Let's learn a few words before we get started.

【Don't】...in Chinese
【stranger】...in Chinese
【speak/talk】...in Chinese

各位朋友,大家平安。Hello, I hope everyone safe and sound. What we are going to learn today is something we typically say to our children. 这是山水中文 第32课,欢迎大家。This is inMountains Mandarin Course, Lesson 32, welcome.

32 DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS

  • bie/buYao [don’t] 别/不要
  • he [with] 和【和 has other meanings as well: and/plus/in addition to…】
  • Mosheng ren [stranger] 陌生人 【陌生 means something you do not recogonize, ren = people;】
  • shuoHua[talk/speak]! 说话
  • [byeah her Morshengren shwarHwar!]
Chinese lanterns

We could say [Don’t TO strangers speak./ 别陌生人说话], but it will mean something slightly different. When you use SPEAK TO/对…说话, it normally means you talk to the other person and he/she is more or less just a listener. While WITH STRANGERS TALK/陌生人说话 indicates a converstation, the words will be from both sides.

Exercises

Q: If stranger = an unrecognized person, how do you say an acquaintance?(find out)

In this lesson we learned these words:

【Don't】...in Chinese
【stranger】...in Chinese
【speak/talk】...in Chinese