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 /lǐ/ ORDER, PAY ATTENTION (to somebody)

The character consists of – it looks like /wáng/ A KING but here it represents /yù/ A JADE (precious stone that Chinese used for ritual purposes). 

The other part is /lǐ/ – it means INSIDE but more important is how it looks. It looks like A GRID.

This characters shows A GRID of veins in A JADE – and these veins are organised in certain ORDER.

 

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Pick the right character(s) for DIRECTOR

经理
jīnglǐ
DIRECTOR
管理
guǎnlǐ
MANAGER MANAGE
总理
zǒnglǐ
PREMIER
心理
xīnlǐ
PSYCHOLOGY
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ORDER

MANAGER
MANAGE
管理
guǎnlǐ
DIRECTOR
经理
jīnglǐ
PREMIER
总理
zǒnglǐ
PSYCHOLOGY
心理
xīnlǐ

The director has surely already decided.
经理 一定 已经 决定 了。
Jīnglǐ yīdìng yǐjīng juédìng le.
Is director wang here?
王 经理 现在 在 不 在?
<Wáng jīnglǐ xiànzài zàibuzai?>
I don’t care what the manager says.
我 不 管 管理 说 什么。
Wǒ bùguǎn guǎnlǐ shuō shénme.

 

REASON / SENSE

When something is REASONABLE, there is a WAY and there is ORDER .

REASON
SENSE
道理
dàolǐ

The things that he said yesterday make sense.
他 昨天 说 的 东西 有 道理。
Tā zuótiān shuō de dōngxi yǒu dàolǐ.
Don’t pay attention to what the manager says. What he says doesn’t make sense.
别 理 管理,他 说 的 东西 没有 道理。
Bié lǐ guǎnlǐ, tā shuō de dōngxi méiyǒu dàolǐ.
Things that he says make no sense.
他 说 的 东西 没有 道理。
Tā shuō de dōngxi méiyǒu dàolǐ.

 

PAY ATTENTION

PAY ATTENTION

Don't pay attention to him.
别 理 他。
Bié lǐ tā.
Don’t pay attention to what the manager says. What he says doesn’t make sense.
别 理 管理,他 说 的 东西 没有 道理。
Bié lǐ guǎnlǐ, tā shuō de dōngxi méiyǒu dàolǐ.