Lesson 2: Hello

English Text

Saying Hello

John: Hello, Mary
Mary: Hello, John

Greetings

John: How are you, Mary?
Mary: I’m fine, and you?
John: I’m fine too. Thank you.

Chinese Text with PinYin

打招呼 dǎ zhāo hu

约翰: 你好,玛丽。 yuē hàn: nǐ hǎomǎ lì
玛丽: 你好,约翰 mǎ lì: nǐ hǎoyuē hàn

问候 wèn hòu

约翰: 玛丽,你好吗? yuē hàn: mǎ lìnǐ hǎo mǎ
玛丽: 我很好,你呢? mǎ lì: wǒ hěn hǎonǐ ne
约翰: 也很好。谢谢。 yuē hàn: yě hěn hǎoxiè xie

生词 shēng cí New words

1.         你                    you

Sample Sentence (例句 lì jù):

你在做什么? nǐ   zài  zuò  shén  me

What are you doing?

2.         好                    hǎo good; well; fine; ok

这个蛋糕真好吃。 zhè  gè  dàn  gāo zhēn  hǎo  chī

This cake is very delicious.

3.         吗                    interrogative particle for question

你现在在家吗? nǐ   xiàn  zài  zài  jiā mǎ

Are you at home now?

4.         我                    I; me

我今天很忙。 wǒ  jīn  tiān  hěn  máng

I am very busy today.

5.         很                    hěn very

我很喜欢这个人。 wǒ  hěn  xǐ  huan  zhè  gè  rén

I like this person very much.

6.         呢                    ne a model particle used for elliptical questions

你要去哪里呢? nǐ  yāo  qù  nǎ  li  ne

Where are you going?

7.         也                    too; also

我也要吃饭。 wǒ  yě  yāo  chī  fàn

I want to eat rice too.

8.         打                    beat; strike

约翰在打电话。 yuē  hàn  zài  dǎ  diàn  huà

John is making a call.

9.         招呼                zhāo hu take care of somebody; call out to somebody

玛丽在忙着招呼客人。 mǎ lì zài máng zhù zhāo hu kè ren.

Mary is busy taking care of the guest.

10.       问                    wèn ask; question

你想问我什么? nǐ   xiǎng  wèn  wǒ  shén  me  ?

What do you want to ask me?

11.       候                    hòu wait; time

你什么时候回来? nǐ   shén  me  shí  hòu  huí  lai?

What time are you coming back?

12.       生                    shēng raw; grow; life

你喜欢吃生鱼片吗? nǐ  xǐ  huan  chī  shēng  yú  piàn  mǎ

Do you like to eat Sashimi/raw fish?

13.       词                    word

我喜欢这首歌的歌词。 Wǒ  hěn xǐ huan zhè shǒu gē  de gē cí

I like the lyrics of this song.

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