I love interesting play on words, slogans or taglines, and here’s one that I see on the bottles of water that I am forever buying here in Taiwan. As a result, it was some of the first Chinese I learned that was outside of the scope of the beginners’ chapters in my textbook. Though, as it turns out, this simple yet effective tagline has some very useful words, so I thought I’d share it with you:
I think it stands out so much because of the double “jia”, albeit of different tones, at the end. But why is it so useful? Simply because from the 4 characters used you can learn some very useful words, have a look:
So there you have it. From this simple and catchy tagline you can learn quite a few useful words.
I’ll keep an eye for more things like this, as it feels like getting back to the roots of ChineseHacks, what we were about at the start. Obviously the difficult thing is dropping the “advertising guard” that we naturally put up when out and about to filter out the good from the bad, true from fake etc. But when learning a language the important thing is to absorb, so I’ll be more sponge-like from now on!