The 8th lesson contains the Chinese pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general 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.
Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.
We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.
Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.
|Can you call us?||你能打给我们吗？|
nǐ néng dǎ gěi wǒmen ma?
|Give me your phone number||把你的电话号码给我|
Bǎ nǐ de diànhuà hàomǎ gěi wǒ
|I can give you my email||我会给你发邮件|
wǒ huì gěi nǐ fā yóujiàn
|Tell him to call me||告诉他给我打电话|
gàosù tā gěi wǒ dǎ diànhuà
Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.
|His email is...||他的email是|
tā de email shì
|My phone number is...||我的电话号码是 ...|
wǒ de diànhuà hàomǎ shì...
|Our dream is to visit Spain||我们的梦想是去西班牙|
Wǒmen de mèngxiǎng shì qù xībānyá
|Their country is beautiful||他们的国家很美丽。|
tāmen de guójiā hěn měilì.
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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!
Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.
shāngyè yòng de
yúlè yòng de
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Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Chinese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Do you accept credit cards?||可以刷卡吗？|
kěyǐ shuākǎ ma?
|How much will it cost?||多少钱？|
|I have a reservation||我有预约。|
Wǒ yǒu yùyuē.
|I'd like to rent a car||我想要租车。|
Wǒ xiǎng yào zū chē.
|I'm here on business / on vacation.||我是出差／來玩兒|
Wǒ shì chūchāi/lái wán er
|Is this seat taken?||有人坐吗？|
yǒu rén zuò ma?
|It was nice meeting you||很高薪认识你|
Hěn gāoxīn rènshì nǐ
|Take this! (when giving something)||拿这个|
|Do you like it?||你喜欢吗？|
nǐ xǐhuān ma?
|I really like it!||我很喜欢！|
Wǒ hěn xǐhuān!
|I'm just kidding||我只是开玩笑|
Wǒ zhǐshì kāiwánxiào
wǒ dùzi èle.
Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..
Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in Chinese about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.