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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Yeah, Mandarin's one of the 4 official languages of Singapore, alongside English, Malay and Tamil. English and Mandarin are the most widely spoken though.



    我说中文 means 'I speak Chinese'. If you want to say 'I can speak Chinese' you'll want to say 我会说汉语



    Handwriting keyboards are always good, especially for pleco
    What's...

    Yes and No :eek:

    Is it just 是, 不

    我不会说中文
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    What's...

    Yes and No :eek:

    我不会说中文
    There are no individual words for yes and no in Mandarin. Often, the positive form of the verb is used to indicate yes, whereas the negated form of the verb is used to indicate no. Most verbs are negated with 不 bù, except for 有 you3 which can never be negated with 不, only ever with 没 méi.

    中文 is more the written language, so you're best saying 我(不)会说汉语, as 汉语 is more the spoken form of Mandarin
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    There are no individual words for yes and no in Mandarin. Often, the positive form of the verb is used to indicate yes, whereas the negated form of the verb is used to indicate no. Most verbs are negated with 不 bù, except for 有 you3 which can never be negated with 不, only ever with 没 méi.

    中文 is more the written language, so you're best saying 我(不)会说汉语, as 汉语 is more the spoken form of Mandarin
    谢谢

    我会学这个 (words)
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    谢谢

    我会学这个 (words)
    我会学这些词 wo3 huì xué zhè xiē cí
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    我会学这些词 wo3 huì xué zhè xiē cí
    Aaaah!

    I understand

    I'm getting better right?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Aaaah!

    I understand

    I'm getting better right?
    Yeah, just keep practising.

    I did give you a link for all the measure words, didn't I? Or am I just dreaming?
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Yeah, just keep practising.

    I did give you a link for all the measure words, didn't I? Or am I just dreaming?
    You did, although I've not saved it into my Chinese notes folder do you have it at hand?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    You did, although I've not saved it into my Chinese notes folder do you have it at hand?
    http://chinesenotes.com/ref_measure_words.htm
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    谢谢

    What's

    "If"

    There are so many :cry2:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    谢谢

    What's

    "If"

    There are so many :cry2:
    There are two main ways of saying if in Mandarin. The more commonly used one is 如果 rúguo3 which means if, or, in the event of. e.g. 你如果要来,请实现告 我 rúguo3 ni3 yào lái, qing3 shìxiān gàosu wo3 Let me know in advance if you're coming.

    The second way is 要是 which is used to describe more hypothetical situations e.g. 要是下雨怎么办? yàoshi xiàyu3 zen3me bàn? What if it rains?
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    There are two main ways of saying if in Mandarin. The more commonly used one is 如果 rúguo3 which means if, or, in the event of. e.g. 你如果要来,请实现告 我 rúguo3 ni3 yào lái, qing3 shìxiān gàosu wo3 Let me know in advance if you're coming.

    The second way is 要是 which is used to describe more hypothetical situations e.g. 要是下雨怎么办? yàoshi xiàyu3 zen3me bàn? What if it rains?
    Okay, the second one I know the characters
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    我要去中国而且看(Beijing ).
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Okay, the second one I know the characters
    Yay! Recognising characters is the first step to fully learning them
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    Yay! Recognising characters is the first step to fully learning them
    我会 recognise some (do i use the measure word instead of some)中字.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    我会 recognise some (do i use the measure word instead of some)中字.
    To say 'some' you'll want to use 一些 yīxiē, which replaces the measure word, so you'll want to say 我认识一些(汉)字。

    I know I said 中文 was for the written language, but when talking about characters, you always say 汉字。You can never say 中字。
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    To say 'some' you'll want to use 一些 yīxiē, which replaces the measure word, so you'll want to say 我认识一些(汉)字。

    I know I said 中文 was for the written language, but when talking about characters, you always say 汉字。You can never say 中字。
    Okay thanks

    些 looks hard to write.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Okay thanks

    些 looks hard to write.
    It's not that hard Only 8 strokes
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    我要去中国而且看(Beijing ).
    我要去中国看北京
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    It's not that hard Only 8 strokes
    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    我要去中国看北京
    我学了它!
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    我学了它!
    学完了。 它 is very rarely used. I've actually never seen it used since I've been here.
 
 
 
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