You are here

Lesson 2 What's your number?

preview

In this video, our host Tongtong is going to ask interviewees "What's your number". You will learn how to politely address someone and an alternative way of saying number 1.

Dialogue Replay

In this video, our host Tongtong is going to ask interviewees "What's your number". You will learn how to politely address someone and an alternative way of saying number 1.

Comments (46)

你好! 请问. What is the difference between 您的电话号码是什么 and 您的电话号码是多少?
Kim Selorio 3 months 3 weeks ago
你好! Both are OK!
JonathanYoyo 3 months 3 weeks ago edited
In the dialogue transcript, ba1 八 is sometimes written with a 2nd tone, why is this? It seemed to happen when it was next to a fourth tone, but I do not know if this is the pattern. 謝謝!
Acholearn 10 months 4 weeks ago
You mean in scene 1, interviewee A, the second 八, right? I am 99.9844% sure that's a typo in the transcript :)
Corey 10 months 4 weeks ago
You should have asked for their QQ number so I could add the pretty girls.
Kazuke Li 2 years 2 months ago
Ha ha! :)
cliveminnican 1 year 2 months ago
Why is the first guy's phone number rendered "yao1" instead of "yi1" when the number is 一三八九八四五六七八九?
stryker.graham 2 years 5 months ago
Yao1 is another common pronunciation for "one". It's usually used when saying "one" in a series of numbers, like telephone number, to avoid the confusion between saying "yi1" for one and "qi1" for seven.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 5 months ago
The interviewer is the fastest speaker ive ever heard in any language...and i lived in China. she needs to work on her interview speaking skills.
hobie 2 years 7 months ago edited
For novices like myself, is it possible to have an English translation also displayed? I sometimes have to go on Google Translate. This will save a lot of time and inspire more confidence
cchong 2 years 8 months ago
Hi Cchong, you can refer to the dialogue transcript, which contains pinyin, Chinese characters (both simplified and traditional), and English. It is is a PDF file, and to view it just click the "Dialogue Transcript" button located below and to the right of the video window on each lesson.
Corey 2 years 8 months ago
Hi, what is the character 'ma' after hao? xie xie, Mandy
latinteacher 2 years 8 months ago
The character ma 吗 is added after hao to turn it into a question. You may check out our grammar lesson 7 for more details about ma.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 8 months ago
Thanks, but I was confused because this 'ma' had a third tone, and was in the middle of a sentence, nín de diàn huà hào mǎ shì duō shǎo. Is it something different? Mandy
latinteacher 2 years 8 months ago
Opps, sorry we misunderstood your question. Yes, Corey is right. It's a different ma.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 8 months ago
Hi Mandy, this is a different 'ma', you are right. It is connected to the haò, as hào mǎ, and means "number". The Chinese characters for these two are different as well: the ma for questions is 吗, while the mǎ for numbers is 码.
Corey 2 years 8 months ago
Thanks for your help, Mandy
latinteacher 2 years 8 months ago
I'm just reviewing your beginner lessons as I've done some basic chinese in the past. I find your videos fun and effective:) Should I also watch the Related Lessons when I follow your study schedules? eg. this COTS #2 has Related Lessons Conversational Chinese #4 and #61?
doreentanyy 2 years 10 months ago
Thank you for the nice comment. Yes, if you need review on a particular topic that associated in the related lesson, it would be helpful.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 10 months ago
how do you say im watching videos on youtube? and online?
Daming17 2 years 11 months ago
我在youtube (or 网上) 看视频. wǒ zài youtube (or wǎng shàng) kàn shì pín.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 11 months ago
wo zap youtube kan ship in, why do you not add “shang” to indicate on?
Daming17 2 years 11 months ago
You are right. I missed the shang. Good catch.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 11 months ago
That one girl said her number way too fast.
ChineseGuy 3 years 1 week ago
This is unrelated to Chinese but did these people really give their real phone numbers out on a public video?
ralphmat123 3 years 1 month ago
Hmm..that's an interesting question. We are not sure, but it has eleven digits which is correct. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 month ago
Great!We need these kind of videos with real Chinese speakers :)
bryandang1@hotmail.com 3 years 3 months ago
i just downloaded the schudule for beginners - you worked it out so very very clever!!!. well done miss yangyang :)
amber 3 years 3 months ago
Thanks for the nice comments, amber. Good luck with your Chinese studies.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 3 months ago
yangyang and company have you guys noticed that this guy is the person from the green hornet?
塞尔吉奥 3 years 4 months ago
really?? which one? hehe
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 3 months ago
So why is "yao" used in this case as opposed to "yi"? Is there a certain time when you'd use one over the other?
kashr118 3 years 7 months ago
When saying numbers such as phone number, room number, bus number, etc., we prefer using "yao" to avoid the confusion with 'yi" and "qi". In other cases, we use "yi".
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 7 months ago
Oh, that is great to know! Thanks for taking the time to reply! :)
kashr118 3 years 7 months ago
hi .. why doesnt COTS#2, COTS #3, & COTS #4 show up in the daily study schedule?
Randg4603 3 years 7 months ago
COTS lessons are not in order. Lesson 2, 3, 4 are shown up in the later weeks.
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 7 months ago
it's so amazing. Thanks teacher so much! I appreciate it:)
quyennguyen 3 years 10 months ago
Thank you quyen. Enjoy! :)
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 10 months ago
This is such a wonderful segment! Being able to listen to listen to native speakers the way they normally speak is a huge asset.
Yuesefu 3 years 10 months ago
Thank you for the nice comments. :)
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 10 months ago
I have noticed that some times they say Nin. What's the difference between ni and nin?
aleixy98 3 years 10 months ago
Both nǐ and nín are pronouns of "you". The former is generally used with colleagues of one's age, younger people, close friends or acquaintances. The latter is applied to elders or higher-ranking officers as a respectful form of addressing.
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 10 months ago
真正号码吗...
Chong 4 years 1 week ago
How I can sound out HE, se, and that u in Chinese?
ボウ セス 4 years 1 week ago
Please check out our Pinyin lessons under Courses tab for pronunciation.
Yoyo Chinese Development 4 years 1 week ago
This is so awesome!!! I am so glad you are including segments with native speakers talking full speed.
jconaway7 4 years 4 months ago
Instant Access to all
Free Yoyo Chinese Content