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Hi, I'm Fame Ketover of Lenguin.com and this is Mandarin Chinese. Now it's your turn to say the things you learned in the last lesson. Plus you'll learn the Chinese characters.
Alright, let's do this.
Listen to Miss Hu ask Mr. King which country he's from in this live exchange.
  • 你是哪国人?
  • 我是美国人。
Now try answering Miss Hu as she asks Mr. King various questions concerning nationality. If she asks a yes/no question, start your answer with "Shì" or "Bú shi". If she asks "what is so and so's nationality?", answer with a simple statement.
The answer "no" wouldn't make sense.
  • 你是美国人吗?
  • 是,我是美国人。
  • 你是哪国人?
  • 我是美国人。
  • 马先生是哪国人?
  • 他是中国人。
  • 你是中国人吗?
  • 不是,我不是中国人。
  • 马先生是美国人吗?
  • 不是,他不是美国人。
  • 我是美国人吗?
  • 不是,你不是美国人。
  • 我是哪国人?
  • 你是中国人。
  • 你是哪国人?
  • 我是美国人。
  • Now listen to this live conversation, as Miss Hu asks Mr. King about another about another foreign visitor.
    • 他是哪国人?
    • 他是英国人。
    Repeat the word for England.
    • 英国
    • 英国
    • 英国
    Repeat the word for Englishman.
    • 英国人
    • 英国人
    • 英国人
    Repeat "He's English."
    • 他是英国人。
    • 他是英国人。
    Try repeating Mr. King's answer to the following question.
    • 他是哪国人?
    • 他是英国人。
    Let's shift over for a moment to asking someone's nationality. Be sure to give "něi", meaning "which", the low tone. "nèi" in the falling tone means "that", so copy the low tone of "which" as you repeat.
    Try repeating "which country person?".
    • 哪国人
    • 哪国人
    • 哪国人
    Try repeating, "What's your nationality?"
    • 你是哪国人?
    • 你是哪国人?
    • 你是哪国人?
    Listen to this live exchange and see how Miss Hu and Mr. King discuss what part of the United States he is from.
    • 你是哪儿的人?
    • 我是加州人。
    Try repeating the short version of California.
    • 加州
    • 加州
    • 加州
    Try repeating "a Californian" or "California person".
    • 加州人
    • 加州人
    • 加州人
    Now try repeating Mr. King's answer to Miss Hu's question, "Where are you from?", literally you'll remember, "You are where's person".
    • 你是哪儿的人?
    • 我是加州人。
    Listen to Mr. King ask the same question to Miss Hu.
    • 你是哪儿的人?
    • 我是上海人。
    Try repeating the real Chinese for Shanghai.
    • 上海
    • 上海
    • 上海
    Try repeating "Shanghai person".
    • 上海人
    • 上海人
    • 上海人
    Let's see if you can ask, "Are you from Shanghai?", or literally "Are you a Shanghai person?"
    • 你是上海人吗?
    Try asking, "Miss Hu, are you from Shanghai?"
    • 胡小姐,你是上海人吗?
    Now listen to Miss Hu establish Mr. Ma's home province.
    • 马先生是哪儿的人?
    • 他是山东人。
    Try repeating the province name.
    • 山东
    • 山东
    • 山东
    Now repeat Mr. King's reply in the exchange.
    • 马先生是哪儿的人?
    • 他是山东人。
    Let's turn to the question, "Where are you from?" Try repeating the word for "where".
    Be sure to give it a good final R sound and even more importantly, be sure to give it the low tone.
    • 哪儿
    • 哪儿
    • 哪儿
    Now try repeating
    • "nǎrde rén",

    "a person of where", or more literally, "where's person".
    • 哪儿的人
    • 哪儿的人
    • 哪儿的人
    Now try repeating the question, "Where are you from?"
    • 你是哪儿的人?
    • 你是哪儿的人?
    • 你是哪儿的人?
    Do you remember how to ask, "What's your nationality?"
    Try it.
    • 你是哪国人?
    Now try asking, "Where are you from?"
    • 你是哪儿的人?
    How do you ask, "Are you an American?"
    • 你是美国人吗?
    Awesome! That's the end of this lesson. Remember to head over to Lenguin.com to do the exercises. That's Lenguin as in Lenguin the Penguin. Thanks for watching! I want to thank all of our supporters who have helped make these courses possible. We want to keep these courses free, and with your help we can do that. So be sure to head over to our Patreon page, where in exchange for as little as a dollar, you'll get BONUS stuff. Until next time, stay cool.
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