Happy Chinese S1:Daily Life Chinese 快乐汉语:日常生活汉语 第4集 早点

Happy Chinese(快乐汉语) is an entertaining, fun and easy Chinese series. In Season I, we will focus on daily life Chinese. It will helps the foreigners not only just know what to say, but also how to use it. 快乐汉语系列一《日常生活汉语》主要教授在中国家庭生活及学校生活中的日常用语。我们将以情景剧的方式帮助大家理解和掌握这些句子。

What day is today?
What’s your birthday?
In Chinese, time is expressed in the order of year, month and date. For example, 2009-5-1, each digit of a specific year should be pronounced. Examples: 2009 nian. Chinese months are expressed in the pattern of numerals + “yue”. Examples: 5 yue. Chinese dates are also expressed in the pattern of numerals + “ri” or “hao”. In spoken Chinese, “hao” is more often used. Chinese weeks are expressed in the pattern of “xingqi” + numerals. But the seventh day (Sunday) is “xingqi ri” or “xingqi tian”. When inquiring about a date, normally “ji” is used.
Today is Thursday.
Today is February 28.
In Chinese, nouns and noun phrases, and numeral-classifier compounds can also be used as predicates, but mainly in spoken Chinese to express time, age, and birthplace. If the statement is negative, “bu shi” (not) should be used in front of the noun predicate. Example: Today is Thursday. Today is not Thursday.

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