Unit 1 Review 2 ▸ In this HSK 1 Elementary Chinese reading story, we will practice how to describe your room in Chinese. You will be able to say where your room is and discuss the size or it. Listen to the story in the video lesson, answer questions and repeat after the story to practice speaking Chinese.
Mǎkě 马可's is describing his room in Chinese.
Èrlíngyīqī nián liùyuè shíwǔ rì
Wǒ jiào Mǎkě, shì Měiguórén。
Wǒ bú zhù zài Měiguó, Wǒ zhù zài Zhóngguó。Wǒ zài Běijīng xuéxí Hànyǔ。
Zhè suǒ Hànyǔ xuéxiào hěndà, wǒde Hànyǔ lǎoshī hěnhǎo。
Wǒ zài Běijīng yǒu yíge fángjiān。Fángjiān búdà, hěnxiǎo。
Wǒ zài wǒde fángjiān hēchá、xuéxí。Wǒ hěn xǐhuan wǒde fángjiān。
*The English translation is made to be literal for a better understanding of the Chinese sentence structures and language flow.
June 15 2017
My name is Mǎkě; am American.
I don't live in America; I live in China. I'm learning Chinese in Beijing.
This Chinese school (is) pretty big; my Chinese teacher (is) pretty good.
I have a room in Beijing. The room (is) not big; pretty small.
I drink tea and study in my room. I like my room a lot.
How is pronounced 零 ？”Ling” or “Liang”? Thank you Lili .
it’s pronounced Ling. Liang is this character 两。
Thank you Lili. I will go straight to the Tone Drills Course as you suggest. I have never come across half third tone.
Thank you again for these lessons. LiLi.
I am sure you are going to say “Yes” to my question. But I just want to be sure.
In the expression ‘Wo3 hen3 xi3 huan’ would the tones became ‘Wo2 Hen2 xi3 huan’ as happens when just two third tones follow each other? If so, the rule then is that no two 3rd tones can sit next to each other.
Hi Leonard, thanks for your question. I’m glad you noticed the micro differences among the Third Tones. You have good listening skills!
Have you checked out our Tone Drills Course? Out of the 16 lessons, 5 of them are about the Third Tones.
When three Third Tones are together, there are basically two ways to pronounce the phrase, depending on the grammatical structure of the phrase. In the phrase 我很喜欢 wǒ hěn xǐhuan, 我 wǒ is pronounced in the Half Third Tone, 很 hěn turns into a Second Tone and then xǐ is also a Half Third Tone because it is not at the end of a sentence. When a Third Tone is at the end of a sentence, it is usually pronounced in a Full Original Third Tone.
Please check out the links, the videos have a lot of examples of phrases that have 2, 3 or even more Third Tones together.
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