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Lesson 9 I can speak English and a little Chinese

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In this lesson you will learn how to say

  • The English language
  • The Great Britain
  • France
  • The French language
  • Germany
  • The German language
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • The word “and/with”

In this lesson you will learn how to say

  • The English language
  • The Great Britain
  • France
  • The French language
  • Germany
  • The German language
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • The word “and/with”

Comments (128)

When saying "ying wen", I have a question about the initial sound. Is "ying" (1) pronounced like an English y, as in "yellow", or is it like a long e (ee) sound? Is the "y" only there to go with the initial "i"? Thanks!
karli.lomax 2 months 3 weeks ago
In this case you don't need to emphasis the "y", like in "yellow" but (as you say) with more of a long ee sound (the same is true for "yi" and "yin"). But when the "y" is followed by a more contrasting sound, the "y" sound is more noticeable. For example, the word 也 (yě), has a harder "y" sound.
JonathanYoyo 2 months 3 weeks ago
How would you translate this sentence: "He suffered from mental, physical, and emotional problems" Here, what is the best word for "and"? In general, I'm confused about how to connect adjectives with "and" in Chinese. In this particular sentence you can't use 又. Can't use 和. 还有 seems awkward too. I know you can just leave out the "and" but I think it makes the sentence a bit too run-on.
Ellen Paik 5 months 18 hours ago
Good question Ellen! In Chinese you just list thing without having to use conjunctions. You can say: 他在心理,身体(和)情绪上都有问题 (tā zài xīn lǐ shēn tǐ hé qíng xù shàng dū yǒu wèn tí). Instead of translating it as 3 adjectives, it's 3 nouns, so you that's why you can use 和 (hé).
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 4 months 4 weeks ago
Hi, can I use this word "he(2)" in sentences like: rice "with" chicken? Does this "he(2)" mean the same as the English "with"?
Eli 5 months 3 weeks ago
hé is used with nouns. so in this situation it is okay to say rice with/and chicken: 米饭和鸡肉 (mǐ fàn hé jī ròu)
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 5 months 2 weeks ago
At the end of the Lesson Audio Review, I believe YangYang said, 好样的。Is this, in a way, like saying 加油? Thank you in advance!
KianaKoala 7 months 3 weeks ago
Yes, it's like saying good job as a term of encouragement/approval! :)
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 7 months 3 weeks ago
Hi, I want to know how I can say "How do you say this/that in Chinese?", while pointing an object. I'm not sure about the correct form zhen3me or zen3me : Zhe4ge / na4ge zhen3me shuo1 ? Zhe4ge / na4ge zen3me shuo1 ? (Also I would like to know if I can send some questions directly by e-mail? Thanks!)
Gauthier92 8 months 1 week ago
Yes, it's zěn me, I'd add ...(用中文)怎么说 (yòng zhōng wén zěn me shuō) to specify how to say this in Chinese. And of course! Shoot us an email if the question is a bit longer. For questions that are relevant to the lesson though, we ask you keep them as comments so other students can benefit too! :)
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 8 months 1 week ago
I was told by someone Chinese that "a little" should be "yi(1) dian(3) dian(3)". What we have in this lesson is "yi(4) dian(3)". Do they both work?
Laurier Lachance 8 months 2 weeks ago
Yep! Also, in Chinese you can repeat the verb for a more casual tone, or to indicate the action wouldn't take too long; and you can repeat single characters adjectives (some double too) to emphasize the description.
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 8 months 2 weeks ago
Thanks a lot! :) and what is the difference between yi(1) and yi(4) ? How come they both work?
Laurier Lachance 8 months 2 weeks ago
Thanks a lot! :) and what is the difference between yi(1) and yi(4) ? How come they both work?
Laurier Lachance 8 months 2 weeks ago
Great lesson! what is the difference between zhong wen and Han yu? Or e wen and e yu ? it's confusing! Xie xie
Elizabeth Kapustina 1 year 1 month ago
Hi, here's a one of our Blog posts that you may find helpful! https://www.yoyochinese.com/blog/Learn-Mandarin-Chinese-what%E2%80%99s-d...
