Lesson 4.1

Online Mandarin Course: Can you speak Chinese?

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ExtraSMchineseffectFB 说 <shuō> to SAY, to SPEAK

你说什么?      

<Nǐ shuō shénme?>

You to say what?

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?

 

Translate: I SAY (that) THEIR DISHES ARE DELICIOUS.

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我说他们的菜很好吃。      

<Wǒ shuō tāmen de cài hěn hǎochī.> 

 

他说汉语吗?      

<Tā shuō hànyǔ ma?>

DOES HE SPEAK CHINESE?

 

他不说汉语。。。      

<Tā bù shuō hànyǔ. . .>

HE DOES NOT SPEAK CHINESE…

 

ExtraSMchineseffectFB 只 <zhǐ> ONLY

ExtraSMchineseffectFB we place it IN FRONT OF THE VERB

。。。他只说英语      

<. . . tā zhǐ shuō yīngyǔ.>

…HE ONLY SPEAKS ENGLISH.

 

Translate: I BOUGHT JUST A RED TEA.

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我只买了红茶。

<Wǒ zhǐ mǎile hóngchá.> 

 

ExtraSMchineseffectFB 会 <huì> to BE ABLE TO    HuiUmetfsm

ExtraSMchineseffectFB 中文 <zhōngwén> CHINESE LANGUAGE

你会说中文吗?      

<Nǐ huì shuō hànyǔ ma?>

CAN YOU SPEAK CHINESE?

 

Translate: CAN YOU COOK (to DO+FOOD)?

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你会做饭吗?

<Nǐ huì zuòfàn ma?> 

 

ExtraSMchineseffectFB 一点 <yīdiǎn> A BIT (used with something)

我会说一点中文。      

<Wǒ huì shuō yīdiǎn zhōngwén.>

I CAN SPEAK LITTLE CHINESE.

 

ExtraSMchineseffectFB 一点点 <yīdiǎndian> A BIT (used alone)

我只会说一点点。      

<Wǒ zhǐ huì shuō yī diǎndiǎn.>

I only to be able to speak a little.

 

ExtraSMchineseffectFB 说话 <shuōhuà> to SPEAK ( is an object here)

 

TranslateHE IS SPEAKING NOW.

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他现在说话。      

<Tā xiànzài shuōhuà.> 

 

Translate: HE LIKES TO SPEAK.

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他喜欢说话。      

<Tā xǐhuān shuōhuà.> 

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zhǎobùdào
O
学习
xuéxí
O
怎么样
zěnmèyàng
O
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