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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #12: Is & Are

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We're excited to announce that 席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana) has just published "Newbie #12: Is & Are", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor! 

Lesson Script

Announcer:

Is & Are

A:

This
Zhè


B:

Is
Shì


A:

What is this?
Zhè shì shénme?
这是什么?

B:

This is salad.
Zhè shì shālā.
这是沙拉。

A:

Is this salad?
Zhè shì shālā ma?
这是沙拉吗?

B:

Is not - this is beef.
Bú shì, zhè shì niúròu.
不是, 这是牛肉。

A:

This is not potato?
Zhè bú shì tǔdòu ma?
这不是土豆吗?

B:

Is not.
Bú shì.
不是。

A:

This is China?
Zhè shì Zhōngguó ma?
这是中国吗?

B:

Yes, this is China.
Shì de, zhè shì Zhōngguó.
是的,这是中国。

A:

Person
Rén


B:

Country
Guó


A:

Outside
Wài


B:

Foreign country
Wàiguó
外国

A:

You are Chinese?
Nǐ shì Zhōngguórén ma?
你是中国人吗?

B:

Yes, I am Chinese.
Shì de, wǒ shì Zhōngguórén.
是的,我是中国人。

A:

We are Chinese?
Wǒmen shì Zhōngguórén ma?
我们是中国人吗?

B:

You are not Chinese.
Nǐ bú shì Zhōngguórén.
你不是中国人。

You are foreigner!
Nǐ shì wàiguórén!
你是外国人!

A:

This is Chinese dish?
Zhè shì Zhōngguó cài ma?
这是中国菜吗?

B:

Is not. This is foreign country food.
Bú shì. Zhè shì wàiguó cài.
不是。 这是外国菜。


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