We are all good at many things; sometimes we are better at things we really like. On the other hand, there are things we are not so keen on. It’s interesting to tell others what you like—and find out some of their interests too.
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) How to ask what others like to do and what they are good at
(2) How to qualify your ability: good, bad or not so good
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
你唱歌好吗？Are you good at singing?
Grammar note: to ask someone if they are good at something, you can use this phrase:
Eg. 你唱歌好吗？Are you good at singing?
你画画好吗？Are you good at drawing?
To answer: To tell someone you are excellent at something, you can say
Eg. 我唱歌特别好。I am excellent at singing
我画画挺好的。I am excellent at drawing
我瑜伽很好。I am excellent at doing yoga To tell someone you are good at something, you can say
Eg. 我唱歌挺好的。I am good at singing
我画画挺好的。I am good at drawing
To tell someone you are just okay at something, you can say
我（ ） 一般。
Eg. 我画画一般。I am just okay at drawing
我唱歌一般。I am just okay at singing
To tell someone you are not good at something, you can say
Eg. 我画画不好。I am not good at drawing
我唱歌不好：I am not good at singing
To tell someone you are really bad at something, you can say
Eg. 我画画很不好。I am really bad at drawing
我唱歌很不好。I am really bad at singing
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