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OLD / YOUNG

OLD
(TO BE)

lǎo
YOUNG
年轻
niánqīng

Young people underrate the wisdom of the old.
年轻人 轻视 老人 的 智慧。
Niánqīng rén qīngshì lǎorén de zhìhuì.
Sport is very important for young people.
运动 对 年轻人 很 重要。
Yùndòng duì niánqīngrén hěn zhòngyào.
This is very important for young people.
这个 对 年轻人 很 重要。
Zhège duì niánqīng rén hěn zhòngyào.
The teacher is old.
老师 很 老。
<Lǎoshī hěn lǎo.>
He didn’t get rich before he was old.
他 老 的时候 才 发财 了。
Tā lǎo de shíhòu cái fācái le.

 

HEAVY / LIGHT

LIGHT
(of weight)

qīng
HEAVY

zhòng

His illness is light.
他的 病 很 轻。
Tā de bìng hěn qīng.
Your luggage is too heavy, I will help you carry it.
你 的 行李 太 重,我 帮 你 拿。
Nǐ de xínglí tài zhòng, wǒ bāng nǐ ná.
My mother got seriously ill, I have to take care of her.
我 妈妈 病 得 很 重,我 必须 照顾 她。
Wǒ māma bìng dé hěn zhòng, wǒ bìxū zhàogù tā.
Oil is lighter than water.
油 比 水 轻。
Yóu bǐ shuǐ qīng.
He got seriously ill, they had to call him a doctor.
他 病 得 很 重, 我们 只好 给 他 请 医生 了。
Tā bìng de hěn zhòng, wǒmen zhǐhǎo gěi tā qǐng yīshēng le.

 

TAKE SERIOUSLY / NEGLECT

UNDERESTIMATE
UNDERRATE
轻视
qīngshì
TAKE
SERIOUSLY
重视
zhòngshì

We should attach importance to the education of children.
我们 应该 重视 孩子们 的 教育。
Wǒmen yīnggāi zhòngshì háizimen de jiàoyù.
Young people underrate the wisdom of the old.
年轻人 轻视 老人 的 智慧。
Niánqīng rén qīngshì lǎorén de zhìhuì.

 

IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT
重要
zhòngyào

This is very important for young people.
这个 对 年轻人 很 重要。
Zhège duì niánqīng rén hěn zhòngyào.
It is important to teach kids to help others.
教 孩子 帮助 别人 很 重要。
Jiào háizi bāngzhù biérén hěn zhòngyào.
Please pay attention! This is very important.
请 注意!这个 很 重要。
Qǐng zhùyì! Zhège hěn zhòngyào.
The exchange of informations is very important for the growth of society.
信息 交流 对 社会 发展 很 重要。
Xìnxī jiāoliú duì shèhuì fāzhǎn hěn zhòngyào.
This medicament of Chinese medicine is very important for me.
这个 中药 对 我 很 重要。
Zhège zhōngyào duì wǒ hěn zhòngyào.

 

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