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"..everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way" - Frankl
"..everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way" - Frankl

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10 Feb - 失敗 - Fail/Failure
Word of the Day: 失敗 - Fail/Failure Pronunciation: ㄕ ㄅㄞˋ|| Shībài By Character: (1) 失 - Lose (2) 敗 - Defeat Word Construction: To fail/failure is therefore to LOSE ( 失 ) and to be DEFEATED ( 敗 ) at the same time. Not a very pleasant thought and kind of the w...

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09 Feb - 設想 - Imagine
Word of the Day: 設想 - Imagine Pronunciation: ㄕㄜˋ ㄒㄧㄤˇ|| Shèxiǎng By Character: (1) 設 - To establish something (2) 想 - This is a very common word for think.

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06 Feb - 漫畫 - Cartoon
Word of the Day: 漫畫 - Cartoon Pronunciation: ㄇㄢˋ ㄏㄨㄚˋ || Mànhuà By Character: (1) 漫 - Overflow. Really simple definition for this one. (2) 畫 - Painting. Very common must know character this one.a By Character: This means then that, in Chinese, a CARTOON ( 漫...

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05 Feb - 成為 - Become
Word of the Day: 成為 - To become, to turn into Pronunciation: ㄔㄥˊ ㄨㄟˊ || Chéngwéi By Character: (1)   成 - This one has a few meanings according to my dictionary - but can mean (1) settled, accomplished (2) to achieve (3) to become.  (2) 為 - To be, to do, to ...

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03 Feb - 帝國 - Empire
Word of the Day: 帝國 - Empire Pronunciation: ㄉ一ˋ ㄍㄨㄛˊ || Dìguó Breaking it Down: The two characters that make up Empire are the characters for Emperor ( 帝 ) and country ( 國 ). The empire is literally then the "Emperor's Country". Living Language: I saw the p...

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02 Feb - 主委 - Chairman
Word of the Day: 主委 - Chairman Pronunciation: ㄓㄨˇ ㄨㄟˇ || Zhǔ wěi Breaking it Down: There are two characters: (1) 主 - P: ㄓㄨˇ || Zhǔ - The Lord (2) 委 - P: ㄨㄟˇ || Wěi - Appoint An Example From the Commonwealth Magazine: The original article can be see HERE. Yo...

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01 Feb - 厚臉皮 - To be Thick Skinned
Word of the Day: 厚臉皮  - Thick Skinned Pronunciation: - ㄏㄡˋㄌㄧㄢˇㄆㄧˊ || Hòu liǎnpí Elaboration: 厚臉皮 means to be thick skinned as in you need to toughen up and get stronger and not so easily upset by other people. This phrase was taught to me by my Taiwanese fr...

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30 Jan - FB Status Updates...
Will be putting this up weekly...so as to remind myself of the things I wrote on FB in Chinese. Kind of Like my own memory bank of the words and phrases used. 30 January 我發現我在FB蠻喜歡打字因為我越在FB打字越認識字也會越快打字.我也覺得打字蠻好玩得.OH!我今天學的是"女媧"....哈哈哈 29 January 我剛剛讀了一個故事說有一...

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30 Jan - 女媧 - P: ㄋㄩˇㄨㄚ - Nüwa (Goddess)
Word of the Day: 女媧  - Nüwa / Goddess Pronunciation: - ㄋㄩˇㄨㄚ || Nǚ wā Breaking it Down: The phrase 女媧 is comprised of the character for woman 女 and The character for Goddess 媧 .  Definition The definition of 女媧 on  Wikipedia  is:  " Nüwa, also known as Nügu...

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29 Jan - 吃苦 P: ㄔ ㄎㄨˇ - Bear Hardship
Word of the Day: 吃苦  - Bear Hardship/Suffer Hardship Pronunciation: - ㄘㄨㄤˊ ㄈㄥㄅㄠˋ ㄩˇ Breaking it Down: The phrase 吃苦 is comprised of the character for eat 吃 and bitter/painful 苦 . (1) 吃 - P: ㄔ || Chī - Eat (2) 苦 - P: ㄎㄨˇ || Kǔ - bitter/painful, hard, miserab...
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