Video Lesson: I want to buy a new skirt! (Part III) (Newbie, Module 2)

Please don’t buy that skirt, babe. Think about your credit card debt.
Alex says
I want to buy a new skirt(wo yao mai yi jian xin chenshan
March 10, 2013 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to Alex
Hěn hǎo!Good!
Can you upload a recording and tell me in Chinese how many pairs of jeans you have?
March 11, 2013 Reply
Alex in reply to Ellie_Chinese teacher
I have 5 jeans. wo you wu tiao niuzaiku.
March 11, 2013 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to Alex
Your sentence is correct. But pay attention to your tones. 
我(wǒ)有(yǒu)五(wǔ)条(tiáo)牛仔裤(niúzǎikù)。
我(wǒ) is third tone. Your "wǒ" sounds like “wō.” And 五(wǔ) is also third tone. Your ”wǔ“ sounds like "wū." 
Try this sentence again if you like.


March 14, 2013 Reply
Alex in reply to Ellie_Chinese teacher
Is now good?
March 14, 2013 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to Alex
Much better this time. Keep on practicing. :-)
March 15, 2013 Reply
Alex in reply to Ellie_Chinese teacher
Nihao Ellie. I want one white shirt and one white jeans. wo yao yi jian bai chenshan he yi tiao bai niuzaiku. The " chenshen" word is good?  
March 19, 2013 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to Alex
Hi Alex,
Your "chènshān" is very good. Pay attention to the word "yī." When "yī" is before first tone, second tone, and third tone, it change to fourth tone "yì." When "yī" is before a fourth tone, it change to second tone "yí." So you should say "yí jiàn chènshā" and “yì tiáo niúzǎikù.”  
March 20, 2013 Reply
takak says
Hi Ellie
我有三条牛仔裤.
你呢?
How do you write T-shrt?

Takako

April 6, 2012 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to takak
Hi Takako,
我(wǒ)有(yǒu)五(wǔ)条(tiáo)牛仔裤(niúzǎikù)。^_^

T-shirt is "T恤(xù)衫(shān)."

Ellie
April 6, 2012 Reply
oscar says
I like learning this language ,I have reasons  my girlfriend  thank you 
March 28, 2012 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to oscar
Thank you, oscar. You can tell us what topics you need. We will try our best to help you.^_^
March 29, 2012 Reply
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