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Weekly Quiz [Mar. 15th, 2008|11:38 am]
The 1,000 Most Common Characters

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Give the basic meaning and pronunciation (including tone) for each character:


1112. 唯 1111. 隔
1110. 胞 1109. 拜
1108. 炎 1107. 泥
1106. 挑 1105. 妙
1104. 延 1103. 伸
1102. 箱 1101. 幅
1100. 謂 1099. 壁
1098. 桌


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(no subject) [Mar. 14th, 2008|09:39 am]
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1112. 唯 WEI2, only
唯一 WEI2 YI1, one and only

1111. 隔 GE2, to be separate
隔開 GE2 KAI1, to separate

1110. 胞 BAO1, placenta
雙胞胎 SHUANG1 BAO1, TAI1, twins

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(no subject) [Mar. 13th, 2008|09:18 am]
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1109. 拜 BAI4, worshhip
拜拜 BAI4 BAI4, Bye-bye!
禮拜 LI3 BAI4, week
拜年 BAI4 NIAN2, to pay a New Year's visit

1108. 炎 YAN2, inflamation
發炎 FA1 YAN2, to have a fever; inflamation

1107. 泥 NI2, mud, soil; NI4, stubborn
泥土 NI2 TU3, soil

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(no subject) [Mar. 12th, 2008|09:13 am]
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1106. 挑 TIAO1, to select; TIAO3, to provoke
挑選 TIAO1 XUAN3, to select
挑逗 TIAO3 DOU4, to provoke

1105. 妙 MIAO4, wonderful
妙不可言 MIAO4 BU4 KE3 YAN2, too wonderful for words

1104. 延 YAN2, to extend
延長 YAN2 CHANG2, to extend

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(no subject) [Mar. 11th, 2008|11:03 am]
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1103. 伸 SHEN1, to stretch
伸長 SHEN1 ZHANG1, uphold, promote
伸縮 SHEN1 SUO1, elasticity

1102. 箱 XIANG1, box
箱子 XIANG1 ZI, box

1101. 幅 FU2, (measure word for pictures, paintings, etc.)

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(no subject) [Mar. 10th, 2008|09:03 am]
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1100. 謂 WEI4, to call
所謂 SUO3 WEI4, so-called
我無所謂 WO3 WU2 SUO3 WEI4, I don't care.

1099. 壁 BI4, wall
隔壁 GE2 BI4, next door

1098. 桌 ZHUO1, table
桌子 ZHUO1 ZI, table

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Weekly Review [Mar. 9th, 2008|01:29 pm]
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(no subject) [Mar. 7th, 2008|09:27 am]
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1097. 爺 爷 YE2, paternal grandfather
爺爺 YE2 YE, paternal grandfather; sir (address for person of one's grandfather's age)

1096. 架 JIA4, to erect; shelf
架子 JIA4 ZI, frame; haughtiness
架式 JIA4 SHI4, pose, stance

1095. 藍 蓝 LAN2, blue
藍色 LAN2 SE4, blue

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(no subject) [Mar. 6th, 2008|09:06 am]
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1094. 詞 CI2, word, phrase
詞典 CI2 DIAN3, dictionary
名詞 MING2 CI2, noun

1093. 握 WO4, to grasp

1092. 針 ZHEN1, needle
打針 DA3 ZHEN1, to give an injection
針線 ZHEN1 XIAN4, sewing



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(no subject) [Mar. 5th, 2008|10:00 am]
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1091. 訂 订 DING4, to subscribe; to agree to
訂婚 DING4 HUN1, to be engaged
訂位 DING4 WEI4, to make a reservation

1090. 掛 挂 GUA4, to hang; to register
掛號信 GUA4 HAO4 XIN4, registered letter

1089. 尺 CHI3, foot
公尺 GONG1 CHI3, meter
英尺 YING1 CHI3, foot



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