CASTING CALL 3/55
Click Here for the theory behind “Actors”
TIME TO CHOOSE A NEW ACTOR!
Because “mu-“ contains Simple Final U (WU), choose a fictional character from a story that left an impact on you. In this case for “mu-,” pick a fictional character with a name that starts with “M” (it does not have to have a “u” sound, simply starting with “M” is fine).
Choose a fictional character you can imagine clearly in your mind. The more familiar you are with them, the better. The fictional universe is vast, so first consider characters from stories you’ve spent a lot of time with. This will (obviously) be uniquely personal to you.
If no fictional character whose name starts with “M” immediately comes to mind, here are some categories of fictional characters that may help trigger memories from your past:
MOVIES – NOVELS – SHORT STORIES – TV SHOWS – COMICS – VIDEO GAMES – ANIME – MUSICALS – PLAYS
Below is a list of fictional characters relating to “mu-“ to get you going. Obviously this is a non-exhaustive list as the fictional universe is incredibly vast, but nonetheless see if any of these characters work for you:
Once you have chosen your actor for “mu-“ you can mark this lesson as complete and add your chosen actor to the “mu-“ Anki card.
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
Click Here for a detailed guide to creating incredibly vivid “Movie Scenes”.
HOW TO WRITE IT:
-Ø childhood home
Bathroom or Backyard
mu- Fictional Character
二 (Twins) -OR- 一 (Razor Blade x2)
PICK A PROP
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PICK A PROP TO REPRESENT 目
When used in other characters, it can retain its meaning of Eye, make sure it is something that is a very vivid image of an eyeball for you.
NEW VOCABULARY UNLOCKED!
A NEW WORD HAS BEEN UNLOCKED: 目的
The character just learned 目 can combine with 的 to make a high-frequency compound word!
Here are some example sentences of this word in action:
Usage 1 – “purpose, objective (mùdì) “:
nǐde mùdì shì shénme
What is your objective?
gōngzuò de mùdì shì shénme
What is the purpose of work?
wǒde mùdì zhǐshì bāngzhù rén
My objective is only to help people.
帮助- bāngzhù- to help
These sentences are only meant to give you some context; you don’t need to think about them too much for now. Just know that you can’t truly learn a word until you start to see it in the context of a sentence.