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Learn Chinese 6 : I am learning Chinese

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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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John, nǐ Zhōngguó huà shuō de hén hǎo.
John,你中国话说得很好。
John, 你中國話說得很好。
John, you speak Chinese very well.
2.
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Nálǐ, shuō de bù hǎo.
哪里﹐说得不好。
哪裡﹐說得不好。
Oh, no. Not that well.
3.
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Wǒ zhǐ huì shuō yìdiar Zhōngguó huà.
我只会说一点儿中国话。
我只會說一點兒中國話。
I can speak a little Chinese.
4.
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Wǒ xiànzài zài xué Zhōngwén.
我现在在学中文。
我現在在學中文。
I am learning Chinese now.
5.
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Shìde. Tā shì Zhōngguó rén, cóng Shànghǎi lái de.
是的﹐他是中国人﹐从上海来的。
是的﹐他是中國人﹐從上海來的。
Yes, he is a Chinese and he came from Shanghai.
6.
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Tā huì bu huì shuō Yīngyǔ?
他会不会说英语﹖
他會不會說英語﹖
Can he speak English?
7.
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Huì. Tā Yīngyǔ shuō de hén hǎo.
会﹐他英语说得很好。
會﹐他英語說得很好。
Yes, he speaks English very well.
Notes
  • 'nálǐ' or 'nálǐ nálǐ' is a polite way to respond to the compliment such as 'You speak Chinese very well.' Never respond to it saying: 'Xièxie!' Chinese people are modest and humble. They will not say 'xièxie' to respond to compliments.

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