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Mandarin lesson : Class #5

I went for my Mandarin class last Wednesday. Below is what I've learnt.


Word place in front of verb.
Subjective + Adverb + Verb + Objective

In class #4 we learn and dōu

: also, as well, too
dōu : all, both

for class #5 we learn one more adverb (
hěn : very much
hěn normally use with the word xiǎng

i. want to i.e. want to do something
ii. think about i.e. think about something
iii. miss i.e. miss somebody

xiǎng yi xiǎ
thing for a while

xiǎng yi xiǎng
think about it again

wǒ hěn xiǎng xiǎng yi xiǎng
I really want to think about it

xiǎn shēng : mr, sir
xiǎo jiě : miss, young lady
yéye : grandpa (father side)
wài gong : grandpa (mother side)
nǎi nai : grandma (father side)
wài pó : grandma (mother side)
dàgē : big brother (however if inside a family dàgē refer to the eldest brother)
dàjiě : big sister
shūshū : uncle from father side
gūgu : aunty from father side
jiù jiù : uncle from mother side
āyí : aunty from mother side
xiǎo péng yǒu : little friend, always refer to little boys and girls
fú wù yuán : waiter or waitress

Verbal particle
(words by itself have no meaning but when use with other word gives a meaning)
e.g. guò

wǒ qù zhōng guó
I go to China

wǒ qù guò zhōng guó
I have been to China

wǒ méi qù guò zhōng guó
I have never been to China

fēiji : plane
huǒ chē : train, railway
gōng gòng qìchē : public bus
gōng chē : bus
chuán : boat, ferry, ship
zìxíng chē : bike

chéng : take, by
: take, by
: ride by
zuò : sit down, take, by

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