work !” 🐼🍎In mandarin , we put a particle word “le” […]

To watch a movie

    Will you go for a movie this weekend ? Maybe “Avengers 4”?😁 👀☘️To watch/see/look in mandarin pronounce as “kàn (看👀)”like english word “ken” . It is a very useful verb , ☘️We can say “kàn kàn (看看)”which means to take a look . When someone recommend a cloth or others to you , […]

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