Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson 7 | Learn to tell your surname!

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Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson 7 | Learn to tell your surname!

  1. 1. To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  2. 2. Nǐ hǎo Lesson 7 on Basic Mandarin! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  3. 3. Revision Translation Mandarin Miss Xiǎo jiě Mister/ Mr. Xiān sheng Mrs. Fū ren Female friend/ girlfriend Nǚ péngyǒu Male friend/ boyfriend Nán péngyǒu Young friend Xiǎo péngyǒu To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  4. 4. Revision English Mandarin I Wǒ To be surnamed Xìng To be called Jiào My family name is Wáng Wǒ xìng Wáng My name is Wáng Péng Wǒ jiào Wáng Péng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  5. 5. Lesson objectives 1 Learning family names! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  6. 6. What's in store today? Today we will learn how to ask someone's name and surname! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  7. 7. Introductions Let’s begin by learning the vocabulary for family names, names etc…! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  8. 8. Introductions May I ask = Qǐng wèn Pease = Qǐng Ask = Wèn Together 'Qǐng wèn' implies, 'Please may I ask?' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  9. 9. Tonal tip ‘Qǐng’ is pronounced in the falling rising tone, also known as the third tone Remember that ‘Qǐng’ starts with a ‘ch’ tone ‘Wèn’ is pronounced in the falling tone, also known as the fourth tone Let’s hear you say ‘Qǐng Wèn’ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  10. 10. Introductions May I ask Qǐng wèn To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  11. 11. Introductions Your name = Nín xìng Your = Nín Name = Xìng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  12. 12. Introductions Your name Nín xìng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  13. 13. Introductions Please may I ask your name ? Qǐng wèn nín xìng ? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  14. 14. Grammar tip While the previous sentence is grammatically correct, it is often polite to add the word, 'honorable' before asking someone's name Let's learn how to say 'honorable' in Mandarin! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  15. 15. Introductions Honorable = Guì To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  16. 16. Tonal tip ‘Guì’ is pronounced in the falling tone, also known as the fourth tone Let’s hear you say Guì To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  17. 17. Introductions honorable Guì To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  18. 18. Etiquette conversation May I ↓ Qǐng ask ↓ wèn your ↓ nín honorable ↓ guì family name ↓ xìng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  19. 19. Etiquette conversation May I ask your honorable family name? Qǐng wèn nín guì xìng? Nín = your Xìng = family name To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  20. 20. Grammar tip Did you notice that 'Nin' is used both for 'your' as well as 'you' ? This is because in Mandarin we use the same words for pronouns and adjectives derived from them. Thus, Nín = your, is the same as Nín = you To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  21. 21. Introductions Furthermore, to ask someone else's name, one would say 'And you'? , let's see how do we translate this in Mandarin! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  22. 22. Introductions And you ? =Nǐ ne We already know ‘Nǐ’ means you, and ‘ne’ is a question particle To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  23. 23. Introductions And you? Nǐ ne? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  24. 24. Revision English Mandarin Honorable Guì Question particle Ne What about you, and you Nǐ ne May I ask Qǐng wèn To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  25. 25. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  26. 26. Pick the right option How do we say 'May I ask'? 1 2 3 Qǐng wèn Nǐ ne Guì ne To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  27. 27. Pick the right option How do we say 'May I ask'? 1 2 3 Qǐng wèn Nǐ ne Guì ne To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  28. 28. Etiquette conversation My ↓ family name ↓ Wǒ xìng is ↓ …….. ↓ …….. and ↓ you ↓ nǐ ne To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  29. 29. Etiquette conversation My family name is …… Wǒ xìng......... To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  30. 30. Grammar tip nǐ ne? = and you? You may remember Ne is a question particle used to convert statements to questions Ending with ne makes a question when the context is already known A common circumstance is when you wish to repeat a question that was just asked for another subject, as in the case we are discussing right now To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  31. 31. Etiquette conversation My family name is ……, and you? Wǒ xìng......, nǐ ne? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  32. 32. Etiquette conversation English Mandarin Wáng May I ask your honorable family Qǐng wèn , nín guì peng name? xìng? Lǐ Yǒu My family name is Lǐ, and you? Wáng My family name is Peng Wáng Wǒ xìng Lǐ, nǐ ne? Wǒ xìng Wáng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  33. 33. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  34. 34. Try yourself How do we say 'My family name is Lǐ, and you?' 1 2 Wǒ xìng Lǐ, nǐ ne? Wǒ hěn hǎo, nǐ ma? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  35. 