Video Lesson: Harry Potter is a sorcerer  (Newbie, Module 1)

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  Instructor: Ellie Length: 02:20
  Knowledge Point: Sentence with a Verbal Predicate Part 1: subject+"shì"+object (Newbie, Module 1)
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You need to introduce yourself to someone…in Chinese. You don’t even know a single Chinese word! Sounds familiar? This lesson is for you.
Alex says
Ni hao Ellie. Ni hao ma? Wo shi Ying guo. wo gong zuo liang ge xing xi. wo you wen zhui shuo " you want you want to i say"? Ni you shenme shuo? have a nice day. Zai jian.
November 17, 2013 Reply
Alex says
Ni hao Ellie. Ni hao ma? Wo zhe shi Ying guo. Wo gong zuo liang ge xing xi. 
Wo you wen haoma shou "you what want to i say"?  Ni you shenme shuo? 
i hope i write the sentece corect! 
i want to say i`m in UK i work here two weeks. i want to ask ho i say in Chinese 'you what want to i say? Have a nice day. Zai jian.


November 17, 2013 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to Alex
Hi Alex,
Nǐ hǎo! 
You'd better say: "Wǒ zài Yīngguó. Wǒ zài zhèr gōngzuò liǎng gè xīngqī."
What do you mean by"you what want to i say?" Do you mean "what do you want me to say?" or "what do you want to tell me?"

November 18, 2013 Reply
Alex in reply to Ellie_Chinese teacher
Hello Ellie. Zhu nimen xin nian kuai le I wish to you and for the Dongyu team Happy New Year. sorry about the last question. it was problem whit the network and i was in rush and it not was time to check
what i write . at my pc don`t showed that i sand the message. now i see what i send to you. i think  i want to say  "what do you want me to say?" Have a nice day.
January 2, 2014 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to Alex
Hi Alex,
Xièxie nǐ! Yě zhù nǐ xīnnián kuàilè! 
Oh, so "what do you want me to say?" in Chinese is “nǐ yào wǒ shuō shénme?”
January 3, 2014 Reply
dragon009 says
Alan Jackson is a great singer.- Zhe shi Alan Jackson hen hao geshou. -is good?
February 25, 2013 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to dragon009
早上好(Zǎoshang hǎo/ Good morning),dragon009! Glad to hear your recordings, excellent job by the way! In this recording, I got that you live in Romania, and you are Hungarian, am I right? And you like Alan Jackson. Great! Just one little thing, you said 这是很好歌手(zhè shì hěn hǎo gēshǒu), which means "this is a very good singer," actually if you say "他是一个很好的歌手(tā shì yí gè hěn hǎo de gēshǒu/ he is a good singer)," it'll be much authentic. Keep up the good work! If you have any questions, just let us know! Good day!
February 26, 2013 Reply
dragon009 in reply to Ellie_Chinese teacher
Xia wu hao  Ellie. Yes i live in Romania and i`m Hungarian. I used the learned words  at this sentence. :) 
February 26, 2013 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to dragon009
I agree with you! :)
Actuallly "Wǒ yě xǐhuan Alan Jackson de yīnyuè." I like "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus " very much. I also like George Strait and Josh Turner! "Wǒ yě xǐhuan George Strait hé Josh Turner!"
February 27, 2013 Reply
dragon009 in reply to Ellie_Chinese teacher
one of favorite song from Alan Jackson It`s five o`clock somewhere. whit Jimmy Buffett. i like to "Turn Tour Eyes Upon Jesus" is a beautiful song.
February 27, 2013 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to dragon009
Cool. I have never heard of their songs before. Can you try to introduce them to me in Chinese?
February 28, 2013 Reply
dragon009 in reply to Ellie_Chinese teacher
Nihao. Ellie
February 28, 2013 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to dragon009
Well done, dragon009! As an alternative answer, you could say "Alan Jackson hé Jimmy Buffett shì liǎng wèi gēshǒu, wǒ hěn xǐhuan tāmen de yīnyuè." which means "Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett are both singers, and I like their music." Try to explore more grammatical knowledge from our lessons!
March 4, 2013 Reply
HansMaulwurf says
你好!我是德国人,我也是老师。 ^_^
November 16, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to HansMaulwurf
HansMaulwurf, 
Ni hao! Thank you for your message. It is always nice to hear from a fellow teacher!
I’m so glad that you have mastered this sentence structure: Subject + shì + Object. I hope you have enjoyed our video lessons. Could you share more of your Chinese learning experiences with us?
Looking forward to your reply.  O(∩_∩)O
November 17, 2011 Reply
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