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Learn Chinese 5 : Where are you from?

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1.
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Wáng xiānsheng shì nálǐ rén?
王先生是哪里人﹖
王先生是哪裡人﹖
Where is Mr. Wang from?
2.
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Tā shì Nánjīng rén.
他是南京人。
他是南京人。
He is from Nanjing.
3.
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Tā bàba māma, xiōngdì jiěmèi dōu zài Zhōngguó ma?
他爸爸妈妈﹐兄弟姐妹都在中国吗﹖
他爸爸媽媽﹐兄弟姐妹都在中國嗎﹖
Are his parents and siblings all in China?
4.
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Tā bàba māma dōu zài Zhōngguó.
他爸爸妈妈都在中国
他爸爸媽媽都在中國
His parents are all in China.
5.
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Tā méiyou jiějie mèimei,yě méiyou gēge, zhǐyǒu yí ge dìdi.
他没有姐姐妹妹﹐ 也没有哥哥﹐只有一个弟弟。
他沒有姐姐妹妹﹐也沒有哥哥﹐只有一個弟弟。
He doesn't have sisters, and he doesn't have (elder) brothers. He has only one (younger) brother.
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Tā dìdi shì gōngchéngshī, zài Guǎngzhōu gōngzuò.
他弟弟是工程师﹐在广州工作。
他弟弟是工程師﹐在廣州工作。
His (younger) brother is an engineer and works in Guangzhou.
7.
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Tā bàba zuò shénme gōngzuò?
他爸爸作什么工作﹖
他爸爸作什麼工作﹖
What job does his father do?
8.
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Tā tuìxiū le, zhù zài Nánjīng, tā māma shì lǎoshī.
他退休了﹐住在南京﹐他妈妈是老师。
他退休了﹐住在南京﹐他媽媽是老師。
He has retired and lives in Nanjing. His mother is a teacher.
9.
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Wáng xiānsheng jiéhūn le méiyou?
王先生结婚了没有﹖
王先生結婚了沒有﹖
Is Mr. Wang married?
10.
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Jiéhūn le, yǒu yí ge érzi, yí ge nǚer.
他结婚了﹐有一个儿子﹐一个女儿。
他結婚了﹐有一個兒子﹐一個女兒。
He is married and he has a son and a daughter.
Notes
  • 'xiōng dì jiě mèi' refers to all siblings one has. Note that 'xiōng' is used instead of 'gē'. 'xiōng' is not used independently.

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