Talking About Your LEGO Hobby In Mandarin Chinese

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Love LEGO? I do.

Today I'm going to discuss a topic dear to my heart - how to talk about LEGO as a hobby in Mandarin Chinese.

Trust me, there are plenty of LEGO enthusiasts in China.

This lesson will equip you to chat about it in great detail!

Nouns: The building blocks of LEGO conversation

Firstly, let's go over some important LEGO-related terms. Here are some Mandarin nouns you'll definitely find useful:

EnglishSimplified ChinesePinyin
LEGO乐高Lègāo
BrickZhuān
Set套装Tàozhuāng
Instruction manual指导手册Zhǐdǎo shǒucè
Minifigure迷你人物Mǐnǐ rénwù
Baseplate底板Dǐbǎn
Stud点缀Diǎnzhuì
Theme主题Zhǔtí
Box盒子Hézi
Piece/Part零件Língjiàn
Collection收藏Shōucáng
Builder建设者Jiànshè zhě
Model模型Móxíng
Architecture series建筑系列Jiànzhú xìliè
LEGO City乐高城市Lègāo chéngshì
LEGO Star Wars乐高星球大战Lègāo xīngqiú dàzhàn

我喜欢乐高城市的主题。

Wǒ xǐhuān lègāo chéngshì de zhǔtí.
I like the LEGO City theme.

这个乐高模型有太多的零件。

Zhège lègāo móxíng yǒu tài duō de língjiàn.
This LEGO model has too many parts.

我的乐高收藏在盒子里。

Wǒ de lègāo shōucáng zài hézi lǐ.
My LEGO collection is in the box.

Chinese verbs for talking about LEGO

Now, let's bring these nouns to life by learning some verbs that you can use to describe what you do with your LEGO:

EnglishSimplified ChinesePinyin
To buildJiàn
To collect收集Shōují
To playWán
To sort分类Fēnlèi
To display展示Zhǎnshì
To dismantle拆除Chāichú
To break apart打破Dǎpò
To extend扩展Kuòzhǎn
To fix up修理Xiūlǐ
To fortify加固Jiāgù

Verbs in use

我喜欢扩展我的乐高城堡。

Wǒ xǐhuān kuòzhǎn wǒ de lègāo chéngbǎo.
I like to extend my LEGO castle.

如果乐高模型打破,我会修理它。

Rúguǒ lègāo móxíng dǎpò, wǒ huì xiūlǐ tā.
If the LEGO model breaks apart, I will fix it up.

我常常拆除和重新建我的乐高模型。

Wǒ chángcháng chāichú hé chóngxīn jiàn wǒ de lègāo móxíng.
I often dismantle and rebuild my LEGO models.

为了让我的乐高模型更稳固,我会加固它。

Wèile ràng wǒ de lègāo móxíng gèng wěngù, wǒ huì jiāgù tā.
To make my LEGO model more stable, I fortify it.

Mandarin adjectives for describing LEGO

A few adjectives to help you express your passion or describe your LEGO creations:

EnglishSimplified ChinesePinyin
Creative创新Chuàngxīn
Detailed详细Xiángxì
Complex复杂Fùzá
Unique独特Dútè
Collectible可收藏的Kě shōucáng de
Tiny微小的Wēixiǎo de
Large大的Dà de
Rare稀有的Xīyǒu de
Challenging具有挑战性的Jùyǒu tiǎozhàn xìng de
Colorful丰富多彩的Fēngfù duōcǎi de
Exciting令人兴奋的Lìng rén xīngfèn de
Imaginative富有想象力的Fùyǒu xiǎngxiàng lì de

我最喜欢的乐高套装是具有挑战性的。

Wǒ zuì xǐhuān de lègāo tàozhuāng shì jùyǒu tiǎozhàn xìng de.
My favorite LEGO set is the challenging one.

这个乐高模型颜色丰富多彩。

Zhège lègāo móxíng yánsè fēngfù duōcǎi.
This LEGO model is colorful.

Now that we've got a healthy vocabulary list, let's bring it all together in a few sample sentences and dialogues.

Sample sentences and dialogues

我喜欢用乐高建复杂的模型。

Wǒ xǐhuān yòng lègāo jiàn fùzá de móxíng.
I like to build complex models with LEGO.

我正在收集乐高星球大战系列的套装。

Wǒ zhèngzài shōují lègāo xīngqiú dàzhàn xìliè de tàozhuāng.
I am collecting LEGO Star Wars sets.

我的乐高迷你人物都是独特的。

Wǒ de lègāo mǐnǐ rénwù dōu shì dútè de.
My LEGO minifigures are all unique.

你有多少乐高套装?

Nǐ yǒu duōshao lègāo tàozhuāng?
How many LEGO sets do you have?

我有五十套。我喜欢 收集和展示。

Wǒ yǒu wǔshí tào. Wǒ xǐhuān shōují hé zhǎnshì.
I have fifty sets. I like collecting and displaying them.

你最喜欢的乐高是哪个?

Nǐ zuì xǐhuān de lègāo shì nǎgè?
Which is your favorite LEGO?

我最喜欢的是创新和详细的乐高城堡套装。

Wǒ zuì xǐhuān de shì chuàngxīn hé xiángxì de lègāo chéngbǎo tàozhuāng.
My favorite is the creative and detailed LEGO Castle set.

And there you have it.

A quick guide to talking about LEGO in Mandarin Chinese.

Keep practicing these phrases, and soon you'll be able to have detailed, engaging conversations with other LEGO enthusiasts in Mandarin.

Happy building.

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