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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, you’ll learn conversational phrases to ask and answer the question, "How do you say this?" After watching this video, you’ll be able to ask someone how a word is pronounced.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
这个怎么说? (Zhège zěnme shuō?)
“停车场”。 (“Tíngchē chǎng”.)
Once more with the English translation.
这个怎么说? (Zhège zěnme shuō?)
“How do you say this?”
“停车场”。 (“Tíngchē chǎng”.)
"It's 'parking lot.'”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “How do you say this?”
这个怎么说? (Zhège zěnme shuō?)
Listen to it again:
这个怎么说?, 这个怎么说? (Zhège zěnme shuō?, Zhège zěnme shuō?)
This Chinese sentence means something like " This how to say? ” But it means “How do you say this?”
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
[ ]。 ( [ ].)
In Chinese , we only say the word as the answer .
For example:
"It's 'parking lot.'”
“停车场”。, “停车场”。 (“Tíngchē chǎng”., “Tíngchē chǎng”.)