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Chinese link Lesson 3 sentence patterns

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Chinese link Lesson 3 sentence patterns

  1. 1. CHINESE LINK LESSON 3 Nationalities and Languages Sentence Patterns Joanne Chen IVC Chinese instructor 2014
  2. 2. CHINESE LINK LESSON 3 SENTENCE PATTERNS AUDIO
  3. 3. Textbook page 35 Pattern 1 •N shì n guó rén?ǐ ǎ • (What is your nationality?) •W shì f guórén.ǒ ǎ (I am a French.)
  4. 4. Textbook page 35 Pattern 1 •N shìǐ n guó rénǎ ? • (What is your nationality?) Nǎ is a question word that means “which.” “nǎ guó rén” is an interrogative phrase used to ask what someone’s nationality is.
  5. 5. Textbook page 35 Pattern 1 •W shì f guó rén.ǒ ǎ (I am a French.) In Chinese, the character 国 guó means “country, nation.” 国 guó is placed after a single character to form a country name, as in 美国 měiguó (USA) or 中国 zhōngguó (China). If there are two or more characters, is not used, as in 加拿大 jiānádà (Canada) and 日本 rìběn (Japan). Simply add 人 rén after the country to indicate a person from that country.
  6. 6. Textbook page 35 Pattern 2 •nǐ huì shuō zhōngwén ma? •(Can you speak Chinese?) •wǒ huì shuō zhōngwén. •(I can speak Chinese.) •wǒ bú huì shuō zhōngwén. •(I cannot speak Chinese.)
  7. 7. Textbook page 35 Pattern 2 •nǐ huì shuō zhōngwén ma? •(Can you speak Chinese?) •nǐ huì bu hui shuō zhōngwén? •wǒ huì shuō zhōngwén. •(I can speak Chinese.) •wǒ bú huì shuō zhōngwén. •(I cannot speak Chinese.)
  8. 8. Textbook page 35 你是哪国人? 我是法国人。 你会说中文吗? 我会说中文。 我不会说中文。
  9. 9. Tā shì n gúoǎ rén? 他是哪国人 ?
  10. 10. Tā shì n gúoǎ rén? 他是哪国人 ?

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