Welcome to inMountains Mandarin Course. Let's learn how to say this sentence in Chinese (5. How are you?) . This is Lesson 5, today is 08-02-21, Monday, my name is Julian Luo, recording this lesson in China Changsha.
Step One: Grammar
The first question. Is there ----------
a title (sir/madam/Mr./Dr./Professor...), or phrases like [please/if I may...]?
---------- in the sentence [5. How are you?]? They need to be said first in Chinese. * Note that only when your page is fully loaded, then click the link below, otherwise it won't act. Thank you.
Clause is a [short] sentence, which plays a role in the main sentence. For example, [I met a man who was my friend many years ago.], in this sentence [who was my friend many years ago] is the objective modifier, modifying the object [man].
Are there any words indicating a ----------
Time, conditions, purposes, reasons, locations... (why?)
---------- in [5. How are you?]?(such as: this afternoon/next week/over here/because/if/when...) They also need to be said first.
Time/locations/purposes/reasons/conditions are also normally said first, before the subject. So take a look.
Every sentence has a predicate, which of the following is the correct expression?(what?)
Predicates are typically verbs, sometimes adjectives. In this sentence [I love you.], love is the predicate, another sentence [What time did you leave?], leave is the predicate. [The child is so cute.], cute is the predicate, so is an adverbial modifier, in Chinese, we call it Zhuangyu.
Is there any words that should transform into a compliment in [5. How are you?]? (what?)
Sometimes we want to emphasize something in a sentencee, and we locate them in an unusual position to achieve. Compliments are a type of adverbial modifier, which stays at the end of a sentence, instead of between the subject and predicates.
Close your eyes, see if you can remember the characters, and the pinyin. If you find the sounds still difficult to pronounce, please let us know using the comment box on our site.
1) hao = good/fine/well/all right/OK. We use the same word for all these important words. 2) ma indicates a question, it also means mom, and horse, although they have different characters, just the same sound.
Welcome back. I am Julian Luo, a middle aged man living in a village in the middle part of China. I began to teach Chinese language 16 years ago, when I was in Nepal. I didn’t continue when I was back to China, but I am picking it up again, as living in the countryside does not get much opportunities to do business, except for online business. So here we go.
This very frequently used prase, and it is a question. One of the major differences is how we say a question, especially a special question which begins with what, where, which, how, why, etc.
The first thing you need to know is that we have to change the special question to a yes and no question before we translate it. It will be like [Are you fine?] when you say it in Chinese.
Fine = 好 hao. How are you? = Are you fine? = ni hao ma?
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