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 1 year 4 weeks ago
Great lesson! what is the difference between zhong wen and Han yu? Or e wen and e yu ? it's confusing! Xie xie
Elizabeth Kapustina 1 year 1 month ago
Yangyang... Can I can modify the sentence to add the German language like this? Not sure how to list more languages as in English... Wǒ huì shuō yīnɡ wén hé dé wén hé yì diǎn(r) zhōnɡ wén 。 I can speak English, German and a little Chinese.
jamesrhodes 1 year 3 months ago
You're right, except for one small thing: you don't need the hé (和) after yīng wén. You can list 3 or more things just like in English, with a pause after each item: wǒ huì shuō yīnɡ wén, dé wén, hé yì diǎn(r) zhōnɡ wén.
Micah at Yoyo Chinese 1 year 3 months ago
I have a question about using yidian 一点 to mean "more". If I want to say "This room should be cleaner" is that "这个 房间 应该 干净 一点?
Ellen Paik 1 year 4 months ago
Correct!
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 1 year 4 months ago
Is there any other way to pronounce the Chinese character "和", besides "hé"? I have heard my coworker saying something like "hàn" or "hèn" I can't really tell the difference between "hàn" or "hèn" in pinyin as I'm still training my ear.
jsalmendares262 1 year 4 months ago
In most contexts that 和 is used, it is pronounced as hé. It has alternative pronunciations like hú (only used when you win at Mahjong) and huó (to mix/blend). Keep practicing! :)
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 1 year 4 months ago
How would you say, "I am American, BUT I can speak a little Chinese"?
mtlikm 1 year 6 months ago
You can say, 我是美国人,但是我会说一点儿中文 (wǒ shì měi guó rén dàn shì wǒ huì shuō yì diǎnr zhōng wén).
Yoyo Chinese 1 year 6 months ago
There is a typo on the blackboard starting at 2:00 - 'langauge' should be 'language' (just FYI)
STLADU 1 year 8 months ago
If i want to say: I can speak a little Chinese, a little English and a little Vietnamese. Do I have to use "a little" 3 times? Is there any way else to shorten this sentence?
Serena Dinh 1 year 8 months ago
Yes, you would have to use it three times.
Yoyo Chinese 1 year 8 months ago edited
I love the way you pronounce "Deutschland". Greetings from your best student in Munich :-)
cschmidt 1 year 10 months ago
Hi cschmidt, thank you for choosing Yoyo Chinese to learn Chinese. Happy studies. :)
Yoyo Chinese 1 year 10 months ago
If I want to say I can speak English, Thai, and a little Chinese. 我会说英文,泰文和一点儿中文。Am I right or I have to use "hé" twice?
pooh21130 1 year 11 months ago
That's excellent. You don't have to use "hé" twice.
Yoyo Chinese 1 year 10 months ago
你好!我是Alex。我会说英文和德文和一点儿中文。
Alex Casey 2 years 1 month ago edited
非常好 (fēi cháng hǎo) - very good! Alex. 你很棒 (nǐ hěn bàng).
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 1 month ago
中国人说中文和我说西班牙语。 我很棒!
Kazuke Li 2 years 1 month ago
你中文也很好 ((nǐ zhōng wén yě hěn hǎo) - Your Chinese is very good too! Just a quick fix, the word 和 (hé) - and, in Chinese is not used the same way as in English. It's mainly used to link nouns. You may not use it to combine two clauses. You may start the second clause as a new sentence. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 1 month ago
Would it be correct to say 美國人說美英文 -- Měiguó rén shuō měi yīngwén to mean Americans speak American English?
Chandra.Michael 2 years 2 months ago
It's not correct to say 美英文 měi yīng wén, but you may say 美式英文 měi shì yīng wén, or 美式英语 měi shì yīng yǔ, lit. American style English. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 2 months ago
I've also seen the term "美语“ used. Most specifically in Jennifer Beineke's (a.k.a. 白洁) youtube videos for Chinese learners of English. Her series is called "OMG 美语". It seems to be an abbreviation for 美式英语.
Corey 2 years 2 months ago
Yes, you are right. It may be abbreviated as 美语 měi yǔ. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 2 months ago
Sorry, I am an English native speaker from Australia. I can't think of any words with 'uh' in them. So I don't find 'uh' at all helpful. I just listen to you saying the Chinese word, Yang Yang, and copy!
