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Can Your Kid Speak Yet?

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ID: 2699 Elementary
At what point did you or your children start speaking? Today we hear two parents discuss this topic as well as learn the subtle differences between the verbs 能 néng and 會 huì which loosely translate as "able to" and "learnt to" although there is quite a lot of overlap in many cases.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
表姐 biǎojiě older female cousin (also term of address)
说话 shuōhuà to talk
yòng to use
zhǐ to point
表姐,你的孩子会说话了吗?
biǎojiě ,nǐ de háizi huì shuōhuà le ma ?
Mandy, can your child speak yet?
还不会,只会用手指东西。
hái bú huì ,zhǐ huì yòng shǒu zhǐ dōngxi 。
Not yet, but he can point at things.
哦?那应该很快就可以说话了。
ò ?nà yīnggāi hěnkuài jiù kěyǐ shuōhuà le 。
Huh? Then he'll not be long in learning how to speak then.
你的孩子几岁学会说话的?
nǐ de háizi jǐ suì xuéhuì shuōhuà de ?
When did your child start speaking?
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