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他在学做中国菜呢 He is learning to cook Chinese food

他在学做中国菜呢 He is learning to cook Chinese food
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Dialogue 1 打电话 dǎ diàn huà On the phone

A: 喂,你在做什么呢? wèi ,nǐ zài zuò bù shén me ne ?

Hello, what are you doing ?


B: 我在看书呢。 wǒ zài kàn shū ne 。

I`m reading.


A: 大卫也在看书吗?dà wèi yě zài kàn shū ma ?

Is David reading too ?


B: 他没看书, 他在学做中国菜呢。 tā méi kàn shū , tā zài xué zuò zhōng guó cài ne 。

No, he isn`t. He is learning to cook Chinese Food.



New Words

  1. wéi int. hello, hey

  2. 也 yě adv. also, too

  3. 学习(学)xué xí (xué ) v.to study, to learn



Proper Noun

大卫 David










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Dialogue 2. 在咖啡馆 In a Coffee House


A:昨天上午你在做什么呢 ? zuó tiān shàng wǔ nǐ zài zuò shén me ne ?

What were you doing yesterday ?


B: 我在睡觉呢。 你呢? wǒ zài shuì jiào ne 。 nǐ ne ?

I was sleeping. What about you ?


A: 我在家看电视呢。 你喜欢看电视吗? wǒ zài jiā kàn diàn shì ne 。 nǐ xǐ huān kàn diàn shì ma ?

I was watching TV at home. Do you like Watching TV?


B:我不喜欢看电视, 我喜欢看电影。 wǒ bú xǐ huān kàn diàn shì , wǒ xǐ huān kàn diàn yǐng 。

No. I don`t. I like seeing Movies.


New Words

4. 上午shàng wǔ n. morning, before noon

5. 睡觉 . shuì jiào v. to sleep

6. 电视 diàn shì n. television

7. 喜欢 xǐ huān v. to like, to obe fond of


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Dialogue 3.在学校办公室zài xué xiào bàn gōng shì In the school office

A : 82304155, 这是李老师得电话吗?

bā èr sān líng sì yī wǔ wǔ , zhè shì lǐ lǎo shī dé diàn huà ma ?

82304155. Is that Ms. Li`s telephone number ?


B: 不是。她的电话是:82304156.

No. Her number is 82304156.


A: 好,我现在给她打电话。

Ok. I`ll call her right now.


B: 她在工作呢,你下午打吧。

She is working. Call her in the afternoon.


New Words

8. 给gěi prep. to

9. 打电话 dǎ diàn huà to make a phone call

10. 吧 ba part. a Modal particle used at the end of a sentence to indicate consultation, a suggestion, request or command.


Notes :

  1. 叹词”喂" The Interjection “喂”

The word is often used when calling someone answering a phone call . For example :

(1) A: 喂, 李老师在家吗? wèi , lǐ lǎo shī zài jiā ma ?


B: 她不在家,去学校了 tā bú zài jiā ,qù xué xiào le


(2) A: 喂 , 你是张小姐吗? wèi , nǐ shì zhāng xiǎo jiě ma ?


B: 对,您是? duì ,nín shì ?


(3) A: 喂,你在做什么呢?wèi ,nǐ zài zuò shí me ne ?


B: 我在看书呢。wǒ zài kàn shū ne  


 


2. "在......呢zài ......ne ” Used to Indicate an Action in Progress

An action in progress can be expressed by adding the adverb "在" before a verb or by using the modal particle “呢” at the end of a sentence. For example:


 

在 Verb + Object (呢)

 

我 在 睡觉 呢。

wǒ zài shuì jiào ne 。

 

你 在 做什么 呢?

nǐ zài zuò shí me ne ?

 

小王 在 学习汉语

xiǎo wáng zài xué xí hàn yǔ

 

The nagative form is “没méi (在zài ) + Verb /Verb Phrase," , without "呢ne” at the end of the sentence.

For example :


Subject Predicate

 

没(在) Verb/Verb Phrase

 

我 没在 工作。

wǒ méi zài gōng zuò 。

 

他们 没在 工作。

tā men méi zài gōng zuò 。

 

他 没 看书。

tā méi kàn shū 。

 

3. Expression of Telephone Numbers

Telephone numbers are read in a different way than General Numbers. They are read digit by digit. The number "I" in a telephone number is read “yao". For Example:

(1) 8069478 bā líng liù jiǔ sì qī bā

(2) 13851897623 yī sān bā wǔ yī bā jiǔ qī liù èr sān

(3) 82304156 bā èr sān líng sì yī wǔ liù


4. The Modal Particle ”吧“

When used at the end of an imperative sentence, the modal particle ”吧“indicates a suggestion or commond with a softened mood. For example :

(1) A: 这儿没有人, 请坐吧。 zhè ér méi yǒu rén , qǐng zuò ba 。

B :谢谢 xiè xiè


(2) A: 今天我们在家吃饭吧。 jīn tiān wǒ men zài jiā chī fàn ba 。

B: 好 hǎo




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