Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson 11 | Basic Numbers and Talking about your family

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Learn Mandarin Chinese for free using self-paced audio-visual lessons and interactive practice exercises - CultureAlley - master conversations, grammar, vocabulary and more! Today we shall learn basic numbers from 1 to 10 and use them in a familial conversation such as "how many people are there in your family?" We shall also talk about popular tea culture of China! To study this at your own pace, take quizzes and explore more lessons go to www.culturealley.com. See you at the Alley!

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Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson 11 | Basic Numbers and Talking about your family

  1. 1. To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  2. 2. Nǐ hǎo Lesson 11 on Basic Mandarin! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  3. 3. Revision English Mandarin Family, home Jiā Father Bàba Mother Māma Son Érzi Daughter Nǚ’er To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  4. 4. Revision English Mandarin Elder sister Jiějie Younger sister Mèimei Elder brother Gēge Younger brother Dìdi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  5. 5. Revision - Familial relations English Mandarin Colloquial My home Wǒ de jiā Wǒ jiā My father Wǒ de bàba Wǒ bàba My mother Wǒ de māma Wǒ māma My son Wǒ de érzi Wǒ érzi My daughter Wǒ de nǚ’er Wǒ nǚ’er My elder brother Wǒ de gēge Wǒ gēge My younger brother Wǒ de dìdi Wǒ dìdi My elder sister Wǒ de jiějie Wǒ jiějie My younger sister Wǒ de mèimei Wǒ mèimei To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  6. 6. Lesson objectives 1 Numerals 2 Familial conversation To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  7. 7. What's in store today? Today we will learn how to say numerals and have a small conversation regarding family! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  8. 8. Lesson objectives 1 Numerals 2 Familial conversation To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  9. 9. Numerals Let us learn to read and pronounce numerals in Mandarin! We’ll start with 1-5, revise and then cover 6-10! Let’s begin! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  10. 10. Numerals One Yī It is pronounced with a high level tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  11. 11. Numerals Two Èr It is pronounced with a falling tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  12. 12. Numerals Three Sān It is pronounced with a high level tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  13. 13. Numerals Four Sì It is pronounced with a falling tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  14. 14. Numerals Five Wǔ It is pronounced with a falling rising tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  15. 15. Revision-Numerals English Mandarin One Yī Two Èr Three Sān Four Sì Five Wǔ Great! Now let’s cover 6-10! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  16. 16. Numerals Six Liù It is pronounced with a falling tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  17. 17. Numerals Seven Qī It is pronounced with a high level tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  18. 18. Numerals Eight Bā It is pronounced with a high level tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  19. 19. Numerals Nine Jiǔ It is pronounced with a falling rising tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  20. 20. Numerals Ten Shí It is pronounced with a mid rising tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  21. 21. Revision - Numerals English Mandarin Six Liù Seven Qī Eight Bā Nine Jiǔ Ten Shí To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  22. 22. Grammar tip Remember that pronunciation is key in Mandarin Notice that the translation for ‘ten’ is ‘Shí’ while that of ‘am’ is ‘Shì’, the only difference being that of tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  23. 23. Lesson objectives 1 Numerals 2 Familial conversation To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  24. 24. Familial conversation Great! Now that we know how to say numbers, lets learn vocabulary for a familial conversation! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  25. 25. Familial conversation How many/ a few Jǐ It is pronounced with a falling rising tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  26. 26. Familial conversation Measure word (for family) Kǒu It is pronounced with a falling rising tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  27. 27. Revision To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  28. 28. Grammar tip The literal meaning of the word ‘Kǒu’, is ‘mouth’, as a noun However, as a measure word, ‘Kǒu’ means ‘how many’ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  29. 29. Familial Conversation How many people are there in your family? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  30. 30. Familial conversation How many people are there in your family ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Jǐ rén yǒu nǐ jiā measure word kǒu To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  31. 31. Familial conversation How many people are there in your family? Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén? Literally, ‘Your family has how many (kǒu) people?' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  32. 32. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  33. 33. Pick the right option How do we say ‘How many'? 1 2 3 Jǐ Rén Kǒu To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  34. 34. Soution How do we say 'How many'? 1 2 3 Jǐ Rén Kǒu To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  35. 35. Familial Conversation Moving on, in answer to the question, we say the following: My family has four people, my dad, mom, an elder brother and me, what about your family? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  36. 36. Familial conversation To learn this, we will break the sentence into three parts My family has four people, My dad, mom, an elder brother and me What about your family? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  37. 37. Familial conversation My family has four people (measure word) ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Wǒ jīa yǒu sì rén kǒu To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  38. 