35. Try yourself How do we say 'My family name is Lǐ, and you?' 1 2 Wǒ xìng Lǐ, nǐ ne? Wǒ hěn hǎo, nǐ ma? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  36. 36. Introductions Now lets go ahead and learn how to ask someone's name! The vocabulary required for this will be ‘What’ and ‘Name’ Let’s start! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  37. 37. Introductions What = Shénme To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  38. 38. Tonal tip ‘Shénme’ is pronounced in the mid rising tone, also known as the second tone Let’s hear you say Shénme To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  39. 39. Introductions What Shénme To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  40. 40. Introductions Name = Míngzi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  41. 41. Tonal tip ‘Míngzi’ is pronounced in the mid rising tone, also known as the second tone Let’s hear you say Míngzi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  42. 42. Introductions Name Míngzi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  43. 43. Revision English What Name Mandarin Shénme Míngzi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  44. 44. More greetings What's ↓ Shénme your ↓ nǐ name ↓ míngzi (called) ↓ jiào To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  45. 45. More greetings What's your name? Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi? Literally, 'you called what name? ' Jiào = to be called To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  46. 46. Introductions Now let us take a case where we have the family name, but want to know the first name of a person For the purpose of this conversation, we'll assume the surname of the person to be Wáng and first name to be 'Peng' As we will see, in Chinese culture we always give our Surname before our First name' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  47. 47. Introductions Mr. ↓ Xiān sheng Wáng what is your name ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Wáng shénme nǐ míngzi (called) ↓ jiào To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  48. 48. Introductions Mr. Wáng , what is your name? Wáng xiān sheng, nǐ jiào shénme míngzi? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  49. 49. Introductions I ↓ Wǒ am called ↓ jiào Wáng ↓ Wáng Péng ↓ Péng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  50. 50. Introductions My name is Wáng Péng/I am called Wáng Péng Wǒ jiào Wáng Péng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  51. 51. Introductions Miss ↓ xiǎo jiě Li ↓ Lǐ what ↓ shénme is your ↓ nǐ name ↓ míngzi called ↓ jiào To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  52. 52. Introductions Miss Li, what is your name? Lǐ xiǎo jiě, nǐ jiào shénme míngzi? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  53. 53. Introductions My ↓ Wǒ name ↓ jiào is Lǐ ↓ Lǐ Yǒu ↓ Yǒu To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  54. 54. Introductions My name is Lǐ Yǒu Wǒ jiào Lǐ Yǒu To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  55. 55. Grammar tip Notice that unlike English, titles (Mr./Miss) come after the name of the person, not before! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  56. 56. Etiquette conversation English Lǐ Yǒu Wáng Péng Mandarin My name is Yǒu, what is Wǒ jiào Yǒu, nǐ jiào your name? shénme míngzi? My name is Wáng Péng Wǒ jiào Wáng Péng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  57. 57. Etiquette conversation English Wáng Péng Mr. Wáng , what is Wáng xiān sheng, nǐ your name? jiào shénme míngzi Miss Lǐ, what is your Lǐ Yǒu Mandarin Lǐ xiǎo jiě, nǐ jiào name? shénme míngzi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  58. 58. Let's see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  59. 59. Pick the right option How do we say 'My name is Lǐ Yǒu'? 1 2 3 Wǒ jiào Lǐ yǒu Lǐ xiǎo jiě Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  60. 60. Pick the right option How do we say 'My name is Lǐ Yǒu'? 1 2 3 Wǒ jiào Lǐ yǒu Lǐ xiǎo jiě Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  61. 61. Revision English Mandarin Wáng May I ask your honorable family Qǐng wèn, nín guì Péng name? xìng? Lǐ Yǒu Wáng Péng Lǐ Yǒu Wáng Péng My family name is Lǐ, and you? Wǒ xìng Lǐ, nǐ ne? My family name is Wáng Wǒ xìng Péng My name is Yǒu, what is Wǒ jiào Yǒu, nǐ jiào your name? shénme míngzi? I am called Wáng Péng Wǒ jiào Wáng Péng To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  62. 62. Culture Leaf To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  63. 63. Culture leaf The color Red in Chinese culture usually means good luck. Red is often worn in weddings to ward off any bad luck to the new bride and groom To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  64. 64. Culture Leaf A red envelope is a monetary gift which is given in Chinese society during holiday or special occasions. The red color of the packet symbolizes good luck. Red is strictly forbidden at funerals as it traditionally symbolized happiness To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  65. 65. What's next? In the next lesson, we will discuss sentences describing professions, etc… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  66. 66. Credits Content Team CultureAlley, Sunny Dang http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_in_Chinese _culture Images http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Laisee.jpg Oldie To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin
  67. 67. See you at the Alley! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin

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