Nǐ xǐhuan shénme yùndòng? (What sports do you like?) Wŏ xǐhuan dă lángiú. (I like playing basketball.) Keywords: Dă (play) Lángiú (basketball) More sporting activities: Păobù (running) Yóuyŏng (swimming) Tī zúqiú (football) –> Tī (to kick) Qí zìxíngchē (ride bike) Nǐ mĕi tiān dă lángiú ma? (Do you play basketball everyday?) … Continue reading I Like Sports – Nǐ xǐhuan shénme yùndòng?
Jīntiān (shì) xīngqī jǐ? (What day is it today?) Jīntiān (shì) xīngqī yī. (Today is Monday.) Jīntiān (shì) xīngqī jǐ? (What day is it today?) Jīntiān (shì) xīngqī sān. (Today is Wednesday.) Weekdays: Xīngqī yī (Monday) Xīngqī èr (Tuesday) Xīngqī sān (Wednesday) Xīngqī sì (Thursday) Xīngqī wŭ (Friday) Xīngqī liù (Saturday) Xīngqī tiān (Sunday) … Continue reading Weekdays & Arrangements
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) Nǐ wèishénme gănmào le? (Why/what’s the matter?) Zuótiān tiānqì tài lĕng le. (It’s too cold yesterday.) Xiànzài nǐ zĕnmeyàng? (How do you … Continue reading Wellness – Xiànzài nǐ zĕnmeyàng?
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?
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 (11), and shí’èr (12). Now, it’s easy just say the number and month together as follows: yīyuè (Jan.), èryuè (Feb.), sānyuè (Mar.), … Continue reading Months & Weather In China – … tiānqì hăo bu hăo?
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 – Jīniān duōshao dù?
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. Copyright © 2016 Zoë-Marie Beesley Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Continue reading 6 Finals For Reference