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Buying Things

Apr. 1, 2015

Xiānshēng, yŏu qiézi ma?
A: 先生,       有   茄子 吗?
Do you have eggplants here, sir?

Yŏu, zhèxiē dōu shì. Nĭ yào năzhŏng?
B: 有,  这些   都   是。你 要   哪种?
Yes, all those are (eggplants). What kind do you  want?

Zhèzhŏng qiézi duōshao qián yì jīn?
A: 这种         茄子    多少    钱  一  斤?
How much for this kind?

Liăng kuài wŭ yì jīn.
B: 两      块    五 一 斤。
2.5 Yuan for one catty.

Wŏ yào yì jīn.
A: 我  要   一 斤。
I’ll take one catty.

Demonstrative pronouns: 这(zhè) This & 那(nà) That

When the demonstrative pronoun 这(zhè) This & 那(nà) That functions as an attributive, the noun it qualifies also takes a measure word before it.

Examples:

zhè zhǒnɡ qiézi
这    种      茄子
this kind of eggplant

zhè zhǒnɡ qié zi
这  种    茄  子

zhèɡe yuè
这个   月
this month

nà wèi lǎoshī
那  位  老师
that teacher

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