FSI Mandarin

Biographic Information, unit 7

Target list

您在哪里工作?我在美国国务院工作。Where do you work ? I work with the State Department.
Nín zài náli gōngzuò? Wǒ zài Měiguó Guówùyuàn gōngzuò.
你在哪里工作?我是学生。Where do you work ? I'm a student.
Nǐ zài náli gōngzuò? Wǒ shi xuésheng.
你来作什么?我来念书。What did you come here to do ? I came here to study.
Nǐ lái zuò shénme? Wǒ lái niàn shū.
你念什么?我学中文。What are you studying ? I'm studying Chinese.
Nǐ niàn shénme? Wǒ xué Zhōngwén.
你在大学念过历史吗?念过。Did you study history in college ? Yes.
Nǐ zài dàxué niànguo lìshǐ ma? Niànguò.
你们会说中文吗?我太太不会说,我会说一点。Can you speak Chinese ? My wife can't speak it ; I can speak a little.
Nǐmen huì shuō Zhōngwén ma? Wǒ tàitai bú huì shuō, wǒ huì shuō yìdiǎn.
你的中国话很好。哪里,哪里。我就会说一点。Your Chinese is very good. Not at all, not at all. I can speak only a little.
Nǐde Zhōngguo huà hěn hǎo. Náli, náli. Wǒ jiù huì shuō yìdiǎn.
你是在哪里学得中文?我是在华盛顿学得。Where did you study Chinese. I studied it in Washington.
Nǐ shi zài náli xuéde Zhōngwén? Wǒ shi zài Huáshèngdùn xuéde.

Vocabulary

大学【dàxué】 university; college
【huà】 word; talk; talk about; speak about.
华盛顿【huáshèngdùn】 Washington (D.C.).
【huì】 can; be able to; be good at; to know how
经济学【jīngjìxué】 economics
历史【lìshǐ】 history; past records.
美国国务院【Měiguóguówùyuàn】 U.S State department.
【nán】 difficult; hard; troublesome; put sb. into a difficult position; hardly possible; bad; unpleasant.
【niàn】 think of; miss; read aloud; study; attend school.
日文【rìwén】 Japanese (language).
容易【róngyì】 easy; easily; likely; liable; apt.
【shuō】 speak; talk; say; explain; theory; teachings; doctrine; scold.
文学【wénxué】 literature.
【xué】 study; learn; imitate; mimic; learning; knowledge; subject of study; branch of learning; school; college.
学生【xuésheng】 student; pupil; disciple; follower.
学习【xuéxí】 study; learn; emulate.
一点【yīdiǎn】 a bit; a little.
英文【yīngwén】 English (language).
政治学【zhèngzhìxué】 politics; political science.
中文【zhōngwén】 the Chinese language; Chinese.
【zuò】 do; make; rise; get up; write; compose; writings; work; pretend; affect; regard as; take sb. or sth. for; feel; have; act as; be; become.
什么地方【shénme dìfang】where, what place