30 8 / 2014

nihononthego:

Some kanji that use water.
雨(あめ、ame) - rain湿 (しつ、shitsu) - damp, moist沸 (フつ、futsu) - boil, ferment
州 (しゅう、shuu) - state, province海 (うみ、umi) - ocean, sea波 (なみ、nami) - wave汐 (せき、seki) - tide池 (ち、chi) - pond沼 (しょう、shou) - marsh, bog湖 (みずうみ、mizuumi) - lake汗 (あせ、ase) - sweat沢 (さわ、sawa) - swamp泥 (どろ、doro) - mud洗 (せん、sen) - wash泪 (なみだ、namida) - tears油 (あぶら、abura) - oil冷 (れい、rei) - cold, cool (drinks, people, not as in temperature; special thanks to azsurance for finding out this kanji for me).氷 (ひょう、hyou) - hail汁 (しる、shiru) - broth, juice
沈 (ちん、chin) - sink, submerge  

In Mandarin, the water radical is referred to as “三点水” (sāndiǎnshuǐ), lit. “three water drops.”
Mandarin Pronunciations of the characters in the photo:
雨 - yǔ湿 - shī沸 - fèi州 - zhōu海 - hǎi波 - bō汐 - xī池 - chí沼 - zhǎo湖 - hú汗 - hán沢 - zé (Took a bit of searching to find this entry - I think it might be a character that’s only really used in Japanese)泥 - ní洗 - xǐ泪 - lèi油 - yóu冷 - lěng氷 (冰) - bīng汁 - zhī沈 - shěn

nihononthego:

Some kanji that use water.

雨(あめ、ame) - rain
湿 (しつ、shitsu) - damp, moist
沸 (フつ、futsu) - boil, ferment

州 (しゅう、shuu) - state, province
海 (うみ、umi) - ocean, sea
波 (なみ、nami) - wave
汐 (せき、seki) - tide
池 (ち、chi) - pond
沼 (しょう、shou) - marsh, bog
湖 (みずうみ、mizuumi) - lake
汗 (あせ、ase) - sweat

沢 (さわ、sawa) - swamp
泥 (どろ、doro) - mud
洗 (せん、sen) - wash
泪 (なみだ、namida) - tears
油 (あぶら、abura) - oil
冷 (れい、rei) - cold, cool (drinks, people, not as in temperature; special thanks to azsurance for finding out this kanji for me).
氷 (ひょう、hyou) - hail
汁 (しる、shiru) - broth, juice

沈 (ちん、chin) - sink, submerge
  

In Mandarin, the water radical is referred to as “三点水” (sāndiǎnshuǐ), lit. “three water drops.”

Mandarin Pronunciations of the characters in the photo:

雨 - 
湿 - shī
沸 - fèi
州 - zhōu
海 - hǎi
波 - 
汐 - 
池 - chí
沼 - zhǎo
湖 - 
汗 - hán
沢 - zé (Took a bit of searching to find this entry - I think it might be a character that’s only really used in Japanese)
泥 - 
洗 - 
泪 - lèi
油 - yóu
冷 - lěng
氷 (冰) - bīng
汁 - zhī
沈 - shěn

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29 8 / 2014

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adhemarpo:

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23 8 / 2014

halftheskymovement:

A feminist group based in Guangzhou, China staged an online protest against the sexual exploitation of women in the workplace, revealing a photograph with a message boldly written in red on a whiteboard behind them: “My vagina does not come free with my labor.” More words were written on the women’s thighs, reiterating: “Not freebies.” 
The campaign was in response to a recent fatal rape case involving a 20-year-old woman at a state-owned company who was asked by her boss to a dinner. She was sexually assaulted by her boss’s friend and died as a result of her injuries.“Don’t ask your staff to provide part-time escort services. Women should only be asked to provide knowledge or technical skills in the workplace, but not other things,” says Ye Haiyan, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights.
Read more via The New York Times.

halftheskymovement:

A feminist group based in Guangzhou, China staged an online protest against the sexual exploitation of women in the workplace, revealing a photograph with a message boldly written in red on a whiteboard behind them: “My vagina does not come free with my labor.” More words were written on the women’s thighs, reiterating: “Not freebies.” 

The campaign was in response to a recent fatal rape case involving a 20-year-old woman at a state-owned company who was asked by her boss to a dinner. She was sexually assaulted by her boss’s friend and died as a result of her injuries.“Don’t ask your staff to provide part-time escort services. Women should only be asked to provide knowledge or technical skills in the workplace, but not other things,” says Ye Haiyan, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights.

Read more via The New York Times.

22 8 / 2014

guardian:

Fan Ho is one of Asia’s most beloved street photographers, capturing the spirit of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s. His work shows a love of people combined with unexpected, geometric constructions and a sense of drama heightened by use of smoke and light. More
Approaching Shadow, 1954. Photo: Fan Ho/AO Vertical Art Space

guardian:

Fan Ho is one of Asia’s most beloved street photographers, capturing the spirit of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s. His work shows a love of people combined with unexpected, geometric constructions and a sense of drama heightened by use of smoke and light. More

Approaching Shadow, 1954. Photo: Fan Ho/AO Vertical Art Space

(Source: theguardian.com)

22 8 / 2014

This is a site set up by some foreign students at Shandong University who wanted to make it easier to find out what there is to do in the city. Definitely worth a look if you’re thinking of moving to Jinan, or are just curious to see what cities other than Beijing and Shanghai have to offer.

You can also learn a few words and phrases in 济南话 (Jinanhua - Jinan Dialect), if Mandarin isn’t enough of a challenge for you!