inMountains Mandarin Course, 山水中文课。大家好,hello everybody, 这是第9课。This is Lesson 9. Let's learn a few words before we get started.

【money】...in Chinese
【we】...in Chinese
【1】...in Chinese

Hi, welcome back. It is a lovely sunny day today, and we just came back from the mountains: my mom, cousins, my aunts...Why? It is the 100th birthday of my grandma, my father's mother. She is sleeping in her grave but we still celebrated her birthday together. I told her that I wrote a story of her and her husband, my grandpa, in English, and the story is on Facebook, read my a number of my foreign friends. My grandpa was a roof tile maker, they lived a hard life together because of the constant wars, political movements. Welcome to inMountains Mandarin Course. Julian Luo Let's learn how to say this sentence in Chinese (9_We have no money) . This is Lesson 9, today is 11-27-20, Friday, my name is Julian Luo, recording this lesson in China Changsha.


Step One: Grammar

The first question. Is there
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a title (sir/madam/Mr./Dr./Professor...), or phrases like
[please/if I may...]?
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in the sentence [9_We have no money]? They need to be said first in Chinese.
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Hi, welcome back. It is a lovely sunny day today, and we just came back from the mountains: my mom, cousins, my aunts...Why? It is the 100th birthday of my grandma, my father's mother. She is sleeping in her grave but we still celebrated her birthday together. I told her that I wrote a story of her and her husband, my grandpa, in English, and the story is on Facebook, read my a number of my foreign friends. My grandpa was a roof tile maker, they lived a hard life together because of the constant wars, political movements.

9_We have no money

pinyin:[women meiyou qian.]?
sound:(warmen mayyo chain.)?

我们没有钱


Please close your eyes, see if you can memorize it.
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Step Two: New Words

We 我们 women

warmen 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.

一般现在时

Story I

Note this story was written in English, and then translated into Chinese phrase by phrase. It was not written following Chinese grammar. Its purpose is to help you memorize the words.

Hi, welcome back. / 你好,欢迎回来 nihao, huanYing huilai.

It is a lovely sunny day / 天气晴朗 tianQi qinglang

today, / 今天 Jintian

and we just came back 我们刚刚回来 women Ganggang hui lai

from the mountains: 从山上 cong shanShang

my mom, 我妈妈 wo mama

cousins, 堂弟堂妹 tangDi tangMei

my aunts…我的姑妈 wo de guma

Why? 为什么 Wei shenme

It is the 100th birthday 这是百岁生日 Zhe Shi baiSui shengRi

of my grandma, 我奶奶的 wo nainai de

my father’s mother. 我父亲的母亲 wo Fuqin de muqin

She is sleeping 她睡着 ta Shuizhe

in her grave 在她的坟墓里 Zai tade fenMu li

but we still 但是我们仍然 DanShi women rengran

celebrated her birthday 庆祝了她的生日 QingZhu le ta de shengRi

together. 一起 yiqi

I told her 我告诉她 wo GaoSu ta

that I wrote 我写了 wo xiele

a story 一个故事 yiGe GuShi

of her and her husband, 她和她的丈夫的 ta he tade Zhangfu de

my grandpa, 我的爷爷 wode yeye

in English, 用英语 Yong yingyu

and the story 故事 GuShi

is on Facebook, 在脸书上 Zai lianshu Shang

read by 阅读者包括 Yueduzhe baoKuo

a number of 很多 henduo

my foreign friends. 我的外国朋友 wode Waiguo pengyou

My grandpa 我的爷爷 wode yeye

was a roof tile maker, 是一个做瓦的 Shi yiGe Zuo wa de

they lived a hard life together 他们的一辈子都过得很不容易 tamende yiBeizi dou Guode hen Bu rongyi

because of 因为 yinwei

the constant wars, 那些无休止的战争 Naxie wuxiuzhi de Zhanzheng

political movements. 和政治运动 he ZhengZhi YunDong

II

Making money is not easy, 赚钱不容易 ZhuanQian Bu rongyi

especially in China, 尤其是在中国 youqi Shi Zai zhongguo

because 因为 yinwei

most of the resources 大多数资源 DaduoShu ziyuan

are controlled 被控制了 Bei Kongzhi le

by the government, 被政府 Bei Zhengfu

and some state-owned 有一些国有 you yixie guoyou

large corporations, 大型企业 Daxing qiye

including the banks. 包括银行 baoKuo yinhang

The system 系统 Xitong

left very limited opportunities 留下很少量的机会 liuXia hen shaoLiang de jiHui

to the grass root people. 给了草根民众 geile caogen minZhong

This is 这是 ZheShi

one of the reasons 原因中的一个 yuanyin zhong de yiGe

you see 你看到 ni Kandao

that Chinese people 中国民众 zhongguo minZhong

sometimes 有时 youshi

are weild, 很奇怪 hen qiGuai

and make confusing decisions. 并且会做出让人困惑的决定 Bingqie Hui Zuochu Rangren KunHuo de jueDing

The whole system 整个系统 zhengGe Xitong

is corrupt, 很腐败 hen fuBai

injust, 不公正 Bu gongZhong

so people 所以人民 suoyi renmin

have to 必须 Bixu

go around the system. 绕过系统走 raoGuo Xitong zou

Exercises

Q: How to say [We don't have money] in Chinese?(find out)
Q: How to say [Why don't you have money?]?(find out)
Q: What does [qian] means?(find out)
Q: Do have/has/had have different translation in Chinese?(find out)
Q: Do [have no] and [don't have] share the same translation in Chinese?(find out)
You want not want go attend one party? (translate)
You will fear no money pay bill ma? (translate)
We all very afraid enemy again come back. (translate)
Sentence: I have no money.(translate)
Sentence: You have money.(translate)
Sentence: I have a lot of money.(translate)

1961_Exercises

Q: How to say [We don't have money] in Chinese?(find out)
Q: How to say [Why don't you have money?]?(find out)
Q: What does [qian] means?(find out)
Q: Do have/has/had have different translation in Chinese?(find out)
Q: Do [have no] and [don't have] share the same translation in Chinese?(find out)


1976_Exercises

Q: How to say [We don't have money] in Chinese?(find out)
Q: How to say [Why don't you have money?]?(find out)
Q: What does [qian] means?(find out)
Q: Do have/has/had have different translation in Chinese?(find out)
Q: Do [have no] and [don't have] share the same translation in Chinese?(find out)


Lesson 1961: 7. Do you like it?

你喜欢它吗?

pinyin: ni xiHuan ta ma?
nee sheeHoo-an tar mar?
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Lesson 1976: 8_We want it

我们要它

pinyin: women Yao ta.
warmen Yau tar.
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Learning Advices 汉语学习建议

animal We require our students put a small notebook in their pockets everyday, and use all the wawiting time to memorize new words. Would you do the same?


In this lesson we learned these words:

【money】...in Chinese
【we】...in Chinese
【1】...in Chinese

昨天 yesterday 我们学习了几个词 we learned a few new words.
  1. 我们 women () (/warmen).
  2. 要 () (/Yau).

Question: Do you want it? (Answer: you want it ma? = 你 you 想要 want 吗?[ni xiangYao ma?])

Question: I want it very much. (Answer: 我[wo] I 非常[feichang] very much 想[xiang]want 要 [Yao]want 它[ta] it。)

前天 the day before yesterday.
  1. like (喜欢) (xihuan/shee hoo-an).
  2. ma (吗) (ma/muh - the word 吗 indicates a yes or no question in Chinese.).

Question: How to say: Does it like you? (Answer: 它喜欢你吗? ta xihuan ni ma?)

Question: How to say: Do you like it, If you as a group of people? (Answer: 你们喜欢它吗? nimen xihuan ta ma? Note that we add a word 们 after 你, so you becomes 你们.)