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Make Complicated Things Simple! [Feb. 19th, 2017|08:34 am]
Loyola University Chicago
Nicolay Shinkin
There are the Chinese characters and the Chinese radicals in the Chinese language. A set of radicals form a Chinese character.

Quite often a radical itself can be a Chinese character as well.

The Chinese characters can be decomposed (or broken down, split) into radicals for the sake of making the Chinese characters learning process simple and understandable.

That is why Chinese character decomposition is a very effective tool for teaching, learning and memorizing the Chinese characters.

Please see below how Chinese character decomposition makes learning simple, indeed.

The Chinese characters 口 kǒu ‘mouth’ and 日 rì ‘sun’ both include the radical 冂 jiōng ‘down box’.

In addition, the Chinese character 口 kǒu ‘mouth’ also includes the radical 一 yī ‘one’. The Chinese character 日 rì ‘sun’ also includes the radical 二 èr ‘two’.

So, the overall decomposition of the both Chinese characters looks like following:

口 kǒu ‘mouth’
冂 jiōng ‘down box’
一 yī ‘one’

日 rì ‘sun’
冂 jiōng ‘down box’
二 èr ‘two’

Simple, isn’t it? Now we understand that any Chinese character can be decomposed into the Chinese radicals.

You can find more information about the Chinese character decomposition in all Polina Shinkina’s textbooks and in “The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance” on http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985 and in http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104
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Chinese Character Decomposition: Myths and Reality [Dec. 22nd, 2016|11:05 am]
Loyola University Chicago
Nicolay Shinkin
At the initial stage of the Chinese language learning it is very important to learn the basic Chinese radicals – approximately 80 – 90 of them. These basic radicals are often repeated in different combination in the Chinese characters. When you see a Chinese character just keep in mind that you see a combination of the simple Chinese radicals.

Once you know reading, tones and meanings of each radical, you will easily memorize any of the Chinese characters and write them easily and joyfully! See how simple the decomposition of the Chinese character 怎 zěn ‘how’, pay attention to the repeated radicals.

Decomposition example of the character 怎 zěn ‘how’
怎 zěn how
乍 zhà first
丿 piě slash
一 yī one
丨 gǔn line
二 èr two
心 xīn heart
丿 piě slash
乚 yǐ second
丶 zhǔ dot
丶 zhǔ dot

乍丿一丨二 心丿乚丶丶

NB. Synonyms: Structural analysis of the Chinese characters, Breakdown of the Chinese characters.

More information and guidelines about decomposition you can find in each Chinese textbook by Polina Shinkina on http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985
and in the The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance

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Chinese Commercial Correspondence [Dec. 22nd, 2016|11:02 am]
Loyola University Chicago
Nicolay Shinkin
Chinese Commercial Correspondence Textbook for Self-Study
Supersonic Commercial Chinese Book 1 by Polina Shinkina

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Chinese Numbers 1 - 10: arithmetic operations in Chinese. Subtraction in Chinese. [Dec. 18th, 2016|05:43 am]
Loyola University Chicago

Chinese Numbers 1 - 10: arithmetic operations in Chinese.
Subtraction in Chinese.
8 - 5 = 3
bā jiǎn wǔ děngyú sān

More information on the Chinese numbers you can find in The Chinese Numerals for Businessmen by Polina Shinkina http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-numerals-for-businessmen/19124210 or in each Chinese textbook by Polina Shinkina on http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985

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Free Amazon Prime for students [Aug. 25th, 2010|05:21 am]
Loyola University Chicago

Amazon is currently giving free 1 year memberships to Amazon Prime (free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping) to current students with a .edu email address: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info I'm not sure how long they're offering this (it doesn't say on the site).

Just thought i'd give fellow students the heads up on this in case you haven't heard about it yet. This is going to save me a ton on shipping textbooks this year!
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Looking for a place to live Sept. 1st?? [Aug. 23rd, 2010|04:55 pm]
Loyola University Chicago

Check out my CL post here: http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/roo/1915216247.html

Very close to the Red Line, 15min to campus, 30min to downtown.  Enjoy the nightlife in the area: Aragon, Riviera Theater, Green Mill, Uptown Lounge, etc.  Easy access to Wrigleyville without the parking hassle and noise. 
Quiet apartment with students!

Thanks for looking. 
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MSW program [Jun. 26th, 2010|09:13 pm]
Loyola University Chicago

[mood |curiouscurious]

I'm considering applying to the MSW program. Did anyone here choose Loyola over UIC? If so, why?

I'm really interested in a Geriatric/Aging MSW concentration.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show!! [Dec. 3rd, 2009|12:57 pm]
Loyola University Chicago


Saturday, December 5th 11:59 P.M

Music Box Theater
3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL

Tickets $10

It's the last live performance of Rocky Horror of 2009!!

Let's rock the end of the year and pack that theater!!!

This Saturday, December 5th!
Crazy people running around in their underwear!
Crazy people yelling obscenities!
Crazy people throwing shit all over the place!

You know you wanna be a part of it!!!

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Punk Show @ Red Line Tap Sat. Nov. 14th! [Nov. 3rd, 2009|07:14 pm]
Loyola University Chicago
[Current Location |Chicago, IL]
[music |Bottles to the Ground by NOFX]

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600$ Rent, Utilities included, Free internet, Fully furnished, & In-house laundry! [Sep. 14th, 2009|08:14 am]
Loyola University Chicago

I'm posting this because I need to find a roommate to take my place in a wonderful apartment on W Belmont ASAP. I'll be moving out and back to my homestate no later than October 15th and the 1-9 I'll be with friends.
Rent is 600$ but utilities (Heat, gas, electric, water, garbage) and internet included in the 600.

House's Features:
-New flooring
-Close to Beat Kitchen (two blocks) located between Wolcott and Damen. 10 minutes from Paulina Brown Line!
-FULL SIZE BED INCLUDED FOR FREE! Along with rather large closet and dresser pre installed. Basically, a fully furnished room.
-You would be sharing a room with one other girl but the room is on the larger side and has room for both of you to live comfortably and with your own space. My current roommates are respectful of each others space, don't worry.
-You would be in apartment October 2009-September 2010

About roommates:
-2 Girls, Both at Columbia, Clean, respectful, Both 21

Looking for:
-19 - 25
-Easy to get along with

The security deposit is 900$, but the place is phenomenal for the price you pay. Photos located here: PHOTOBUCKET ALBUM. There is more furniture now in the apartment than what's pictured, but I have no available camera to update them so that's all I have available.

Email me or reply here if interested!


CROSS POSTED LIKE MAD, so sorry if this shows up more than once D:
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