Chinese or Hànyǔ (汉语) is the native language of the Han nationality of China. The Han people constitute more than 90% of the population of China, native speakers of Chinese form the largest speech community in the world! Chinese uses characters. You can check out the most frequently used Chinese characters at the website link … Continue reading Chinese Basics
Zhèli néng shàng wăng ma? (Can I surf the Internet here?) Wŏ yào kàn yóujiàn. (I need to check my e-mail.) Keywords: Zhèli (here) Néng (can) Shàng wăng (surf Internet) Yóujiàn (mail/e-mail) Chángcháng (often) Wŏ chángcháng shàng wăng kàn xīnwén. (I often read the news online.) Things people do on the Internet: … Continue reading Nǐ yŏu shénme àihào?
Nǐ kàn diànshì ma? (Do you watch TV?) Wŏ mĕi tiān zăoshang kàn xīngwén. (I watch TV news in the morning everyday.) Wŏ bù kàn diànshì. (I don’t watch TV.) Nǐ xǐhuan kàn shénme jiémù? (What program do you want to watch?) Wŏ xǐhuan kàn yīnyuè jiémù. (I like to watch music programs.) Wŏ mĕi … Continue reading Nǐ kàn diànshì ma?
Nǐ xǐhuan shénme yùndòng? (What sports do you like?) Wŏ xǐhuan dă lángiú. (I like playing basketball.) Keywords: Dă (play) Lángiú (basketball) More sporting activities: Păobù (running) Yóuyŏng (swimming) Tī zúqiú (football) –> Tī (to kick) Qí zìxíngchē (ride bike) Nǐ mĕi tiān dă lángiú ma? (Do you play basketball everyday?) … Continue reading I Like Sports – Nǐ xǐhuan shénme yùndòng?
Jīntiān (shì) xīngqī jǐ? (What day is it today?) Jīntiān (shì) xīngqī yī. (Today is Monday.) Jīntiān (shì) xīngqī jǐ? (What day is it today?) Jīntiān (shì) xīngqī sān. (Today is Wednesday.) Weekdays: Xīngqī yī (Monday) Xīngqī èr (Tuesday) Xīngqī sān (Wednesday) Xīngqī sì (Thursday) Xīngqī wŭ (Friday) Xīngqī liù (Saturday) Xīngqī tiān (Sunday) … Continue reading Weekdays & Arrangements
Nǐ zĕnme le? (What’s wrong with you?) Wŏ gănmào le. (I caught a cold.) Keywords: Zĕnme (how) Le (particle at end of sentence to show change has completed) Gănmào (catch cold) Nǐ wèishénme gănmào le? (Why/what’s the matter?) Zuótiān tiānqì tài lĕng le. (It’s too cold yesterday.) Xiànzài nǐ zĕnmeyàng? (How do you … Continue reading Wellness – Xiànzài nǐ zĕnmeyàng?
Nǐ xǐhuan shénme jìjié? Wŏ xǐhuan chūntiān. (I like spring.) Wŏ xǐhuan xiàtiān. (I like summer.) Wŏ xǐhuan qiutiān (I like autumn.) Wŏ xǐhuan dōngtiān. (I like winter.) Keywords: Jìjié (season) Chūntiān (spring) Xiàtiān (summer) Qiutiān (autumn) Dōngtiān (winter) Nǐ xǐhuan chūntiān ma? (Do you like spring?) Xǐhuan. (Yes, I like it.) Wèishénme? (Why?) … Continue reading Seasons – Nǐ xǐhuan shénme jìjié?