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Dialogue 8, basic conversation

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( Don’t forget the test at the bottom! )

Basic Chinese conversation,
Dialogue 8 with English subtitles

(written in pinyin and Chinese characters)

Dialogue 1

A: wo shi ouzhou ren.

    我    是 欧洲人。

B: en. 嗯。

A: ni shi meiguo ren ma?

      你 是 美国人 吗?

B: bu shi.  不 是。

A: ni shi zhongguo ren ma?

     你 是 中国人 吗?

B: en. 嗯。


Dialogue 2

A: wo ai ni. 我 爱 你。

B: en. 嗯。

A: ni ai wo ma? 你爱我吗?

B: bu bu bu bu bu! 

      不不不不不!

A: ni bu ai wo ma?

     你 不 爱 我 吗?

B: en. 嗯。

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Basic Chinese conversation,
Dialogue 8 with English subtitles

TEST

1. What is the best English translation for the Chinese word “en”  ?

(A) I heard you

(B) yes

(C) of course

(D) thanks


2. Which of these Chinese characters means “en”?

(A) 恩

(B) 嗯

(C) 思

(D) 摁


3. How do you write the Chinese character “ 口 ” with pinyin, and what is the English translation?

(A) kou / question mark

(B) en / yes

(C) kou / mouth

(D) en / of course 


There are sounds in the Chinese language that express a certain emotion or meaning. These sounds generally have a character that begins with a 口.


4. What does the sound 呢 (ne) mean?

(A) What about …. ?

(B) softening an imperative

(C) a question mark

(D) laughter


5. What does the sound 哈 (ha) mean?

(A) What about …. ?

(B) softening an imperative

(C) a question mark

(D) laughter


6. What does the sound 吗 (ma) mean?

(A) What about …. ?

(B) softening an imperative

(C) a question mark

(D) laughter


7. What does the sound 吧 (ba) mean?

(A) What about …. ?

(B) softening an imperative

(C) a question mark

(D) laughter


8. How do you write the Chinese charter 不 with pinyin, and what is the English translation?

(A) shi / the verb “to be”

(B) wen / the verb “to ask”

(C) renshi / the verb “to know”

(D) bu / “no” or “not”


9. In which of these sentences is “en” being used the RIGHT way?

(A) A: wo shi waiguoren.          B: en.

(B) A: ni shi zhongguoren ma? B: en.

(C) A: ni jiao shenme mingzi?   B: en.

(D) A: ni chi fan le ma?             B: en.


10. In which of these sentences is “en” being used the WRONG way?

(A) A: 你 问 了 什么 ?       B: 嗯。

(B) A: 她 吃饭 了 吗?        B: 嗯。

(C) A: 我 不 爱 你。           B: 嗯。

(D) A: 你 叫 什么 名字?    B: 嗯。

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