This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Chinese. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.
This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.
Below is a list of 20 comparative forms 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.
|As tall as||跟...一样高|
gēn... Yīyàng gāo
|You are happy||你挺高兴|
nǐ tǐng gāoxìng
|You are as happy as Maya||你跟Maya一样高兴|
nǐ gēn Maya yīyàng gāoxìng
|You are happier than Maya||你比Maya快乐|
nǐ bǐ Maya kuàilè
|You are the happiest||你最快乐|
nǐ zuì kuàilè
gèng bù hǎo/gèng huài
zuì bù hǎo/zuì huài
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Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.
|Can you take less?||可以便宜一点儿吗？|
kěyǐ piányí yīdiǎn er ma?
|Do you accept credit cards?||可以刷卡吗？|
Kěyǐ shuākǎ ma?
|How much is this?||多少钱？|
|I'm just looking||我只在看。|
Wǒ zhǐ zài kàn.
|Only cash please!||请付现金。|
Qǐng fù xiànjīn.
|This is too expensive||这个太贵了|
Zhège tài guìle
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Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.
|It is very delicious!||很好吃﹗|
hěn hào chī﹗
|May we have the check please!||结账|
|The bill please!||结账|
|Waiter / waitress!||服務生|
|What do you recommend? (to eat)||你推荐什么菜？|
nǐ tuījiàn shénme cài?
|What's the name of this dish?||这道菜叫什么名字？|
Zhè dào cài jiào shénme míngzì?
|Where is there a good restaurant?||那里好一点的餐馆中哪？|
Nàlǐ hǎo yī diǎn de cānguǎn zhōng nǎ?
|A cup of||一杯|
|A glass of||一杯|
hēi hújiāo fěn
|Tip (money for the waiter)||时间（日／月）|
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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Chinese about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.