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Nǐ hǎo
Lesson 4 on Basic Mandarin!
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Revision

English

Mandarin

Lisa

Hello!

Nǐ hǎo!

Mark

Hello!

Nǐ hǎo!

Lisa

How are you?

Nǐ hǎo ma?

Mark

I am very...
1

Greetings

2 Etiquette conversation

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What's in store today?

Today we will learn some more common
greetings and some etiquette phrases like
'thank you' and 'so...
1

Greetings

2 Etiquette conversation

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Greetings

Today we will learn some other responses to 'How
are you?' or 'Nǐ hǎo ma?' - to help you learn
some interesting...
Vocabulary

English
Not
Bad

Mandarin
Bú
Cuò

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Pronunciation tip

Before moving on, lets take a closer look
at the pronunciations for the new
words we've just learnt!

T...
Pronunciation tip

Not = Bú
It is pronounced using a
'mid rising' tone (2nd)

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Tonal tips

Let's try and say Bú
It is said with a 'mid rising' tone - Bú

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Pronunciation tip

Bad = Cuò
It is pronounced using a
'falling' tone (4th)

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Tonal tips

Let's try and say Cuò
It is said with a 'falling' tone - Cuò

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Responding to 'how are you?'
Great! Now let's use them as a phrase!
Not bad!
Not = Bú (adv.)
Bad = Cuò (adj.)

To view thi...
Grammar tip
Not = Bú
Bú is an adverb and is used to negate verbs
In Mandarin, adverbs always come before the
verb
Eg:
To b...
So one of the responses to 'how are you?' is...

Not bad

Bú cuò

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So remember!

English
Not
Bad

Mandarin
Bú
Cuò

Type
Adv.
Adj.

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Let’s try this in a conversation!

English

Mandarin

Lisa

How are you?

Nǐ hǎo ma?

Mark

I am very good, and you?

Wǒ h...
Moving on…

We can also reply to 'how are you?' by
saying 'Fine'
Let's take a look at the vocabulary
required for the same...
Vocabulary

English

Mandarin

Still
Ok

Hái
Kěyǐ

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Pronunciation tip

Still = Hái
It is pronounced using a
'mid rising' tone (2nd)

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Tonal tips

Let's try and say Hái
It is said with a 'mid rising' tone - Hái

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Pronunciation tip
Ok = Kěyǐ
'Kěyǐ', stresses on two tones, 'e' and 'i'
On both, it uses the ‘falling rising’ tone
Let’s br...
Tonal tips

Let's try and say Kě
It is said with a 'falling rising' tone -Kě

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Tonal tips

Let's try and say Yǐ
It is said with a 'falling rising' tone -Yǐ

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Tonal tips

Great! Now lets try it together
Let's try and say Kěyǐ
It is said with a 'falling rising' tone - Kěyǐ

To view...
As we saw...

Still = Hái
Ok = Kěyǐ

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Responding to : how are you?

Fine

Hái kěyǐ

Literally : Still ok

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Grammar tip

Apart from meaning 'Ok', Kěyǐ also reflects
the 'ability' to ask permission
Kěyǐ is made up of two characters...
Let's see if you remember…

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Pick the right option

How do we say 'not bad'?

1

2

3

Bú cuò

Hái kěyǐ

Nín hǎo

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Pick the right option

How do we say 'not bad'?

1

2

3

Bú cuò

Hái kěyǐ

Nín hǎo

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So remember!

English

Mandarin

Type

Not

Bú

Adv.

Bad

Cuò

Adj.

Still

Hái

Adv.

Ok

Kěyǐ

Adj.

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1

Greetings

2 Etiquette conversation

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Moving on...

Let's learn a few new
expressions used daily!
Let's begin with 'thanks'!

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Etiquette conversation

Thanks

Xièxie

Literally : thanks, to thank

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Pronunciation tip

In pinyin 'X' is pronounced
with a 'sh' or 'zh' sound, unlike the
English 'x' as in 'xylophone'

To vie...
Pronunciation tip
Thanks = Xièxie
It is pronounced using a
'falling' tone (4th)
Note, that 'Xièxie' can be broken into two...
Tonal tips

Let's try and say Xièxie
It is said with a 'falling' tone -Xièxie

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Etiquette conversation

Thank you

Xièxie nǐ

Thanks = Xièxie
You = Nǐ
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Etiquette conversation

In English, we would typically say 'You are
welcome' while responding to 'Thank you'
In Mandarin, ...
Etiquette conversation
You are welcome = Don't be polite
Polite = Kèqi
Don't be polite = Bú kèqi
Remember that 'Bú' means ...
Pronunciation tip

We already know how to pronounce Bú,
it is said with a 'mid rising' tone
Let's see how to pronounce 'Kè...
Pronunciation tip

Note that in pinyin 'q' is pronounced
with a 'ch' sound, unlike the
English 'q' as in 'quiet'

To view ...
Pronunciation tip
Polite = Kèqi
Kè is pronounced using a
'falling' tone (4th)
Let's try and say Kèqi
Great! Now lets say t...
So now you know!

