Video Lesson: That is Jackie Chan!  (Newbie, Module 2)

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  Instructor: Becky Length: 02:29
  Knowledge Point: That-Demonstrative Pronoun (Newbie, Module 2)
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Alex says
Nihao Becky. I will pay more attention to tones and to intonation. i done some sentences i hope is good! 
April 15, 2013 Reply
Becky_Chinese Teacher in reply to Alex
Hi, Alex. I guess the first sentence you wanna say is "你真的是一个好朋友(nǐ zhēn de shì yí gè hǎo péngyou)/you're a really good friend." Am I right? But the rest words you said, I couldn't get the meaning of them. I'm sorry, so could you tell me what the other words or sentences that you want to express are? :)
April 24, 2013 Reply
Alex in reply to Becky_Chinese Teacher
Hi Becky. In the first sentence i want to say you are a really good friend. i have luck the another sentences i write in  exercise book :) and i know what i want to say. The second i want to say i go to dentistry to get out a tooth. In third i want to say you like Bruce Willis ?  i dont know why i used word "ta"? and the last i don`t know i`m luck? I try to correct my self. :)
May 1, 2013 Reply
Becky_Chinese Teacher in reply to Alex
OK, Alex! Now I get it. For "dentist", we say "牙医(yáyī)." "牙(yá)" means teeth, and "医(yī)" means doctor. If you want to say "go to dentist to get out a tooth," just simply say "我去拔牙(wǒ qù báyá)." For the sentence "you like Bruce Willis," I heard that you said "你像Bruce Willis,好吗?(Nǐ xiàng Bruce Willis, hǎo ma?)," right? Actually "像(xiàng)" means "having the same or similar characteristics," which is one of the meanings of "like." Is this you want to express? Or you want to say "喜欢(xǐhuan)?" And "好吗(hǎo ma)" actually means "okay?" in Chinese. So if you want to say "Do you like Bruce Willis," it'll be "你喜欢Bruce Willis吗?(Nǐ xǐhuan Bruce Willis ma?)" And the last one, you said "我不知道我是吉祥的(wǒ bù zhīdào wǒ shì jíxiáng de)." We don't usually use "吉祥" to describe a person. We often say "我不知道我是不是一个幸运的人(wǒ bù zhīdào wǒ shì bu shì yí gè xìngyùn de rén)/ I don't know whether I'm a lucky person or not." or "我不知道我的运气怎么样(wǒ bù zhīdào wǒ de yùnqì zěnmeyàng)" literally means "I don't know how my luck would be." instead. Nice correcting work anyway! Have a good day! :)
May 2, 2013 Reply
Alex says
Ni hao Becky. I hope you will understand what i want to say in sentence :) 
March 19, 2013 Reply
Becky_Chinese Teacher in reply to Alex
Hi, Alex! Yeah, I got what you said. "我听中国古典音乐,使内心非常平静愉悦,用心聆听音乐的人,心情都很愉快(wǒ tīng Zhōngguó gǔdiǎn yīnyuè, shǐ nèixīn fēicháng píngjìng yúyuè, yòng xīn língtīng yīnyuè de rén, xīnqíng dōu hěn yúkuài)" Just pay attention to the tones and intonation. I upload an audio about the sentence. It was read in two times, the first one a little bit slow, the second one just normal speed. You can listen to it. Let me know if you have any questions, OK?
April 15, 2013 Reply
Alex in reply to Alex
 Ni hao Becky.  I really want to fly in a plane. Wo zhende hexioang xiang feiji yiyang feixiang 
March 25, 2013 Reply
Becky_Chinese Teacher in reply to Alex
Hi, Alex! OK, pay attention to the tones of xiang and zhēn de. When you pronounce zhēn de, it's a little bit like you were saying chēn de. I upload one audio about the sentence. Let me know if you got any problems. And will it be better if I upload audios about these words  xiǎng xiàng xiáng   zhēn de   chēn de   separately? If so, I'd love to. Let me know what you think, OK?
April 15, 2013 Reply
Douglas says
This is a simple but good lesson.

Is the program changing it's format because the video excercises is set up differently and the discussion segment is as well.

Doug W.
April 25, 2012 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to Douglas
Hi Doug,
I’m glad that you enjoyed our video lessons.
Yes, the program is changing its format. Some of the lessons have been updated with the new format. For the new format, the functions haven’t changed except that the video exercises are separated from the video lessons. I want to know your opinions on this format? Is it helpful for learning Chinese? 
April 26, 2012 Reply
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