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Word of the Day - Student - xuéshēng - 学生

jimpotts Posted by jimpotts in Mandarin Instruction on Oct 4, 2013 8:36:57 AM

Xue - tone2 (rising):


study, to study, learning, to learn, to mimic,

a subject of study, a branch of learning


Sheng - tone1 (high):


life, living, to give birth to, to grow, to be born,

uncooked, to produce



so,  xuéshēng is someone who's living is to study/learn (a student).