Learn Chinese for Free—Lesson 68

Lesson 68 of 360

Today's Chinese character:

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Characters' Essentials

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How many

Description and Examples

Word
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shēng   ri   
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Birthday
Word
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shàng   miàn   
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-Above, over, on top of, on the surface of
-Abovementioned, aforesaid, foregoing
-Higher authorities, higher-ups
-Aspect, respect, regard
-Elder generation of one's family, one's elders


Dialogue 60

A:
今天
B:
今天五月
A:
今天星期六
B:
今天星期六明天星期六

Dialogue 61

A:
生日
B:
三月
A:
十二月
B:
大卫生日
A:
星期
B:
星期天
A:
B:
A:
B:
我们晚上
A:

Sentence Structure 40
Interrogative Word “几”

Here we pay special attention to the word used as an interrogative.

As you already know, an interrogative word is placed where the answer is expected. is no exception.

is used to ask about an estimated number under 10.

Exception: is used in asking about the month or day, even if they are numbers greater than 10.

Example 1

明天星期

When precedes a noun, a measure word is required between them.

Example 2

学生


Sentence Structure 41
The Question With “……,好吗?”

It is a way of soliciting an opinion from the person you are talking to after making a proposal. The first part of the question is a declarative sentence.

If the reply is positive, just say .

Examples

我们明天
今天晚上你们


The meaning of: 几个人?

At the restaurant is a very common inquiry and often is the very first thing they ask you, not even giving you the time to say

? means "How many people?"



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