Video Lesson: Sofas and Shafas! (Elementary, Module 3)

Lesson Information
  Instructor: Ellie Length: 04:20
  Knowledge Point: Loanwords in Chinese (Elementary, Module 3)
At times, Chinese can sound curiously similar to English. So what’s going on?
Taibangle says
大家好 Dàjiā hǎo
老师早上好 Lǎoshī zǎoshang hǎo
Xīnnián kuàilè !!!!
Your website is such an interesting and fun place to learn Chinese..:)
Sofa vs Sha1fa1 ..."loan word', how cool !
I think is very interesting how words not orignially from one country work their way in to the daily conversations of other countries..
Really neat stuff..words like qia3ke4le4, ka3la1- ok coming from Japan, never new that words origin.
Ben4ji2...very cool word to use, just saying it in a conversation makes someone sound cool, but Zhende1 ma? You would jump off a building/platform with ben4ji2?
Your are our SuperHero Teacher !
I never used the word tou1lou3xiu4 but now I can , 3Q to this video episode and I knew nothing about..Zhou Libo's show. So I went to "surf the internet" OMG...found him watched a few episodes, really cool.. Will be awhile before I can understand everything he's saying..he is a cool Dude !!! :)
3Q Team Dongyu Offical keeping it Fun !!! keeping us learning !   

December 31, 2012 Reply
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