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Lesson 1 - Practical Audio-Visual Chinese 1 2nd Edition

Traditional Chinese, Lesson 1 Vocabulary and Sentences
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nín
PN: You (a formal and respective form)
貴姓
guìxìng
IE: May I know your last name?
xìng
V/N: surname, last name, family name

N: common chinese surname
先生
Xiānsheng
N: Mr, Sir, gentleman, husband
Wáng
N: common chinese surname

PN: I, me
jiào
V: to be called (by the name of), to call
hǎo
SV: to be good/well
shì
V: to be (am, are, is)
美國人
Měiguórén
N: American, American person
美國
Měiguó
N: The United States of America, U.S.A.
měi
SV: to be beautiful
guó
N: country, nation
rén
N: person
ma
P: a question particle

A: not, no
英國
Yīngguó
N: abbr for the United Kingdom/ England

PN: you (informal)
什麼
shénme
QW: what
名字
míngzì
N: full name, first name, given name
něi
QW: which
ne
P: a question particle
台灣
Táiwān
N: Taiwan

PN: he, him; she, her
中國
Zhōngguó
N: China, Chinese

PN: she, her
shéi
QW: who, whom
華人
Huárén
N: Ethnic Chinese person or people
您好!
nín hǎo!
Hello!
您貴姓?
nín guìxìng?
May I know your last name?
他姓王嗎?
Tā xìng Wáng ma?
Is his last name Wang?
李先生好.
Lǐ Xiānsheng hǎo.
Hello, Mr. Li.
我姓李.
Wǒ xìng Lǐ.
My last name is Li.
他叫大衛.
Tā jiào Dàwèi.
His name is David.
王先生, 您好!
Wáng Xiānsheng, nín hǎo.
Hello, Mr. Wang.
他是哪國人?
Tā shì něiguó rén?
Which country does he come from?
李先生不是中國人, 是美國人.
Lǐ Xiānsheng bùshì Zhōngguó rén, shì Měiguó rén.
Mr. Li is not Chinese. He is American.
她美嗎?
Tā měi ma?
Is she beautiful?
她是華人嗎?
Tā shì Huárén ma?
Is she Chinese?
我不姓王.
Wǒ bùxìng Wáng.
My last name is not Wang.
他不是英國人.
Tā bùshì Yīngguó rén.
He is not British.
你是李愛美嗎?
Nǐ shì Lǐ àiměi ma?
Are you Amy Li?
他姓什麼?
Tā xìng shénme?
What is his surname?
他是哪國人?
Tā shì něiguó rén?
Which country is he from?
我姓王, 你呢?
Wǒ xìng Wáng, nǐ ne?
My last name is Wang, and you?
我是台灣人.
Wǒ shì Táiwān rén.
I am Taiwanese.
他不叫大衛.
Tā bùjiào Dàwèi.
He is not David.
他是中國人.
Tā shì Zhōngguó rén.
He is Chinese.
她叫珍呢.
Tā jiào Zhēnní.
She is called Jenny.
誰是王先生?
Shéi shì Wáng Xiānsheng?
Who is Mr. Wang?