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Nǐ hǎo
Lesson 11 on Basic Mandarin!
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Revision

English

Mandarin

Family, home

Jiā

Father

Bàba

Mother

Māma

Son

Érzi

Daughter

Nǚ’er

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Revision

English

Mandarin

Elder sister

Jiějie

Younger sister

Mèimei

Elder brother

Gēge

Younger brother

Dìdi

To ...
Revision - Familial relations
English

Mandarin

Colloquial

My home

Wǒ de jiā

Wǒ jiā

My father

Wǒ de bàba

Wǒ bàba

M...
Lesson objectives

1

Numerals

2 Familial conversation

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What's in store today?

Today we will learn how to say
numerals and have a small
conversation regarding family!

To view t...
Lesson objectives

1

Numerals

2 Familial conversation

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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...
Numerals

One

Yī

It is pronounced with a
high level tone
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Numerals

Two

Èr

It is pronounced with a
falling tone
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Numerals

Three

Sān

It is pronounced with a
high level tone
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Numerals

Four

Sì

It is pronounced with a
falling tone
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Numerals

Five

Wǔ

It is pronounced with a falling
rising tone
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Revision-Numerals

English

Mandarin

One

Yī

Two

Èr

Three

Sān

Four

Sì

Five

Wǔ

Great! Now let’s cover 6-10!
To vi...
Numerals

Six

Liù

It is pronounced with a
falling tone
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Numerals

Seven

Qī

It is pronounced with a
high level tone
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Numerals

Eight

Bā

It is pronounced with a
high level tone
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Numerals

Nine

Jiǔ

It is pronounced with a
falling rising tone
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Numerals

Ten

Shí

It is pronounced with a
mid rising tone
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Revision - Numerals

English

Mandarin

Six

Liù

Seven

Qī

Eight

Bā

Nine

Jiǔ

Ten

Shí

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Grammar tip

Remember that pronunciation
is key in Mandarin
Notice that the translation for ‘ten’
is ‘Shí’ while that of ‘...
Lesson objectives

1

Numerals

2 Familial conversation

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Familial conversation

Great! Now that we know how to say
numbers, lets learn vocabulary
for a familial conversation!

To ...
Familial conversation

How many/ a few

Jǐ

It is pronounced with a falling
rising tone
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Familial conversation

Measure word (for family)

Kǒu

It is pronounced with a falling
rising tone
To view this with Audio...
Revision

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Grammar tip

The literal meaning of the word ‘Kǒu’, is
‘mouth’, as a noun
However, as a measure word, ‘Kǒu’
means ‘how man...
Familial Conversation

How many people are there in your family?

To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.Cu...
Familial conversation

How many

people

are there

in your

family

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

Jǐ

rén

yǒu

nǐ

jiā

measure word
kǒ...
Familial conversation

How many people are there in your family?

Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén?

Literally, ‘Your family has how
...
Let's see if you remember…

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Pick the right option

How do we say ‘How many'?

1

2

3

Jǐ

Rén

Kǒu

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Soution

How do we say 'How many'?

1

2

3

Jǐ

Rén

Kǒu

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Familial Conversation

Moving on, in answer to the question,
we say the following:
My family has four people, my dad, mom,...
Familial conversation

To learn this, we will break the
sentence into three parts
My family has four people,
My dad, mom, ...
Familial conversation

My

family

has

four

people

(measure word)

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

Wǒ

jīa

yǒu

sì

rén

kǒu

To vie...
Familial conversation

There are four people in my family

Wǒ jīa yǒu sì kǒu rén

Literally, ‘my family has four (kǒu)
peo...
Familial conversation

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Familial conversation

My

dad,

mom,

an

elder brother

and

me

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

Wǒ

bàba,

māma,

yí ge

gēge

hé
...
Familial conversation

My dad, mom, an elder brother and me

Wǒ bàba māma yí ge gēge hé wǒ

Remember that 'yí ge'
means 'a...
Familial conversation

‘What about your family?’ is translated as
‘Your family has how many people?’

To view this with Au...
Familial conversation

Your

family

has

how many

people

measure word

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

Nǐ

jiā

yǒu

jǐ

rén

kǒu

To...
Familial conversation

What about your family?

Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén?

Literally, ‘Your family has
how many people?
To vi...
Familial conversation

English
How many people are there in your
family?
There are four people in my family
My dad, mom, a...
Grammar tip

Note that, ‘How many people are
there in your family?’ and
‘What about your family?’
have the same translatio...
Let's see if you remember…

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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...
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 ...
Moving on…

In reply to this conversation, we say
‘There are five people in my family,
my dad, mum, an older brother,
an o...
Familial conversation

‘There are five people in my family’,
translates as
‘My family has five people’

To view this with ...
Familial conversation

My

family

has

five

people

(measure word)

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

Wǒ

jīa

yǒu

wǔ

rén

kǒu

To vie...
Familial conversation

There are five people in my family

Wǒ jīa yǒu wǔ kǒu rén

Literally, ‘My family has five
(kǒu) peo...
Familial conversation

‘My dad, mum, an older
brother, an older sister and me’
is translated literally

To view this with ...
Familial conversation

My

dad

mom

elder brother

elder sister

and

me

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

↓

Wǒ

bàba

māma

gēge

jiěj...
Familial conversation

My dad, mom, elder brother, elder sister and me

Wǒ bàba, māma, gēge, jiějie hé wǒ

To view this wi...
Let’s see if you remember…

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Pick the right option

How do you say
‘My dad, mom, elder brother,
elder sister and me’?

1

2

Wǒ bàba, māma,
gēge, jiěji...
Solution

How do you say
‘My dad, mom, elder brother,
elder sister and me’?

1

2

Wǒ bàba, māma,
gēge, jiějie hé wǒ

Wǒ j...
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 game...
Solution

How do we say ‘And me’?

1

2

3

Hé wǒ

Kǒu rén

Wǒ jīa

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Let’s revise!
English
How many people are there in your
family?
There are four people in my family
My dad, mom, an elder b...
Culture leaf

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Culture leaf
Tea culture in China differs from that of
Europe, Britain or Japan in such things as
preparation methods, tas...
Culture leaf
In modern China, virtually every
dwelling — even down to the
simplest
mud hut — has a set of tea
implements
f...
Culture leaf

China also boasts of a tea museum
located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang
province, China
The exhibitions display tea
...
What's next?

In the next lesson we will
learn about occupations!

To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.C...
Credits

Content
Team CultureAlley, Sunny Dang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_tea_culture
Images
http://commons.wiki...
See you at the Alley!
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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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  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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