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Traveling to China yet don't recognize chinese language? Taking chinese language in school yet have to kick up your dialog abilities? Don't fear! this useful little phrasebook can have you conversing chinese language in no time.
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You may be so curious about the world around you that you ask tons of questions after you know how. The question particle “ma” By far the easiest way to ask a question is simply to end any given statement with a ma. That automatically makes it into a question. ) becomes T≈ ch∫fàn ma? ). ) becomes Nî shu∂ Zh∂ngwén ma? ). Using bù to ask a question The second way you can ask a question is just to repeat the verb in its negative form. ” for example. You can use this format only for a yes or no question, though.

Asking for what you want: The verb yào Yào (yaow) is one of the coolest verbs in Chinese. When you say it, you usually get what you want. In fact, the mere mention of the word yào means that you want something. ߜ Wô yào yì b√i k≈f√i. ) ߜ Wô yào g√n nî yìqî qù kàn diànyîng. ) You can also give someone an order with the verb yào, but only if you use it with a second-person pronoun: ߜ Nî yào xiâox∫n! ) ߜ Nî yào xî shôu. ) Advocating Adverbs Adverbs serve to modify verbs or adjectives and always appear in front of them.

When answering, remember that the larger unit of the month always comes before the smaller unit of the date in Chinese: ߜ Y∫yuè èr hào (ee yweh are how; January 2nd) ߜ S≈nyuè sì hào (sahn yweh suh how; March 4th) ߜ Shí’èryuè s≈nshí hào (shir are yweh sahn shir how; December 30th) I list the months of the year in Table 3-5 and the seasons in Table 3-6. Table 3-5 Months of the Year and Other Pertinent Terms Chinese Word or Phrase Pronunciation English Word or Phrase y∫yuè ee yweh January èryuè are yweh February s≈nyuè sahn yweh March sìyuè suh yweh April wûyuè woo yweh May liùyuè lyo yweh June q∫yuè chee yweh July b≈yuè bah yweh August jiûyuè jyo yweh September shíyuè shir yweh October shíy∫yuè shir ee yweh November Chapter 3: Numerical Gumbo: Counting of All Kinds Chinese Word or Phrase Pronunciation English Word or Phrase shí’èryuè shir are yweh December zhèige yuè jay guh yweh this month shàngge yuè shahng guh yweh last month xiàge yuè shyah guh yweh next month sh√ngrì shung er birthday Table 3-6 47 Seasonal Terms Chinese Word or Phrase Pronunciation English Word or Phrase sì jì suh jee The four seasons d∂ngjì doong jee winter ch∆njì chwun jee spring xiàjì shyah jee summer qi∆jì chyo jee fall Even though you say each month by adding the number of the month in front of the word yuè (which means “month”), if you add the classifier ge (guh) in between the number and the word yuè, you say “one month,” “two months,” and so on.

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