Lesson 3.2

Chinese online lessons: 3.2

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ExtraSMchineseffectFB to ARRIVE, preposition TO /  <dào>

 

Translate: HE ARRIVED.

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ExtraSMchineseffectFB  to LOOK FOR /  <zhǎo>

你找谁?[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0302/0302nizhaoshei.mp3″ title=””]

<Nǐ zhǎo shéi?>

You to look for who?

WHO ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

 

Translate: I’M LOOKING FOR THE TEACHER WANG. IS HE HERE? (word order: Wang teacher)

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他不在。[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0302/0302tabuzai.mp3″ title=””]

<Tā bú zài.>  

He not to be (here).

HE ISN’T HERE.

 

Translate: DO YOU KNOW WHERE HE IS? (You to know he to be where ma?)

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我不知道,我也找他, … [mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0302/0302wobuzhidaowoyezhaota.mp3″ title=””]

<Wǒ bù zhīdào, wǒ yě zhǎo tā…> 

I not to know, I also to look for he…

I DON’T KNOW, I’M LOOKING FOR HIM AS WELL.

 

ExtraSMchineseffectFB  to FIND / 找到 <zhǎo dào>  ( LOOK FOR + TO ARRIVE)

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ExtraSMchineseffectFB to be UNABLE TO FIND, CAN’T FIND /

找不到  <zhǎobudào> (TO LOOK + NOT TO ARRIVE)

ExtraSMchineseffectFB BUT / 可是 <kěshì >

可是找不到 [mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0302/0302keshiwozhaobudaota.mp3″ title=””]

<…kěshì wǒ zhǎobudào tā.> 

…but I can’t find him.

 

ANOTHER EXAMPLES:

找不到我的钱包[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0302/0302wozhaobudaowodeqianbao.mp3″ title=””]

<Wǒ zhǎobudào wǒ de qiánbāo.> 

I to look for not to arrive me_de wallet.

I CAN’T FIND MY WALLET.

 

找不到我的手机 [mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0302/0302wozhaobudaowodeshouji.mp3″ title=””]

<Wǒ zhǎobudào wǒ de shǒujī.> 

I can’t find my cell phone.

 

Translate: I CAN’T FIND MY FRIEND.

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ExtraSMchineseffectFB to LOOK, to WATCH /  <kàn>

ExtraSMchineseffectFB when we double the verb, we create a prompt action: from TO LOOK we get TO HAVE A LOOK.

 我找不到王老师。我去茶馆看看。[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0302/0302wozhaobudaowanglaoshiwoquchaguankankan.mp3″ title=””]

<Wǒ zhǎobudào Wáng lǎoshī, wǒ qù cháguǎn kànkan.>

I CAN’T FIND THE TEACHER WANG. I’M GOING TO THE TEAROOM TO HAVE A LOOK.

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ExtraSMchineseffectFB to READ / 看书 <kànshū> (to LOOK + a BOOK)

他喜欢在茶馆看书。 [mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0302/0302taxihuanzaichaguankanshu.mp3″ title=””]

<Tā xǐhuan zài cháguǎn kànshū.>

He to like in a tearoom to read.

HE LIKES TO READ IN A TEAROOM.

 

Translate:

IS THE TEACHER IN THE TEAROOM?

HE ISN’T IN THE TEAROOM, HE IS AT HOME. (HOME is the same word as FAMILY)

WHAT IS HE DOING AT HOME?

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ExtraSMchineseffectFB a FILM / 电影 <diànyǐng> (electric shadow)

他在家看电影。[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0302/0302tazaijiakandianying.mp3″ title=””]

<Tā zài jiā kàn diànyǐng.>

He in home to watch a film.

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ExtraSMchineseffectFB  NOT TO SEE (to look but not to see) / 看不到 <kànbudào>

 

Translate: I CAN’T SEE (ANY) BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.

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Translate: WHAT (kind of) FILMS DO YOU LIKE TO WATCH?

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你喜欢看什么电影?[mp3j flow=”y” track=”http://chineseffect.com/audio/0302/0302nixihuankanshenmedianying.mp3″ title=””]

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Pick the right character(s) for COMFORTABLE

找到
zhǎodào
TO FIND
地方
dìfang
PLACE
电影
diànyǐng
MOVIE
舒服
shūfu
COMFORTABLE
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