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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
Wed Nov 08 2017 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|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|
wǒ shì Měiguórén 。
wǒ shì táiwānrén
I am Taiwanese
wǒ shì Yīngguórén 。
I am British
nǐ shìbùshì Rìběnrén ？
Are you Japanese?
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