Friday, November 4, 2011

Lesson 1: shì chǎng (市场) and shí táng (食堂)

chéng shì (城市) means "city".

shì chǎng (市场) is "market".

shí táng (食堂) is actually a "dining hall".

I thought that 2 of these words were somehow related due to the "shi".

Now, I realize that "city" begins with the fourth sound while "dining hall" begins with the second sound.

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