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Eric: Top 25 Chinese Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 15: Do you have a cell phone? in Chinese. In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Chinese learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “Do you have a cell phone?” In Chinese this is
Cho: 你有手机吗?
The first word in the question is
Cho: 你
Eric: meaning “you” in English.
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 你
Eric: Listen again and repeat.
Cho: 你
{Pause}
Eric: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Cho: 有
Eric: meaning “to have”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 有
Eric: Now repeat.
Cho: 有
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Cho: 你有
{pause}
And after that
Cho: 手机
Eric: meaning “cellphone.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 手机
Eric: Now repeat.
Cho: 手机
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Cho: 你有手机
{pause}
And after that
Cho: 吗
Eric: a particle indicating a yes-or-no question
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 吗
Eric: Now repeat.
Cho: 吗
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Cho: 你有手机吗?
{pause}
Eric: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Do you have a cell phone?”
Cho: 有,我有一个iPhone。
Eric: "Yes, I have an iPhone.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Cho: (Slow) 有,我有一个iPhone。
{pause}
Eric: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Cho: 有
Eric: means something like “Yes, I have” or “Yes, there is.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 有
Eric: Now repeat
Cho: 有
{Pause}
Eric: And next
Cho: 我
meaning “I.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 我
Eric:Now repeat.
Cho: 我
{Pause}
Eric: And after that
Cho: 有
meaning “to have.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 有
Eric:Now repeat.
Cho: 有
{Pause}
Eric: And after that
Cho: 一个
Eric: meaning “one”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 一个
Eric:Now repeat.
Cho: 一个
Eric: And after that,
Cho: iPhone
meaning iPhone.
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) iPhone
Eric:Now repeat.
Cho: iPhone
{Pause}
Eric: Listen to the speaker say, “Yes, I have an iPhone.”, and then repeat.
Cho: 有,我有一个iPhone。
{pause}
Eric: To use a different phrase, replace “iPhone” with “Samsung.”
Cho: 三星
Eric: Samsung
Cho: (slow) 三星 (regular) 三星
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “Samsung”
Cho: 有,我有一个三星。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “iPhone” with “Samsung.” Say “Yes, I have a Samsung.”
{pause}
Cho: 有,我有一个三星。
Eric: To expand on the pattern, replace “Samsung” with “Xiaomi.”
Cho: 小米
Eric: Xiaomi
Cho: (slow) 小米 (regular) 小米
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Xiaomi
Cho: 有,我有一个小米。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “Samsung” with “Xiaomi.” Say “Yes, I have a Xiaomi.”
{pause}
Cho: 有,我有一个小米。
Eric: To expand on the pattern, replace “Xiaomi” with “Sony.”
Cho: 索尼
Eric: Sony
Cho: (slow) 索尼 (regular) 索尼
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Sony
Cho: 有,我有一个索尼。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “Xiaomi” with “Sony.” Say “Yes, I have a Sony.”
{pause}
Cho: 有,我有一个索尼。
Eric: To say "no" in a simple way, just say
Cho: 我没有.
Eric: This is like saying “No, I don't.” in English. Let's hear it slowly.
Cho: (Slowly) 我没有.
Eric: And one more time at normal speed.
Cho: 我没有.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting China and someone asks you if you have a cell phone. You have an iPhone. Respond to the question.
Cho: 你有手机吗? (five seconds) 有,我有一个iPhone。
Eric: Now imagine you have a Samsung. Respond to the question.
Cho: 你有手机吗? (five seconds) 有,我有一个三星。
Eric: Now imagine you have a Xiaomi. Answer the speaker's question.
Cho: 你有手机吗? (five seconds) 有,我有一个小米。
Eric: Now imagine you have a Sony. Respond to the question.
Cho: 你有手机吗? (five seconds) 有,我有一个索尼。
Eric: You want to ask that person if they have a cell phone. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Cho: 你有手机吗?
{pause}
Eric: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Cho: 你有手机吗?
{pause}
Eric: This is the end of Lesson 15

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Hi Listeners! Do you have a cell phone? :)

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你好 Steven and robert groulx!


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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is 你有手机吗?


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Steven
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I'm buying one for Sabrina