欢迎回来, welcome back. Today we are going to learn the sentence [6_This girl is very beautiful], [这个女孩很漂亮。]
pinyin is spelled as: [zheGe nvhai/guniang][DserGher newhai/goo-nee-ung].
pinyin is spelled as: [hen PiaoLiang/meiLi][hen Pee-au Lee-ung/may-Lee].
[6_This girl is very beautiful], [这个女孩很漂亮。]
How to say [This girl is not beautiful.]? In Chinese it is: [这个女孩不漂亮。], pinyin is spelled as: [ZheGe nvhai bu PiaoLiang.].
- example: [That girl is beautiful.], in Chinese: [那个女孩挺漂亮。], pinyin is spelled as: [Na Ge nvhai ting PiaoLiang.], sound: [NarGher newhai ting PeeauLeeung.]
- example: [This boy is so beautiful.], in Chinese: [那个男孩长得真漂亮。], pinyin is spelled as: [Na Ge nanhai zhang de zhen PiaoLiang.], sound: [NarGher nanhai dsungd dsen PeeauLeeung.]
- example: [Those girls are very beautiful.], in Chinese: [那些姑娘好漂亮。], pinyin is spelled as: [Naxie guniang hao PiaoLiang.], sound: [NarShay goo-neeung how PeeauLeeung.]
Yesterday the sentence was [5_We have no money], translate it into Chinese: [我们没有钱。], its pinyin: [women meiyou qian.], which sound like [warmen mayyo chain.]
Exercises from the last lesson, let us go through this again.
_ How to say [We don't have money] in Chinese?
回答:women mei you qian. 我们没钱。= we have no money. The same.
_How to say [Why don't you have money?]?
回答:You why not have money? / ni Weishenme meiyou qian? = Weishenme ni meiyou qian?
What does [qian] means?
回答:qian = 钱 = money
Do have/has/had have different translation in Chinese?
回答:No, they share the same word in Chinese, which is [you 有]. In addition, had is also translated as you 有.
Do [have no] and [don't have] share the same translation in Chinese?
回答:Yes they do.
Do you know why Chinese tend to buy houses, instead of rent them?
Answer:China does not have a trust in our social welfare system, the older generations have suffered too many povery/hunger/wars/political movements, so we tend to save money/buy houses for the family, instead of spending.
Two days ago we learned how to say [4_You don’t like it], translate:: [你不喜欢它。], its pinyin: [ni Bu xiHuan ta.], which sound like [nee Boo sheeHoo-an tar.]
练习：Translate: We don't like it.
回答:我们不喜欢它. women Bu xiHuan ta.
回答:It likes you.
练习：translate: It likes me.
练习：translate: I like you, I don't love you.
回答:我喜欢你，我不爱你。wo xiHuan ni, wo bu Ai ni.
练习：translate: We are American. You are not an American.
回答:我们是美国人 women Shi meiguoren。你不是一个美国人 ni buShi meiguoren。
The first word we are going to learn is girl. Sound: newhai. beautiful girl 美丽的女孩 meili de nvhai
cute girl 可爱的女孩 keAi de nvhai
beautiful.漂亮_Piao Liang_Pee-au Lee-ung
Second word: beautiful. Pronounciation Pee-au Lee-ung. beautiful girl 美丽的女孩 meili de nvhai
not beautiful 不漂亮 Bu PiaoLiang
The third word we are learning today is very. Slowly - hen. hen keAi 很可爱 very lovely/cute
hen shiWang 很失望 very disappointed
* Please use the words to make a few sentences:
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Grammar | Translate them into English
：You are whom?
_English:Who are you?'
：You why cannot just come over and drop that?
_English:Why cant you just come over and drop that?
：You why cannot just come over and drop that?
_English:Why can't you just come over and drop that?
：You want not want go attend one party?
_English:Would you like to join a party?
：You will fear no money pay bill ma?
_English:Will you be afraid not to have money to pay bills?
：We all very afraid enemy again come back.
_English:We are all worried that the enemy come back again.
What we learned today
OK, go back to the sentence we learned today [6_This girl is very beautiful], written in Chinese: [这个女孩很漂亮。]
[this girl], in Chinese: [这个女孩/姑娘], [zheGe nvhai/guniang][DserGher newhai/goo-nee-ung].
[is very beautiful], in Chinese: [很漂亮/美丽], pinyin is spelled as: [hen PiaoLiang/meiLi][hen Pee-au Lee-ung/may-Lee].
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weiyu 谓语 predicatePlease answer my question for the sentence [6_This girl is very beautiful].
Question 1: Every sentence has a pillar word, which in Chinese called weiyu, while in English it is called predicate, they are mostly verbs, in other cases adjectives. Please find out this/these words in this sentence, and write it down on your paper or on your mind.
beautifulin this sentence: 6_This girl is very beautiful
zhuyu 主语 subjectMost sentences have a subject, or more, they are always ahead of the predicate/weiyu. So, is there a subject(s) in [6_This girl is very beautiful]? Which word? Please write it down.
girlin this sentence: 6_This girl is very beautiful
binyu 宾语 objectAlso, about half of our sentences have one or two objects. Is there an object(s) in the sentence [6_This girl is very beautiful]? If yes, which words? Write it down after the weiyu/predicate
no objectin this sentence: 6_This girl is very beautiful
xiushiyu 修饰语 modifiersBesides the main elements above, are there additional modifing word/phrase(s) in [6_This girl is very beautiful]? They are normally adjectives, adverbs...They need to be moved around in most cases, if there is any.
yes, there are.in this sentence: 6_This girl is very beautiful
congju 从句 clausesIs there a clause in [6_This girl is very beautiful]? And what role does it play if yes? The reason we are asking you is that clauses are big chunk of words which are always relocated, and it gets complicated for that.
there is not.in this sentence: 6_This girl is very beautiful
shitai 时态 tensesWhat tense applies for [6_This girl is very beautiful]? Also, they are translated differently, of course.
一般现在时in this sentence: 6_This girl is very beautiful
6_This girl is very beautifulis constructed in Chinese.
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In Chinese the sentence in present tense is as simple it is in English. There is no need to change anything.(0_2)...I see
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Please translate the following sentences back to English, or try to write them in Chinese.
ask: If you not busy, tonight come with us have dinner. (find out)
answer: Come and have dinner with us, if you are not busy tonight.
ask: He want tell father, he not will go study. (find out)
answer: He wants to tell his father that he will not go to study.
ask: Old Li loudly yell, hoping get other people (de) attention. (find out)
answer: Mr. Li was yelling loudly, hoping to get attention of other people.
Q:How to translate [very good looking][very pretty]?(find out)
Answer: beautiful = meiLi; pretty = PiaoLiang;