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After listening to this lesson you will realize how much Chinese you already know and will love to learn more!  You will also learn how to say “what kind of computer is this?”(这是什么电脑?) .  We also teach about 吧 (bā) and 对 (duì).  Congratulations! You are on the right track to learning Chinese Mandarin!

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Key Vocabulary for Level 1 Lesson 5

不好 bùhǎo not good
电脑 diànnǎo computer
不好吃 bùhǎochī doesn’t taste good
duì right, correct

Supplementary Vocabulary for Level 1 Lesson 5

不对 búduì not correct
戴尔 dàiěr Dell

Example Sentence and Dialogue to Practice

这是咖啡吧 zhēshìkāfēibā this is coffee, right (i’m assuming this is coffee)
这是什么电脑? zhèshìshénmediànnǎo what kind of computer is this?
这是什么咖啡? zhèshì shénme kāfēi What kind of coffee is this?

Dialogue 1

你好,我叫 Mary,你呢? nǐhǎo wǒjiào Mary, nǐne Hi, I’m Mary, and you?
 我叫 Zhonglin.  wǒjiào Zhonglin  I’m Zhonglin.
你是中国人还是日本人?  nǐshì zhōngguórén háishì rìběnrén  Are you Chinese or Japanese?
我是日本人. 你是美国人吧?  wǒshìrìběnrén. nǐshìměiguórénbā I’m Japanese. You’re American, right?
对,我是美国人  duì, wǒshìměiguórén  Correct, I’m American
你喜欢中国菜吗?  nǐxǐhuān zhōngguó càima  You like Chinese food?
喜欢,中国菜好吃  xǐhuān, zhōngguócài hǎochī  I like it, Chinese food tastes good.

Dialogue 2

对不起,这是什么电脑? duìbùqǐ, zhèshì shénme diànnǎo Excuse me, what kind of computer is this?
这是苹果电脑 zhèshì píngguǒ diànnǎo This is Apple computer
这是你的吗? zhèshì nǐdema Is this yours?
不是我的,这是我妈妈的 búshìwǒde, zhèshìwǒmāmade It’s not mine, this is my mom’s
你喜欢苹果电脑还是戴尔电脑? nǐxǐhuān píngguǒ diànnǎo háishì dàiěr diànnǎo Do you like Apple computer or Dell computer?
我喜欢苹果电脑,你呢? wǒxǐhuān píngguǒ diànnǎo nǐne I like Apple computer, how about you?
我喜欢戴尔电脑 wǒxǐhuān dàiěr diànnǎo I like Dell computer

Flashcards for your review

[qdeck] [q] 不好 bùhǎo

[a] not good

[q] 电脑 diànnǎo

[a] computer

[q] 不好吃 bùhǎochī

[a] doesn’t taste good

[q] 对 duì

[a] right, correct

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In the comments bellow practice making a sentence or two in Chinese using any of the following:

1. Try using any of the grammar points (…吧, 这是什么…?) to make a sentence.

2. Make a sample sentence using anything you’ve learned so far.