Wellness – Xiànzài nǐ zĕnmeyàng?

Nǐ zĕnme le? (What’s wrong with you?) Wŏ gănmào le. (I caught a cold.)   Keywords: Zĕnme (how) Le (particle at end of sentence to show change has completed) Gănmào (catch cold)  … Continue reading

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)… Continue reading

Months & Weather In China – … tiānqì hăo bu hăo?

The 12 months in the year in Chinese, first recall numbers 1-12: yī (1), èr (2), sān (3), sì (4), wǔ (5), liù (6), qī (7), bā (8), jiǔ (9), shí (10), shíyī… Continue reading

Weather/Tiānqì – Jīniān 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… Continue reading

6 Finals For Reference

6 finals for reference and their tones (1st -, 2nd /, 3rd v, and 4th \): ā_á_ ă_ à ō _ó_ ŏ _ò ē_é_ĕ_è ī_í_ǐ_ì ū_ú_ŭ_ù ǖ_ǘ_ǚ_ǜ Featured image supplied free from Pixabay.… Continue reading

Politely Asking The Way In Chinese

Qĭng wèn, xĭshŏujiān zài năr? (Excuse me, where is the restroom?) Xĭshŏujiān zài yòubian. (The restroom is on the left.) Xièxie nĭ. (Thank you.) Búkèqi. (Your welcome.)   Keywords: Qĭng wèn (excuse me)… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

It’s too expensive – Tài guì le

Qǐng wèn, … duōshao qián? (Excuse me, how much is …?)   Remember the fruits: Píngguŏ (Apple) Xiāngjiāo (Banana) Chéngzi (Orange)   Now, let’s ask how much they are each: Qǐng wèn, píngguŏ… Continue reading