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Share Harsh words maybe good medicine
SEARU 2019-8-12 07:13
Confucius was one great educator whose teaching has deeply influenced Chinese society for so long! His success shows that a teacher should have his own theory on teaching who can encourage students to do independent thinking by themselves! Sometimes Searu feels sorry for Chinese kids who are asked to recite Confucian poems without one-word-changing! They swallow down the whole text as recorder does without personal analysis. Here I have to say that most of our schooling goes in a stupid wa ...
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Share Special weather condition
SEARU 2019-8-11 18:07
Now I am in the Dongying City of Shandong Province. The heavy rain and hard wind have lasted for more than 24 hours. The whole city is flooding with most of the citizens have to stay at home even in daytime. Through the window I can see few cars still struggling on the roads like boats with half of the wheels in water! On the Wechat someone joked in this way: It is funny to drive car on the river-like road, the fact proves one truth that Dongying is famous for her rich resource on water!
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Share Let education managed by real educators
SEARU 2019-8-11 14:44
Parents and teachers do education jobs in different ways around the world. We chinese teach kids in low efficiency who need to sharpen the edge of working-knife. This needs a revolutionary change overall on the education system. It reminds former Premier Wen's words:“Those good teachers should been elected as headmasters in middle schools and let all schools run by real educators!" At present the administrative officials in schools act as those in the agriculture field in 1970s who l ...
Personal category: education|360 views|0 comments
Share Why 别 means ‘farewell’
SEARU 2019-8-7 10:19
离 reminds me its ‘brother’ who is ‘别’(bie). The latter has three components as the following: 口 is ‘mouth’ but here that represents ‘a person’; 力 is a simple picture of human body with arms and two strong legs. So the left part of 别 is two people who have close relationship with the bottom one tries to raise up the top one! The right of 别 is a vertical knife which is a changed form of 刀(something like sword). When you put 口, 力 and 刀 together, or you wave a ‘ ...
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Share How does 离 mean ‘leave’
SEARU 2019-8-6 21:05
The structure of the word 离 appears strange even for native Chinese students who had(have) to swallow it as whole without reasonable analysis! Now let‘s have a close look! I think the first part should be ‘文’ that symbols ‘a thin scholar’ or ‘man’: In fact it is a simple form of human body with the head, the shoulder plus two leg with thin waist. The second component of the character is as same as the bottom of 画 which should represent ...
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Share The urgent task for Chinese senior intellectuals
SEARU 2019-8-2 20:30
"Why is China backward on education? We are poor on both hardware and software!" Said a ninety-year-old rural teacher who is an English expert on the CCTV. He has devoted half of his life on countryside schooling. His words drive me think a lot about the bottom reasons which have troubled our nation terribly for a long time! I believe that we have lost on expressing method in the culture circle when compared with foreign counterparts!Our textbooks are not as wonderful as for ...
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Share What is ‘天地’
SEARU 2019-8-2 17:07
The new language textbook offers pupils an interesting article: What is 天地? You may think in this way: 天 is composed by two part 一(yi)and 大(da). ‘一’ means ‘one’ or ‘first’; 大 is ‘big’ or ‘large’. Ancient Chinese thought the ‘heaven’ was the (first) biggest thing in the world. That is why 天 means ‘sky’, ‘heaven’, ‘universe’. 地(di): The first part is a simple form of 土(earth); 也 is a special word that often appeared at the end of a sentenc ...
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Share It is easy to draw a trumpet
SEARU 2019-7-27 21:45
The shape of 号 is funny which exactly looks like a ‘trumpet’! The top of the Chinese character is 口 that means ‘mouth’ or ‘hole’. Ancient chinese thought that sounds came from sorts of holes in the nature. That folk artist told me he could make whistle for his trumpet performance that needed a special plant gowing in the pond as raw material. He can produce kinds of music with the the whistle in the mouth! Normally he blows the whistle to metal part of the trumpet ju ...
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Share What is ‘one thousand’ in Chinese when describe money
SEARU 2019-7-20 13:11
In ancient China people had used copper coins for some period but which were uneasy for carry on a business-trip. Each round copper coin had a tiny square hole through which you could pass one thread. The top of 贯(guan) looks like one coin plus a thread. The bottom of word is 贝 which means ‘seashell’:It is said the shells were the earlist ‘banknotes’ in the world. So in Chinese 贝 mostly refers to ‘treasure’. You can easily carry one thousand of coins with a thin rope for shoppi ...
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Share 震 offers you surprise
SEARU 2019-7-19 12:50
In China we have too many legendary tales about dragon or dinosaur which were the most powerful creatures in world in ancient times. They were the top ruler beyond other beings! Here I would like introduce you another interesting Chinese character: 震! Its top is 雨 (yu)that meansrain or raining which four dots represent rain drops with the remaining part looking like clouds; The bottom component is 辰: Ancient Chinese people thought that dinosaur can ...
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