Part I: Listen and Learn 4
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following sentences and listen to the recording. The Chinese characters
are in big5 format.
shu de hn ho.
Prof. Xie, you speak English very
No, just so-so.
sh zi nl
Where did you learn English?
W sh zi
I learned it in Shanghai.
N de losh
(I guess) your instructors are Americans.
rn, yude sh
No, some are Americans, some are
sh cng nl
Where are American isntructors from?
Yude sh cng
Pittsburgh li de, yude
sh cng Seattle
Some are from Pittsburgh, some are
有的是 Pittsburgh 從來的﹐有的是從
Wmen hi yu
li de losh.
We also have professors who came
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sh zi nl
xu de' means 'Where did you learn...? 'sh...de'
construction is often used to indicated what happened when and where. In
the similar way, you can say:
sh zi Shnghi
chshng de.' (I
was born in Shanghai.)
sh cng Shnghi
li de.' (I came from Shanghai.)
- the teachers who came from England. This construction is similar to English
relative clause. In English, the clause is attached to the right of the
noun. In Chinese it is always attached to the left of the noun. This is
an important feature in Chinese.