User Comments - BeccaChu
Posted on: 88 characters with Carly, Part 5May 05, 10:47 AM
Very good question! Yes the literal meanings are mostly correct (I don't think 见 has the meaning of to interview), but they have different usages. For 晚, you can say 我来晚了, that's the equivalence of 我迟到了. Keep in mind that the literal meaning of individual characters aren't as important as the meanings of the words they make up, and they vary very much from words to words!
Posted on: 88 characters with Carly, Part 12May 05, 10:23 AM
The "Daily characters" series unfortunately won't be uploaded to the website. As for your other question, 交 and 渡 can both mean "to cross" but they have widely different usages. The word 渡 is only used when describing crossing the rivers, while 交 is used for crossing in general.
Posted on: Pinyin Sections 1-2May 05, 09:07 AM
The character 饭 is pronounced as [fan4], you can go to our pronunciation page for tips on how to pronounce "an"! chinesepod.com/tools/pronunciation/section/1
Posted on: 88 characters with Carly, Part 4May 05, 08:31 AM
我没有喝过粉柠檬汽水，是什么味道呢？As for your question, you can use 凉 to describe drinks. For example, 凉水. For 暑, however, it means "heat; summer", so you would see the character mainly in words related to summer, for example, 暑假.
Posted on: 88 characters with Carly, Part 2May 04, 11:00 AM
Thank you for your suggestion! Although I don't really know what you mean by the suggestion. Could you clarify what you meant by "when a word's not related to the YouTube video title"? To get rich is 发 [fā].
Posted on: 88 characters with Carly, Part 9May 04, 10:43 AM
Very interesting questions! You can say 电动扶梯 and 自动扶梯 for escalators. As for 处 and 所, they have quite similar usages in the sense that they can both mean "area; place". For example, 住所 and 住处 literally mean "living place" (residence).