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Do you know why Chinese people like the number 8?

Because the pronunciation of 8 /bā/ is similar to /fā/ SEND and is a very pro-active and therefor positive word (part of the word TO GET RICH btw).

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Pick the right character(s) for TO FIND OUT

发现
fāxiàn
TO FIND OUT
发财
fācái
TO GET RICH
发生
fāshēng
TO HAPPEN
发觉
fājué
TO "FEEL OUT"
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TO SEND

TO SEND

TO SEND
SMS
发短信
fāduǎnxìn
TO SEND
MESSAGE
发信息
fāxìnxī

I don’t believe (that) he sent a sms.
我 不 相信 他 发 了 短信。
Wǒ bù xiāngxìn tā fā le duǎnxìn.

 

PRONUNCIATION

PRONUNCIATION = TO SEND SOUNDS

PRONOUNCIATION
发音
fāyīn

Chinese pronunciation is difficult.
中文 的 发音 很 难。
Zhōngwén de fāyīn hěn nán.

 

TO FIND OUT

PRONUNCIATION = TO SEND sth. into VISIBILITY

TO FIND OUT
发现
fāxiàn

I've found that he doesn't live in Shanghai (anymore).
我 发现 了 他 不 住 在 上海 了。
<Wǒ fāxiàn le tā bù zhù zài Shànghǎi le.>

 

TO HAPPEN

TO HAPPEN = TO SEND TO EXISTENCE

TO HAPPEN
发生
fāshēng

World’s first railway journey took place in 1804.
世界上 第一次 铁路 旅程 是 1804 年 发生 的。
Shìjiè shang dì yī cì tiělù lǚchéng shì 1804 nián fāshēng de.
Something unexpected happened to me.
我 发生 了 意外 的 事。
Wǒ fāshēng le yìwài de shì.

 

TO SET OUT

TO SET OUT / TO DEPART = TO SEND + TO GO OUT

TO SET OUT
TO DEPART
出发
chūfā

We depart at nine.
我们 九 点 出发。
Wǒmen jiǔ diǎn chūfā.
At what time do we depart?
我们 几点 出发?
Wǒmen jǐdiǎn chūfā?

 

TO INVENT

TO INVENT = TO SEND TO BRIGHTNESS

TO INVENT
发明
fāmíng

Chinese people invented many things.
中国人 发明 了 很 多 东西。
Zhōngguórén fāmíng le hěnduō dōngxi.

 

GROWTH

GROWTH
发展
fāzhǎn

With the technological growth, the quality of life is continuously descending.
随着 技术 发展 生活 质量 不断 地 下降。
Suízhe jìshù fāzhǎn shēnghuó zhìliàng bùduàn de xiàjiàng.
Chinese growth got slower.
中国 发展 慢 了。
Zhōngguó fāzhǎn màn le.

 

GET RICH

TO GET RICH = TO SEND TO WEALTH

TO GET RICH
发财
fācái

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.

 

OTHER

TO "FEEL OUT"
发觉
fājué
TO GET ANGRY
发火
fāhuǒ

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