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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Chinese Season 1, Lesson 20 - Talking about Your Likes. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer questions about your likes in Chinese.
Body
Eric: Here's the formal way to ask 'Do you like chocolate?' in Chinese.
Cho: [Normal]你喜欢巧克力吗?(nǐ xǐhuān qiǎokèlì ma ?)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning 'you'
Cho: [Normal] 你 [Slow] 你 (nǐ)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning 'to like'
Cho: [Normal] 喜欢 [Slow] 喜欢(xǐhuān)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning 'chocolate'
Cho: [Normal] 巧克力 [Slow] 巧克力(qiǎokèlì)
Eric: Last is the question marker.
Cho: [Normal] 吗 [Slow] 吗(ma)
Eric: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Do you like chocolate?'
Cho: [Slow] 你喜欢巧克力吗? [Normal] 你喜欢巧克力吗?
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'Do you like sweets?'
Cho: [Normal] 你喜欢糖果吗?(nǐ xǐhuān tángguǒ ma ?)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning 'you'
Cho: [Normal] 你 [Slow] 你 (nǐ)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning 'to like'
Cho: [Normal] 喜欢 [Slow] 喜欢(xǐhuān)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning 'candy'
Cho: [Normal] 糖果 [Slow] 糖果(tángguǒ)
Eric: Last is the question marker.
Cho: [Normal] 吗 [Slow] 吗(ma)
Eric: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Do you like sweets?'
Cho: [Slow] 你喜欢糖果吗? [Normal] 你喜欢糖果吗?
Eric: Here's a response meaning 'I Like it.'
Cho: [Normal] 喜欢。(xǐhuān.)
Eric: This expression has only one verb meaning 'to like'
Cho: [Normal] 喜欢 [Slow] 喜欢(xǐhuān)
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'Like it.'
Cho: [Slow] 喜欢。 [Normal] 喜欢。
Eric: Here's a response meaning, 'Yes, I like them.'
Cho: [Normal] 是的,我喜欢。(shì de , Wǒ xǐhuān .)
Eric: First is an adverb meaning 'yes'
Cho: [Normal] 是的 [Slow] 是的(shì de)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning 'I'
Cho: [Normal] 我 [Slow] 我(wǒ)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'to like'
Cho: [Normal] 喜欢 [Slow] 喜欢(xǐhuān)
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'Yes, I like them.'
Cho: [Slow] 是的,我喜欢。 [Normal] 是的,我喜欢。
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Cho: In Chinese, if you really want to insist on the fact that you love something but in an informal way, you can use the adverbs hěn or fēicháng which mean “very much”, to modify the word xǐhuān. You will certainly hear Wǒ hěn xǐhuān jiàqī or Wǒ fēicháng xǐhuān jiàqī! This means "I really like holidays!" It’s stronger than xǐhuān but weaker than ài.

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Cho: 再见

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners, do you like studying?

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Thursday at 10:09 PM
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你好 robert groulx,


谢谢 for posting and studying with us. What do you mean by forbidden? 😳

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robert groulx
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thank you for lesson transcript


i like studying if we are looking for a goal, in my case i am forbidden


robert

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Hi, Efrem,


太好了!(That's great!)

Tài hǎo le !


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Efrem
Monday at 09:20 AM
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喜欢。

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Steven
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Yes 是的