Sunday, August 25, 2013
Mandarin Chinese--Lesson 23 (Cities and some famious places in Chinese)
Chinese Language Learning Program
Lesson 23 – Cities and some famious places in Chinese
Hello, everyone. It is so nice to see you again today. This is Baixue’s Chinese Language Learning Program. Last time, we learned how to talk about weather in mandarin. Today, w will learn cities and some famious places of China in mandarin Chinese.
Before we start to learn cities and some famious places in Chinese language, we need to check the homework I gave to you last time.
běi jīng shàng hǎi
北 京 上 海
Did you read them correctly? Good. Now we can start to learn cities and some famious places in mandarin.
běi jīng shàng hǎi shēn zhèn
北 京 (Beijing) 上 海 (Shanghai) 深 圳 (Shenzhen)
guáng zhōu xiāng gǎng ào mēn
广 州 (Guangzhou) 香 港 (Hong Kong) 澳 门 (Macau)
sū zhōu qīng dǎo wēn zhōu
苏 州 (Suzhou) 青 岛 (Qingdao) 温 州 (Wenzhou)
dà liān guì lǐn xī zàng
大 连 (Dalian) 桂 林 (Guilin) 西 藏 (Tibet)
cháng jiāng huáng hé xī ān
长 江 (Yangzi river) 黄 河 (Yellow River) 西 安 (Xi’an)
jīn tiān wǒ dá suàn qǜ cháng chéng. nǐ ne?
今 天 我 打 算 去 长 城。 你 呢？
(I am going to go to the Great Wall today. How about you? )
wǒ dá suàn xiān qǜ gù gōng, rān hòu qǜ tiān ān mén.
我 打 算 先 去 故 宫 , 然 后 去 天 安 门。
(I am going to go to the Forbidden City first, and then go to Tian’anmen.)
nǐ qǜ guò shào lǐn sì ma?
你 去 过 少 林 寺 吗？(Have you ever been to Shaolin Temple?)
méi yǒu, dàn shì wǒ qǜ guò é méi shān.
没 有， 但 是 我 去 过 峨 眉 山。
(No. But I have been to Mount Emei.)
Homework for today.
Please read the following Chinese characters by using the Chinese pinyin you have learned. I will read it in our next class, so you can check if your pronunciation is correct.
dōng xī nán běi
东 西 南 北
Ok, that is all for today. We will learn directions in Chinese in our next class.
谢 谢 (Thanks!)
xià cì jiàn
下 次 见! (See you next time!)