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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! This lesson will talk of different professions that people take up such as teacher, lawyer, doctor, engineer, and a few others! We shall then have a simple conversation about them and learn a little bit about Tetraphobia, a fear of the number 4! 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. WebCake Ads To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 2. Nǐ hǎo Lesson 12 on Basic Mandarin! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 3. Revision English Mandarin How many/a few Jǐ Measure word for number of family members Kǒu Person/ people Rén And Hé One/ one item Yí ge To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Lesson objectives 1 Occupations To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 6. What's in store today? Today we will learn a few more occupations and ask people about their work! So let's get started! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 7. Today's conversation English Mark How are you? Lisa Not bad! How are you? Mark I am also very good! Lisa This is my father Mark What does your father do? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 8. Today's conversation English Lisa My father is a lawyer,and you? Mark I am an engineer Lisa What does your mother do? Mark My mother is a housewife Lisa What do you do? Mark I am a doctor Lisa Wonderful! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 9. Today's conversation You will notice,that some of the sentences mentioned have been covered before, while others are new! Let's go through the sentences we already know! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 10. Today's conversation English Mandarin Mark How are you? Nǐ hǎo ma? Lisa Not bad! How are you? Bú cuò! Nǐ hǎo ma? Mark I am also very good! Wǒ Yě hěn hǎo! Lisa This is my father Tā shì wǒ bàba To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 11. Occupational conversation To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 12. Occupational conversation What (work) does your father do? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 13. Occupational conversation What ↓ shénme (work) ↓ gōngzuò does your ↓ nǐ father ↓ bàba do zuò To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 14. Grammar tip What we really ask is 'Your father does what work?' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 15. Occupational conversation What does your father do? Nǐ bàba zuò shénme gōngzuò? Literally, 'Your father does what work?' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 16. Occupational conversation My father is a lawyer To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 17. Occupational conversation My ↓ Wǒ father ↓ bàba is ↓ shì a lawyer ↓ lǜshī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 18. Occupational conversation My father is a lawyer Wǒ bàba shì lǜshī Literally, ‘My father is lawyer’ Note that articles are not translated To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 19. Occupational conversation What (work) do you do? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 20. Occupational conversation What work ↓ Shénme ↓ gōngzuò do you do? ↓ nǐ ↓ zuò To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 21. Occupational conversation What do you do? Nǐ zuò shénme gōngzuò? Literally,‘ You do what work?’ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 22. Occupational conversation I am an engineer To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 23. Occupational conversation I am an engineer Wǒ shì gōng chéng shī Note that ‘an’ is not translated as Mandarin has no articles To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 24. Tonal tip Gōng is pronounced using a high level tone, like Gōng Chéng is pronounced using a mid rising tone,like Chéng We already know how to say Shī, so let’s try and say it all together! It's ‘Gōng chéng shī’ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 25. Let’s see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 26. Pick the right option How do you say ‘My father is a lawyer’? 1 2 Wǒ bàba shì lǜshī Bàba zuò shénme gōngzuò To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 27. Solution How do you say ‘My father is a lawyer’? 1 2 Wǒ bàba shì lǜshī Bàba zuò shénme gōngzuò To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 28. Pick the right option What does ‘Gōngzuò’ mean? 1 2 3 Work Doctor To do To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 29. Solution What does ‘Gōngzuò’ mean? 1 2 3 Work Doctor To do To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 30. Let’s revise! English Mandarin What does your father do? Nǐ bàba zuò shénme gōngzuò My father is a lawyer Wǒ bàba shì lǜshī What do you do? Nǐ zuò shénme gōngzuò I am an engineer Wǒ shì gōng chéng shī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 31. Moving on... The sentence 'I am a ...' can be filled in using a lot of different professions! Let's learn a few of them now! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 32. Occupational conversation I am a doctor Wǒ shì Yīsheng Yīsheng is pronounced using the first tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 33. Occupational conversation She is a manager Tā shì Jīng lǐ Jīng = first tone, high level lǐ = third tone, falling rising To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 34. Occupations He is an accountant Tā shì kuài jì Aggregate = Kuài To compute/calculate = Jì To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 35. Pronunciation tip Kuài and Jì are both pronounced with a falling tone, also known as the fourth tone Let’s hear you say, ‘Kuài Jì ’ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 36. Occupations I am retired Wǒ shì tuì xiū le To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 37. Tonal tip Tuì carries the falling tone (4th tone) Xiū carries the high level tone (1st tone) Le carries the neutral tone (5th tone) Let’s hear you say ‘Tuì xiū le’ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 38. Let’s revise! English Mandarin I am a doctor Wǒ shì Yīsheng She is a manager Tā shì Jīng lǐ He is an accountant Tā shì kuài jì I am retired Wǒ shì tuì xiū le To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 39. Pronunciation tip Now let's look at the last part of our conversation! 'What does your mother do?' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 40. Occupations What does your mother do? Nǐ māma zuò shénme gōng zuò? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 41. Occupations My mother is a housewife Wǒ māma shì jiā tíng zhǔ fù Family member = Jiā tíng Wife = Zhǔ fù To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 42. Tonal tip Jiā tíng uses the high level tone on ‘a’ and a mid rising tone on ‘i’ Zhǔ fù uses the rising falling tone on the first ‘u’ and a falling tone on the second ‘u’ Let’s hear you say ‘Jiā tíng zhǔ fù’ Did you notice? ‘Jiā tíng zhǔ fù’ is the first word we've learnt that uses all four tones! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 43. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 44. Pick the right option How do we say 'Manager'? 1 2 3 Jīng lǐ Yīsheng Lǜshī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 45. Solution How do we say 'Manager'? 1 2 3 Jīng lǐ Yīsheng Lǜshī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 46. Pick the right option How do we say, ‘Housewife’? 1 2 3 Jiā tíng zhǔ fù Gōng chéng shī Tuì xiū le To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 47. Solution How do we say, ‘Housewife’? 1 2 3 Jiā tíng zhǔ fù Gōng chéng shī Tuì xiū le To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 48. Pick the right option How do we say 'I am an accountant’ ? 1 2 3 Wǒ shì kuài jì Wǒ shì Jīng lǐ Wǒ shì yīsheng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 49. Solution How do we say 'I am an accountant’ ? 1 2 3 Wǒ shì kuài jì Wǒ shì Jīng lǐ Wǒ shì yīsheng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 50. Here is what we learnt today! English Mandarin Mark How are you? Nǐ hǎo ma? Lisa Not bad! How are you? Bú cuò! Nǐ hǎo ma? Mark I am also very good! Wǒ Yě hěn hǎo! Lisa This is my father Tā shì wǒ bàba Mark What does your father do? Nǐ bàba zuò shénme gōng zuò? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 51. Here is what we learnt today! English Lisa My father is a lawyer,and you? Mandarin Wǒ bàba shì lǜshī,nǐ ne? Mark I am an engineer Wǒ shì Gōng chéng shī Lisa What does your mother do? Nǐ māma zuò shénme gōng zuò? Mark My mother is a housewife Wǒ māma shì jiā tíng zhǔ fù Lisa What do you do? Nǐ zuò shénme gōngzuò ? Mark I am a doctor Wǒ shì Yīsheng Lisa Wonderful! Taì hǎo le! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 52. Revision-Occupations English Mandarin Teacher Lǎo shī Lawyer Lǜshī Doctor Yīsheng Engineer Gōng chéng shī Manager Jīng lǐ Accountant Kuài Jì Housewife Jiā tíng zhǔ fù Retired Tuì xiū le To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 53. Culture leaf To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 54. Culture leaf Tetraphobia, or aversion to the number four, is common in China The Chinese word for four (pinyin = sì), sounds quite similar to the word for death (pinyin = sǐ), in many varieties of Chinese To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 55. Culture leaf Special care may be taken to avoid occurrences or reminders of the number 4 during festive holidays, or when a family member is sick Similarly, 14, 24, 42, etc… are also to be avoided due to the presence of the digit 4 in these numbers To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 56. What's next? In the next lesson we will learn about measure words! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 57. Credits Content Team CultureAlley, Sunny Dang http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraphobia Images http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/Shan haiMissingFloors.jpg To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 58. See you at the Alley! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin