Colloquial Chinese: The Complete Course for Beginners (2nd by Kan Qian

By Kan Qian

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Interactive – plenty of routines for normal practice
Clear – concise grammar notes
Practical – necessary vocabulary and pronunciation guide
Complete – together with resolution key and reference section

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For example: Bú tài lèi. Bú tài shùnlì. Not too tired. Not too smooth. ■ 17 Demonstrative pronouns zhè (this) and nà (that) When the demonstrative pronoun zhè is used on its own, it can only appear in the subject position, that is, before the verb shì. It is the same for the other demonstrative pronoun nà: Lesson 1: Meeting somone for the first time Zhè/Nà shì nmde kafbi. This/That is your coffee. subject Exercises Exercise 6 (1) Use the question word ma to ask Lao Wang whether: (a) he is tired (b) he is happy (c) he would like to have a coffee (2) Pretend that you are Lao Wang, and answer the questions first in the positive and then in the negative.

Note that you need to put the adjective or the verb (sometimes a verbal phrase) you want to modify in between tài and le. For example: Tài hko le. Extremely good. adjective Tài xikng le. I want it very much. verb Wn tài xikng hb kafbi le. I’d very much like to have a coffee. verbal phrase However, the word le is omitted when the negation word bù is used. For example: Bú tài lèi. Bú tài shùnlì. Not too tired. Not too smooth. ■ 17 Demonstrative pronouns zhè (this) and nà (that) When the demonstrative pronoun zhè is used on its own, it can only appear in the subject position, that is, before the verb shì.

Verb This rule applies to all other personal pronouns. Below is a full list of Chinese personal pronouns: Chinese English wn nm nín ta wnmen nmmen tamen I, me you (singular) you (polite form, singular) he/she, him/her we, us you (plural) they, them As you may have noticed, ‘he’ and ‘she’ share the same pronunciation (but are represented by different characters). g. ‘we’, ‘you’ and ‘they’), simply add men to singular personal pronouns wn, nm and ta. On its own, mén has the second tone, but becomes a neutral tone in wnmen, nmmen and tamen.

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