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Learn Chinese 15 : I am planning to go to China

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Click on the speaker icon of each sentence and listen to the recording. Each sentence follows this pattern : Pinyin (that's Chinese written in Latin characters), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and the English translation of the sentence.
1.
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Nǐ de péngyou zài Běijīng shì zuò zhénme de?
你的朋友在北京是作什么的?
你的朋友在北京是作什麼的?
What does your friend in Beijing do?
2.
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Tā shì yì jiā jìnchūkǒu gōngsī de jīnglǐ.
他是一家进出口公司的经理。
他是一家進出口公司的經理。
He is manager of an import and export company.
3.
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Nǐ jīngcháng dào Zhōngguó qù ma?
你经常到中国去吗?
你經常到中國去嗎?
Do you often go to China?
4.
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Bù cháng qù. Búguò wǒ dǎsuān míngnián qù yí cì.
不常去。 不过我打算明年去一次。
不常去。不過我打算明年去一次。
Not very often. But I plan to go there next year.
5.
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Qù kàn péngyou háishì tán shēngyi?
去看朋友还是谈生意?
去看朋友還是談生意?
To go to see your friends or to do business?
6.
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Tán shēngyi, shùnbiàn yě kànkan péngyou.
谈生意,顺便也看看朋友。
談生意,順便也看看朋友。
For business, and take this chance to see friends
7.
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Ní dǎsuàn zài Běijīng dāi duōjiǔ?
你打算在北京呆多久?
你打算在北京呆多久?
How long are you going to stay in Beijing?
8.
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Dàgài yí ge yuè.
大概一个月。
大概一個月。
Probably one month.
Notes
  • 'zuò shénme de': is used to ask about a person's profession. The pattern is: 'V+N+de'

    More example:
    zuò shēngyi de - the one who does business
    niàn wénxué de - the one who studies literature
    jiāo Zhōngwén de - the one who teaches Chinese

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