字. May 2011

  • 了解

    liǎojiě - understand, find out

  • 引起

    yǐnqǐ - give rise to, cause

    Another word from word I learnt through Skritter. I like it mainly for the first character, which means to draw a bow, and for the sentence below.

    饥饿引起犯罪
    Hunger begets crime.

  • cāi - guess

    Another Skritter word, which came up a few days ago, but which I got wrong today. Maybe the fact that I can't pronounce it makes it harder for me to recall. I should create a mnemonic involving a green dog or something.

    我猜也猜不到你是什么意思。
    I cannot even guess at what you mean.

  • 缺乏

    quēfá - be short of, scarcity

    I switched to an easier Skritter course today, so have picked a word from my iKnow course instead, for no real reason other than I liked the look of the characters.

    他缺乏自信。
    He lacks self confidence.

  • zhì - ambition; record

    This word came up on my iKnow today. I recognised it from 杂志 (magazine), but didn't realise that it had the meaning, ambition.

    他立志当一名科学家。
    He aims at becoming a scientist.

  • 回眸

    huímóu - glance back, retrospective

    I picked this word because today I made a retrospectroscope. 眸 means the pupil of an eye.

    回眸过去, 豪情满怀; 展望未来, 信心百倍。
    Looking Back, we are filled with pride; looking into future, we are full of confidence.