amandali_counselorOctober 30, 2009, 03:03 AM
Week Commencing: 11/06/2009
1. Newbie - Days of the week
2. Newbie - Months
1. Newbie - What are you doing?
2. Newbie - Something to Do Tomorrow
1. Newbie - I don't feel well
2. Newbie - Allergies
1. Newbie - Intro 3: Where are you from?
2. Newbie - Intro 4: Do you like China?
amandali_counselorNovember 02, 2009, 01:24 AM
You can definitely put yao4 before any verb to indicate that you will be doing that action in the future. we say xiang3 yao4 just to express what we are thinking for and jiang1 yao4 to express what is going to happen. But we can just use yao4 for all the situations.
srock222November 02, 2009, 05:50 AM
I forget if I mentioned it during our first phone call, but I had Mandarin lessons for two months in 2007. So some of the newbie lessons are review to me.
The lessons you assigned for weeks 1 & 4 are review to me, but weeks 2 & 3 are pretty new to me.
I also have a lot of free time, so I can probably learn more than 2 lessons a week if that is ok.
amandali_counselorNovember 02, 2009, 06:20 AM
I am afraid you did't mention that on the first phone, but it is ok. We can change it after the first month since the first lesson plan has been assigned to your lesson tab. is it ok? Sorry for the inconvenience.
amandali_counselorNovember 06, 2009, 06:13 AM
summer xia4 tian1, first di4 yi1, hot re4, winter dong1 tian1, snow xia4 xue3, flower hua1, animal dong4 wu4, because yin1wei4, weekend zhou1 mo4, what are you going to do in the weekend-zhou1 mo4 ni3 yao4 gan4 shen2 me
srock222November 01, 2009, 05:59 AM
Thank you for the lesson plan Amanda. I have a question. Why can the character for "yào" be either "to want" or "to be going to"?
Can you put "yào" before any verb to indicate that you will be doing that action in the future?
srock222December 13, 2009, 09:30 PM
Are there any rules for choosing between "yào" and "huì" when talking about something in the future?
1. Wǒ míngtiān yào qù Běijīng.
2. Wo míngtiān huì qù Běijīng.
amandali_counselorDecember 13, 2009, 10:11 PM
yao4 and hui4 is overlap, but xiang3 yao4 is want to have something. hui4 will do something. The formular about adjective is right.You made a good example: kan4 kan4 piao4 liang de nu3 hai2,haha
amandali_counselorJanuary 08, 2010, 04:23 AM
if-ru2 guo3, if have time, I will call you.---ru2 guo3 wo3 you3 shi2jian1,wo3 gei3 ni3 da3dian4hua4.
In the colleges, I studied engineering.----zai4 da4xue2,wo3 xue3 le gong1cheng2xue2(engineering course)