Negation

Chinese Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Chinese which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.

Negation

Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation 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.

Negation in Chinese

Negation Chinese Audio
No不,没有
Bù, méiyǒu
Nothing没有
méiyǒu
Not yet还没有
hái méiyǒu
No one没人,没有人
méi rén, méiyǒurén
No longer再也不会了
zài yě bù huìle
Never从不
cóng bù
Cannot不会
bù huì
Should not不应该
bù yìng gāi

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full Chinese sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Chinese Negation in a Sentence

English Chinese Audio
Don't worry!别担心。
bié dānxīn.
I cannot remember the word我想不起来这个词了
Wǒ xiǎng bù qǐlái zhège cíle
I do not speak Japanese我不会说日语。
wǒ bù huì shuō rìyǔ.
I don't know!我不知道。
Wǒ bù zhīdào.
I'm not fluent in Italian yet我的意大利语还不够熟练
Wǒ de yìdàlì yǔ hái bùgòu shúliàn
I'm not interested!我没有兴趣。
wǒ méiyǒu xìngqù.
No one here speaks Greek这没人说希腊语
Zhè méi rén shuō xīlà yǔ
No problem!没问题!
méi wèntí!
This is not correct这不是正确的。
Zhè bùshì zhèngquè de.
This is wrong这是错的。
Zhè shì cuò de.
We don't understand我们不懂。
Wǒmen bù dǒng.
You should not forget this word你不该忘了这个词啊
Nǐ bù gāi wàngle zhège cí a

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Chinese

Body Chinese Audio
Arm胳臂
gēbei
Back背,背部
bèi, bèibù
Chest胸部
xiōngbù
Ear耳朵
ěrduǒ
Eye
yǎn
Face
liǎn
Feet
jiǎo
Fingers手指
shǒuzhǐ
Hair头发
tóufǎ
Hand
shǒu
Head
tóu
Heart心脏
xīnzàng
Leg
tuǐ
Mouth
kǒu
Neck颈部
jǐng bù
Nose鼻子
bízi
Shoulder
jiān
Stomach
wèi
Teeth牙齿
yáchǐ
Tongue舌头
shétou

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Daily Conversation in Chinese

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Chinese Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Chinese

English Chinese Audio
He feels with his hand他用手触摸。
tā yòng shǒu chùmō.
I smell with my nose我用我的鼻子闻
Wǒ yòng wǒ de bízi wén
She has beautiful eyes她有很漂亮的眼睛。
tā yǒu hěn piàoliang de yǎnjīng.
She tastes with her tongue她用舌头尝味道。
Tā yòng shétou cháng wèidào.
We see with our eyes我们用眼睛看东西。
Wǒmen yòng yǎnjīng kàn dōngxī.
You hear with your ears你用耳朵听。
Nǐ yòng ěr duǒ tīng.
How old are you?您多大年龄?
Nín duōdà niánlíng?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years old我(20,30)岁
Wǒ (20,30) suì
Are you married?你结婚了吗?
nǐ jiéhūnle ma?
Do you have children?你有孩子吗?
Nǐ yǒu háizi ma?
I have to go我要走
Wǒ yào zǒu
I will be right back!我马上回来!
wǒ mǎshàng huílái!

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Chinese about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.

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