We are sure you’ll have lots of question about many things in China; the weather, the correct way to go, where the shops are and so on. But just how do you ask someone a question in the right format? Well, simply listen on…
In this Podcast, you will learn:
1) How to say different personal pronouns in Chinese
2) How to ask simple question and answer them
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
1) 我：I or me
3) 他：He or him
4) 她：She or her
6) 他们：They or Them
Grammar note: In Chinese, the subject and object personal pronouns are the same form.
Eg. 我是老师：I am a teacher
看着我：Look at me
7) 他是老师吗？Is he a teacher?
8) 对，他是老师 or 是，他是老师。Yes, he is a teacher
9) 他不是老师：He is not a teacher
10) 她是工程师吗？Is she an engineer?
11) 她不是工程师，她是医生。She is not an engineer. She is a doctor
12) 你来自中国：You are from China
13) 你来自中国吗？Are you from China?
1) 吗 is a very common question particle at the end of sentences. It’s used to form a question in Chinese. It usually turns statements into a “yes or no” question.
Eg. 你是主持人：You are a host. 你是主持人吗？Are you a host?
2) To answer the yes or no question, it follows
是（对），他是主持人。Yes, he is a host
不，他不是主持人。No, he is not a host