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Lesson 3: Greeting (I)
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Learn how to greet people you meet for the first time and how to greet people in the morning. We also learn the third Pinyin, four tones, some words and expressions in Mandarin Chinese.

Daily Conversation

Review of the Previous Lesson

Let’s review what we learned in Lesson 2. We learned Family Introduction.

AihuaThis is my mom.
This is my dad.

Do you remember how to say it in Chinese?

Amy
zhèshìdema
zhèshìdeba
AihuaThis is my mom.
zhèshìdema
Amy
zhèshìdema
AihuaThis is my dad.
zhèshìdeba
Amy
zhèshìdeba

Today, we learn some Greetings. In Lesson 1, we have learned "Hello!" or "Hi!" in Chinese.

Do you remember how to say "Hello" in Chinese?

Amy
hǎo

Today, we learn how to say "Hello, everybody!" in Chinese.

大家好! (dà jiā hǎo)

AihuaHello everybody!
jiāhǎo
Amy
jiāhǎo

In the morning, when you meet somebody, you say "Good morning!"

早上好! (zǎo shàng hǎo)

AihuaGood morning!
zǎoshànghǎo
Amy
zǎoshànghǎo

PinYin

Review of the Previous Lesson

In Lesson 2, we learned "o", approximately as in "office", but the lips are much more rounded.

Four tones of "o" like this.

Aihuaōóǒò
Amyōóǒò

In today's lesson, we learn "e", approximately as in "idea".

Aihuae
Amye

Four tones of "e" are pronounced like this.

Aihuaēéěè
Amyēéěè

Vocabulary

Review of the Previous Lesson

In Lesson 2, we learned three words.

My, 我的 (wǒ de)

Mom, 妈妈 (mā ma)

Dad, 爸爸 (bà ba)

AihuaMy
de
Amy
de
AihuaMom
ma
Amy
ma
AihuaDad
ba
Amy
ba

Today, let's learn two new words.

Everybody, 大家 (dà jiā)

Morning, 早上 (zǎo shàng)

AihuaEverybody
jiā
Amy
jiā
AihuaMorning
zǎoshàng
Amy
zǎoshàng

Review

Let’s review what we learned today.

We learned some greetings.

AihuaHello everybody!
jiāhǎo
Amy
jiāhǎo
AihuaGood morning!
zǎoshànghǎo
Amy
zǎoshànghǎo

Dialog Practice

Let's do a dialog practice.

First, let's use English then use Chinese, Ok? Are you ready?

(1) In the morning

AihuaGood morning, Amy!
AmyGood morning, Aihua!

Now we say it using Chinese.

Aihua
zǎoshànghǎoài
Amy
zǎoshànghǎoàihuá

(2) In your school, you see several friends are playing together, I am one of them.

AmyHello, everybody!
AihuaHi, Amy!

Now we say it using Chinese.

Amy
jiāhǎo
Aihua
hǎoài

Worksheet Answer ( for Lesson 2 )

have you done the exercise worksheet for Lesson 2?

Let me check your answers.

Match the English word with the Chinese word, which has the same meaning.

(1) My
(d) 我的 (wǒ de)
(2) I
(c) (wǒ)
(3) Mom
(a) 妈妈 (mā ma)
(4) Dad
(b) 爸爸 (bà ba)

Word Dictionary and Stroke Order

Click the Chinese character you want to learn!

Worksheet

Online Excercises and Quizzes

Tone Drill for "e"

Listen to the audio first, and then repeat. To listen to the audio, please click the triangle of the icon.

  • e: approximately as in "idea"
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  • ē é ě è
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6 Responses to “Lesson 3: Greeting (I)”

  1. aihua

    aihua

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    I just recently moved to Taiwan for the coming year with no Chinese experience. This is very helpful for communicating with my host family.

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