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Learn the Chinese behind Tai Chi. In each bite sized episode, I explain the Chinese behind a popular Tai Chi term, like Parting the wild horse’s mane (episode 7) or White crane spreads its wings (episode 9).

Learn the Chinese behind Tai Chi. In each bite sized episode, I explain the Chinese behind a popular Tai Chi term, like Parting the wild horse’s mane (episode 7) or White crane spreads its wings (episode 9).

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United States

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Learn the Chinese behind Tai Chi. In each bite sized episode, I explain the Chinese behind a popular Tai Chi term, like Parting the wild horse’s mane (episode 7) or White crane spreads its wings (episode 9).

Language:

English


Episodes

15: 🐴🐎 High pat on horse | 高探马 Gāo Tàn Mǎ

5/13/2018
高探马 Gāo Tàn Mǎ: High pat on horse | 高 Gāo: Tall, high | 高级 Gāo Jí: Senior, high-ranking | 高层 Gāo Céng: Higher level, senior official | 高手 Gāo Shǒu: Master, expert | 高速 Gāo Sù: High speed | 高血压 Gāo Xuè Yā: High blood pressure | 高兴 Gāo Xìng: Glad, happy, cheerful | 探 Tàn: Scout, spy, explore, stretch forward, visit | 探索 Tàn Suǒ: Explore, seek truth | 探讨 Tàn Tǎo: Inquire, investigate, examine | 探访 Tàn Fǎng: Visit, visit someone’s home | 探病 Tàn Bìng: Visit a sick person | Send feedback:...

Duration:00:03:39

14: ☁️👋 Cloud hands | 云手 Yún Shǒu

5/6/2018
云手 Yún Shǒu: Cloud hands, wave hands like clouds | 云端 Yún Duān: Place high in the clouds | 云端运算 Yún Duān Yùn Suàn: Cloud computing | 云计算 Yún Jì Suàn: Cloud computing | 云储存 Yún Chǔ Cún: Cloud storage 云彩 Yún Cǎi: A mass or shred of cloud | 云朵 Yún Duǒ: A mass or shred of cloud | 云雾 Yún Wù: Clouds and mist | 云烟 Yún Yān: Clouds and mist | 云层 Yún Céng: Cloud layer | 云上 Yún Shàng: Above the clouds | 云海 Yún Hǎi: Sea of clouds | 云集 Yún Jí: Come together, converge | 云梯 Yún Tī: Extension ladder,...

Duration:00:04:12

13: 🐴🐎 Single whip | 单鞭 Dān Biān

4/29/2018
单 Dān: Single, only, odd, form | 单手 Dān Shǒu: Single-handed, with one hand | 单身 Dān Shēn: Single, unmarried | 单亲 Dān Qīn: Single parent | 单方面 Dān Fāng Miàn: Unilateral, single-sided | 单独 Dān Dú: Alone, by oneself | 打斗 Dǎ Dòu: Fight | 单打独斗 Dān Dǎ Dú Dòu: Fight alone, work on a task by oneself | 单车 Dān Chē: Bicycle | 单数 Dān Shù: Odd number | 单位 Dān Wèi: Unit, apartment unit | 单张 Dān Zhāng: Flyer, leaflet | 菜单 Cài Dān: Menu | 鞭 Biān: Whip, segmented iron weapon (archaic) | 鞭打 Biān Dǎ: Whip,...

Duration:00:04:23

12: 👋🐦 Grasp the bird’s tail | 揽雀尾 Lǎn Què Wěi

4/22/2018
揽雀尾 Lǎn Què Wěi: Grasp the bird’s tail | 揽 Lǎn: Grasp, pull, hug, take on | 揽抱 Lǎn Bào: Hug, embrace | 揽权 Lǎn Quán: Seize power | 揽客 Lǎn Kè: Attract customers | 雀 Què: Bird, small bird | 雀鸟 Què Niǎo : Bird, birds | 麻雀 Má Què: Small bird, sparrow, Mahjong | 雀巢 Què Cháo: Bird’s nest (Cantonese), Nestle company | 鸟巢 Niǎo Cháo: Bird’s nest, Olympic stadium in Beijing | 尾 Wěi: Tail | 尾巴 Wěi Bā: Tail | 尾椎骨 Wěi Zhuī Gǔ: Caudal vertebrae, tailbone | Send feedback: https://bit.ly/taichichinese |

