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Eric: Top 25 Chinese Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 19- What's wrong? 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 “What's wrong?” In Chinese this is
Cho: 怎么了?
Eric: This question is comprised of just one word that literally means “what’s the matter?”
Cho: 怎么了
Eric: What’s the matter?
Cho: (slow, by syllable) 怎么了?
Eric: Now repeat.
Cho: 怎么了?
Eric: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “What's the matter?”
Cho: 我累了。
Eric: "I'm tired.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Cho: (Slow) 我累了。
{pause}
Eric: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Cho: 我
Eric: meaning “I.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 我
Eric: Now repeat
Cho: 我
{Pause}
Eric: Next is
Cho: 累了
Eric: meaning “to get tired,” “to become tired”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 累了
Eric:Now repeat.
Cho: 累了
{Pause}
Eric: Listen to the speaker say, “I'm tired,” and then repeat.
Cho: 我累了。
{pause}
Eric: To expand on the pattern, replace “tired” with “unwell.”
Cho: 不舒服
Eric: not feeling well
Cho: (slow) 不舒服 (regular) 不舒服
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “unwell.”
Cho: 我不舒服。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “tired” with “unwell.” Say, “I'm unwell.”
{pause}
Cho: 我不舒服。
Eric: To use a different phrase, replace “unwell” with “sleepy.”
Cho: 困了
Eric: to get sleepy
Cho: (slow) 困了 (regular) 困了
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “sleepy.”
Cho: 我困了。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “unwell” with “sleepy.” Say, “I'm sleepy.”
{pause}
Cho: 我困了。
Eric: To use a different phrase, replace “sleepy” with “worried.”
Cho: 担心
Eric: worried
Cho: (slow) 担心 (regular) 担心
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “worried.”
Cho: 我担心。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “sleepy” with “worried.” Say “I'm worried.”
{pause}
Cho: 我担心。
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting China and someone asks you what's wrong. You want to answer, “I'm tired.” Respond to the question.
Cho: 怎么了? (five seconds) 我累了。
Eric: Now you want to say, “I'm unwell.” Respond to the question.
Cho: 怎么了? (five seconds) 我不舒服。
Eric: You want to say “I'm sleepy.” Answer the speaker's question.
Cho: 怎么了? (five seconds) 我困了。
Eric: You want to say “I’m worried.” Respond to the question.
Cho: 怎么了? (five seconds) 我担心。
Eric: Now you want to ask someone what's wrong. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Cho: 怎么了?
{pause}
Eric: This is the end of Lesson 19

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Try to answer the question 'What's wrong?' in Chinese!

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你好 robert groulx,


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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite word is 怎么了?


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Hello MD,


Great to have you here!


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MD AZAM
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Nice