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By Quzhen, Yip Li; Zhang, Xiaoming; Yip, Po-ching; Rimmington, Don; Henson, Rachel

This paintings is pitched at post-GCSE competence point, providing a clean strategy of combining grammar and routines. it's excellent to be used on all path varieties and contains an workout resolution key and Chinese-English/English-Chinese vocabularies.


Introduces the necessities of chinese language syntax. This ebook provides chinese language entries in either Pinyin romanization and chinese language characters, and are followed, in general, through English translations to Read more...

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Hfokàn ‘pleasant to the eye’) 8 That song is pleasant to the ear. ( gb ‘song’; shiu measure word for songs; hfotcng ‘pleasant to the ear’) 9 That suggestion of his was ridiculous. ( hfoxiào ‘laughable/ ridiculous’) hfowánr 10 That kitten of our neighbours is really playful. ( ‘amusing (lit. 3 As we have seen, when a noun is placed at the beginning of a sentence, it is to some extent emphasized, as it registers what is foremost in the speaker’s mind. Following the model below, construct ten questions using the noun and verb given and translate the questions into English.

Which person’) may be used to express a more respectful personal enquiry: ngi wèi shì nh bàba nín yào jiàn ngi wèi Which person is your father? Who do you want to see? Note: shénme rén (lit. ‘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?

I want to talk to her. zài nfr | xifng gbn tántán 6 We have two dogs. They live in his room. ( tiáo measure word for dogs) yiu lifng tiáo giu | ddu zhù zài fángjian li 7 I don’t like those flowers. Do you like them? bù xhhuan nà/nèi xib huar | xhhuan 8 Do you want to see that film? Let’s go and see it. 2 Complete the Chinese translations of the following by filling in the blanks: 1 I like my work. 22 wi xhhuan 2 Is Li Ming a good friend of yours? ( ) lh míng shì ( ) háo péngyou ma gdngzuò 3 My family live in the country.

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