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  • liàng - bright, shine, clear; reveal

    Another word that I can't remember the reason for, maybe because it is in the word for moon, 月亮, or maybe because it shares the same pronunciation as the previous word.

    当她看到他走过来的时候,她的脸亮了起来。
    Her face lit up when she saw he was coming.

  • liáng - cold, cool; disappointed

    A handy little adjective. I can't remember why I chose it. It's used in a couple of interesting compounds, like 凉水 (unboiled water), 凉台 (balcony) and 凉鞋 (sandal).

    因为天气热,她穿了一件凉快的衣服。
    As it was a hot day she wore a cool dress.

  • dǎo - collapse, fail; change (trains or buses), move around; sell

    Another word that later I later learnt on Smart.fm. For while I confused it with 到.

    再给你倒杯茶好吗?
    Can I pour you another cup of tea?

  • xìng - nature, essence; property, quality, attribute; sex;  suffix forming adjective from verb; suffix forming noun from adjective

    A very useful word as you can see from all its meanings its grammatical function that works a like -ness or -ity in English.

    残忍完全不合他的本性。
    Cruelty is completely against his nature.

  • yīng - answer; should, ought to

    This is a very useful word, which I think I now know.

    你应该小心一点,知道吗?
    You ought to be more careful, you know.

  • - urgent; rapid; worried

    Another word that later appeared on Smart.fm and which I think I have now learnt.

    我有急事,请长话短说。
    I'm in a hurry, please be brief.

     

  • - lost, confused; bewitched, infatuated

    I really like this character as I wrote here. It appears with surprising frequency. I tried to included two characters a week with the walk radical (辶, derived from 走) 迷 is the radical plus the character for 'rice', 米, as a phonetic element.

    他迷了路,这使他耽搁了很久。
    He lost his way, which delayed him considerably.

  • shì - suitable; comfortable; follow

    A useful word, which later appeared on a Smart.fm list.

    她适合做这项工作。
    She is suitable for the job.

  • pàng - fat

    This was the second word on my calendar. I can't remember where I found it. I still haven't really learnt it.

    你怎么敢叫我胖子!
    How dare you call me fat!

  • zháo - touch, feel, be affected by; catch fire; fall asleep

    When I came up with the idea of having trying to learn a Chinese character each day, I'd forgotten that I'd actually tried something similar a couple of time before. The first time was in 2007, when I wrote one character on every day of my calendar, but it lasted less than a month. I've just come across the calendar so I'm going to add the characters on this blog; there are some very useful words.