inMountains Mandarin Course, 山水中文课。大家好,hello everybody, 这是第13课。This is Lesson 13.

Welcome to inMountains Mandarin Course. Julian Luo Let's learn how to say this sentence in Chinese (13_They have a pet dog) . This is Lesson 13, 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 [13_They have a pet dog]? They need to be said first in Chinese.
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Yes | No

13_They have a pet dog

pinyin:[tamen you yizhi chongWu gou]?
sound:(tarmen yo Yeeds tsongWoo go.)?


Please close your eyes, see if you can memorize it.

If you are listening to my audio, please repeat after me. Whenever I ask you a question, close your eyes and think about it. See if you got it right.

Step Two: New Words

They 他们 tamen

tarmen next

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.



Q: How to say [You love me]?(find out)
Q: How to say [I want you]?(find out)
Q: Do like and love share the same translation in Chinese?(find out)
ni Ai wo. (translate)
wo Ai ZheGe Difang. = war Eye DserGher Deefung. (translate)
wo Ai wode mami. = war Eye ward mummy. (translate)


Q: How to say [You love me]?(find out)
Q: How to say [I want you]?(find out)
Q: Do like and love share the same translation in Chinese?(find out)


Q: How to say [You love me]?(find out)
Q: How to say [I want you]?(find out)
Q: Do like and love share the same translation in Chinese?(find out)

Lesson 2122: 11_I AM AN AMERICAN


pinyin: wo Shi yiGe meiguoren.
war Shir yeeGher maygoo-or ren.
Lesson 1965: 12_You don’t like it


pinyin: ni Bu xihuan ta.
nee Boo sheeHoo-an tar.

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Learning Advices 汉语学习建议

animal A predicate is typically a verb, In our case [I love you], love is the predicate, it is like a collom holding the whole sentence structure, it is the same in both Chinese and English. Did you know that, actually every sentence has to have a predicate. In Chinese language, we call it Weiyu 谓语. In some other sentences, predicates are adjectives, for example, in this sentence [She is cute.], the adjective [cute] is the predicate, it is also the core of the whole sentence.

Step Four: Read

We have a dog in our family. ...(translate)
Her name is White Fox. ...(translate)
White Fox is two and half years old. ...(translate)
We adopted her in 2019 ...(translate)
There are many stray dogs, cats in China nowadays. ...(translate)
But we do not have a law to regulate petting. ...(translate)
stray animals are causing many social problems. ...(translate)
Expats in China have demonstrated in this respect how to well behave. ...(translate)
They actively protect these small animals. ...(translate)
and lecturing Chinese citizens. ...(translate)
telling Chinese societies, ...(translate)
the disadvantaged groups need protection. ...(translate)
Small animals are also disadvantaged groups. ...(translate)
Their problems are caused by humans. ...(translate)
Everybody is responsible for taking the consequences, ...(translate)
finding solutions. ...(translate)
I hope in the near future, ...(translate)
Chinese government will release a law, ...(translate)
banning the business of pet breeding centers. ...(translate)

Again, close your eyes, at least try to remember the pinyin.

昨天 yesterday 我们学习了几个词 we learned a few new words.
  1. you (你) (ni/nee).
  2. no/not (不) (Bu/Boo).
  3. 1 (喜欢) (XiHuan/shee Hoo-an).

Question: We don't like it. (Answer: 我们不喜欢它. women Bu xiHuan ta.)

Question: 它喜欢你。 (Answer: It likes you.)

Question: It likes me. (Answer: 它喜欢我。)

Question: I like you, I don't love you. (Answer: 我喜欢你,我不爱你。wo xiHuan ni, wo bu Ai ni.)

Question: We are American. You are not an American. (Answer: 我们是美国人 women Shi meiguoren。你不是一个美国人 ni buShi meiguoren。)

前天 the day before yesterday.
  1. 人 () (ren/rain).
  2. 是 () (Shi/Shir).
  3. 美国 meiguo () (meiguo/maygoo-or).

Question: I am from America. (Answer: wo laiZi meiguo. 我来自美国。)

Question: I am an English. (Answer: wo shiGe Yingguoren. 我是个英国人。)

Question: He is a Chinese. (Answer: ta 他 Shi 是 yiGe 一个 zhongguo 中国 ren 人.)

Question: Are you from the US? (Answer: 你you 是 are 美国 america /US 来come 的 de 吗 ma?[是。ABC。的 structure is applied to emphasize ABC. In this question, the asker was emphasizing the USA. ])

Question: Do you like America? (Answer: 你you[ni] 喜欢like[xiHuan] 美国America[meiguo] 吗ma?)