Seasons – Nǐ xǐhuan shénme jìjié?

Nǐ xǐhuan shénme jìjié? Wŏ xǐhuan chūntiān. (I like spring.) Wŏ xǐhuan xiàtiān. (I like summer.) Wŏ xǐhuan qiutiān (I like autumn.) Wŏ xǐhuan dōngtiān. (I like winter.)   Keywords: Jìjié (season) Chūntiān (spring) Xiàtiān (summer) Qiutiān (autumn) Dōngtiān (winter)   Nǐ xǐhuan chūntiān ma? (Do you like spring?) Xǐhuan. (Yes, I like it.) Wèishénme? (Why?) … Continue reading Seasons – Nǐ xǐhuan shénme jìjié?

Weather/Tiānqì – Jīntiān duōshao dù?

Jīniān tiānqì zĕnmeyàng? (How about the weather today?) Jīniān xià yŭ. (It’s going to rain today.) Tiānqì bù hăo. (The weather is not good.)   Keywords: Jīniān (today) Tiānqì (weather) Zĕnmeyàng (how) Xià (to fall down) Yŭ (rain)   Míngtiān tiānqì hăo bu hăo? (Is tomorrow’s weather good or not?) Míngtiān xià xuĕ. (It’s going … Continue reading Weather/Tiānqì – Jīntiān duōshao dù?

Locations … zài năr?

This article will cover asking where something is located, such as food in the supermarket. … zài năr? (Where is …?)   Directions: Shàngbian (up) Xiàbian (under/below) Zuŏbian (left) Yòubian (right)   Remember the different foods and drinks in Chinese, now you can pick one and ask what direction it is (for instance in where … Continue reading Locations … zài năr?

Getting Directions In China – Qĭng wèn, fùjìn yŏu (dìtiĕzhàn/Chāoshì/Shāngdiàn/Yínháng) ma?

Qĭng wèn, fùjìn yŏu dìtiĕzhàn ma? (Excuse me, is there an underground station near here?)   Keywords: Qĭng wèn (excuse me) Fùjìn (nearby) Yŏu (has/have) Dìtiĕ (underground/subway) Zhàn (station)   Other places to look for: Chāoshì (supermarket) Qĭng wèn, fùjìn yŏu chāoshì ma? Shāngdiàn (mall) Qĭng wèn, fùjìn yŏu shāngdiàn ma? Yínháng (bank) Qĭng wèn, … Continue reading Getting Directions In China – Qĭng wèn, fùjìn yŏu (dìtiĕzhàn/Chāoshì/Shāngdiàn/Yínháng) ma?