Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A character a Day 会

This character has two sounds.  huì and kuài
When it sounds huì, it can mean meeting, assembly
聚会    party
We will have a party this Friday evening. Would you like to come?

晚会  lit. evening party.  
春节晚会  Spring Festival Gala

The CCTV New Year's Gala (中国中央电视台春节联欢晚会) is the premier mainland Chinese television event of the year. It is an evening gala of the drama, dance, and song, which is broadcast on the Chinese New Year EVE, Because it is viewed by an estimated 700 million people on New Year's Eve every year, the CCTV New Year's Gala has become a cultural phenomenon which began in the early 1980s, and since then it has become a necessity of New Year's nights. On New Year’s Eve, all the families are gathering together, eating delicious food and watching the 春节晚会 on TV.

会  also means ‘can, be able to ‘  When we talk about we can do something that requires effort to learn and practice, we use 会.
I can speak English.

I can drive big truck.

会 can mean ‘understand’
误会   misunderstanding
This is totally a misunderstanding.

会 also sounds kuài, which means ‘sum, total’
会计  Accounting

注册会计师     Certified Public Accountant