Ginkgo42 2 years 2 months ago
What is this strange word dian(r), why is r in brackets and are there any similar words? thank you
Veru 2 years 3 months ago
diǎn(r) in Chinese is 点儿. (r) is short for ér 儿, which is more of an accent, "R" sound, used mainly by Northern Chinese people. It's totally optional. You can just say yì diǎn to mean exactly the same thing.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 3 months ago
What is Norway called in chinese?
LearningChinese2 2 years 3 months ago
Oh, forget it. I found it in the supplementary flash cards :)
LearningChinese2 2 years 3 months ago
Glad that your question is resolved. It's also in the lecture notes. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 3 months ago
I am using your course alongside my private lessons. It is amazing how this is helping me more with the speaking than my live class. How does one say Mauritius in putonghua. My Chinese teacher is Taiwanese and cannot give me the correct pronunciation.
mindanarchy 2 years 4 months ago
That's great to hear. Thanks for the support. Mauritius is máo lǐ qiú sī 毛里求斯.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 4 months ago
How do you choose between yǔ, huà, or wén? I've heard English called both "eng yu" and "eng wen," for example. Hua seems to apply more to local languages as in "[city name] hua," but it's also part of one of the most common names used for Mandarin, "pu tong hua." Another common term for Mandarin is "han yu" (more precisely meaning the language of the Han people). In the same way, can "fa yu" mean French as well as "fa wen?" Xie xie ni!
ctjevans 2 years 5 months ago
Hi ctjevans, you should have a look at the notes on this lesson: https://www.yoyochinese.com/files/Yoyo_Street_Dialogue_Transcript_Plus_N... It really spells out all of the nuances.
Corey 2 years 5 months ago
Yoyo Chinese Team, thank you for the great resources. You make Chinese learning easy and fun. What is the best way to practice Chinese writing and memorize Chinese characters? Thank you!
stepan0816@gmail.com 2 years 5 months ago
Thank you for the encouraging comments. We are going to release a Chinese character course very soon. Hope that will help.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 5 months ago
It sounds exciting! How soon? Will it be a part of this or separate subscription?
stepan0816@gmail.com 2 years 5 months ago
Yes, it's planned to be launched next month! :) All subscriptions will give you full access to our website. The only difference is the length of the subscription period. As long as you have an active subscription, you are good.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 5 months ago
Yoyo Chinese, you're the best! 谢谢 你们。
stepan0816@gmail.com 2 years 5 months ago
can you say wo shi he wo de pengyou
najib idris 2 years 5 months ago
Yes, you may say that. That's not a complete sentence right? You may say wo shi he wo de pengyou qu de, which means I went with my friend.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 5 months ago
Hi I want to buy this program but i already know a little chinnese, i was learning it in china for five months, now i have some free time and i would like to practice, so if i want to learn more than one lesson a day, can i do it?
Verónica Rodríguez 2 years 5 months ago
The lesson plan is only a guideline. There's nothing limiting you from going faster, jumping ahead, skipping around, etc. whatever pace works best for you. I think you will really enjoy the program.
Corey 2 years 5 months ago
i am very interested with your lesson because no where i could know these country names in the right early as i have done. but how could i say I am Tanzanian and to be specific that I come from a certain region, District ward and others. In general i would like to know the other small unit of the country example in chine you have provinces and other smaller. THANK YOU
Fute1987 2 years 5 months ago
Thank you for your interest in our lessons. I am Tanzanian is wǒ shì tǎn sāng ní yà rén. You may use the phrase wǒ cóng ___ lái to be specific that you are from a certain region/district/city.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 5 months ago
Hi,Yang Yang laoshi,Im very happy that i found your video courses.You are perfect teacher.Your video lessons are not boring but funny and understandable.I have a question: my teacher says that "language" is not "wen".For example,Zhongwen is chinese literature and hanyu is language.Can you explain,is it right? And do we have to learn "hanzi" of all lessons? 谢谢 你! Akerke,Kazakhstan
Akerke 2 years 5 months ago
Thank you so much for choosing Yoyo Chinese. We think our blog may answer your question. Please check out this link: https://www.yoyochinese.com/blog/Learn-Mandarin-Chinese-what’s-difference-between-zhongwen-hanyu-putonghua-guoyu-and-huayu. At the beginning level, we don't encourage you to learn the hanzi yet. We will be launching a Chinese character course soon. It will help you with writing characters in the future. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 5 months ago
Hi Yang Yang, if the "n" in dian(r) is not pronounced, is this why the a in "diar" is not pronouned "e" (as yan is prounced yen -piyin lesson 6) but "a"? thank you very much!