38. Familial conversation There are four people in my family Wǒ jīa yǒu sì kǒu rén Literally, ‘my family has four (kǒu) people' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  39. 39. Familial conversation To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  40. 40. Familial conversation My dad, mom, an elder brother and me ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Wǒ bàba, māma, yí ge gēge hé wǒ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  41. 41. Familial conversation My dad, mom, an elder brother and me Wǒ bàba māma yí ge gēge hé wǒ Remember that 'yí ge' means 'an' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  42. 42. Familial conversation ‘What about your family?’ is translated as ‘Your family has how many people?’ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  43. 43. Familial conversation Your family has how many people measure word ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ rén kǒu To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  44. 44. Familial conversation What about your family? Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén? Literally, ‘Your family has how many people? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  45. 45. Familial conversation English How many people are there in your family? There are four people in my family My dad, mom, an elder brother and me What about your family? Mandarin Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén? Wǒ jīa yǒu sì kǒu rén Wǒ bàba māma yí ge gēge hé wǒ Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  46. 46. Grammar tip Note that, ‘How many people are there in your family?’ and ‘What about your family?’ have the same translation To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  47. 47. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  48. 48. Pick the right option How do we say 'There are four people in my family' ? 1 2 3 Wǒ jīa yǒu sì kǒu rén Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén Yě wǒ shì rén To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  49. 49. Solution How do we say 'There are four people in my family' ? 1 2 3 Wǒ jīa yǒu sì kǒu rén Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén Yě wǒ shì rén To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  50. 50. Moving on… In reply to this conversation, we say ‘There are five people in my family, my dad, mum, an older brother, an older sister and me’ We shall break this into two again To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  51. 51. Familial conversation ‘There are five people in my family’, translates as ‘My family has five people’ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  52. 52. Familial conversation My family has five people (measure word) ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Wǒ jīa yǒu wǔ rén kǒu To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  53. 53. Familial conversation There are five people in my family Wǒ jīa yǒu wǔ kǒu rén Literally, ‘My family has five (kǒu) people' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  54. 54. Familial conversation ‘My dad, mum, an older brother, an older sister and me’ is translated literally To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  55. 55. Familial conversation My dad mom elder brother elder sister and me ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Wǒ bàba māma gēge jiějie hé wǒ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  56. 56. Familial conversation My dad, mom, elder brother, elder sister and me Wǒ bàba, māma, gēge, jiějie hé wǒ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  57. 57. Let’s see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  58. 58. Pick the right option How do you say ‘My dad, mom, elder brother, elder sister and me’? 1 2 Wǒ bàba, māma, gēge, jiějie hé wǒ Wǒ jīa yǒu wǔ kǒu rén To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  59. 59. Solution How do you say ‘My dad, mom, elder brother, elder sister and me’? 1 2 Wǒ bàba, māma, gēge, jiějie hé wǒ Wǒ jīa yǒu wǔ kǒu rén To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  60. 60. Pick the right option How do we say ‘And me’? 1 2 3 Hé wǒ Kǒu rén Wǒ jīa To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  61. 61. Solution How do we say ‘And me’? 1 2 3 Hé wǒ Kǒu rén Wǒ jīa To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  62. 62. Let’s revise! English How many people are there in your family? There are four people in my family My dad, mom, an elder brother and me Mandarin Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén? Wǒ jīa yǒu sì kǒu rén Wǒ bàba māma yí ge gēge hé wǒ What about your family? Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén? There are five people in my family Wǒ jīa yǒu wǔ kǒu rén My dad, mum, older brother, older sister and me Wǒ bàba, māma, gēge, jiějie hé wǒ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  63. 63. Culture leaf To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  64. 64. Culture leaf Tea culture in China differs from that of Europe, Britain or Japan in such things as preparation methods, tasting methods and the occasions for which it is consumed In addition to being a drink, Chinese tea is used in traditional Chinese medicine and in Chinese cuisine To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  65. 65. Culture leaf In modern China, virtually every dwelling — even down to the simplest mud hut — has a set of tea implements for brewing a hot cup of tea These implements are symbols of welcome for visitors or neighbours To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  66. 66. Culture leaf China also boasts of a tea museum located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China The exhibitions display tea production, and different kinds of tea To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  67. 67. What's next? In the next lesson we will learn about occupations! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  68. 68. Credits Content Team CultureAlley, Sunny Dang http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_tea_culture Images http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chinese_tea_utens shelve.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DAR_pot_-_IMG_ 58.JPG Gary Stevens Daderot To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  69. 69. See you at the Alley! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin

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