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Dialogue: Kif 1

Free Chinese Online Story: Who is Kif Gren?

Dialog is sometimes a bit difficult but don´t let this scare you off.

Focus on the rhytm of the speech and on the fact that indicative and interrogative sentences have the same word order. 



<Zhège rén jiào shénme míngzi?>

This man to_be_called what name?


这个人叫Kif Gren 

<Zhège rén jiào Kif Gren.> 

This person to_be_called Kif Gren.


ExtraSMchineseffectFB another word for Chinese language / 中文 <zhōngwén>


<Tā yǒu zhōngwén míngzi ma?>

He to_have Chinese name ma?



<Yǒu, tāde Zhōngwén míngzì jiào Jiǎng Jífù.>

To have, his Chinese name be_called Jiang Jifu.



<Tā shì nǎguórén?>  

He to be which_state_person?  “Where is he from?”



<Tā shì Jiékèrén. Tā bùshì Zhōngguórén, tā yě bùshì Měiguórén.>  

He to be Czech. He not to be Chinese, he also not to be American.


.ExtraSMchineseffectFB    <zài> can also mean now, more on that later


<Tā zài zuò shénme gōngzuò?>   

He now do what job?



<Tā shì měigōng. Tā bùshì lǎoshī, tā yě bùshì gōngrén.>   

He to be a designer. He not to be a teacher. He also not to be a worker.



<Tā xǐhuan gōngzuò ma?>   

He to like work ma?



<Yǒu shíhou xǐhuan, yǒu shíhou bù xǐhuan.>   

Sometimes to like, sometimes not to like.]



<Xièxiè nǐ de huídá.>

Thank your answers.



<Búyòng xiè.>

No need to thank. – “Your welcome!”



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