Don't be polite (reply to 'Thank you')

Bú kèqi

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Moving on...

Now let's look at how we would say 'sorry'
There are many ways to say 'sorry' in
Mandarin, but one of the mo...
Tonal tip

Duì is pronounced using a 'falling' tone
Let's try and say it again, Duì

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Tonal tip

Bù is pronounced using a 'falling' tone
Let's try and say it again, 'Bù'

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Tonal tip

Remember that in Mandarin 'Q' is
pronounced with a 'ch' sound
Qǐ is pronounced using the
'falling rising' tone
...
Etiquette conversation

Sorry

Duì bù qǐ

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Pronunciation tip

Try saying Duì bù qǐ
Remember 'Q' takes up the sound of 'ch'

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Another way to say 'sorry'

Sorry

Bù hǎo yì si

Literally, 'not a good meaning'

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Grammar tip

Bù hǎo yì si is frequently used in the Chinese
culture as a way of saying 'sorry' or
to mean 'I'm embarrassed...
Pronunciation tip

Yì si
'Yì' is pronounced using a
'falling' tone (4th)
'Si' is a neutral tone and is
pronounced with a s...
Tonal tips

'Meaning' translates to 'Yì si'
Let's try and say Yì si
Yì is said with a falling tone - Yì si

To view this w...
Grammar tip

Bù hǎo yì si can also be used as 'Thank you' in
some cases – usually when you want to say
'Your kindness is t...
Cultural tip

The Chinese tradition of gift-giving demands that
the gift is first refused, and finally accepted with
'xièx...
More greetings

It's alright

Méi ɡuān xi

Literally, 'that's alright /
doesn't matter'
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Pronunciation tip

Méi
'Méi' is pronounced using a
'mid rising' tone (2nd)

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Tonal tips

Let's try and say Méi
It is said with a 'mid rising' tone - Méi

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Pronunciation tip

Guān
'Guān' is pronounced using a
'high level' tone (1st)

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Tonal tips

Let's try and say Guān
It is said with a 'high level' tone - Guān

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Tonal tip

Xi
'Xi' is pronounced in the neutral tone, like a
soft fading away sound

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Let's see if you remember…

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Pick the right option

How do we say 'thanks'?

1

2

3

Xièxie

Bú kèqi

Hái kěyǐ

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Pick the right option

How do we say 'thanks'?

1

2

3

Xièxie

Bú kèqi

Hái kěyǐ

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Pick the right option

How do we say 'you're welcome'?

1

2

3

Bú kèqi

Xièxie

Hái kěyǐ

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Pick the right option

How do we say 'you're welcome'?

1

2

3

Bú kèqi

Xièxie

Hái kěyǐ

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Pick the right option

How do we say 'sorry'?

1

2

3

Bù hǎo yì si

Bú kèqi

Xièxie

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Pick the right option

How do we say 'sorry'?

1

2

3

Bù hǎo yì si

Bú kèqi

Xièxie

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Let’s revise!

English

Mandarin

Thanks

Xièxie

You are welcome

Bú kèqi
Bù hǎo yì si /

Sorry

Duì bù qǐ

It's alright
...
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Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson 4 | Etiquette conversation

