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Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!
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Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson15 | Numbers and currencies!

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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 deals with how …

Learn Mandarin Chinese for free using self-paced audio-visual lessons and interactive practice exercises - CultureAlley - master conversations, grammar, vocabulary and more! This lesson deals with how numbers and currency is typically used in China! It also covers a simulated market places conversation, covering the important phrase 'how much is it for' with several possible answers! 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. To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 2. Nǐ hǎo Lesson 15 on Basic Mandarin! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 3. Revision Speaker English Mandarin Mark Who has a younger sister? Shéi yǒu meìmei? Lisa Lǐ has a younger sister Lǐ yǒu meìmei Mark Who is he? Tā shì shéi? Lisa He is doctor Wáng Tā shì Wáng yīsheng Mark Whose photo is this? Zhè shì shéi de zhào piàn? Lisa This is my photo Zhè shì wǒ de zhào piàn Mark Do you have an elder sister? Nǐ yǒu jiějie ma? Lisa I don't have an elder sister Wǒ méi yǒu jiějie Lisa I have a younger sister Wǒ yǒu yí ge meìmei To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 4. Revision Speaker English Mandarin Mark Who is he? Tā shì shéi? Lisa He is my father doctor Wáng Tā shì wǒ bàba, Wáng yīsheng Mark Is she your elder sister Tā shì nǐ jiějie ma? Lisa No, I have a younger sister Bù, wǒ yǒu yí ge meìmei To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 5. Lesson objectives 1 Numbers and currencies To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 6. What's in store today? Today we will have a casual conversation with a vendor in the market and cover numbers in the process! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 7. Basic questions When asking the price of something in Mandarin, we use the phrase ‘duōshǎo qián’ This phrase is made up on three words,​ and can literally be translated as​ ‘many/few money’ implying ‘How much does it cost?’ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 8. Basic questions Many Duō It is pronounced with a h igh ​ level tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 9. Basic questions Few Shǎo It is pronounced with a​ falling rising tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 10. Basic questions Money Qián It is pronounced with a mid ​ rising tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 11. Basic questions Many few money Duō shǎo qián To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 12. Basic questions How much does it cost? Duōshǎo qián? Literally meaning, ‘many few money’ ​ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 13. Grammar tip We can shorten this phrase to only​ mean ‘How much’, by removing the​ word ‘money’ from it To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 14. Basic Questions How much is it/ How much? Duōshǎo? Literally, ‘many few?’ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 15. Numbers To answer these questions, we will have to learn the concept of numbers in Mandarin, which is fairly simple and logical! Let’s take a look! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 16. Numbers To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 17. Numbers The numbers 11-19 follow a slightly different order from the rest, where, instead of calling out 11 as ‘1-10-1’, we simply omit the first one and call it ‘10-1’ Let’s ​ take a look! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 18. Numbers To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 19. Numbers To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 20. Numbers Now let’s learn how to deal with​ decimal points or fractions! We use the word ‘diǎn’ to represent decimals, this is also a measure word for ​ time! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 21. Numbers To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 22. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 23. Pick the right option How do we say ‘ten’ in Mandarin? 1 2 3 Shí Shí’èr Shíyi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 24. Solution How do we say ‘ten’ in Mandarin? 1 2 3 Shí Shí’èr Shíyi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 25. Pick the right option How do we say ‘how much’ in Mandarin? 1 2 3 Duō hǎo? Duōshǎo? Duōshǎoian? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 26. Solution How do we say ‘how much’ in Mandarin? 1 2 3 Duō hǎo? Duōshǎo? Duōshǎoian? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 27. Pick the right option How do we say 11.1 in Mandarin? 1 2 3 Shídiǎnyī Shí’èrdiǎnwǔ Shí’yīdiǎnyī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 28. Solution How do we say 11.1 in Mandarin? 1 2 3 Shídiǎnyī Shí’èrdiǎnwǔ Shí’yīdiǎnyī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 29. Moving on… Great! Now let’s move on to answering those questions with varied statements Here is what we will cover today This is for 10 dollars This is for 18 yuan This is for 20 yen This is for 12 dollars To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 30. Currencies In mandarin, currencies are formed by adding the country name along with the Chinese currency! Let’s ​ see the following sentences and figure out! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 31. Basic questions It measure word Zhè ge is ten dollars shí měiyuán Měiyuán = America + Chinese currency To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 32. Grammar tip Note that, ‘is’ is not translated as, ten is an​ adjective and the ‘to-be’ verb is not translated​ before adjectives in Mandarin! Also note that ‘this’ and ‘it’ translate to the same word in this case! ​ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 33. Currencies It is for 10 dollars Zhè ge shí měiyuán It | Measure word| Amount| Currency To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 34. Currencies This is for 18 yuan Zhè ge shíbā kuài Yuán and kuài can be used interchangeably in Mandarin To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 35. Currencies This is for 20 yen Zhè shì èrshí rìyuán Rìyuán= Japan + chinese currency To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 36. Currencies This is for 60 dollars Zhè ge liùshí měiyuán To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 37. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 38. Pick the right option What word can be used instead of​ ‘Yuán’ in Mandarin? 1 2 3 Liùshí Zhè Kuài To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 39. Solution What word can be used instead of​ ‘Yuán’ in Mandarin? 1 2 3 Liùshí Zhè Kuài To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 40. Revision English Mandarin How much does it cost? Duōshǎo qián? How much is it? Duōshǎo? This is for 10 dollars Zhè ge shí měiyuán This is for 18 yuan Zhè ge shíbā kuài This is for 20 yen Zhè shì èrshí rìyuán This is for 60 dollars Zhè ge liùshí měiyuán To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 41. Culture leaf To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 42. Culture leaf The Giant Panda is regarded as the symbol of China And it is also the Chinese national animal It is universally loved, and is a peaceful,​ bamboo-eating member of the bear family It lives in bamboo forests in central China​ and is an endangered animal To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 43. Culture leaf Surprisingly, Giant panda​ babies are very small, and​ weigh only 90–130 grams, ​hich is about w 1/900 of its​ mother's weight! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 44. Culture leaf In November 2007, China had 239 giant pandas who lived in captivity There are 27 giant pandas which live in zoos outside of China, and the exact number of giant pandas in​ wild is not known the To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 45. What's next? In the next lesson we shall learn about expression of time! ​ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 46. Credits Content Team CultureAlley, Sunny Dang http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_panda Voice over Tyler Crandall Images http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chengdu-pandas-d18.jpg Colegota http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pandas_du_zoo_d Beauval.jpg Isa2886 To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  • 47. See you at the Alley! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin

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