Basic Mandarin Chinese | Lesson 10 | Talking about family

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Learn Mandarin Chinese for free using self-paced audio-visual lessons and interactive practice exercises - CultureAlley - master conversations, grammar, vocabulary and more! This lesson teaches you some delightful conversations around talking about one's family. It covers family relations (like father, mother, brother, sister etc.) and possessive particle 'de'. To study this at your own pace, take quizzes and explore more lessons go to www.culturealley.com. See you at the Alley!

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<p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>N ho Lesson 10 on Basic Mandarin!</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Revision</p> <p>Rn = People</p> <p>Translation Mandarin</p> <p>Chinese people Zhnggu rn</p> <p>American people Migu rn</p> <p>English people Ynggu rn</p> <p>French people Fgu rn</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Revision</p> <p>English Mandarin</p> <p>Which N</p> <p>Country Gu</p> <p>Which country? N gu?</p> <p>People Rn</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Revision</p> <p>English Mandarin</p> <p>Mark Are you Chinese? N sh Zhnggu rn ma?</p> <p>Lisa Yes, I am Sh</p> <p>Lisa Where are you from? N sh n gu rn</p> <p>Mark I am from Japan W sh Ribn rn</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Lesson objectives</p> <p>1 Familial Relations</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>What's in store today?</p> <p>Today we will learn the vocabulary for familial relations, and also see the use </p> <p>of the possessive particle 'de' with respect to family!</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>What's in store today?</p> <p>Lets begin with vocabulary!</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Ji is pronounced using thehigh level tone</p> <p>Home</p> <p>Ji</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Bba is pronounced using thefalling tone</p> <p>Father</p> <p>Bba</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Mma is pronounced using thehigh level tone</p> <p>Mother</p> <p>Mma</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>rzi is pronounced using themid rising tone</p> <p>Son</p> <p>rzi</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Ner is pronounced using thefalling rising tone</p> <p>Daughter</p> <p>Ner</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Revision</p> <p>English Mandarin</p> <p>Family, home Ji</p> <p>Father Bba</p> <p>Mother Mma</p> <p>Son rzi</p> <p>Daughter Ner</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Grammar tip</p> <p>Mandarin uses different vocabulary for addressing an elder sister/ brother </p> <p>versus a younger sister/ brother </p> <p>Lets learn what they are called in Mandarin!</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Jijie is pronounced using thefalling rising tone</p> <p>Elder sister</p> <p>Jijie</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Mimei is pronounced using the falling tone</p> <p>Younger sister</p> <p>Mimei</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Gge is pronounced using the high level tone</p> <p>Elder brother</p> <p>Gge</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Ddi is pronounced usingthe falling tone</p> <p>Younger brother</p> <p>Ddi</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Revision</p> <p>English Mandarin</p> <p>Elder sister Jijie</p> <p>Younger sister Mimei</p> <p>Elder brother Gge</p> <p>Younger brother Ddi</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Let's see if you remember</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Pick the right option</p> <p>How do we say 'Home'?</p> <p>1</p> <p>rzi</p> <p>2</p> <p>Gge</p> <p>3</p> <p>Ji</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Solution</p> <p>How do we say 'Home'?</p> <p>1</p> <p>rzi</p> <p>2</p> <p>Gge</p> <p>3</p> <p>Ji</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Pick the right option</p> <p>How do we say 'Son'?</p> <p>1</p> <p>rzi</p> <p>2</p> <p>Gge</p> <p>3</p> <p>Ji</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Solution</p> <p>How do we say 'Son'?</p> <p>1</p> <p>rzi</p> <p>2</p> <p>Gge</p> <p>3</p> <p>Ji</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Pick the right option</p> <p>How do we say 'Younger sister'?</p> <p>1</p> <p>Mimei</p> <p>2</p> <p>Jijie</p> <p>3</p> <p>Ddi</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Solution</p> <p>How do we say 'Younger sister'?</p> <p>1</p> <p>Mimei</p> <p>2</p> <p>Jijie</p> <p>3</p> <p>Ddi</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Pick the right option</p> <p>How do we say 'Older brother'?</p> <p>1</p> <p>Gge</p> <p>2</p> <p>Jijie</p> <p>3</p> <p>Ddi</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Solution</p> <p>How do we say 'Older brother'?</p> <p>1</p> <p>Gge</p> <p>2</p> <p>Jijie</p> <p>3</p> <p>Ddi</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Moving on</p> <p>Now let us try and have a basic conversation! </p> <p>Lets see how do we ask about relations!</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Is she your elder sister?</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Is she your elder sister ?