CASTING CALL 18/55
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TIME TO CHOOSE A NEW ACTOR!
For any pronunciation that contains Simple Final i (YI) pick a female actor, in this case, “yi-.” You can choose any female person with a first name, last name, or nickname that begins with letters or sounds that start with “Y” or “i.”. Make sure it is a real person, not a fictional character. It can be someone you personally know or a famous person.
Choose anyone you can imagine clearly in your mind, but the more familiar you are with them, the better. That’s why we suggest you first think about people from your real life. If you can’t think of anyone suitable, then consider choosing a famous person.
Think about it like this; if you have the choice between a celebrity you have heard of who’s appearance you are roughly familiar with, or a close friend of 10 years, then the latter is the better choice. However, if you have the choice between either a vaguely memorable professional acquaintance or a celebrity you have been obsessed with since childhood, go with the celebrity.
Here are some categories of people that may help trigger memories of people from your past:
FAMILY – FRIENDS – FAMILY FRIENDS – FRIEND’S FAMILY – TEACHERS – NEIGHBORS – CLASSMATES – ENEMIES/RIVALS – WORK COLLEAGUES – ACQUAINTANCES
Here is a list of female names relating to “yi-“ to get you going. See if any trigger real people from your life:
ACTORS – ATHLETES – MUSICIANS – ROYALTY – WRITERS – PHILOSOPHERS – SCIENTISTS – HUMANITARIANS – BUSINESS PEOPLE – MILITARY FIGURES – INVENTORS
NOTE: This tends to work best when you choose a person with a particularly memorable personality, someone you have a great liking or hatred for or someone from an area you are particularly interested in.
Here are some names of some famous female people that relate to “yi-“ to help you out:
Once you have chosen your actor for “yi-“ you can mark this lesson as complete and add your chosen actor to the “yi-“ Anki card in your “Actors” Anki deck.
Want to share your actor choice with us? Leave a comment below…we’re building a database that will help future Mandarin Blueprint users.
MAKE A MOVIE
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HOW TO WRITE IT:
-Ø childhood home
Bedroom or Living Room
一 (Razor Blade)
Script 1: Yoko Ono is a horrible sociopath in this story, as she’s taking a hook to pluck swallows out of the sky and then using a razor blade to cut off their heads (the razor blade is placed above her hook). She’s invited John Lennon there as well to start a demented competition to see who can pluck more swallows out of the air and cut off their heads. As the contest ends, it turns out that Yoko has come in 2ND place, and a silver medal is put over her head.
Script 2: Mahatma Gandhi is floating in the air, absorbing the cheers from the public with open arms. Indira Gandhi is jealous of Mahatma being the first and most famous “Gandhi.” Tired of being 2ND, she cuts him down using her razor blade and stands on a hook, which raises her to Mahatma’s original position, leaving him very much in 2ND place.
PICK A PROP
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PICK A PROP TO REPRESENT 乙
Swallow, or just the V-shaped swallow tail all by itself. Something related to it’s the most common modern meaning of “2nd”, such as your second-grade teacher.