Chinese Basics I Part 1

(Notes for my students.)

Vocabulary

你好 (ni3hao3) Hello

再见 (zai4jian4) Bye

爸爸 (ba4ba) Dad

妈妈 (ma1ma) Mom

儿子 (er2zi) son

女儿 (nv3er2) daughter


Sentences

你好!

再见!

爸爸再见!(In Chinese, we address the people first, then say “hello” or “goodbye”.)

妈妈再见。

妈妈你好。


Assessment

Write down characters:

  1. son (er2)
  2. father
  3. girl/woman (nv3)
  4. mother

Say the following expressions in Chinese:

  1. Hello, Mom.
  2. father
  3. daughter

Translate the following expressions to English:

  1. 再见
  2. 妈妈
  3. 你好
  4. 儿子
  5. 爸爸
  6. 妈妈你好。