  1. 1. To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  2. 2. Nǐ hǎo Lesson 4 on Basic Mandarin! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  3. 3. Revision English Mandarin Lisa Hello! Nǐ hǎo! Mark Hello! Nǐ hǎo! Lisa How are you? Nǐ hǎo ma? Mark I am very good, and you? Wǒ hěn hǎo, nǐ ne? Lisa I am also very good Yě hěn hǎo To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  4. 4. 1 Greetings 2 Etiquette conversation To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  5. 5. What's in store today? Today we will learn some more common greetings and some etiquette phrases like 'thank you' and 'sorry'! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  6. 6. 1 Greetings 2 Etiquette conversation To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  7. 7. Greetings Today we will learn some other responses to 'How are you?' or 'Nǐ hǎo ma?' - to help you learn some interesting conversations! Let’s start with a common one : 'Not bad!' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  8. 8. Vocabulary English Not Bad Mandarin Bú Cuò To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  9. 9. Pronunciation tip Before moving on, lets take a closer look at the pronunciations for the new words we've just learnt! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  10. 10. Pronunciation tip Not = Bú It is pronounced using a 'mid rising' tone (2nd) To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  11. 11. Tonal tips Let's try and say Bú It is said with a 'mid rising' tone - Bú To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  12. 12. Pronunciation tip Bad = Cuò It is pronounced using a 'falling' tone (4th) To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  13. 13. Tonal tips Let's try and say Cuò It is said with a 'falling' tone - Cuò To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  14. 14. Responding to 'how are you?' Great! Now let's use them as a phrase! Not bad! Not = Bú (adv.) Bad = Cuò (adj.) To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  15. 15. Grammar tip Not = Bú Bú is an adverb and is used to negate verbs In Mandarin, adverbs always come before the verb Eg: To be (is/am/are) = Shì Not to be (is not/ am not/ are not) = Bú shì To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  16. 16. So one of the responses to 'how are you?' is... Not bad Bú cuò To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  17. 17. So remember! English Not Bad Mandarin Bú Cuò Type Adv. Adj. To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  18. 18. Let’s try this in a conversation! English Mandarin Lisa How are you? Nǐ hǎo ma? Mark I am very good, and you? Wǒ hěn hǎo, nǐ ne? Lisa Not bad Bú cuò To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  19. 19. Moving on… We can also reply to 'how are you?' by saying 'Fine' Let's take a look at the vocabulary required for the same! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  20. 20. Vocabulary English Mandarin Still Ok Hái Kěyǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  21. 21. Pronunciation tip Still = Hái It is pronounced using a 'mid rising' tone (2nd) To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  22. 22. Tonal tips Let's try and say Hái It is said with a 'mid rising' tone - Hái To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  23. 23. Pronunciation tip Ok = Kěyǐ 'Kěyǐ', stresses on two tones, 'e' and 'i' On both, it uses the ‘falling rising’ tone Let’s break it down and see how each one is pronounced! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  24. 24. Tonal tips Let's try and say Kě It is said with a 'falling rising' tone -Kě To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  25. 25. Tonal tips Let's try and say Yǐ It is said with a 'falling rising' tone -Yǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  26. 26. Tonal tips Great! Now lets try it together Let's try and say Kěyǐ It is said with a 'falling rising' tone - Kěyǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  27. 27. As we saw... Still = Hái Ok = Kěyǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  28. 28. Responding to : how are you? Fine Hái kěyǐ Literally : Still ok To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  29. 29. Grammar tip Apart from meaning 'Ok', Kěyǐ also reflects the 'ability' to ask permission Kěyǐ is made up of two characters The first (kě) means 'can' or 'may' and the second (yǐ) means 'according to' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  30. 30. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  31. 31. Pick the right option How do we say 'not bad'? 1 2 3 Bú cuò Hái kěyǐ Nín hǎo To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  32. 32. Pick the right option How do we say 'not bad'? 1 2 3 Bú cuò Hái kěyǐ Nín hǎo To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  33. 33. So remember! English Mandarin Type Not Bú Adv. Bad Cuò Adj. Still Hái Adv. Ok Kěyǐ Adj. To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  34. 34. 1 Greetings 2 Etiquette conversation To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  35. 35. Moving on... Let's learn a few new expressions used daily! Let's begin with 'thanks'! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  36. 36. Etiquette conversation Thanks Xièxie Literally : thanks, to thank To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  37. 37. Pronunciation tip In pinyin 'X' is pronounced with a 'sh' or 'zh' sound, unlike the English 'x' as in 'xylophone' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  38. 38. Pronunciation tip Thanks = Xièxie It is pronounced using a 'falling' tone (4th) Note, that 'Xièxie' can be broken into two similar parts, except that the second time we say 'xie', the sound softly fades away To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  39. 39. Tonal tips Let's try and say Xièxie It is said with a 'falling' tone -Xièxie To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  40. 40. Etiquette conversation Thank you Xièxie nǐ Thanks = Xièxie You = Nǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  41. 41. Etiquette conversation In English, we would typically say 'You are welcome' while responding to 'Thank you' In Mandarin, 'You are welcome' is used as 'Don't be polite' (to indicate ‘You don't need to thank me’) To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  42. 42. Etiquette conversation You are welcome = Don't be polite Polite = Kèqi Don't be polite = Bú kèqi Remember that 'Bú' means not 'Be' is not translated here, as 'polite' is an adjective Let's see how to pronounce the following words! