By Yip Po-Ching, Don Rimmington, Zhang Xiaoming, Rachel Henson
‘Very good dependent and obviously explained’ – Dr Kan Qian, The Open collage, UK
Basic Chinese introduces the necessities of chinese language syntax. each one of the 25 devices bargains with a specific grammatical element and offers linked routines. positive aspects include:
<UL> * a transparent, obtainable format
* many beneficial language examples
* jargon-free factors of grammar
* considerable drills and exercises
* an entire key to exercises.
All chinese language entries are provided in either Pinyin romanization and chinese language characters, and are followed, regularly, by way of English translations to facilitate self-tuition in addition to lecture room instructing in either spoken and written Chinese.
Basic Chinese is designed for college students new to the language. including its sister quantity, Intermediate Chinese, it kinds a compendium of the necessities of chinese language syntax.
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Yhzi shang zhè shì jiàoshì ( 11 He often repairs his car himself. jiàoshì ‘classroom’) ta chángcháng xie qìchb 12 That child doesn’t have a bicycle of his own. 3 Complete the Chinese translations below with nouns or personal pronouns in their possessive forms: 1 This pen is my elder brother’s; that pen is my own. zhèi zhc bh shì 2 This umbrella is his. Where is mine? ( ) zhèi bf (yj)sfn shì | | nèi zhc shì zài nfr 23 3 Personal pronouns 3 This cat is from his house. Where is our cat? zhèi zhc mao shì | wi jia de mao zài nfr 4 This jumper is mine.
What person’) on the other hand has a tone of rudeness or contempt: ta shì shénme rén nh pèngjiàn le shénme rén Who’s she (anyway)? Who were those people you met? D shéi de ‘whose’ may be used as an interrogative adjective to qualify a noun, or as an interrogative pronoun: zhè shì shéi de qiánbao (adjective) Whose purse/wallet is this? 29 4 Interrogative pronouns zhè shì wI de qiánbao This is my purse/wallet. zhèi bf yàoshi shì shéi de (pronoun) Whose is this key? zhèi bf yàoshi shì wI de This key is mine.
Tens of) classmates did you invite to the party that evening? 44 Note 2: guo is an aspect marker indicating experience (see Unit 15). 6 Translate the following sentences into Chinese: 1 There are three oranges, two pears, a loaf of bread and a bottle of wine in the cupboard. 2 There is a bowl, a mug and a pair of chopsticks on the table. ( shuang ‘pair’) 3 There are half a dozen eggs, a kilo of Chinese cabbage and some ice-cream in the fridge. 4 There are two sweaters and twelve skirts in the wardrobe.