December 7, 2017

Former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin met with the managers of NOET in Beijing on Nov 30th. He participated in a demo course, and was greatly impressed by this new and effective way of learning Chinese.  Jean-Pierre Raffarin, also the chair of Fondatio...

November 27, 2017

NOET's research head and one of the founders, Shuhong Chen, has started her journey in finding the best teaching & learning method of Mandarin Chinese 26 years ago. Her daughter, Linghan, who is working for the research department of NOET, was her first "expe

rimental s...

November 16, 2017

 班 means a group people doing something together: it could be working together, or taking class together. Common phrases include 上班,下班,中文班。

November 15, 2017

几 looks like the traditional Chinese bench, the length of which can be measured by the number of kids sitting on it. It means "how many" or "what is the number" of something.

For example, 这里有几个人?means how many people here?

November 15, 2017

百 means a hundred. For example, 一百 means one hundred.  二百 means two hundred, so and so. 

November 15, 2017

The shape of 日 looks like the sun emerging from the horizon line - between the earth and sky. 日 means sun or date. 

November 15, 2017

You can write 白 by adding a beam-like stroke on 日(which means sun). Thus 白 is the white sunbeam among darness - meaning white. 

Common phrases include 白天 (daytime), 白人(white people)。 

November 15, 2017

 玉 is something ancient Chinese people wear on their waist (see the green jade in picture).

Every 王 would wear a 玉 on his waist to show his power.

November 15, 2017

The God is watching you.

Note that the god is more powerful than a king (you get a 主 when you add a dot on 王). 

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