Duration:00:02:56

11: 🎶🎸Play the lute | 手挥琵琶 Shǒu Huī Pí Pá

4/15/2018
手挥琵琶 Shǒu Huī Pí Pá: Play the lute | 手 Shǒu: Hand, hands, arm | 挥 Huī: Wave, brandish, display | 挥手 Huī Shǒu: Wave | 挥舞 Huī Wǔ: Wave, brandish, dance | 挥别 Huī Bié: Wave goodbye | 挥剑 Huī Jiàn: Wave or swing a sword 挥刀 Huī Dāo: Wave or swing a knife, saber | 挥琴 Huī Qín: Play an instrument, usually string instrument | 指挥 Zhǐ Huī : Direct, direct traffic, conduct an orchestra, director, conductor | 琵琶 Pí Pá: Lute | 批 Pī: Strike, slap, scrape | 把 Bǎ: Hold, grasp, pull | 枇杷 Pí Pá: Loquat | Send...

Duration:00:04:39

10: 🏃👣 Brush knee twist step | 搂膝拗步 Lǒu Xī Ào Bù

4/8/2018
搂膝拗步 Lǒu Xī Ào Bù: Brush knee twist step | 搂 Lǒu: Hug, embrace, drag, pull | 搂抱 Lǒu Bào: Hug, embrace | 膝 Xī: Knee | 膝盖 Xī Gài : Knee | 膝头 Xī Tóu: Knee | 膝下 Xī Xià: At the knee (in reference to children) | 拗 Ào: Bend, twist | 拗断 Ào Duàn: Break by twisting | 拗柴 Ào Chái: (Slang) Twist or sprain ankle | 步 Bù: Step, stage | 步行 Bù Xíng: Walk | 步法 Bù Fǎ: Footwork (sports, dancing) | 步伐 Bù Fá: Steps, march, pace | 步骤 Bù Zhòu: Steps, procedure | 步步高升 Bù Bù Gāo Shēng: Rise steadily | Send feedback:...

Duration:00:04:32

9: 🐥 White crane spreads its wings | 白鹤亮翅 Bái Hè Liàng Chì

4/1/2018
白鹤亮翅 Bái Hè Liàng Chì: White crane spreads its wings | 白 Bái: White, empty, plain | 白色 Bái Sè: White color | 白领 Bái Lǐng: White collar (worker) | 白发 Bái Fà: White hair | 白血球 Bái Xuè Qiú: White blood cell | 白眉拳 Bái Méi Quán: Bak/Pai Mei martial art | 白天 Bái Tiān: Day, daytime | 白日梦 Bái Rì Mèng: Daydream | 黑白不分 Hēi Bái Bù Fēn: Not distinguishing right from wrong | 鹤 Hè: Crane | 纸鹤 Zhǐ Hè | 亮 Liàng: Shine, light, brighten, reveal | 亮光 Liàng Guāng: Light, beam of light | 天亮 Tiān Liàng: Dawn | 亮丽...

Duration:00:04:39

8: 🏀⚽🏈 Carrying the ball | 抱球 Bào Qiú

3/25/2018
抱球 Bào Qiú: Carrying the ball | 抱 Bào: Hold or carry, hug | 拥抱 Yōng Bào: Embrace | 抱抱 Bào Bào: Hug, embrace | 抱起 Bào Qǐ: Carry, lift up | 抱紧 Bào Jǐn: Hold tight | 抱怨 Bào Yuàn: Complain, grumble | 抱负 Bào Fù: Aspiration, ambition | 抱歉 Bào Qiàn: Apologetic, regretful | 道歉 Dào Qiàn: Apologize | 球 Qiú: Ball, globe, sphere | 地球 Dì Qiú: Earth | 全球 Quán Qiú: Global | 雪球 Xuě Qiú: Snowball | 足球 Zú Qiú: Football, soccer | 美式足球 Měi Shì Zú Qiú: American football | 棒球 Bàng Qiú: Baseball | 板球 Bǎn Qiú:...

Duration:00:05:16

7: 🐴 Parting the wild horse’s mane | 野马分鬃 Yě Mǎ Fēn Zōng

3/18/2018
野马分鬃 Yě Mǎ Fēn Zōng: Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane | 野 Yě: Open country, wild, untamed, uncultivated | 野外 Yě Wài: Countryside, outdoors | 野餐 Yě Cān: Picnic | 野兽 Yě Shòu: Wild animal, beast | 野蛮 Yě Mán: Uncivilized, barbaric | 马 Mǎ: Horse, a surname | 马力 Mǎ Lì: Horsepower | 马路 Mǎ Lù: Road, street | 马车 Mǎ Chē: Buggy, chariot, horse carriage | 马铃薯 Mǎ Líng Shǔ: Potato | 分 Fēn: Separate, part, fraction | 分开 Fēn Kāi: Separate, part | 分离 Fēn Lí: Separate | 分裂 Fēn Liè: Split, break up, schism | 分钟...

