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How to Say This and That in Chinese using 这 and 那
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ID: AI011 Newbie
In this beginner "All the Way to Intermediate" lesson (ATWTI), we teach you how to say "This" and "That". These two demonstratives are useful when describing things you don't know the name of, which will come in useful when you want to do some shopping but don't know the exact noun or name of things. Here are other related lessons from our library that will supplement this lesson and boost your Chinese level. Identifying Family Members Condoms Is it Spicy?
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zhè shì shénme ？
What is this?
zhè shì Zhōngwén shū 。
This is a Chinese book.
nà shì shénme ？
What is that?
nà shì píngguǒ 。
That is an apple.
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