helencao_counselorJune 05, 2008, 06:27 AM
你的句子写得都非常好except this one "她的儿子很厉害(Her son is amazing)。 又胖又懒惰". Actually, this sentence is grammatically correct. but the meaning is a bit different from what you want to say.
结婚：get married eg. A 跟 B 去年结婚了。
嫁给 only can be use for women. for man, we use 娶(qu3) instead.
please compare the examples below:
见过： have seen, have met
看过: have watched, have read
eg. 我还没看过这本书。I haven't read this book yet.
helencao_counselorMay 30, 2008, 05:08 AM
下面是你的课表(Ke4biao3 lesson plan)
1.Intermediate - Future Goals
3.Elementary - Connecting With Email
4.Elementary - Disliking others
5.Elementary - My boss isn't satisfied
1.Intermediate - Internet Slang
3.Elementary - Having Food Delivered
4.Elementary - How spicy?
5.Elementary - Too Picky
1.Intermediate - Ordering Chinese Take-out
3.Elementary - Your turn to pay!
4.Elementary - Going Dutch
5.Elementary - Massage Therapy
1.Intermediate - The Olympic Mascots
3.Elementary - New York City
4.Elementary - The Traffic Jam
5.Elementary - Weather and Seasons
helencao_counselorJune 02, 2008, 06:50 AM
Hope you are well!
Could you please try to post the words of each lesson that you think are new to you here after your studies? and also, will you try to make a sentence, if possible? That way I can know more about your Chinese studies and will construct lesson plan suited you best in the future.
sparechangeJune 03, 2008, 03:37 AM
Intermediate - "Future Goals"
上进, 愿意, 努力, 目标, 之一, 成立, 打算, 服装
I hope these sentences make sense. ;-) A friend of mine stopped by while I was in the middle of working on this, so I didn't have enough time to make a sentence for each new word. Maybe I will try to make some more tomorrow after I see your feedback. I will probably have more questions for you then as well.
I look forward to reading your comments. Thanks!
sparechangeJune 04, 2008, 01:04 AM
It looks like you're going to have your work cut out for you. :) I guess I came pretty close with sentence 1, but not so much with the other two.
How different is "我有个朋友来了" from "我朋友来了"?
Can you "make" other things with 造, or is it only used for sentences?
sparechangeJune 04, 2008, 02:14 AM
Elementary - "Connecting with Email"
你到了以后, 请发电子邮件给我. (After you arrive, please send me an email.)
昨天我的电视坏了. (Yesterday my TV broke.)
I have a question about 给我. Sometimes it appears at the end of a phrase: 发电子邮件给我 (send me an email). Other times it appears at the beginning: 给我打电话 (give me a call). How important is the word order in these examples?
helencao_counselorJune 04, 2008, 03:05 AM
"我有个朋友来了" means "a friend of mine came". Actually, there is another way of saying: 我的一个朋友来了。
"我朋友来了" my friend/friends came.
造句 (to make sentence or sentence-making) is a fixed expression.
For example, 用生词造句. use new word to make sentence. Please notice that "new word" in Chinese we say "生词" instead of "新词" :)
If you look up the “造”in the dictionary, you will find many meanings of it.
It litterally means "to create" 造物主 the creator； "to build" 造房子 to build house；"to make" 造句子, it is usually used together with "制zhi4". For example “中国制造", which means "Made in China".
sparechangeJune 05, 2008, 02:52 AM
Elementary - "Disliking Others"
你是我见过的最自私的人。(You are the most selfish person I have met.)
I don't know if that structure works here; I've only seen it in one other place.
她的儿子很厉害。 又胖又懒惰。(Her son is unbelievable. He is both fat and lazy.)
那个服务员非常无礼。(That waiter is extremely rude.)
我姐姐打算明年嫁给我最好的朋友。(My older sister plans to marry my best friend next year.)
Is there any difference between 见过 and 看过?
Also, the lesson talks about 嫁给, but it doesn't say much about 结婚. What's the difference between these two?
helencao_counselorJune 03, 2008, 11:59 AM
1、我打算明天很早起床。or you can also say "我打算明天早点儿起床"。please notice the word order here.
2、我是一个很上进的人 or 我很上进！The word "上进" is used to describe one's general personality,so normally we dont have to mention an exact situation when using this word.
造句zao4ju4 to make sentence