EricVD 2 years 6 months ago
The "a" in pinyin is generally pronounced as "ah," but the "a" in "yan" is an exception. And "ian" is actually the same as "yan." Be sure to check out the pinyin chart, so you can get a good visual image of all the variations.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 6 months ago
It seems to me I'm the only student from Russia)) Be so kind to tell me how to say "I am russian and I speake russian". Thanks.
Gala 2 years 6 months ago
You may say wǒ shì é luó sī rén, wǒ shuō é yǔ or é luó sī yǔ. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 6 months ago
How would I say "I speak Korean." Is it "Wo Hui Shuo Han Wen?" Since Han Guo is Korea?
Minofish 2 years 7 months ago
Yes, that's correct. You may also say, "wǒ huì shuō hán yǔ".
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 6 months ago edited
"langauge" mispelled at 2:03, fyi.
bescott 2 years 7 months ago
Thanks for pointing that out, bescott. Sorry for the typo.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 7 months ago
Sooo useful!!!! My totally fav video!!!
breanna_32 2 years 7 months ago
What do you do if you want to list more languages? I´m fluent in 3 and am barely starting to learn Chinese. Does he2 come in between everything in the list, or like this? Wo3 hui4 shuo1 ying1 wen2 xi1 ban1 ya2 yu3 de2 wen2 he2 yi1 dian3 zhong1 wen2.
Melissa Berghammer 2 years 9 months ago
Your last sentence is great. You don't need to add "he" between every one on the list, just one before the last one, same as in English, keep a comma between each one though. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 9 months ago
philippines is 菲律宾, so is philippine language called 菲律宾文, or it should be 菲律宾话?
vickylim 2 years 10 months ago
It's more common to say 菲律宾语.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 10 months ago
Hi, Another nationalinty/language related question. Czech (as nationality) is jiékè. Then Czech as language is jiékè yǔ ? And does Chinesse have some way how to mark names in text? I mean like capitals in western languages. Or is it (as I think) always context and word order what makes it clear? Thanks!
Petr_Novák 2 years 11 months ago
Yes, Czech language is jiékè yǔ. There's no particular mark for names in text. Yes, it's based on its context.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 11 months ago
Hi, If I want to say I'm from Peru, is it okay to say "wo3 shi4 bi4 lu3 ren2"? do I have to change the tone of "shi4"? because I saw a rule about not putting two fourth tones together so I'm not sure and how do you say Spanish in Chinese? thanks
Lume27 2 years 11 months ago
Yes, that's correct. The tone change rule applies to 不 bu4. When it's followed by a 4th tone, it changes to 2nd tone. For other words, it's okay to have more than two 4th tones. And Spanish is 西班牙人 xi1 ban1 ya2 ren2 (people) or 西班牙语 xi1 ban1 ya2 yu3 (language). Hope that helps. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 11 months ago
Hi. Does the words "wen2" and "hua4" mean the same thing? I wanted to ask this because these two words appear in words involving language. (e.g. ying1 wen2 he2 pu3 tong2 hua4)
Ping Jianli 2 years 11 months ago
Yes, they both involve language, but not exactly the same thing. wen2 can be both written and spoken language, and hua4 is spoken language. Please check out our blog: https://yoyochinese.com/blog/Learn-Mandarin-Chinese-what’s-difference-between-zhongwen-hanyu-putonghua-guoyu-and-huayu. Hope that will clarify more.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 11 months ago
Since you cannot use 和 (hé) to connect sentences, what do you have to use? 謝謝!
Wo334 2 years 12 months ago
There are many conjunction words that can be used to connect sentences. Some of the common ones are 还有,而且,另外. They all mean in addition.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 12 months ago
"E" is pronounced as "uh", now pronunciation of "e" (and "2") is clear to me, I wasn't quite getting that from "s-e-rve' off the Pinyin Cheat Sheet, maybe you could add the "uh" to the P.C.S.
pjlg 2 years 12 months ago
Hello ! So what's the difference between Han yu and Zhong wen ( fa yu and fa wen) ? Thank you very much :)
aurelle26 3 years 1 week ago
Please check out our blog: http://yoyochinese.com/blog/Learn-Mandarin-Chinese-what’s-difference-between-zhongwen-hanyu-putonghua-guoyu-and-huayu. Hope that helps. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 week ago
how do you say "I can speak Spanish chinese and english"
guillemcabu 3 years 2 weeks ago
You may say, "我会说西班牙语,中文,和英文. wǒ huì shuō xī bān yá yǔ, zhōng wén, hé yīng wén."
