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Learn Chinese 9 : What job do you do?

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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.
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Wǒ xìngLǐ, jiàoLǐ Guóhuá,
我姓李﹐叫李国华﹐
我姓李﹐叫李國華﹐
My last name is Li. My full name is Li Guohua.
2.
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shì xuésheng, zài JiāZhōu Dàxué niàn shū.
是学生﹐在加州大学念书。
是學生﹐在加州大學唸書。
(I) am a student (and) study atthe Univ. of California.
3.
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Wǒ zài Jiā Dàniàn diànnǎo gōngchéng shuòshì.
我在加大念电脑工程硕士。
我在加大念電腦工程碩士。
I study computer engineering atthe UC for master's degree.
4.
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Wǒ shì Běijīng rén, 1995 nián lái Měiguó de.
我是北京人﹐1995年来美国的。
我是北京人﹐1995年來美國的。
I am from Beijing (and) came to the U.S. in 1995.
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Xiànzài wǒ de Yīngyǔ hái bútài hǎo.
现在我的英语还不太好。
現在我的英語還不太好。
Now, my English is not very good yet.
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Kàn méi wèntí, kěshi tīng hé shuō hái bú tài xíng.
看没问题﹐可是听和说还不太行。
看沒問題﹐可是聽和說還不太行。
Reading is not a problem, the listening and speaking is not good yet.
Notes
  • bóshì, shuòshì, xuéshì:doctor, master, bachelor
    diànnǎo bóshì
    huàxué bóshì
    wùlǐ shuòshì
    wénxué shuòshì
    zhéxué bóshì


  • 'kàn 'in 'kàn méi wèntí' originally means 'to look at'. In Chinese 'kan' is often used as 'to read', e.g. 'kàn shū' (to read books), 'kàn bào'(to read newspapers).  'niàn'originally means 'to read aloud'. It means 'to study' in 'Wǒzài zhèr niàn shū'(I study here.)

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