</p> <p>Sh t n jijie ma?</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Literally, 'She is your elder sister?'</p> <p>Is she your elder sister?</p> <p>T sh n jijie ma?</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Grammar tip</p> <p>One can also omit the your and just say she is elder sister?, in Mandarin to </p> <p>convey the same meaning</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Literally, 'She is elder sister?'</p> <p>Is she your elder sister?</p> <p>T sh jijie ma?</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Yes, she is</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Yes, she is</p> <p>T sh</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>He is my father</p> <p>T sh w bba</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>He is my father</p> <p>T sh w bba</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Moving on</p> <p>Lets learn how to say a few other phrases regarding family</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>My mother</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>I mother</p> <p>W de (possessive pronoun) mma </p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>Literally, I (possessive) mother'</p> <p>My mother</p> <p>W de mma</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Grammar tip</p> <p>Recall that the particle de , is a possessive particle, used in </p> <p>possessive pronouns, example (mine = w de) </p> <p>It is also used for emphasis</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Grammar tip</p> <p>The particle de is often omitted in colloquial speech after a personal </p> <p>pronoun and before a kinship term </p> <p>Lets look at a few examples</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Familial relations</p> <p>English Mandarin Colloquial</p> <p>My home W de ji W ji</p> <p>My father W de bba W bba</p> <p>My mother W de mma W mma</p> <p>My son W de rzi W rzi</p> <p>My daughter W de ner W ner</p> <p>My elder brother W de gge W gge</p> <p>My younger brother W de ddi W ddi</p> <p>My elder sister W de jijie W jijie</p> <p>My younger sister W de mimei W mimei</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Revision</p> <p>Let's have a small familial conversation and revise what we have learnt today!</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Revision</p> <p>English Mandarin</p> <p>Mark Hello! N ho</p> <p>Lisa How are you? N ho ma?</p> <p>Mark I am good! Is she your sister? W hn ho!T sh jijie ma?</p> <p>Lisa Yes,she is T sh</p> <p>Mark Hello! He is my father! N ho!T sh w bba</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Let's see if you remember</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Pick the right option</p> <p>How do we say 'Is he your father?'</p> <p>1</p> <p>T sh bba ma?</p> <p>2</p> <p>T sh jijie ma?</p> <p>3</p> <p>T sh gge ma?</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Solution</p> <p>How do we say 'Is he your father?'</p> <p>1</p> <p>T sh bba ma?</p> <p>2</p> <p>T sh jijie ma?</p> <p>3</p> <p>T sh gge ma?</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Pick the right option</p> <p>How do we say 'She is my mother', in Mandarin?</p> <p>1</p> <p>T sh jijie ma</p> <p>2</p> <p>T sh w mma</p> <p>3</p> <p>T sh w bba</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Solution</p> <p>How do we say 'She is my mother', in Mandarin?</p> <p>1</p> <p>T sh jijie ma</p> <p>2</p> <p>T sh w mma</p> <p>3</p> <p>T sh w bba</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Pick the right option</p> <p>How do we say 'My father', formally?</p> <p>1</p> <p>W de bba</p> <p>2</p> <p>W bba</p> <p>3</p> <p>W de gge</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Solution</p> <p>How do we say 'My father', formally?</p> <p>1</p> <p>W de bba</p> <p>2</p> <p>W bba</p> <p>3</p> <p>W de gge</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Pick the right option</p> <p>How do we say 'My daughter', informally?</p> <p>1</p> <p>W de ner</p> <p>2</p> <p>W ner</p> <p>3</p> <p>W rzi</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Solution</p> <p>How do we say 'My daughter', informally?</p> <p>1</p> <p>W de ner</p> <p>2</p> <p>W ner</p> <p>3</p> <p>W rzi</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Culture leaf</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Culture leaf</p> <p>Since 20th century, especially, the year of 1949, Chinese family has </p> <p>gotten great change </p> <p>The modern Chinese family pattern varies, and it develops mainly towards </p> <p>small-size and direct line</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Culture leaf</p> <p>Most of the families in the town consist of couple and one or two children, while </p> <p>in country the extended families are still superior with three or more </p> <p>than three generations</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>What's next?</p> <p>In the next lesson we will learn numerals and use them </p> <p>in conversations!</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>Credits</p> <p>Content Team CultureAlley, Sunny Dang</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p> <p>See you at the Alley!</p> <p>To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Mandarin</p>