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 2 weeks ago
How do you say Spain and the Spanish language? I would love to know since i am Spanish.
ken4078 3 years 3 weeks ago
Spain is 西班牙 xi1 ban1 ya2, and Spanish is 西班牙语 xi1 ban1 ya2 yu3.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 3 weeks ago
Could you replace all the 文 with 语?
Daming17 3 years 1 month ago
It seems to work with most of cases, i.e. 德文,德语,法文,法语, but not for all, such as 中文 cannot be replaced by 中语. There's no such thing as 中语.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 month ago
Ni3 hao3 lao3 shi1! Wo3 ai4 xue2 pu3 tong1 hua4. Ni3 shi4 hen3 hao3 jiao4yu4 wo3. Jin1 tian1, Wo3 he2 wo3 de Guang1 dou4 ren peng2you3 hui4 shuo1 de hao3. Ke shi, Wo3 bu ming2 bai2 hua4 yi1 xie1. Ni3 xie2 zhu4 bu xie zhu fan1 yi4 wo3 de wen2 ben3 ma? Ru2 guo3 ni3 xie2 zhu4, fa1 song4 zen me? Hai2 wo3 yu3 fa3 dui4 bu dui4 ma? Xie4 xie3 ni! ~Jin1 ba2 li4
royalfortressmeadow 3 years 1 month ago
Hi there, Jin Bali! I'm glad to know that you like studying Mandarin, and that you are communicating with Chinese friends! I want to make sure I understand your question. Are you asking us to help you translate a conversation that you had with your friend online?
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 month ago
Hi Yangyang! :) Yes, I have a chinese conversation and I want to make sure I'm translating it correclty, and also if my grammar is correct. :)
royalfortressmeadow 3 years 1 month ago
Ni hao lao shi! Wo shi "Jin ba li" (Kimberly). I wanted to re-learn Mandarin, but I had a question about yi dianr. When I learned Mandarin before, they encouraged me to say instead "yi dian dian" instead of "yi dianr". I was wondering if you can explain what the difference is and if saying "dian" twice is necessary for all the sentences that have "a little bit". "Wo hui shuo yi dian dian pu tong hua" is this correct? (Also with words like "na li", or "zhe li")that require "r" at the end.
royalfortressmeadow 3 years 1 month ago
Hi Kimberly. Both yi dian dian and yi dian(r) means exactly the same thing. The only difference may be the tone. di dian dian soften the tone a bit more. yi dian(r) is more of the northern tone. People from northern China tends to add (r) at the end, but it doesn't change the meaning of it. It's just an accent, similar to adding the (r) to na or zhe, which is equivalent to na li or zhe li.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 month ago
Oh I see. Xie xie ni. Wo mian bai. Ke shi, do I have to say "dian" twice every time I use it and "li" in the place of the "r" sound?
royalfortressmeadow 3 years 1 month ago
No, you don't have to. Both are optional.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 month ago
ming bai*
royalfortressmeadow 3 years 1 month ago
Hi! Can you explain in what scenario(s) I should use bing4/bing4 qie3 as opposed to simply he2 when connecting words or phrases?
MeganNguyen 3 years 1 month ago
Hi Megan! "Hé" is only used for connecting nouns, while "bìng" or "bìng qiě" is only used for connecting verbs or verb phrases. Also,"bìng" or "bìng qǐe" is often used to mean something more like "furthermore." For beginner Chinese students, it's usually best to just stick to using "hė" or "gēn" to connect nouns for now, and rather than trying to connect verb phrases with a word that means "and," instead just break the phrases into two separate sentences.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 month ago
You'll learn how to use slightly more complicated words like "bìng" later on.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 month ago
The moment when you repeat the second time in the audio lessons, it instantly reminds me of this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzRJwQl21vQ just because of the title :D It's really hard to get the tones right that fast.