Duration:00:06:30

6: 🙌 Raising the hands to begin | 起势 Qǐ Shì

3/11/2018
起势: Qǐ Shì: Commencing posture, first movement of the 24 form in Tai Chi | 起 Qǐ: Rise, start, origin | 起落 Qǐ Luò: Rise and fall, takeoff and landing, ups and downs | 起立 Qǐ Lì: Stand up | 起床 Qǐ Chuáng: Get out of bed | 起步 Qǐ Bù: Starting steps, start, set into motion | 起飞 Qǐ Fēi: Take off (as in an aircraft), shoot up | 起火 Qǐ Huǒ: Start a fire, catch fire, get angry | 起初 Qǐ Chū: Beginning, at first, at the outset | 起源 Qǐ Yuán: Origin, source, originate, come from | 起点 Qǐ Diǎn: Starting point...

Duration:00:04:38

6: 🙌 Raise Hands to Begin | 起势 Qǐ Shì

3/11/2018
起势: Qǐ Shì: Commencing posture, first movement of the 24 form in Tai Chi | 起 Qǐ: Rise, start, origin | 起落 Qǐ Luò: Rise and fall, takeoff and landing, ups and downs | 起立 Qǐ Lì: Stand up | 起床 Qǐ Chuáng: Get out of bed | 起步 Qǐ Bù: Starting steps, start, set into motion | 起飞 Qǐ Fēi: Take off (as in an aircraft), shoot up | 起火 Qǐ Huǒ: Start a fire, catch fire, get angry | 起初 Qǐ Chū: Beginning, at first, at the outset | 起源 Qǐ Yuán: Origin, source, originate, come from | 起点 Qǐ Diǎn: Starting...

Duration:00:04:38

5: ✋ Combat application | 散手 Sǎn Shǒu

3/4/2018
散手 Sǎn Shǒu: Combat applications in martial arts | 散 Sǎn: Break up, disperse, scattered | 散乱 Sǎn Luàn: Disordered, messy | 散沙 Sǎn Shā: Scattered sand, disorganized | 散工 Sǎn Gōng: Odd job, temporary work | 散光 Sǎn Guāng: Astigmatism | 散文 Sǎn Wén: Essay, prose | 散步 Sàn Bù: Go for a walk, take a stroll | 分散 Fēn Sàn: Scatter, disperse, separate | 散打 Sǎn Dǎ: Variant of 散手 | 打 Dǎ: Strike, hit | 打拳 Dǎ Quán: Practice martial arts, box | 打电报 Dǎ Diàn Bào: Send a telegram | 打电话 Dǎ Diàn Huà: Make a phone...

Duration:00:05:57

5: ✋ Combat Application | 散手 Sǎn Shǒu

3/4/2018
散手 Sǎn Shǒu: Combat applications in martial arts | 散 Sǎn: Break up, disperse, scattered | 散乱 Sǎn Luàn: Disordered, messy | 散沙 Sǎn Shā: Scattered sand, disorganized | 散工 Sǎn Gōng: Odd job, temporary work | 散光 Sǎn Guāng: Astigmatism | 散文 Sǎn Wén: Essay, prose | 散步 Sàn Bù: Go for a walk, take a stroll | 分散 Fēn Sàn: Scatter, disperse, separate | 散打 Sǎn Dǎ: Variant of 散手 | 打 Dǎ: Strike, hit | 打拳 Dǎ Quán: Practice martial arts, box | 打电报 Dǎ Diàn Bào: Send a telegram | 打电话 Dǎ Diàn Huà: Make a...

Duration:00:05:57

4: 👐 Push hands | 推手 Tuī Shǒu

3/4/2018
推手 Tuī Shǒu: Push hands | 推 Tuī: Push, pushing | 推开 Tuī Kāi: Push open, push away | 推进 Tuī Jìn: Push forward, advance, propel | 推出 Tuī Chū: Push out, launch, release | 推理 Tuī Lǐ: Infer, reason | 推选 Tuī Xuǎn: Elect, nominate | 推荐 Tuī Jiàn: Recommend | 推迟 Tuī Chí: Postpone, defer | 推翻 Tuī Fān: Overthrow, overturn, revoke | 手 Shǒu: Hand, arm | 手指 Shǒu Zhǐ: Finger | 手机 Shǒu Jī: Handset, mobile phone | 手腕 Shǒu Wàn: Wrist | 手臂 Shǒu Bì: Arm | 手套 Shǒu Tào: Gloves, mitts | 手册 Shǒu Cè: Record book,...

