I: Listen and Learn 1
the speaker icon of each sentence and listen to the recording. The Chinese
characters are in big5 format.
Wǒ xìng Xiè.
My last name is Xie.
Wǒ jiào Xiè Tiānwèi.
My full name is Xie Tianwei.
Wǒ shì lǎoshī.
I am a teacher.
- For Pinyin (Romanized spelling system), please see the
Learning Pronunciation Section of the Learning Chinese Online
- Both "xìng" and
"jiào" in Chinese are verbs. "Wǒ xìng..." means
"I am surnamed..." The English sentence "My last name is
Smith" would be "Wo xing Smith."
- There is no articles before
nouns in Chinese. "I am a teacher." in English would be "Wǒ shì lǎoshī."
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