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绕口令 (Ràokǒulìng) Tongue Twister (Beginner)

Feb. 25, 2010

绕口令 (Ràokǒulìng) Tongue Twister (Beginner)  

会与费 (Huì yǔ fèi)  Can and Cost  

Listen to the tongue twister  

 Key Learning Points (Preview):

学 (xué): v to learn  
会 (huì): v can/be able to  

The Chinese tongue twister below is a very typical one which will help you practice the Chinese Pinyin pronunciation of “h” and “f.”

Shǒuyì  xué   búhuì,
手艺        学    不会, 
When one can not learn a craft,

Cáiliào yòng de  fèi
材料          用   得 费。 
Materials cost a lot.

Zhèng shì huì de búfèi,
正           是 会 的 不费, 
It costs less when you know the craft,

Fèi de búhuì.
费 的 不会。 
But it costs more when you don’t have the craft.

Key Learning Points:

学 (xué): v to learn  


     Jiàqī nǐ xiǎng  xuédiánr  shénme ya?
A: 假期 你 想          学点儿      什么    呀? 
     What do you want to learn during the holidays? 

    Wǒ xiǎng xué  lādīngwǔ.
B: 我      想      学     拉丁舞。 
     I want to learn Latin dance.

会 (huì): v can/be able to  


Wǒ liùsuì de  dìdi  xiànzài huì yóuyǒng le.
我    六岁  的 弟弟     现在    会     游泳   了。 
My six-year-old brother can swim now.

生词 (shēngcí) Vocabulary    

手艺 (shǒuyì): n craft  
材料 (cáiliào): n material  
费用 (fèiyong): v to cost  

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