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Chinese Writing. Chinese in 15 minutes. nǐ hǎo! My Chinese name is 潘中石 . 潘 pān common surname; sounds like Parker 中 zhōng means middle , centre ; refers to China (the middle country 中国 ) 石 shí means “rock”, “stone”.

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    1. Chinese Writing Chinese in 15 minutes

    2. nǐ hǎo! My Chinese name is 潘中石. 潘pān common surname; sounds like Parker 中zhōng means middle, centre; refers to China (the middle country 中国) 石shí means “rock”, “stone”

    3. Q: How is the order of Chinese names different? A: • The surname goes first… • names usually consist of • 2 characters 王宇 • or 3 characters 潘中石

    4. How did I learn Mandarin?

    5. What different types of Chinese are spoken aside from Mandarin?

    6. Chinese Languages • Mandarin: 847.8 million (70.9%) • Jin: 45 million (3.8%) • Wu: 77.2 million (6.5%) (incl. Shanghainese) • Huizhou: 4.6 million (0.4%) • Min: 71.8 million (6.0%) (incl. Taiwanese) • Yue and Pinghua: 62.2 million (5.2%) (incl. Cantonese) • Xiang: 36 million (3.0%) • Hakka: 30.1 million (2.5%) • Gan: 20.6 million (1.7%) 

    7. How old are chinese characters?

    8. Ended the Warring States period by completing the conquest of China in 221 BC

    9. Development of characters “Traditional” “Simplified”

    10. mā má mǎ mà ma Tonal Language

    11. What are the most useful phrases to learn first?

    12. xiè xiè 谢谢 ! THANK YOU!

    13. nǐ hǎo! 你好! HELLO!

    14. In Chinese culture when saying xièxiè – 谢谢 or nǐhǎo – 你好! They are often repeated to shown warmhearted enthusiasm and respect. xièxiè xièxiè谢谢!谢谢! nǐhǎonǐhǎo 你好!你好!

    15. wǒ bú yào 我不要 I DON’T WANT THIS

    16. There is another of the Chinese phrases that you might find even more useful, and that is wobuyao – 我不要, which means ‘I don’t want this’. Remember that China is a business and merchant driven culture, and so when in China you will be approached by salesmen and merchants selling everything from heavily spiced things to eat to a statue of the Buddha, and you should be able to refuse a purchase.

    17. wǒ bù huì chī là 我不会吃辣 I DON’T EAT SPICY

    18. And speaking if heavily spiced dishes, there is another word that you should know – wobuhuichila- 我不会吃辣, ‘I don’t eat spicy (food)’. Remember that China has an extremely varied cuisine, and that while some of their dishes might be acceptable to any palate , there are others that are so spicy that you will find them absolutely unmanageable if you are not used to spicy food.


    20. One last phrase – zhōngguó hěnhǎo – 中国很好, or ‘China is very nice’. The Chinese are an ancient people and extremely proud (as they have every right to be) of their incredible cultural heritage. It is also good manners to begin a new friendship with positive sentiments.

    21. Kate:你好! Zhongshi:你好! Kate:你叫什么名字? Zhongshi:我叫中石。你呢? Kate:我叫Kate。 • nǐ hǎo! • (knee how) • nǐ hǎo! • nǐ jiào shénme míngzi? • (knee je-ow shama ming ze) • wǒ jiào Zhōng shí。nǐ nē ? • (war je-ow jong shur. knee na) • wǒ jiào Kate.

    22. Speed dating 非诚勿扰 • you will have 20 seconds which each person you talk to • your goal is to have a proper conversation with each person before your time is up • the people with the highest number of complete conversations

    23. Zhongshi :你姓什么? Kate:我姓Smith。你呢? Zhongshi :我姓潘。 Kate:很高兴认识你! Zhongshi :我也是。 我要走了。 再见! • nǐ xìng shénme? (shing) • wǒ xìng Smith. nǐ nē? • wǒ xìng pān (parn) • hěn gāoxìng rènshì nǐ (hun gow shing ren shur knee) • wǒ yě (yee-air) shì. • wǒ yào zǒu le. (…ye-ow zoah la) zài jiàn! zai jee-en)

    24. Game: social climbing • You need to meet as many people as possible in 5 minutes and remember their names • You can only move on to the next person after you have shown the proper courtesy (completed the dialogue!) • When you have finished, raise your hand and find someone else with their hand raised • the person who has met the most people and remembered their names at the end, gets the prize

    25. 0零 líng 10十 shí 20二十èr shí • 1一yī 11十一 shí yī 21二十一èr shí yī • 2二èr 12十二shí èr 22二十二èr shí èr • 3三sān 13十三shí sān 23二十三èr shí sān • 4四sì 14 24 • 5五wǔ 15 25 • 6六liù 16 26 • 7七qī 17 27 • 8八bā 18 28 • 9九jiǔ 19 29