Determiners

Chinese Lesson 10 (Determiners and People)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Articles

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.

Determiners in Chinese

Determiners Chinese Audio
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

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about People

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.

People in Chinese

People Chinese Audio
Aunt阿姨
Āyí
Baby婴儿
yīng'ér
Boy男孩
nánhái
Brother兄,弟
xiōng, dì
Child (female)女孩儿
nǚhái ér
Child (male)男孩儿
nánhái ér
Cousin (female)堂(或表)姐妹
táng (huò biǎo) jiěmèi
Cousin (male)堂(或表)兄弟
táng (huò biǎo) xiōngdì
Daughter女儿
nǚ'ér
Father父亲
fùqīn
Girl女孩
nǚhái
Grandfather祖父
zǔfù
Grandmother祖母
zǔmǔ
Husband丈夫
zhàngfū
Man男人
nánrén
Mother母亲
mǔqīn
Nephew侄子;外甥
zhízi; wàishēng
Niece侄女;外甥女
zhínǚ; wàishēngnǚ
People
rén
Sister
jiě
Son儿子
érzi
Uncle叔叔
shūshu
Wife妻子
qīzi
Woman女人
nǚrén

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Daily Conversation in Chinese

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!

Common Expressions in Chinese

English Chinese Audio
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?
Jǐ diǎn?
It's 10 o'clock10点了
10 Diǎnle
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

Fun Facts

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.

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