Mandarin Chinese Grammar for Pimsleur Students/Proper nouns

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Proper nouns[edit]

Languages[edit]

Examples[edit]

英文 yīngwén English
普通话 pŭtōng huà Mandarin Chinese (expression used in Mainland China)
国语 guó yŭ Mandarin Chinese (expression used outside Mainland China)

Syntax[edit]

我会说国语 wŏ huì shuō guó yŭ. I can speak Mandarin Chinese.
国语说得很好 ◦ guó yŭ shuō de hěn hăo. You speak Mandarin Chinese very well.

Countries[edit]

Examples[edit]

美国 Měiguó America; American
中国 Zhōnguó China; Chinese

Syntax[edit]

美国很远 ◦ Měiguó hěn yuăn. America is very far.
我们喜欢中国 wŏmen xĭhuān Zhōngguó. We like China.
中国啤酒不是很贵 ◦ zài Zhōngguó píjĭu bù shì hěn guì. In China, beer is not very expensive.
我的女儿在 美国 wŏ de nǚér zài Měiguó. My daughter is in America.
他们要去中国 tāmen yào qù Zhōngguó. They will go to China.
你是中国人吗 ? nĭ shì Zhōngguó rén ma? Are you Chinese (lit.: Chinese person)?

Others[edit]

This is a list of other proper nouns that are used in the program:

北京 Běijīng Beijing
长安街 Cháng Ān jiē Long Peace Street
华盛顿 Huá Shèng Dùn Washington
香港 Xiānggǎng Hong Kong
学院路 Xuéyuàn lù College Road
英王道 Yīng Wáng dào Kings Road