I should congratulate you since you made it to our 10th lesson about determiners, articles, and quantifiers in Chinese. I hope you have already learned a lot so far. I will also provide in this page a vocabulary list about people, and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Chinese Classes.
Determiners include definite and indefinite articles (like the, a or an), demonstratives (this and that), quantifiers (many, some etc.
The following are several sentences which include the determiners mentioned above. That way you will be able to see how the determiner is used in a full sentence. The table contains 3 columns (English, Chinese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|The yellow pen is easy to find|
|A yellow pen is easy to find|
|A French teacher is here|
|The French teacher is here|
|Some languages are hard|
|Many languages are easy|
|The student speaks Korean|
|A student speaks Korean|
|Some students speak Korean|
|Many students speak Korean|
|This student speaks Korean|
|That student speaks Korean|
|These students speak Korean|
|Those students speak Korean|
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Below is a list of 24 words related to people such as family members, siblings ... etc. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.
táng (huò biǎo) jiěmèi
táng (huò biǎo) xiōngdì
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Finally, a couple sentences that you might need to use or see very often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Chinese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|How old is your sister?||你的姐姐（或妹妹）多大？|
nǐ de jiějiě (huò mèimei) duōdà?
|I love my husband||我爱我的先生。|
Wǒ ài wǒ de xiānshēng.
|This is my wife||我爱我的太太。|
Wǒ ài wǒ de tàitài.
|What's your brother called?||你的哥哥（或弟弟）叫什么名字。|
Nǐ dí gēgē (huò dìdì) jiào shénme míngzì.
|Where does your father work?||你的爸爸在哪儿工作？|
Nǐ de bàba zài nǎ'er gōngzuò?
|Your daughter is very cute||你的女儿很可爱！|
Nǐ de nǚ'ér hěn kě'ài!
|What time is it?||几点？|
|It's 10 o'clock||10点了|
|Give me this!||这个给我！|
zhège gěi wǒ!
|I love you||我爱你|
Wǒ ài nǐ
|Are you free tomorrow evening?||明天晚上有空吗？|
míngtiān wǎnshàng yǒu kòng ma?
|I would like to invite you for dinner||我想请你吃晚饭|
Wǒ xiǎng qǐng nǐ chī wǎnfàn
Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela
Congratulations! You finished your 10th lesson in Chinese about determiners, people and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Lesson 11. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.