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INTRODUCTION
Frank: Hey, everyone.
Echo: Da jia hao.
Frank: Welcome back to ChineseClass101.come Season 1, Lesson 8, in Beginner Series.
Echo: In Chinese, we call it 八(Bā). It's a lucky number.
Frank: It's a very lucky number and we're very lucky to have you with us.
Echo: 谢谢.(Xièxiè.)
Frank: I'm your host Frank Fradella and I'm joined by the very lucky and talented Echo.
Echo: 谢谢.(Xièxiè.)
Frank: Today's lesson we're going to teach you about things that are awesome.
Echo: Absolutely awesome.
Frank: We're going to teach you how to have and have not and we're going to do it right now.
Echo: But before we do.
Frank: All right before we do, we do want to remind you to head up to ChineseClass101.com and leave us a comment.
Echo: Leave comments.
Frank: We want to hear your questions. We want to hear your personal tales. We want to hear about what you're doing well and what you're not doing so well with and we're there to help you.
Echo: Yes.
Frank: But for right now, let' get to the dialogue.

Lesson conversation

张飞:你有男朋友吗?(ZHĀNG FĒI: Nǐ yǒu nán péngyou ma?)
马丽:没有。(MǍ LÌ: Méiyǒu.)
张飞:太好了!(ZHĀNG FĒI: Tài hǎo le!)
马丽:什么?你说什么?(MǍ LÌ: Shénme? Nǐ shuō shénme?)
张飞:没说什么。(ZHĀNG FĒI: Méi shuō shénme)
English host: And now, let's hear that a little more slowly.
张飞:你有男朋友吗?(ZHĀNG FĒI: Nǐ yǒu nán péngyou ma?)
马丽:没有。(MǍ LÌ: Méiyǒu.)
张飞:太好了!(ZHĀNG FĒI: Tài hǎo le!)
马丽:什么?你说什么?(MǍ LÌ: Shénme? Nǐ shuō shénme?)
张飞:没说什么。(ZHĀNG FĒI: Méi shuō shénme)
Frank: Okay, I've got to say, I think these two are on a date.
Echo: Hopefully.
Frank: Well, at least he wants it to be a date.
Echo: Yeah, hopefully there will be some progress in the future.
Frank: I guess we'll just have to see in the next lesson, won't we?
Echo: Yeah.
Frank: But for now, let's just do the translation.
张飞:你有男朋友吗?(ZHĀNG FĒI: Nǐ yǒu nán péngyou ma?)
Frank: Do you have a boyfriend?
马丽:没有。(MǍ LÌ: Méiyǒu.)
Frank: No, I don't.
张飞:太好了!(ZHĀNG FĒI: Tài hǎo le!)
Frank: That's great!
马丽:什么?你说什么?(MǍ LÌ: Shénme? Nǐ shuō shénme?)
Frank: What did you say? Pardon me?
张飞:没说什么。(ZHĀNG FĒI: Méi shuō shénme)
Frank: I didn't say anything.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Frank: Boy, this lesson is just chuck full of great new dialogue. Let's go ahead and check out the vocabulary section, go through them word by word and really dig in.
Echo: Yes.
VOCAB LIST
Echo: 有 (yǒu)[natural native speed]
Frank: To have.
Echo: 有 (yǒu)[slowly - broken down by syllable]. 有(yǒu) [natural native speed]. 男(nán) [natural native speed]
Frank: Male.
Echo: 男(nán) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 男(nán) [natural native speed]. 男朋友(nán péngyou) [natural native speed]
Frank: Boyfriend.
Echo: 男朋友(nán péngyou) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 男朋友(nán péngyou) [natural native speed]. 男朋友(nán péngyou) [natural native speed].
Frank: Not.
Echo: 没 (méi)[slowly - broken down by syllable]. 没(méi) [natural native speed]. 沒有(méiyǒu) [natural native speed]
Frank: Not to have.
Echo: 沒有(méiyǒu) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 沒有(méiyǒu) [natural native speed]. 太好了(tài hǎo le) [natural native speed]
Frank: That's great.
Echo: 太好了(tài hǎo le) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 太好了(tài hǎo le) [natural native speed]. 什么(shénme) [natural native speed]
Frank: What.
Echo: 什么(shénme) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 什么(shénme) [natural native speed].
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Frank: Okay, a ton of great new vocabulary today. But a bit unbalance sexist wise. We gave you the word for male.
Echo: 男.(nán.)
Frank: But didn't give you the word for female.
Echo: 女.(nǚ.)
Frank: Let's hear those again, male.
Echo: 男.(nán.)
Frank: And female.
Echo: 女.(nǚ.)
Frank: Now, we also had the word for boyfriend which was just the word for friend, which we already knew.
Echo: 朋友.(Péngyǒu.)
Frank: And you tack on the word for male.
Echo: 男朋友.(nánpéngyou)
Frank: You do exactly the same thing with a girlfriend.
Echo: 女朋友.(nǚpéngyou)
Frank: Echo, a cultural note here, how would you use this phrase?
Echo: Well, most of the time we use it in the romantic situation, romantic relationships.
Frank: But I have heard it used for platonic relationships as well.
Echo: Well, that's quite confusing actually.
Frank: It's very confusing.
Echo: You really don't want to use it. You really don't want to use it. It's very confusing.
Frank: Okay. So when you're going to use this word, just use it for romantic relationships, just to keep things clear.
Echo: Yes.
Frank: Terrific. Next up, we've got something awesome for you, in fact it's the phrase that means awesome
Echo: 太好了.(tài hǎo le.)
Frank: It's not just great. It's so great. It's too great.
Echo: 太好了.(tài hǎo le.)
Frank: So the word for "too" …
Echo: 太.(Tài.)
Frank: And you already know the word for good.
Echo: 好.(hǎo.)
Frank: It's too good. It's great. It's awesome. It's …
Echo: 太好了.(tài hǎo le.)
Frank: This is a set phrase. You can plug other words in here as well. Let's hear some examples. It's too expensive.
Echo: 太贵了.(Tài guìle.)
Frank: Too hot.
Echo: 太热了.(Tài rèle.)
Frank: Just not to be confused with too spicy.
Echo: 太辣了.(Tài làle.)
Frank: And you're either too hot or too spicy, you're going to be too thirsty.
Echo: 太渴了.(Tài kěle.)

