Meaningful Words

Meaningful Words 有意义的词 yǒu yìyì de cí is a series of brief dialogues in simplified Chinese characters, pinyin, and English. The dialogues 对话 duìhuà offer early learners of Mandarin Chinese and/or English a chance to practice using vocabulary that might help them have meaningful conversations with others.

The series is based on the premise that fundamental, human concepts join us, regardless of language. After a year considered the worst in the past 100 years of human history, having words for these concepts may assist us in better understanding and helping each other.

Anne Giles, M.A., M.S., L.P.C., the founder of Handshake Media, Incorporated, is a student of Mandarin Chinese and also a mental health counselor, able to provide counseling services only to residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A. This content is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical or professional advice. Consult a qualified health care professional for personalized medical and professional advice.