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In this chapter you will learn just how easy it is to express the most common future in Mandarin.

 

// Some people will translate 我要喝茶 as I WANT TO DRINK TEA.

 

Review your tones-skills!

 

Review the words from before.

Pick the right character(s) for THAT

老师
lǎoshī
TEACHER
那个
nàge
THAT
中文
zhōngwén
Chinese LANGUAGE
汉语
hànyǔ
Chinese (language)
Pinyin 汉字
SOUND ON

 

New words for today:

TO DRINK
(+object)

JUICE
果汁
guǒzhī

GOOD
(drinks)
好喝
hǎohē

 

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Translate and check.

I will have a beer.
我 要 喝 啤酒。
<Wǒ yào hē píjiǔ.>
I want beer.
我 要 啤酒。
<Wǒ yào píjiǔ.>
I will have a juice.
我 要 喝 果汁。
<Wǒ yào hē guǒzhī.>
What beer do you want?
你 要 什么 啤酒?
<Nǐ yào shénme píjiǔ?>
Do you want beer?
你 要 啤酒 吗?
<Nǐ yào píjiǔ ma?>
Who wants water?
谁 要 水?
<Shéi yào shuǐ?>
I want water.
我 要 水。
<Wǒ yào shuǐ.>
I want juice.
我 要 果汁。
<Wǒ yào guǒzhī.>
What juice do you want?
你 要 什么 果汁?
Nǐ yào shénme guǒzhī?
Do you want juice?
你 要 果汁 吗?
<Nǐ yào guǒzhī ma?>
I don't want juice, I want beer.
我 不 要 果汁,我 要 啤酒。
<Wǒ bùyào guǒzhī, wǒ yào píjiǔ.>
Do you want beer as well?
你 也 要 啤酒 吗?
<Nǐ yě yào píjiǔ ma?>
Who wants juice?
谁 要 果汁?
<Shéi yào guǒzhī?>
I won't drink water, I will drink beer.
我 不 要 喝 水,我 要 喝 啤酒。
<Wǒ bùyào hē shuǐ, wǒ yào hē píjiǔ.>
What will you drink?
你 要 喝 什么?
<Nǐ yào hē shénme?>
Will you have a beer?
你 要 喝 啤酒 吗?
Nǐ yào hē píjiǔ ma?

 

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