Duration:00:04:35

4: 👐 Push Hands | 推手 Tuī Shǒu

3/4/2018
推手 Tuī Shǒu | 推 Tuī: Push, pushing | 推开 Tuī Kāi: Push open, push away | 推进 Tuī Jìn: Push forward, advance, propel | 推出 Tuī Chū: Push out, launch, release | 推理 Tuī Lǐ: Infer, reason | 推选 Tuī Xuǎn: Elect, nominate | 推荐 Tuī Jiàn: Recommend | 推迟 Tuī Chí: Postpone, defer | 推翻 Tuī Fān: Overthrow, overturn, revoke | 手 Shǒu: Hand, arm | 手指 Shǒu Zhǐ: Finger | 手机 Shǒu Jī: Handset, mobile phone | 手腕 Shǒu Wàn: Wrist | 手臂 Shǒu Bì: Arm | 手套 Shǒu Tào: Gloves, mitts | 手册 Shǒu Cè: Record book, log,...

Duration:00:04:35

3: 😤 Breathing and meditation | 气功 Qì Gōng

3/4/2018
气功 Qì Gōng: System of breathing and meditation exercises, often part of martial arts training | 气 Qì: Gas, air, energy | 空气 Kōng Qì: Air, atmosphere | 天气 Tiān Qì: Weather | 气候 Qì Hòu: Climate, atmosphere, situation | 气象 Qì Xiàng: Atmosphere, meteorology | 气质 Qì Zhì: Temperament, personality, manners | 霸气 Bà Qì: Aggressiveness | 气管 Qì Guǎn: Windpipe, gas pipe | 吸管 Xī Guǎn: Straw | 吸气 Xī Qì: Breathe, inhale | 力气 Lì Qi: Strength | 元气 Yuán Qì: Strength, vigor, vitality | 工 Gōng: Work | 功 Gōng:...

Duration:00:07:12

3: 😤 Breathing and Meditation | 气功 Qì Gōng

3/4/2018
气功 Qì Gōng: System of breathing and meditation exercises, often part of martial arts training | 气 Qì: Gas, air, energy | 空气 Kōng Qì: Air, atmosphere | 天气 Tiān Qì: Weather | 气候 Qì Hòu: Climate, atmosphere, situation | 气象 Qì Xiàng: Atmosphere, meteorology | 气质 Qì Zhì: Temperament, personality, manners | 霸气 Bà Qì: Aggressiveness | 气管 Qì Guǎn: Windpipe, gas pipe | 吸管 Xī Guǎn: Straw | 吸气 Xī Qì: Breathe, inhale | 力气 Lì Qi: Strength | 元气 Yuán Qì: Strength, vigor, vitality | 工 Gōng: Work | 功 Gōng:...

Duration:00:07:12

2: 🏃‍♀️Forms | 套路 Tào Lù

3/4/2018
套路 Tào Lù: Choreographed movements in martial arts, a form | 电话套 Diàn Huà Tào: Cell phone case | 手机套 Shǒu Jī Tào: Handset case | 拳套 Quán Tào: Boxing gloves | 套餐 Tào Cān: Combo meal | 一套书 Yī Tào Shū: A set of books | 一套拳 Yī Tào Quán: A form in martial arts | 圈套 Quān Tào: Trap | 套口供 Tào Kǒu Gòng: Trick to get confession | 路 Lù: Road | 山路 Shān Lù: Mountain road | 走错路 Zǒu Cuò Lù: Get lost | 三里路 Sān Lǐ Lù: Three miles | 思路 Sī Lù: Thinking | Send feedback: https://bit.ly/taichichinesepodcast |

Duration:00:02:55

1: 👊 Tai Chi | 太极拳 Tài Jí Quán

3/4/2018
太极拳 Tài Jí Quán: A Chinese martial art, often transliterated as Tai Chi or Tai Chi Chuan | 太 Tài: Great, grand, supreme, extreme, too | 太多菜 Tài Duō Cài: Too many dishes | 极 Jí: Extreme point, end, pole | 南极 Nán Jí: South pole | 北极 Běi Jí: North pole | 地极 Dì Jí: Ends of the Earth | 极限 Jí Xiàn: Limit, boundary | 拳 Quán: Fist or martial art | 拳头 Quán Tóu: Clenched fist | 拳套 Quán Tào: Boxing gloves | 咏春拳 Yǒng Chūn Quán: Wing Chun martial art | 螳螂拳 Táng Láng Quán: Praying Mantis martial art | 练拳...

Duration:00:02:34