The 12 months in the year in Chinese, first recall numbers 1-12: yī (1), èr (2), sān (3), sì (4), wǔ (5), liù (6), qī (7), bā (8), jiǔ (9), shí (10), shíyī (11), and shí’èr (12). Now, it’s easy just say the number and month together as follows: yīyuè (Jan.), èryuè (Feb.), sānyuè (Mar.), … Continue reading Months & Weather In China – … tiānqì hăo bu hăo?
Jīniān tiānqì zĕnmeyàng? (How about the weather today?) Jīniān xià yŭ. (It’s going to rain today.) Tiānqì bù hăo. (The weather is not good.) Keywords: Jīniān (today) Tiānqì (weather) Zĕnmeyàng (how) Xià (to fall down) Yŭ (rain) Míngtiān tiānqì hăo bu hăo? (Is tomorrow’s weather good or not?) Míngtiān xià xuĕ. (It’s going … Continue reading Weather/Tiānqì – Jīntiān duōshao dù?
6 finals for reference and their tones (1st -, 2nd /, 3rd v, and 4th \): ā_á_ ă_ à ō _ó_ ŏ _ò ē_é_ĕ_è ī_í_ǐ_ì ū_ú_ŭ_ù ǖ_ǘ_ǚ_ǜ Featured image supplied free from Pixabay. Copyright © 2016 Zoë-Marie Beesley Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Continue reading 6 Finals For Reference
Qĭng wèn, xĭshŏujiān zài năr? (Excuse me, where is the restroom?) Xĭshŏujiān zài yòubian. (The restroom is on the left.) Xièxie nĭ. (Thank you.) Búkèqi. (Your welcome.) Keywords: Qĭng wèn (excuse me) Xĭshŏujiān (restroom) … zài năr? (where is…?) Yòubian (left) Xièxie nĭ (thank you) Búkèqi (Your welcome) Harder to find when there … Continue reading Politely Asking The Way In Chinese
This article will cover asking where something is located, such as food in the supermarket. … zài năr? (Where is …?) Directions: Shàngbian (up) Xiàbian (under/below) Zuŏbian (left) Yòubian (right) Remember the different foods and drinks in Chinese, now you can pick one and ask what direction it is (for instance in where … Continue reading Locations … zài năr?
Qĭng wèn, fùjìn yŏu dìtiĕzhàn ma? (Excuse me, is there an underground station near here?) Keywords: Qĭng wèn (excuse me) Fùjìn (nearby) Yŏu (has/have) Dìtiĕ (underground/subway) Zhàn (station) Other places to look for: Chāoshì (supermarket) Qĭng wèn, fùjìn yŏu chāoshì ma? Shāngdiàn (mall) Qĭng wèn, fùjìn yŏu shāngdiàn ma? Yínháng (bank) Qĭng wèn, … Continue reading Getting Directions In China – Qĭng wèn, fùjìn yŏu (dìtiĕzhàn/Chāoshì/Shāngdiàn/Yínháng) ma?
Qǐng wèn, … duōshao qián? (Excuse me, how much is …?) Remember the fruits: Píngguŏ (Apple) Xiāngjiāo (Banana) Chéngzi (Orange) Now, let’s ask how much they are each: Qǐng wèn, píngguŏ duōshao qián? Qǐng wèn, xiāngjiāo duōshao qián? Qǐng wèn, chéngzi duōshao qián? If bananas cost 5, then: Xiāngjiāo wǔ kuài. If … Continue reading It’s too expensive – Tài guì le