Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mandarin Chinese-- Lesson 48 (Answers for Quiz for our lesson 30 to 46)

     Chinese Language Learning Program
     Lesson 48 – Answers for Quiz for our lesson 30 to 46

Hello, everyone. Welcome back. This is Baixue’s Chinese Language Learning Program. Last time, we had a quiz. Today, I will give you the answers, so you can score for yourself. Good luck!

1.   qíng chū shì nǐ de dēng  jī  pái, hǎo ma?             
                               牌,好   吗?    
         (May I have your boarding pass, please?)

2.   géi  nǐ, zhè er hái yǒu wǒ de hù zhào.
            你,这                照。
         (Here it is, and here is my passport.)

3.   qíng bà suí shēn xíng lǐ fàng zài shàng miàn
          de xíng lǐ guì lī.
          (Please stow your carry-on baggage in the
           overhead compartment.)

4.   nǐ  yǒu shēn me wù pín yào xiàng hái guān
         shēn bào de ma?
        (Do you have anything to declare for customs?)

5.   qíng tián xiè nǐ de xìng mīng, dì zhí déng gè rén
          xìn xī.
        (Please fill out your personal information, name and
         address, etc.)

6.   qíng  wèn  nǐ xiáng dián xiē shēn me?
        (Excuse me, what would you like to order?)

7.   wǒ yào yī fèn niú pái hé yī xiē shū cài.
        (I want steak and some vegetables, please.)

8.   wǒ  xí huān xī guā, máng guǒ he táo zi.
                    西                  子。
         (I like watermelon, mango and peach.)

9.   jīn wǎn chī shēng cài he nān guā ba.                   
         (We will eat lettuce and pumpkin tonight.)

    10. nǐ xiáng chī yǘ ròu hái shì huó jī?
         (Do you want fish or turkey?)

    11. wàn shèng jié kuài le!                        
                             乐!(Happy Halloween!)

    12. wǒ bù chī nái yóu dàn gāo.
         ( I do not eat cream cake.)

    13. wǒ huì ràng tā jìn kuài géi nǐ huí diàn huà.
         (I will have him call you back as soon as possible.)

    14. duì bù qǐ, kǒng pà nǐ dá cuò diàn huà le.
             起,恐                 了。
        (Sorry, I am afraid that you dialed the wrong number.)

    15. gǎn ēn jié kuài lè
                    (Happy Thanksgiving!)

    16. shèng dàn jié nǐ xiǎng yào shén me lǐ wù
           圣          想   要  什 
         (What do you want for Christmas?) 

That is all for today. How is your score? Great, congrats! This quiz, I talk a lot. Next quiz, I will let you talk.

xiè  xiè!
   ! (Thanks!)

xià  cì  jiàn 
     !  (See you next time!)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mandarin Chinese-- Lesson 47 (Quiz for our lesson 30 to 46)

     Chinese Language Learning Program
     Lesson 47 – Quiz for our lesson 30 to 46

Hello, everyone. Welcome back. This is Baixue’s Chinese Language Learning Program. Last time, we talked about Thanksgiving and Christmas in Chinese. Today, we are going to have a quiz for our lesson 30 to lesson46. Good luck!

I will read some sentences we learned before, and please listen to me carefully and try your best to figure out what I am saying and what do these sentences mean. You can write down what you can catch and write the meanings of these sentences you think. I will give the answers in our next class, so you can score for yourself.

xiè  xiè!
   ! (Thanks!)

xià  cì  jiàn 
     !  (See you next time!)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mandarin Chinese-- Supplementary lesson 46 (Christmas in China)

Supplementary lesson 46---Christmas in China

In China, only young generation celebrate Christmas, even though the elderly may also know what Christmas is. Usually there is no fancy family dinner, no reunion gift and even no days off from work or school, only a small celebration among friends or classmates or workmates by going out for some fun---drinking, KTV, happy hour, go shopping or watch movies or participate some activities host by some parks or malls.

Another reason that people celebrating Christmas is the timing. Because Christmas is between the National Day and the Chinese New Year, it put more light spice for the intensifying winter. People who are in school or at work can have some fun time with their friends or classmates or workmates. This time they do not have to be rush to visit their family and have a reunion time with their family, just be with friends for some fun.


Sure, Christmas party or parade will also be the important activities in some parks or malls that are host by certain sponsors who will make big money by selling tickets, costumes, gifts and decorations, etc. They might have big sale on some related or unrelated merchandises, for example: they will post an advertisement as: big sale on all kind of merchandises for Christmas! Or, big sale on all merchandises in this store for Christmas! Or, buy one get one for Christmas! …… In a word, the sellers will gain extra advantage by the Christmas. Some time, I think because business men or women add fuel to the flames, this is why more and more people like to celebrate Christmas.

I have to say that it is harmless to have this western holiday in China. Some people really have good time and some people really make good money. This is win-win holiday. And we also have the chance to know this holiday and to know the whole world. We should be happy!


Now, you know that even you are in China when this Christmas comes, you still can find more fun for it. Can you?



This year, Christmas holiday is coming soon! Are you ready for this approaching holiday? What will be your best gift for Christmas this year? What is your Christmas wish list? Are you ready to write to Santa? Find more fun in this year’s holiday! Happy holiday in advance! Read to pick your gift!