inMountains Mandarin Course, 山水中文课。大家好，hello everybody, 这是第11课。This is Lesson 11.
Hello, welcome to Julian's Mandarin Course. Today we continue with our basic Chinese lessons.
Welcome to inMountains Mandarin Course. Let's learn how to say this sentence in Chinese (11_I AM AN AMERICAN) . This is Lesson 11, today is 10-23-21, Saturday, 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 [11_I AM AN AMERICAN]? 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 [11_I AM AN AMERICAN]?(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 [11_I AM AN AMERICAN]? (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.
ni Nashihou[at the time] Zhu[live] Zai meiguo ma? nee NarshirHole DsooDsai may_goo-or mar? --
Lesson 2188: 9_We have no money
pinyin: women meiyou qian. warmen mayyo chain. --
Lesson 2125: 10_He ran so fast!
pinyin: ta pao de haoKuai tar powd how Koo-ai. --
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Learning Advices 汉语学习建议
I am not going to teach you how to write Chinese characters, like this 中国. And I suggest you do not learn them in the future, it takes too much time and it does not worth it, unless you have to pass some exams, Nowadays nobody write Chinese characters anymore, you just type. Just learn to read, talk, so you will be able to have a meaningful conversation with a Chinese person, that is enough.
昨天 yesterday 我们学习了几个词 we learned a few new words.
run (跑) (pao/pow).
fast (快) (Kuai/koo-ai).
Question: She is so beautiful. (Answer: 她she[ta] 长[zhang] 得 grows 好[hao]so 漂亮[PiaoLiang] pretty。【得】【so】)
Question: He is so good looking. (Answer: 他[ta] he 好[hao] so 帅[Shuai] good looking。)
Question: The girl speaks Chinese so well. (Answer: 女孩的[The girl's] nvhai de 中文[Chinese] Zhongwen 说[speaks] shuo 得[de] 真[so]Zhen 好[well] hao。)
Question: China is so beatiful. (Answer: 中国China[zhongguo] 好so[hao] 美beautiful [mei]。)
前天 the day before yesterday.
money (钱) (qian/chain).
we (我们) (women/warmen).
1 (没有) (meiyou/may yo).
Question: How to say [We don't have money] in Chinese? (Answer: women mei you qian. 我们没钱。= we have no money. The same.)
Question: How to say [Why don't you have money?]? (Answer: You why not have money? / ni Weishenme meiyou qian? = Weishenme ni meiyou qian?)
Question: What does [qian] means? (Answer: qian = 钱 = money)
Question: Do have/has/had have different translation in Chinese? (Answer: No, they share the same word in Chinese, which is [you 有]. In addition, had is also translated as you 有. )
Question: Do [have no] and [don't have] share the same translation in Chinese? (Answer: Yes they do.)
What is your name?
How old are you?(you may just type "adult" if you prefer not to tell.)