Lesson focus

Frank: Let's head over to the grammar section and see what's happening there. Echo, what's our grammar point for today?
Echo: 有(yǒu) and沒有.(méiyǒu.)
Frank: To have and not to have. To have.
Echo: 有.(yǒu.)
Frank: And not to have.
Echo: 沒有.(Méiyǒu.)
Frank: For example, she had a boyfriend.
Echo: 她有男朋友.(Tā yǒu nán péngyǒu.)
Frank: He does not have a girlfriend.
Echo: 他没有女朋友.(Tā méiyǒu nǚ péngyǒu.)
Frank: Now, we've already taught you that in order to make a verb negative …
Echo: We put 不(Bù) before it.
Frank: Such as, I am not in Shanghai.
Echo: 我不在上海.(Wǒ bùzài shànghǎi.)
Frank: She does not speak English.
Echo: 她不会说英语.(Tā bù huì shuō yīngyǔ.) Here in this dialogue, you may notice that we use 没(Méi) instead of 没说.(Méi shuō.)
Frank: That's because it happened in the past. Here are some more examples, he didn't speak.
Echo: 他没说.(Tā méi shuō.)
Frank: You haven't eaten.
Echo: 你没吃.(Nǐ méi chī.)
Frank: Okay, we're done.
Echo: No, 不行.(Bùxíng.) It's my favorite part, grammar point.
Frank: I know we're covering this pretty fast and if you're like Echo and you need more grammar in your life, please head up to ChineseClass101.com. Become a premium subscriber, download the PDF transcripts and there's a whole grammar section in there.
Echo: Yes. You can also leave comments like, "Let's talk about grammar points."
Frank: More grammar, make Echo happy.
Echo: Yes.
Frank: Echo, what is up next?
Echo: Why are you asking me?
Frank: I'm not asking you, I'm telling you, what is up next.
Echo: 什么.(Shénme.)
Frank: Exactly. Last time we learned how to ask a question using the word who. For example …
Echo: 他说谁?(Tā shuō shéi?)
Frank: We also learned how to ask a question using the word for where. For example …
Echo: 你在哪儿?(Nǐ zài nǎ'er?)
Frank: This time, we learned the word what. For example, what did you say?
Echo: 你说什么?(Nǐ shuō shénme?)
Frank: What did he say?
Echo: 他说什么?(Tā shuō shénme?)
Frank: You can even use this just by itself.
Echo: 什么?(Shénme?)
Frank: Exactly. It's actually a great way to get people repeat themselves if you didn't exactly hear what they said.
Echo: Yes, 什么? 你说什么?(Shénme? Nǐ shuō shénme?)
Frank: What did you say? And that about does it for us today.
Echo: Yes.
Frank: From here in our studio in Beijing, I'm Frank Fradella.
Echo: I'm Echo.
Frank: And we're like to say 再见.(Zàijiàn.)
Echo: 再见.(Zàijiàn.)

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Do you have a boyfriend or girlfriend? Tell us about them in Chinese and hopefully they won't be able to read it. Unless they also know how to read Chinese. But you were going to say something really nice anyway, right?

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Monday at 01:52 PM
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Hello Mamur,


Thank you for your comment. Using 没有 (méiyǒu) doesn't necessarily mean something happened in the past, it depends on context.


有 (yǒu) means to have, to negate it, we use 没 (méi), so 没有 (méiyǒu) in this sentence simply means "not to have".

e.g. 我没有车。Wǒ méiyǒu chē. I don't have a car.


Hope it helps, let us know if you have any questions.


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Mamur
Friday at 06:29 PM
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He does not have a girlfriend. - 他没有女朋友.(Tā méiyǒu nǚ péngyǒu.) - Why is this sentence in Present Tense if we use "没有"?

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Wednesday at 04:05 PM
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你好 Huang Fei,


谢谢你的留言!We're glad to hear that!


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Huang Fei
Wednesday at 12:43 AM
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本课太好了,谢谢你。

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Monday at 01:33 AM
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你好 robert groulx!


不用谢。(Bú yòng xiè.) = No need for thanks. You're welcome. 😇

谢谢 (Xièxie) for studying with us, it's great to have you here!

Let us know if you have any questions.


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robert groulx
Friday at 11:25 PM
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thank you for the lesson


it was helpful


robert

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Tuesday at 10:59 PM
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你好David,


哈哈,好的!😆


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David
Sunday at 06:35 AM
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你好!

我没有女朋友. 我很忙。

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Friday at 03:34 AM
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你好 Ryan,


Thank you for your kind feedback! 😉 We are very happy to hear it. If you ever have any questions, please let us know!


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Ryan
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Really enjoying this series. Thanks guys