低頭族 Smartphone addicts (Literally, bowed-head tribe)

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低頭族 dī tóu zú smartphone addicts

低頭 dī tóu means to bow or lower your head, and 族 zú means tribe, so what is a tribe of people with lowered heads? Smartphone addicts, of course!

allaboutchinese:

简体部首 Chinese Radicals

allaboutchinese:

简体部首 Chinese Radicals

微笑 wēi xiào

Definition: Smile

Remember: 微 wēi means “micro-” and 笑 xiào means “laugh”. A micro-laugh is just a smile!

苗 miáo

Definition: Seedling

Remember: 田 means “field”, and 艹 is a radical that indicates grass or a plant. A little bit of a plant poking out on top of a field is a seedling.

完美 wán měi

Definition: Perfect

Remember: 完 means “finished, complete” and 美 means “beautiful”. If something is completely beautiful, then it is perfect.

可口可乐 kě kǒu kě lè

Definition: Coca-Cola

Remember: This word was translated phonetically, so it sounds like the English Coca-Cola! You can also remember that 可口 means tasty, and 可乐 means cola/soda; Coca-Cola sure is tasty!

上 shàng vs. 下 xià

上 shàng Definition: Above, on top of, up

下 xià Definition: Below, underneath, down

Remember: The character 上 has a sideways T on top of a horizontal line. The character 下 has a vertical line and a dot underneath a horizontal line.

网 wǎng

Definition: Net

Remember: The two X’s inside this character make it look like a tennis or volleyball net.

大 dà

Definition: Big

Remember: This character looks like a person spreading his/her arms out wide, saying, “The elephant was THIS BIG!”

问 wèn

Definition: To ask

Remember: The mouth 口 is in the middle of the door 门 asking, “Can I come in?”