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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

总理
zǒnglǐ
PREMIER
ORDER
经理
jīnglǐ
DIRECTOR
PAY ATTENTION
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PSYCHOLOGY
(major)
心理学
xīnlǐxué
PHYSICS
物理学
wùlǐxué
ORDER

MANAGER
MANAGE
管理
guǎnlǐ
DIRECTOR
经理
jīnglǐ
HANDLE
DEAL WITH
处理
chǔlǐ
IDEAL
理想
lǐxiǎng
PREMIER
总理
zǒnglǐ
PSYCHOLOGY
心理
xīnlǐ
to FIX
to REPAIR
修理
xiūlǐ
REASON
SENSE
道理
dàolǐ

Is director wang here?
王 经理 现在 在 不 在?
<Wáng jīnglǐ xiànzài zàibuzai?>
This is the most ideal method.
这 是 最 理想 的 方法。
Zhè shì zuì lǐxiǎng de fāngfǎ.
I don’t care what the manager says.
我 不 管 管理 说 什么。
Wǒ bùguǎn guǎnlǐ shuō shénme.
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.
The director has surely already decided.
经理 一定 已经 决定 了。
Jīnglǐ yīdìng yǐjīng juédìng le.

 

REASON / REASONABLE

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

REASONABLE
RATIONAL
合理
hélǐ
REASON
SENSE
道理
dàolǐ

Things that he says make no sense.
他 说 的 东西 没有 道理。
Tā shuō de dōngxi méiyǒu dàolǐ.
Their prices are not reasonable.
他们 的 价格 不 合理。
Tāmen de jiàgé bù hélǐ.
The price of Apple cellphones is not reasonable.
苹果 手机 的 价格 不 合理。
Píngguǒ shǒujī de jiàgé bù hélǐ.
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.

 

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.

理 ORDER by Otilie Demelova-Suterova


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