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是 To be, or not to be

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ID: AI010 Newbie
  In this All The Way To Intermediate lesson (#ATWTI) we teach you how to use the verb "to be" as well as examples of how to say what country you or your parents come from. You will not learn to use the positive verb 是, but also the negative form (不是) as well as the question form, (是不是). Here are other related lessons from our library that will supplement this lesson and boost your Chinese level. Where are you from? Getting Nationalities Straight Nationalities
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
shì to be
不是 búshi no; is not
是不是 shìbùshì is or is not; yes or no
美国人 Měiguórén American person; American people
我是美国人。
wǒ shì Měiguórén 。
I'm American
我是台湾人
wǒ shì táiwānrén
I am Taiwanese
我是英国人。
wǒ shì Yīngguórén 。
I am British
你是不是日本人?
nǐ shìbùshì Rìběnrén ?
Are you Japanese?
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