Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson 10 | Talking about family

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Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson 10 | Talking about family

  1. 1. To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  2. 2. Nǐ hǎo Lesson 10 on Basic Mandarin! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  3. 3. Revision Translation Mandarin Chinese people Zhōngguó rén American people Měiguó rén English people Yīngguó rén French people Fǎguó rén Rén = People To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  4. 4. Revision English Mandarin Which Nǎ Country Guó Which country? Nǎ guó? People Rén To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  5. 5. Revision English Mandarin Mark Are you Chinese? Nǐ shì Zhōngguó rén ma? Lisa Yes, I am Shì Lisa Where are you from? Nǐ shì nǎ guó rén Mark I am from Japan Wǒ shì Riběn rén To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  6. 6. Lesson objectives 1 Familial Relations To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  7. 7. What's in store today? Today we will learn the vocabulary for familial relations, and also see the use of the possessive particle 'de' with respect to family! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  8. 8. What's in store today? Let’s begin with vocabulary! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  9. 9. Familial relations Home Jiā Jiā is pronounced using the high level tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  10. 10. Familial relations Father Bàba Bàba is pronounced using the falling tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  11. 11. Familial relations Mother Māma Māma is pronounced using the high level tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  12. 12. Familial relations Son Érzi Érzi is pronounced using the mid rising tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  13. 13. Familial relations Daughter Nǚ’er Nǚ’er is pronounced using the falling rising tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Grammar tip Mandarin uses different vocabulary for addressing an elder sister/ brother versus a younger sister/ brother Let’s learn what they are called in Mandarin! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  16. 16. Familial relations Elder sister Jiějie Jiějie is pronounced using the falling rising tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  17. 17. Familial relations Younger sister Mèimei Mèimei is pronounced using the falling tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  18. 18. Familial relations Elder brother Gēge Gēge is pronounced using the high level tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  19. 19. Familial relations Younger brother Dìdi Dìdi is pronounced using the falling tone To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  22. 22. Pick the right option How do we say 'Home'? 1 2 3 Érzi Gēge Jiā To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  23. 23. Solution How do we say 'Home'? 1 2 3 Érzi Gēge Jiā To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  24. 24. Pick the right option How do we say 'Son'? 1 2 3 Érzi Gēge Jiā To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  25. 25. Solution How do we say 'Son'? 1 2 3 Érzi Gēge Jiā To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  26. 26. Pick the right option How do we say 'Younger sister'? 1 2 3 Mèimei Jiějie Dìdi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  27. 27. Solution How do we say 'Younger sister'? 1 2 3 Mèimei Jiějie Dìdi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  28. 28. Pick the right option How do we say 'Older brother'? 1 2 3 Gēge Jiějie Dìdi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  29. 29. Solution How do we say 'Older brother'? 1 2 3 Gēge Jiějie Dìdi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  30. 30. Moving on… Now let us try and have a basic conversation! Let’s see how do we ask about relations! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  31. 31. Familial relations Is she your elder sister? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  32. 32. Familial relations Is she your elder sister ? ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Shì tā nǐ jiějie ma? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  33. 33. Familial relations Is she your elder sister? Tā shì nǐ jiějie ma? Literally, 'She is your elder sister?' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  34. 34. Grammar tip One can also omit the ‘your’ and just say ‘she is elder sister?’, in Mandarin to convey the same meaning To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  35. 35. Familial relations Is she your elder sister? Tā shì jiějie ma? Literally, 'She is elder sister?' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  36. 36. Familial relations Yes, she is To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  37. 37. Familial relations Yes, she is Tā shì To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  38. 38. Familial relations He is my father ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Tā shì wǒ bàba To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  39. 39. Familial relations He is my father Tā shì wǒ bàba To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  40. 40. Moving on… Lets learn how to say a few other phrases regarding family To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  41. 41. Familial relations My mother To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  42. 42. Familial relations I mother ↓ ↓ Wǒ de (possessive pronoun) māma To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  43. 43. Familial relations My mother Wǒ de māma Literally, ‘I (possessive) mother' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  44. 44. Grammar tip Recall that the particle ‘de’ , is a possessive particle, used in possessive pronouns, example (mine = wǒ de) It is also used for emphasis To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  45. 45. Grammar tip The particle ‘de’ is often omitted in colloquial speech after a personal pronoun and before a kinship term Lets look at a few examples To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  46. 46. 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
  47. 47. Revision Let's have a small familial conversation and revise what we have learnt today! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  48. 48. Revision English Mandarin Mark Hello! Nǐ hǎo Lisa How are you? Nǐ hǎo ma? Mark I am good! Is she your sister? Wǒ hěn hǎo!Tā shì jiějie ma? Lisa Yes,she is Tā shì Mark Hello! He is my father! Nǐ hǎo!Tā shì wǒ bàba To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  49. 49. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  50. 50. Pick the right option How do we say 'Is he your father?' 1 2 3 Tā shì bàba ma? Tā shì jiějie ma? Tā shì gēge ma? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  51. 51. Solution How do we say 'Is he your father?' 1 2 3 Tā shì bàba ma? Tā shì jiějie ma? Tā shì gēge ma? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  52. 52. Pick the right option How do we say 'She is my mother', in Mandarin? 1 2 3 Tā shì jiějie ma Tā shì wǒ māma Tā shì wǒ bàba To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  53. 53. Solution How do we say 'She is my mother', in Mandarin? 1 2 3 Tā shì jiějie ma Tā shì wǒ māma Tā shì wǒ bàba To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  54. 54. Pick the right option How do we say 'My father', formally? 1 2 3 Wǒ de bàba Wǒ bàba Wǒ de gēge To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  55. 55. Solution How do we say 'My father', formally? 1 2 3 Wǒ de bàba Wǒ bàba Wǒ de gēge To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  56. 56. Pick the right option How do we say 'My daughter', informally? 1 2 3 Wǒ de nǚ’er Wǒ nǚ’er Wǒ érzi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  57. 57. Solution How do we say 'My daughter', informally? 1 2 3 Wǒ de nǚ’er Wǒ nǚ’er Wǒ érzi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  58. 58. Culture leaf To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  59. 59. Culture leaf Since 20th century, especially, the year of 1949, Chinese family has gotten great change The modern Chinese family pattern varies, and it develops mainly towards small-size and direct line To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  60. 60. Culture leaf Most of the families in the town consist of couple and one or two children, while in country the extended families are still superior with three or more than three generations To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  61. 61. What's next? In the next lesson we will learn numerals and use them in conversations! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  62. 62. Credits Content Team CultureAlley, Sunny Dang To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  63. 63. See you at the Alley! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin

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