你要什么?What would you like?

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Hello, everyone. In today’s lesson, I’ve decided to focus on some food and drink names in Chinese (written in Pinyin), the phrase ‘What would you like?’ and personal pronounce which I have provided as a reference.

Hope you enjoy the lesson and do leave any comments or questions at the end.

Matt Wan
1. Match the words in Pinyin with their pictures below.
píng guǒ           kā fēi              guǒ zhī            shuǐ              chá             qì shuǐ                  niú nǎi
what_would_you_like

Reading

As result of the political situation between Russia and US, Putin and Obama both want to build better communication for each other. Therefore they choose studying same third language for communication, Chinese! They meet each other in Chinese class and have a chat based on what they have learnt in Chinese. While you read, answer the following questions:

  1. What does Obama want?Putin and Obama
  2. What does Putin ask?

Putin:nǐ yào shén me(What do you want?)

Obama:wǒ yào kā fēi (I want coffee.)

Putin: zhōng guó (China) zhǔ xí (president) xí jìn píng (name of Chinese current president) ne (question word)? tā (他/她)yào shén me (How about Chinese president Xi jin ping, what does he/she want?)

Obama:tā (他/她) yào píng guǒ (he/she wants apple).

Putin:nǐ de jiā zài nǎ ér (Where is your home?)

Obama:wǒ de jiā zài USA(My home is in the USA)

Putin: zhōng guó (China) zhǔ xí (president) xí jìn píng (name of the current Chinese president) ne (question word)? tā de jiā zài nǎ ér? (Where is his home?)

Obama: bié dān xīn (No worries). tā de jiā zài Beijing (His home is in Beijing).

 

Both of them feel friendly towards each other after this conversation, because Obama just wants coffee. Besides Putin knows that Chinese president XI just wants an apple from Obama. What is more, they all live in their own place. After all, the agreement about peace on earth has been reached.

Now you can write a dialogue using similar phrases and the words provided in Ex.1 on p.1.

For reference

Personal Pronouns

     wǒ     I/Me

我的  wǒ de   My

    nǐ   you

你的  nǐ de     your

For male他   tā   he/him

他的  tā de his

For females:

tā  she/her

她的   tā de her

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