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WORDS AND PHRASES

cng wn gui sng


May I ask your name?

w sng Wng jio shh png


My last name is Wang. My frst name is Shih-ping.

w jio Ln d jhong n wi ny shh shh shi


I am called Lin Da-jung.Who is that lady?

ta shh L yu nin de ti ti li w gi n men ji sho ji sho

L ti ti jh wi shh Ln sian sheng


She is Li You-nian's wife. Come and let me introduce you to each other.
Mrs. Li, this is Mr. Lin.

w jio Ln d jhong shh yu nin de tng syu


My name is Lin Da-jung. I'm You-nian's classmate.

hn gao sng rn shh n


Pleased to meet you.

Lesson 9 Introductions
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cngPlease

cng zu
please sit down

cng he ch
please have some tea

cng shuo
please say

cng wn
May I ask, please?
wnask

cng wn
May I ask, please?

cng wn n yu mi yu b
May I ask if you have a pen?

cng wn shi shh Wng sio ji


May I ask who Miss Wang is?

cng wn jh bn shu yu duo sho zh


May I ask how many words this book contains?
guiexpensive, honorable

gui gu
your (honorable) country
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gui sio
your (honorable) school

cng wn gui gu yu duo sho su d syu


May I ask how many universities there are in your country?

cng wn gui sio yu duo sho syu sheng


May I ask how many students in your school?
snglast name, surname

cng wn gui sng


May I ask your last name (surname)?

w sng Wng
My last name is Wang.

n wi ny shh sng sh me
What is the lady's last name?

ta sng L L sio ji
Her last name is Li. She is Miss Li.
jiocall, name

w jio Wng shh png


I am called Wang Shih-ping.

ta sng Ln jio Ln d jhong


His last name is Lin. He is called Lin Da-jung.

lo shih jio n cy
The teacher wants you.

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ta jio w cy zu sh me
What does he want me for?

ta jio n cy si zh
He wants you to write.
wia classifer (used to show respect)

syu sio l yu j wi lo shih


How many teachers are there in our school?

syu sio l yu shh w wi lo shih


We have ffteen teachers.

n wi lo shih jiao jhong wn


Which one teaches Chinese?

L lo shih ta shh y wi hn ho de lo shih


Mr. Li is a very good teacher.
ny shhlady

n wi ny shh shh shi


Who is that lady?

n wi ny shh shh L ti ti
That lady is Mrs. Li.

jh wi ny shh shh Wng sio ji


This lady is Miss Wang.
gigive, for

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ta gi w y bn shu
He gave me a book.

w gi ta y jhih b
I gave him a pen.

n jio w gi n sh me
What do you want me to give you?
ji shointroduce

n wi sio ji shh shi cng n gi w ji sho ji sho


Who is that lady? Please introduce us to each other.
gaotall, high

Wng sian sheng hn gao


Mr. Wang is very tall.

L sian sheng b gao


Mr. Li is not tall.
gao sngglad, happy, pleased

w hn gao sng
I'm very glad.

w gen n y yng gao sng


I am as glad as you are.

ta b ti gao sng
He is not very happy.

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ta gao sng b gao sing


Is she happy or not?
rn shhknow, recognize

n rn shh ta m
Do you know her?

w b rn shh ta
I don't know her.

w ji sho n men rn shh


Let me introduce you to each other.

rn shh n jhen gao sng


I'm very pleased to meet you.

n rn shh b rn shh Wng lo shih


Do you know Mr. Wang?

w b rn shh
I don't know him.

n rn b rn shh ne
How about you?

w y b rn shh
I don't know him either.

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cng wn nn gui sng


May I ask what your name is?

w jio Ln d jhong w shh sin li de syu sheng


I'm called Lin Da-jhong. I am a new student.

li w gi n ji sho j wi tng syu

jh wi shh Wng mi hu jh wi shh L yu nin

n wi shh Gao d mng


Come and let me introduce you to a few students.
This is Wang Me-hua. This is Li You- nian.
That is Gau Da-ming.

hn gao sng rn shh n


V Very pleased to meet you.

rn shh n men w jhen gao sng


I am very happy to meet you.
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