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  43. 43. Pronunciation tip We already know how to pronounce Bú, it is said with a 'mid rising' tone Let's see how to pronounce 'Kèqi' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  44. 44. Pronunciation tip Note that in pinyin 'q' is pronounced with a 'ch' sound, unlike the English 'q' as in 'quiet' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  45. 45. Pronunciation tip Polite = Kèqi Kè is pronounced using a 'falling' tone (4th) Let's try and say Kèqi Great! Now lets say the whole phrase together! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  46. 46. So now you know! Don't be polite (reply to 'Thank you') Bú kèqi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  47. 47. Moving on... Now let's look at how we would say 'sorry' There are many ways to say 'sorry' in Mandarin, but one of the most common and versatile phrases is duì bu qǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  48. 48. Tonal tip Duì is pronounced using a 'falling' tone Let's try and say it again, Duì To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  49. 49. Tonal tip Bù is pronounced using a 'falling' tone Let's try and say it again, 'Bù' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  50. 50. Tonal tip Remember that in Mandarin 'Q' is pronounced with a 'ch' sound Qǐ is pronounced using the 'falling rising' tone Let's try and say it again, Qǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  51. 51. Etiquette conversation Sorry Duì bù qǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  52. 52. Pronunciation tip Try saying Duì bù qǐ Remember 'Q' takes up the sound of 'ch' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  53. 53. Another way to say 'sorry' Sorry Bù hǎo yì si Literally, 'not a good meaning' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  54. 54. Grammar tip Bù hǎo yì si is frequently used in the Chinese culture as a way of saying 'sorry' or to mean 'I'm embarrassed' Since we already know how to pronounce 'Bù hǎo', let's learn how to say 'yì si' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  55. 55. Pronunciation tip Yì si 'Yì' is pronounced using a 'falling' tone (4th) 'Si' is a neutral tone and is pronounced with a soft fading tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  56. 56. Tonal tips 'Meaning' translates to 'Yì si' Let's try and say Yì si Yì is said with a falling tone - Yì si To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  57. 57. Grammar tip Bù hǎo yì si can also be used as 'Thank you' in some cases – usually when you want to say 'Your kindness is too much'/ 'This wasn't needed' Situations include accepting gifts or tips To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  58. 58. Cultural tip The Chinese tradition of gift-giving demands that the gift is first refused, and finally accepted with 'xièxie' or 'Bù hǎo yì si' This is done for any type of gift, including picking up the tab in a restaurant To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  59. 59. More greetings It's alright Méi ɡuān xi Literally, 'that's alright / doesn't matter' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  60. 60. Pronunciation tip Méi 'Méi' is pronounced using a 'mid rising' tone (2nd) To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  61. 61. Tonal tips Let's try and say Méi It is said with a 'mid rising' tone - Méi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  62. 62. Pronunciation tip Guān 'Guān' is pronounced using a 'high level' tone (1st) To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  63. 63. Tonal tips Let's try and say Guān It is said with a 'high level' tone - Guān To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  64. 64. Tonal tip Xi 'Xi' is pronounced in the neutral tone, like a soft fading away sound To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  65. 65. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  66. 66. Pick the right option How do we say 'thanks'? 1 2 3 Xièxie Bú kèqi Hái kěyǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  67. 67. Pick the right option How do we say 'thanks'? 1 2 3 Xièxie Bú kèqi Hái kěyǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  68. 68. Pick the right option How do we say 'you're welcome'? 1 2 3 Bú kèqi Xièxie Hái kěyǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  69. 69. Pick the right option How do we say 'you're welcome'? 1 2 3 Bú kèqi Xièxie Hái kěyǐ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  70. 70. Pick the right option How do we say 'sorry'? 1 2 3 Bù hǎo yì si Bú kèqi Xièxie To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  71. 71. Pick the right option How do we say 'sorry'? 1 2 3 Bù hǎo yì si Bú kèqi Xièxie To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  72. 72. Let’s revise! English Mandarin Thanks Xièxie You are welcome Bú kèqi Bù hǎo yì si / Sorry Duì bù qǐ It's alright Méi ɡuān xi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  73. 73. Culture Leaf To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  74. 74. Culture leaf : Chinese names Names in China are used slightly differently than names you would hear in the west Let's look at some examples… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  75. 75. Culture leaf : Chinese names - Boys Wāng Péng is a boy's name In China, family (or clan) names always precede personal or given names 'Wāng' is family name and 'Péng' is given name To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  76. 76. Culture leaf : Chinese names - Girls Lǐ Yǒu is a girl's name Lǐ is the family name Yǒu is the given name To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  77. 77. Culture leaf : Chinese names In Chinese culture the use of given names (first names in west) often suggests a much higher degree of intimacy than is the case in the west If one’s given name is monosyllabic, it's used is even more limited, usually confined to one’s lover or spouse For example, Wāng Péng’s girlfriend can address him as Péng, but most people would call him Wāng Péng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin rather than Péng
  78. 78. What's next? In the next lesson, we will learn some common expressions such as 'good morning', 'good evening' etc...! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  79. 79. Credits Content Team CultureAlley, Sunny Dang To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  80. 80. See you at the Alley! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
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