This 16th lesson teaches the Chinese imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.
Knowing the imperative form in Chinese is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.
Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that you might come across or use very often. 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.
|Enter (the room)!||进来|
Wǒmen zǒu ba!
|Let me show you!||让我看到你|
Ràng wǒ kàn dào nǐ
|Write it down!||写下来！|
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Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.
|I can see the stars||我看得到星星。|
wǒ kàn dédào xīngxīng.
|I want to go to the beach||我想要去海滨。|
Wǒ xiǎng yào qù hǎibīn.
|The moon is full tonight||今天晚上的月亮满月。|
Jīntiān wǎnshàng de yuèliàng mǎnyuè.
|This is a beautiful garden||这是一场很美的公园。|
Zhè shì yī chǎng hěn měide gōngyuán.
Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.
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Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Chinese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Can you close the door?||你能开门吗？|
nǐ néng kāimén ma?
|Can you open the window?||你能开窗户吗？|
Nǐ néng kāi chuānghù ma?
|I need to use the computer||我好上电脑。|
Wǒ hǎo shàng diànnǎo.
|I need to use the toilet||我要上厕所.|
Wǒ yào shàng cèsuǒ.
|I'm watching television||我看电视。|
Wǒ kàn diànshì.
|This room is very big||这间房间很大。|
Zhè jiān fángjiān hěn dà.
zhù nǐ hǎo yùn!
|Happy new year!||新年快乐！|
Shèngdàn jié kuàilè!
|Enjoy! (before eating)||开动|
|Bless you (when sneezing)||请保重。|
Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown
Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Chinese about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.