Video Lesson: What is this? (Part I) (Newbie, Module 1)

How to ask "what is this?" and "what is that?"
bonichang says
The 'n' in Shenme seemed to be silent in most conversations that I .heard? It that correct usage?
December 29, 2012 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to bonichang
Hi bonichang! That's very careful of you to have noticed. Actually, the correct way to say these words is with 'n.' However, in daily communications, people tend to speak too quikly so that the 'n' sounds disappeared : ) 
January 2, 2013 Reply
bonichang in reply to Ellie_Chinese teacher
Thanks.
Also, some people pronounced the 'r' in rou and ren as 'l'. Is that permissible?
January 2, 2013 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to bonichang
Well, it is a dialect. You can hear it in some of the southwest part in China. You might also here some people omit the 'r' in words. In northeast China, some people say 'yín' when they mean to say 'rén'. Dialects are so much fun, huh?
January 3, 2013 Reply
takak says
HI Ellie
你好吗?
你今天吃什么?
你明天早上喝什么?
再见
Takako
April 13, 2012 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to takak
你好,我今天吃米饭。I will eat rice today. 你呢?
我早上喝牛奶,你喝什么?I drink milk every morning, what do you drink?
April 17, 2012 Reply
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