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Which flowers do you like? (Beginner)

Aug. 22, 2012

Key Learning Point (Preview):

花 (huā) n./v. flower/to spend (money)


 Chinese Valentines’ Day” 七夕节 ” (Qīxījié) is coming.


        Nǐ xǐhuan shénme huā?
Boy: 你   喜欢      什么     花?


          Which flowers do you like?

        Wǒ xǐhuan liǎng zhǒng huā.
Girl:  我     喜欢         两 种      花.


          I like two kinds of flowers.

         Nǎ liǎng zhǒng? Wǒ sòng gěi nǐ!
Boy:  哪     两 种?         我     送 给   你!


          I’ll get them both for you!

        Yǒu qián huā, suíbiàn huā!
Girl:  有     钱      花,    随 便    花!


      I can spend money as I wish.   
      From the above conversation, you can see that the Chinese word “花 (huā)”  has drastically different meanings. When used as a noun, it means flower. When used as a verb, it means to spend (money).

Key Learning Point:

花 (huā) n./v. flower/to spend (money)



Lily xǐhuan gè zhǒng gè yàng de huā.
Lily    喜欢     各 种 各 样         的   花。


Lily likes all kinds of flowers.

Jiějie shì yíge hěn ài huāqián de rén.
姐姐   是  一个 很 爱     花钱    的 人。


My sister really likes spending money.

Tiān na, wǒ yìtiān jiù huā wán le zhège yuè de gōngzī.
天   哪,我  一天   就   花   完  了   这个 月   的   工资。


My God, I spent my entire month’s salary in one day.


1. Which one of the following is not a meaning of “花 (huā)? ”

A. flower        B. spend        C. salary

     Wǒ jīntiān ___le 200 kuài qián.
2. 我    今天___    了200    块   钱。
     I have spent 200 Yuan today.

A. 花 (huā)     B. 丢 (diū)    C. 挣 (zhèng)

Answers to the practice questions: 1. A    2.B

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