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LEARN CHINESE: SPEAKING CHINESE

Free Chinese Speaking Lesson: Enumeration & Exemplification

  • 我有许多朋友,有的是老师,有的是公司职员,有的是工人,还有几个运动员。
    wǒ yǒu xǔ duō péng yǒu , yǒu de shì lǎo shī , yǒu de shì gōng sī zhí yuán , yǒu de shì gōng rén , hái yǒu jǐ gè yùn dòng yuán 。
    I have a lot of friends. Some of them are teachers, some are clerks of companies, some are workers and some are athletes.

  • 每天早上,公园有很多人锻炼身体,有跑步的,有打篮球的,有打太极拳的,还有跳舞的。
    měi tiān zǎo shàng , gōng yuán yǒu hěn duō rén duàn liàn shēn tǐ , yǒu pǎo bù de , yǒu dǎ lán qiú de , yǒu dǎ tài jí quán de , hái yǒu tiào wǔ de 。
    Every morning, there are lots of people doing exercises in the park, some running, some playing basket ball, some playing Taiji and some dancing.

  • 她一直很忙,一边要学习,一边要打工给自己赚生活费和学费。
    tā yī zhí hěn máng , yī biān yào xué xí , yī biān yào dǎ gōng gěi zì jǐ zhuàn shēng huó fèi hé xué fèi 。
    She is always busy, studying and doing a part time job for her living and tuition.

  • 他们这次去上海,一来是看看老朋友,二来是度假,放松一下。
    tā mén zhè cì qù shàng hǎi , yī lái shì kàn kan lǎo péng yǒu , èr lái shì dù jià , fàng sōng yī xià 。
    They go to Shanghai this time to visit their old friends and take a holiday to relax.

  • 人们旅游的目的一般都是看看景色,了解了解风俗文化,再有就是品尝品尝当地的小吃。
    rén mén lǚ yóu de mù dì yī bān dōu shì kàn kàn jǐng sè , liáo jiě liáo jiě fēng sú wén huà , zài yǒu jiù shì pǐn cháng pǐn cháng dāng dì de xiǎo chī 。
    Generally, people travel to enjoy different scenes, see different cultures and try different food.

  • 我学汉语主要有两个原因:第一,我对汉语很感兴趣;第二,学好汉语有助于我将来找个好工作。
    wǒ xué hàn yǔ zhǔ yào yǒu liǎng gè yuán yīn : dì yī , wǒ duì hàn yǔ hěn gǎn xìng qù ; dì èr , xué hǎo hàn yǔ yǒu zhù yú wǒ jiāng lái zhǎo gè hǎo gōng zuò 。
    I study Chinese for two reasons: one, I'm interested in it; two, it will help me to find a good job.

  • 我去过中国很多著名的城市,比如北京,西安,上海,还有香港。
    wǒ qù guò zhōng guó hěn duō zhù míng de chéng shì , bǐ rú běi jīng , xī‘ ān , shàng hǎi , hái yǒu xiāng gǎng 。
    I have been to many famous cities in China, such as Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

  • 我发现并不是所有的中国人都会说标准的普通话,像我的朋友小张,他的南方方言口音就很重。
    wǒ fā xiàn bìng bù shì suǒ yǒu de zhōng guó rén dōu huì shuō biāo zhǔn de pǔ tōng huà , xiàng wǒ de péng yǒu xiǎo zhāng , tā de nán fāng fāng yán kǒu yīn jiù hěn zhòng 。
    I find that not all Chinese can speak mandarin very well. Take my friends Xiao Zhang for example, he has a strong southern accent.

  • 汉语的声调很重要, 举个例子来说, 把 “一”说成 “姨”,意思就完全不一样了。
    hàn yǔ de shēng diào hěn zhòng yào , jǔ gè lì zi lái shuō , bǎ “ yī ” shuō chéng “ yí ”, yì sī jiù wán quán bù yī yàng le 。
    The tones of Chinese are very important. For example, if you say "一" as “ 姨 ”, the meaning will by completely different.
    * "一" means one; "姨" means aunt.

 

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