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Basic Chinese Lessons

  • Basic Chinese
  • Numbers
  • Shopping
  • Travel
  • Greeting
  •    这是什么?

    What is this?

    Zhè shì shén me?

       那是什么?

    What is that?

    Nà shì shén me?

       那是一支笔。

    That is a pen.

    Nà shì yì zhī bǐ

       这是一本书。

    This is a book.

    Zhè shì yì běn shū.

       这些是什么?

    What are these?

    Zhè xiē shì shén me?

       这些是书。

    These are books.

    Zhè xiē shì shū.

       那些是什么?

    What are those?

    Nà xiē shì shén me?

       那些是笔。

    Those are pens.

    Nà xiē shì bǐ

       你是哪儿的人?

    Where are you from?

    Nǐ shì nǎr de rén

       我是美国人。

    I am from America.

    Wǒ shì Měi Guó rén.

       你是做什么的?

    What do you do?

    Nǐ shì zuò shén me de

       我是一个学生。

    I am a student.

    Wǒ shì yí gè xué shēng.

       你做什么工作?

    What is your occupation?

    Nǐ zuò shén me gōng zuò

       我是教书的。

    I am a teacher.

    Wǒ shì jiāo shū de.

       你去哪儿?

    Where are you going?

    Nǐ qù nǎr

       我上街。

    I am going shopping.

    Wǒ shàng jiē.

       我去上学

    I am going to school.

    Wǒ qù shàng xué.

       他/她在哪儿?

    Where is he/she?

    Tā zài nǎr?

       他/她在班上。

    He/She's at work.

    Tā zài bān shàng.

       他/她在家。

    He/She's at home.

    Tā zài jiā.

       他/她不在家。

    He/She's not home.

    Tā bú zài jiā.

       他/她回家了。

    He/She went home.

    Tā huí jiā le.

       他/她开会去了。

    He/She's gone to a meeting.

    Tā kāi huì qù le.

       他/她在办公室。

    He/She's in her office.

    Tā zài bàn gōng shì.

       他/她出差了。

    He/She's out on a business trip.

    Tā chū chāi le.

       这是谁?

    Who's this?

    Zhè shì shuí?

       这是我先生。

    This is my husband.

    Zhè shì wǒ zhàng fu. (formal)

       这是我太太。

    This is my wife.

    Zhè shì wǒ tài tai.

       姑姑

    Aunt (father's sister)

    Gū gu

       姨

    Aunt (Mother's sister)

       黑

    black

    hēi

       男朋友

    boy friend

    nán péng yǒu

       哥哥

    brother (older)

    Gē ge

       弟弟

    brother (younger)

    Dì di

       爸爸

    Dad

    Bà ba

       搞对象

    dating

    gǎo duì xiàng

       女儿

    daughter

    nǚ ér

       父亲

    Father

    Fù Qīn

       未婚夫

    fiance

    wèi hūn fū

       未婚妻

    fiancee

    wèi hūn qī

       女朋友

    girl friend

    nǚ péng yǒu

       外婆

    Grandma / Grandmother (mother's mother)

    Wài Pó

       奶奶

    Grandma / Grandmother (father's mother)

    Nǎi nai

       外公

    Grandpa / Grandfather (mother's father)

    Wài Gōng

       爷爷

    Grandpa / Grandfather (father's father)

    Yé ye

       情人

    lover

    qíng rén

       妈妈

    Mom

    Mā ma

       母亲

    Mother

    Mǔ Qīn

       姐姐

    sister (older)

    Jiě jie

       妹妹

    sister (younger)

    Mèi mei

       儿子

    son

    ér zi

       叔叔

    Uncle (father's brother)

    Shū shu

       舅舅

    Uncle (Mother's brother)

    Jìu jiu

       结婚

    marry

    jié hūn

       婚礼

    wedding

    hūn lǐ

       嫁给我好吗?(男人对女人)

    Will you marry me?

    Jià gěi wǒ hǎo ma? (man to woman)

       娶我吗?(女人对男人)

    Will you marry me?

    Qǔ wǒ ma?(woman to man)

       你觉得北京怎么样?

    How do you like Beijing?

    Nǐ jué de Běi Jīng zěn me yàng

       你在这儿待多久?

    How long will you stay here?

    Nǐ zài zhèr dāi duō jǐu

       你多久来一次?

    How often do you come here?

    Nǐ duō jǐu lái yí cì

       我在网上学中文。

    I am learning Chinese on the Internet.

    Wǒ zài wǎng shàng xué zhōng wén.

       我觉得很美。

    I think it's beautiful.

    Wǒ jué de hěn měi.

       我想在中国做生意。

    I want to do business in China.

    Wǒ xiǎng zài Zhōng Guó zuò shēng yì.

       你什么时候来的?

    When did you come here?

    Nǐ shén me shí hòu lái de

       你上哪儿了?

    Where have you been?

    Nǐ shàng nǎr le

       他/她在哪儿工作?

    Where's he/she working?

    Tā zài nǎr gōng zuò?