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lesson1:Greetings


In Lesson 1, you will learn expressions and etiquette to greet and address someone appropriately in a Chinese community. As already mentioned, you will learn how to say hello and ask and answer some simple questions about yourself and others. You will be able to find out if someone is a student and where he or she is from. You will also learn how to signal in a polite way that you are going to ask a question and compare the nonverbal gestures commonly used when greeting someone in Chinese.

Dialogue 1


Simplified Characters   

金妮: 你好。  
欧文: 你好。  
金妮: 我叫金妮。你叫什么名字? 
欧文: 我叫欧文。

Pīnyīn                                                                     
English


Jīnní:  Nǐ hǎo.                                                           
Ginny: Hello.
ōuwén: Nǐ hǎo.                                                        Owen: Hello.
Jīnní: Wǒ jiào Jīnní. Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?              Ginny: I'm Ginny. What's your name?
ōuwén: Wǒ jiào ōuwén.                                          Owen: I'm Owen.


 Dialogue 2

Simplified Characters  
金妮: 他们是谁? ?
欧文: 她是艾美,她是中国人。他是东尼,他是美国人。
金妮: 你也是美国人吗?  
欧文: 不是,我是英国人。你呢?你是哪国人? 
金妮: 我是法国人。 

Pīnyīn                                                                      English 
Jīnní: Tāmen shì shéi?                                                                 Ginny: Who are they?
ōuwén: Tā shì àiměi, tā shì Zhōngguórén.                                 Owen: She is Amy. She's Chinese.

              Tā shì Dōngní, tā shì Měiguórén.                                              He's Tony, an American.
Jīnní: Nĭ yě shì Měiguórén ma?                                                    Ginny: Are you also American?
ōuwén: Bú shì. Wǒ shì Yīngguórén. Nǐ ne?                                 Owen: No, I'm British. How about you?

             Nǐ shì nǎ guó rén?                                                                     Which nationality are you?
Jīnní: Wǒ shì Fǎguórén.                                                                Ginny: I'm French.

Vocabulary
Note: Visit this lesson's Stroke Order subpage to see images and animations detailing how to write the following characters. Audio files of the words are linked from the pīnyīn when available. Problems listening? See media help.

Simplified Traditional (if diff.) Pīnyīn Part of speech English [‍m.‍]
1a. 你     nǐ  (pro) you (singular, masculine) you (singular, feminine)
2. 好       hǎo  (adj) good
3. 们       men (particle)  (noun plural marker)
4. 你们    nǐmen (pro)  you all (plural, masculine)
5. 我       wǒ   (pro) I, me
6. 我们    wǒmen (pro) we, us
7. 他       tā (pro) he, him
8. 她       tā (pro) she, her
9. 他们    tāmen (pro) they, them (masc.)
10. 她们  tāmen (pro) they, them (fem.)
11. 叫     jiào (v) to be named, (lit.) to call
12. 什么  shénme (pro) what
13. 名字  míngzi (n) name
14. 是    shì (v) to be (am/is/are)
15. 谁    shéi OR shuí (pro) who, whom
16. 国    guó (n) country
17. 人    rén (n) person [个  ‹gè› ]
18. 也    yě (adv) also
19. 吗     ma (part) (question particle for yes or no questions)
20. 呢    ne (part) (question particle for known context)
21. 哪    nǎ OR něi (pro) what, which
22. 不    bù (adv) (negates verbs)

Proper Nouns[edit] Simplified Traditional (if diff.) Pīnyīn  English
1. 金妮       Jīnní  Ginny
2. 欧文       ōuwén  Owen
3. 艾美       àiměi  Amy
4. 东尼      Dōngní  Tony
5. 中国      Zhōngguó  China
6. 美国      Měiguó  America
7. 英国      Yīngguó  Britain
8. 法国      Fǎguó  France

Forming the nationality is usually as simple as adding on 人  ‹rén› (“person”) to the country name. 中国  ‹Zhōngguó› (“China”) becomes 中国人  ‹Zhōngguó rén› (“a person of Chinese nationality”), and so forth.

Grammar
Basic Sentences
The sentence structure of Chinese is very similar to that of English in that they both follow the pattern of Subject-Verb-Object (SVO).
Unlike many languages, verbs in Chinese are not conjugated and noun and adjective endings do not change. They are never affected by things such as time or person.

 

 


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