This is the 12th lesson about Chinese verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple 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.
Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.
Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). 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.
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Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.
shí yī yuè
shí èr yuè
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Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Chinese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|I was born in July||我七月出生。|
wǒ qī yuè chūshēng.
|I will visit you in August||我八月去看你。|
Wǒ bā yuè qù kàn nǐ.
|See you tomorrow!||明天见。|
|Today is Monday||今天是星期一。|
Jīntiān shì xīngqí yī.
|Winter is very cold here||这儿的冬天很冷。|
Zhè'er de dōngtiān hěn lěng.
|Yesterday was Sunday||昨天是星期天。|
Zuótiān shì xīngqítiān.
|Are you married?||你结婚了吗？|
Nǐ jiéhūnle ma?
Wǒ hái dānshēn
|Would you marry me?||愿意嫁给我吗？|
yuànyì jià gěi wǒ ma?
|Can I have your phone number?||能给我你的电话号码吗？|
Néng gěi wǒ nǐ de diànhuà hàomǎ ma?
|Can I have your email?||能给我你的email吗？|
Néng gěi wǒ nǐ de email ma?
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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Chinese about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.