生气

Mandarin for to get angry

The mandarin vocabulary 生气 can also mean to take offense, angry, and liveliness

You can remember the meaning of 生气 with this easy mnemonic:

I've never gotten angry at you since you were born (生). Now I'm so mad at you that I don't even want you to touch the air (气) around me.

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The reading of 生气 is shēng qì.

You can remember how to say 生气 with this useful mnemonic:

You shouldn't (shēng) hold your chin (qì) up like that when I'm talking to you, it makes you look like a spoiled little brat.

Using mnemonics to remember the reading of Chinese vocabulary like has a huge impact on how long to learn Mandarin it takes.

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