ralph.sieber.5 3 years 2 months ago
Hehe..that's an interesting song title. It will get better after more practices. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 2 months ago
Is there any other way of saying when I speak more than language other than putting 和 between each language? I totally understand this lesson, but I think it is better to know if there is any other way of expressing that.
naxuda8 3 years 2 months ago
You may use 还有hai2 you3, which mean in addition to. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 2 months ago
I have to say your method is the most accessible way of learning Chinese and so much fun! So thank you Yangyang :) I seen on another video a really good idea someone had said about maybe adding some questions. Like sort of to check that you have truly understood the structure of sentences, correct vocabulary, etc. Not even every lesson, just maybe every 4 or 5 lessons sort of like revision and to verify how far you've come and if you should go back over some videos :) what do you think?
forgottensecret4 3 years 3 months ago
Thanks for these lessons! I wanted to let you know that last night I had a Skype interview for a job in China. While I am not required to speak Chinese for the position, I wanted to separate myself from the others with a few well-placed Mandarin phrases. I've been studying your series, and confidently said, in Mandarin, "I am Giana. I am American. I speak English and a little Chinese." My interviewer was speechless! She finally said, "Who is your teacher?? That was perfect!" :-)
DancesWithTubas 3 years 3 months ago
1. how to say in mandarin "get ready for the party"? 2. how to say "since 1981"? 3. interview preparation.
sweety 3 years 3 months ago
You may say "zhǔn bèi hǎo qù jù huì" for "get ready for the party". Since 1981 is zì cóng 1981. Interview preparation is miàn shì zhǔn bèi.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 3 months ago
So from what I learned a couple lesson back was.. "sounds before neutral tone is two beats the neutral will be one beat" like xie xie. and the rule that 33 becomes 23. These rules will affect tones together within complex sentence right? And will there be others rules also?
Rodriguez 3 years 5 months ago
hi yangyang i am Hasan from turkey and speak turkısh how do i say that in chines thank you
Dalaman 3 years 6 months ago
You may say "wǒ shì Hasan, wǒ shì tǔ ěr qí rén, wǒ shuō tǔ ěr qí yǔ. 我是Hasan, 我是土耳其人, 我说土耳其语."
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 6 months ago
hi there teacher yang yang, so if i want to say Spanish language can i say 西班牙文.?? thank you in advance.:)
simancas 3 years 10 months ago
Yes, that's correct. Good job!
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 10 months ago
I Yangyang, thanks a lot for your great lessons. Just a question: is not correct to use "yu" for "language"? Thanks
Atzori 3 years 10 months ago
Thank you for the nice comment. For language itself, it would be "yu3 yuan2", not just "yu" by itself. If it's for a specific language like English, it would be "yin1 yu3", just add "yu" at the end.
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 10 months ago
Dear Yangyang, Would you please explain why Word Yi Dian speak as Yi Diar ? Regards Ahmed
Ahmed 4 years 2 weeks ago
Hi Ahmed, yi dian and yi dian(r) are the same thing. Both are correct. yi dian(r) is more commonly used in the northern part of mainland China.
Yoyo Chinese Development 4 years 2 weeks ago
Thanks teacher :)
Sunmeiyu 4 years 1 month ago
if I can speak more than 2 language shoud repeat the word "and" between every word like: 我 会 说 和 阿拉伯语文 和 土耳其文 和 英文 和 一点儿 中文。 or 我 会 说 阿拉伯语文 土耳其文 英文 和 一点儿 中文。 or they are both the same..?
Shohoud 4 years 3 months ago
@Akemi136 It should be 我会说阿拉伯语、土耳其语、英语和一点儿中文。If you use 语, you don't need to use 文anymore. Also, like English, you say I can speak Arabic, Turkish, English and a little Chinese. You don't need "and" for all the connectors.
Yoyo Chinese Development 4 years 3 months ago
so it's like English... Thanks~
Shohoud 4 years 3 months ago
Great lessons - thankyou. I can't help but smile when I'm learning. My Teacher has such a positive happy attitude. Obviously enjoying her job/Vocation ! - Kevin.
prestige.limos.7 4 years 3 months ago
Chinese friends of mine use yīngyǔ (英语) as the term for the English language. Is that a regional difference?
jedisond 4 years 8 months ago
Both "ying1 yu3 (英语)" and "ying1 wen2 (英文)" are correct. :)
Yoyo Chinese Development 4 years 8 months ago
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