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Video Lesson: Let Me Have a Look!

May. 31, 2018

At times, Chinese can sound curiously similar to English. So what’s going on?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Becky, shénme shíhòu kāihuì?
    B: Bùzhīdào, nǐ wènwen zhāng zǒng ba!
    Which of the following can be inferred from the tone of the conversation? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Becky is excited about the upcoming meeting.
    B. Becky is being euphemistic.
    C. Becky is not happy about what’s going on.

2. A: Christmas is coming.  Wǒmen yǒu liǎng gè xīngqī de jiàqī.
    B: Shì a,
    What would she most probably say next? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Shuōyishuō nĭ de jìhuà.
    B. Shuō méi shuō nĭ de jìhuà?
    C. Bù néng shuō nĭ de jìhuà.

3. A: Becky, nǐ kàn, wǒ de xīn shǒujī.
    B: …
    What would Ellie most probably say? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Gěi wǒ!
    B. Gěi wǒ kànkan ba!
    C. Gěi wǒ kànbukàn!

4. A: Becky, zhè shuāng xié tài xiǎo le.
    B: …
    What would Ellie most likely say? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Shì bié de bù xíng!
    B. Nǐ bù néng shì bié de!
    C. Shìyishì bié de ba!

5. A: Wǒ de shǒujī zài nǎ’r?
    B: Bù zhīdào a.
    A: …
    What would she most probably say? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Nǐ bāng wǒ zhǎoyizhǎo ba!
    B. Nǐ bāng wǒ zhǎo shénme ne?
    C. Nǐ gěi wǒ zhǎo!

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