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Hi welcome to Chinese weekly words. 欢迎来到 Chinese weekly words. This week, we are going to talk about… hygiene actions? Hygiene actions. Okay.
First one, first one is 刮胡子(guā húzi)
Suppose I am a guy and I do this in the morning, you know, to make myself look clear, it means "to shave”.
她先生每天都会刮胡子.(tā xiānsheng měitiān dūhuì guā húzi.)"Her husband shaves every morning."
It means “to brush your teeth”, “to brush”, 刷牙(shuāyá).
记住早晚都要刷牙哦!(jìzhu zǎowǎn dōu yào shuāyá o !)"Remember to brush both in the morning and at night."
梳(shū). Next one is 梳(shū)
It’s a verb, it means, like, hey ya I got something here. This is 梳(shū), can you see? “Brush” your hair and not teeth.
她梳了梳她的头发.(tā shū le shū tā de tóufa.)"She just brushed her hair."
洗澡(xǐzǎo) means ”to bathe” or “to shower"
你身上太臭了, 快去洗澡吧!(nǐ shēn shàng tài chòu le , kuài qù xǐzǎo ba !)"You stink. Go take a shower!"
Okay, 下一个是:漱口(shù kǒu)
漱口(shù kǒu) is like you take a drink of water but you don’t swallow it, you do “rrrrrr”, "to gargle”.
我听见他在漱口.(wǒ tīngjiàn tā zài shù kǒu.)"I hear him gargling (now).”
So that’s all. We talked about hygiene actions today. We hope that you like this video. Next week, I will be here with you on Chinese weekly words. Have a great week and bye bye 再见!


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Sunday at 06:30 PM
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Which word do you like the most?

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Tuesday at 03:02 PM
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Hello samia,

Thank you for your comment. This is a form of verb reduplication, it's used to indicate that the action is quick and brief, relaxed and light. Since it was in the past, so 了 is used.

e.g. 他看了看周围。Tā kàn le kàn zhōuwéi. He looked around.

她闻了闻那朵花。Tā wén le wén nà duǒ huā. She sniffed that flower.

Let us know if you have any questions.


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Saturday at 09:55 PM
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I didn't fully understand the given explanation to Susi's question; Can you elaborate more and more examples?

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Thursday at 06:23 AM
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你好 robert groulx,

You are very welcome. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck with your language studies.

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robert groulx
Tuesday at 10:06 PM
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thanks for the lesson

my favorite is 刮胡子


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Monday at 01:43 AM
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Hello, Susi,

It is a little bit difficult to explain.

她梳了她的头发, to just express the action she did.

她梳了梳她的头发, to describe what she has done, but something more is included in the action.

For example,


She combed her hairs, but still can not determined what to wear to meet him.


He touched his nose, feeling a little bit embarrassed.


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Sunday at 06:43 PM
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Hiya I have a question.

Why is 梳 used twice? Does 她梳了梳她的头发 mean the same as 她梳了她的头发?

Thank you.