FSI Mandarin

Biographic Information, unit 8

Target list

你今天还有课吗?没有课了。Do you have more classes today? I don't have any more classes today.
Nǐ jīntiān hái yǒu kè ma? Méiyǒu kè le.
你从前念英文念了多久?我念英文念了六年。How long did you study English? I studied English for six years.
Nǐ cóngqián niàn Yīngwén niànle duō jiǔ? Wǒ niàn Yīngwén niànle liùnián.
你念法文多久了?我念了一年了。How long have you been studying French? I've been studying it for one year.
Nǐ niàn Fàwén duó jiǔ le? Wǒ niànle yìnián le.
去年我还不会写中国字。现在我会写一点了。Last year I couldn't write Chinese characters. Now I can write a little.
Qùnián wǒ hái bú huì xiě Zhōngguó zì. Xiànzài wǒ huì xiě yìdiǎn le.
你父亲是军人吗?是,他是海军军官。Is your father a military man? Yes, he is a naval officer.
Nǐ fùqīn shi jǖnrén ma? Shì, tā shi hǎijǖn jǖnguān.
我今天不来了。我病了。I'm not coming today. I'm sick.
Wǒ jīntiān bù lái le. Wǒ bìng le.
今天好了没有?今天好了。Are you better today? Today I'm better.
Jīntiān hǎo le méiyou? Jīntiān hǎo le.

Vocabulary

病【bìng】 ill; sick; disease; fault; defect.
德文【déwén】 German (language).
法文【fǎwén】 French (language).
海军【hǎijūn】 navy.
军官【jūngguān】 officer.
军人【jūnrén】 soldier; serviceman; armyman.
【kè】 subject; course; class; <measure> lesson; tax; levy.
空军【kōngjūn】 air force.
陆军【lùjūn】 ground force; land force; army.
士兵【shìbīng】 enlisted man, rank-and-file soldiers; privates.
【xiě】 write; compose; describe; depict; paint; draw.
【zì】 word; character; pronunciation (of a word);
做事【zuòshì】 handle affairs; do a deed; act; work; have a job.