Learning Chinese: 8 words we can all apply when facing troubled times

November 30th, 2013 § 0 comments

When life hits you across the face. What do you do? Complain, cry, and ask God, “Why me?” as a victim? Do you escape or face the issue at hand? For me, I linger and ignore. I came across an interview, Telling Maria 2, and found the advice given to be very simple, direct and useful.

The story:
After, a famous Hong Kong actress, Carina Lau Kar-ling was kidnapped and forced to take nude pictures she was very depressed, distraught and hid from the public. She went through a long period of depression and possible suicide. A friend sent her a letter with 8 short words which helped her survive. She kept these words close and continues to use them in her life.

接受 jiē shòu, to accept/to receive
面對 miàn duì, confront/face
處理 chǔ lǐ, to handle / to treat / to deal with / to process
放下 fàng xia, lay down / put down / let go / release

“Accept it, Face it, Resolve it, Let it go”

It’s never easy or fun to accept unhappy things but very comforting to know that we have the ability to do so. I often repeat these 8 words to myself when I felt stuck and frustrated. That action, in itself, gave me peace and strength to put issues to rest. Learn these 8 words well with the study materials below and make use if it every day!!!
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Translation:
“A very important person to me, wrote me a letter. In her letter she told me to accept it, face it, resolve it, and let it go. I tell others the same 8 words when I know they need to hear it.”

~ Inpirartion from
Title: 最佳女主角 2013, Telling Maria 2 – Ep 34
Host: Maria Lai (黎芷珊)
Genre: Interviews
Guest: Carina Lau Kar-ling (劉嘉玲)

Study Materials

CLICK to study Chinese pinyin and character flashcards: Quotes & inspirations from December, 2013

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