CASTING CALL 38/55
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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 “ti-“. You can choose any female person with a first name, last name, or nickname that begins with letters or sounds that start with “T”. 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 “ti-“ 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 “ti-“ to help you out:
Once you have chosen your actor for “ti-“ you can mark this lesson as complete and add your chosen actor to the “ti-“ 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:
Bring Up (a topic, question)
-Ø childhood home
Hallway/Lobby or Kitchen
IT’S A WORD!
提 (tí) carries the meaning “To lift with the hand and hold by one’s side,” but it is also a word that can be used independently. Here’s a bonus video we did about it.
Here are some example sentences of this word in action:
Usage 1 – “To lift with the hand and hold by one’s side“:
tā zài tí hěn zhòng de dōngxi
He’s lifting very heavy stuff.
东西 – dōngxi- thing, stuff
ràng wǒ tí yixia zhège dōngxi
Let me carry that stuff for a moment.
东西 – dōngxi- thing, stuff
Usage 2 – “to bring up (a question or topic)”:
wǒ kéyǐ tí yíge wèntí ma
Can I bring up a question?
可以- kéyǐ- may, allowed to
问题- wèntí- question, problem
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.