Story 2

Multimedia Chinese Story with Audio and Video

Chapter 2: Kif isn´t well at all

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Kif的身体有很大的问题。

<KIF de shēntǐ yǒu hěn dà de wèntí.>

Kif particle de body (health) to have big de problem. “Kif´s health has got a big problem.”

Gram.: particle 的 <de> for name attribute (such as black horse, Kif´s health).

 

他喝了很多茶,现在很不舒服。

<Tā hēle hěnduō chá, xiànzài hěn bù shūfu.>

He to drink particle le a lot tea, now very not (to be) comfortable.  “He drank a lot of tea, now he is very uncomfortable.”

Gram.: particle  <le> indicates finished action

<hěn> is a brick against comparison (see verbs TO BE), but it also means “very”.

 

他不知道该做什么。

<Tā bù zhīdào gāi zuò shénme.>

He not to know should do what.  

“He doesn´t know what should be done. – He doesn´t know what to do.”

Gram.: Notice word order: SUBJECT – VERB – OBJECT. OBJECT of the verb (“doesn´t know”) follows the same logic: VERB – OBJECT (“do – what”). There is just a few rules in Chinese, and these simple rules are combined – in a cascade style.

For more on verb “should” see modal verbs.

 

他问了朋友和家人,他们也不知道该做什么。

<Tā wènle péngyǒu hé jiārén, tāmen yě bù zhīdào gāi zuò shénme.>

He to ask finished action le friends and family people, they also not know should do what.

 

他还没有去看病。

<Tā hái méiyǒu qù kànbìng.>

He still negation in the past meiyou to go to have a look sickness.  

“He still didn´t go to see the doctor (to have a look at the sickness). “

Gram.: for negation in the past 没有 <meiyou> see finished action.

Pick the right character(s) for

家人
jiārén
A
wèn
O
gāi
H
知道
zhīdào
O
Pinyin 汉字
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Kif´s miserable situation has inspired 80M (a promising producer of electronic music) to compose this minitrack:

Word gāi  is a part of a very useful phrase:

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