FSI Mandarin

Orientation, unit 2

Target list

你是王先生吗?我是王大年。我不是王先生。Are you Mr. Wang? I am Wáng Dànián. I am not Mr. Wáng.
Nǐ shì Wáng Xiānsheng ma? Wǒ shì Wáng Dànián. Wǒ búshì Wáng Xiānsheng.
你姓王吗?我姓王。我不姓王。Is your surname Wáng? My surname is Wáng. My surname is not Wáng.
Nǐ xìng Wáng ma? Wǒ xìng Wáng. Wǒ bù xìng Wáng.
您贵姓?我姓王。Your surname? (polite) My surname is Wáng.
Nín guì xìng? Wǒ xìng Wáng.
你叫什么?我叫丹尼尔。What is your given name? My given name is Dànián (Daniel).
Nǐ jiào shénme? Wǒ jiào Dànián.
你好啊?我好。你呢?好。谢谢。How are you? I'm fine. And you? Fine, thank you.
Nǐ hǎo a? Wǒ hǎo. Nǐ ne? Hǎo. Xièxiè.

Vocabulary

啊【a】<auxiliary> Look; What. (question marker)
【bù】no; not.
不是【búshì】fault; blame; not to be
贵姓【guìxìng】what is your surname?.
【hǎo】good; fine; nice; friendly; kind; be in good health; get well; be easy; is easy to answer; so as to; so that.
【jiào】to be called; cry; shout; call; greet; hire; order; name; ask; <dialect> male.
【ma】sentential particle expressing general interrogative; <dialect> (ma2) what.
名字【míngzi】(given) name; name.
【ne】(question marker)
谢谢【xièxiè】thanks; thank you.