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Glossary of Teach Yourself Beginner's Chinese Chapter 1

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not
bǚ yòng xiè
not at all
(lit. no need thank)
bú zài
not at:
to be not at/in
duìbuqǐ
excuse me/
I'm sorry
hǎo
good, well
...hǎo ma?
How is / are...?
hen
hěn
very
jīntiān
today
lái
to come
lǎoshī
teacher
ma
(question particle)
míngtiān
tomorrow
míngtiān jiàn
see you tomorrow
you (sing)
Nǐ hǎo!
Hello!
nǐmen
you (pl)
Nǐmen hǎo! (pl)
you (pl)
Qǐng jǐn!
Please come in.
Qǐng wèn,...?
May I ask...?
Qǐng zuò!
Please sit down.
tā/tā
she / he
tàitai
Mrs; wife
xiānsheng
Mr; husband; gentleman
xiǎo
little, young, small
xièxie
thank you; to thank
zài
at; to be at/in
zàijiàn
goodbye
Gélín xiāsheng
Mr. Green
Gélín tàitai
Mrs Green
Wáng lǎoshī
Teacher Wang
Ming lǎoshī
Teacher Ming
Wèn wèntí
Ask (a) question(s)
Tā hěn hǎo.
He/she is (very) well/good.
hǎo tàitai
a good wife
hǎo lǎoshī
a good teacher
I, me
wǒmen
we, us
tāmen
they, them
Tā míngtiān lái.
She will come tomorrow.
Lit. She tomorrow comes.
Tā míngtiān lái ma?
Is she coming tomorrow?
Nǐ bǜ hāo.
You are not well/not good.
Tā zài.
He/she's here.
Tā bú zài.
He/she's not here.
Wang laoshi zai.
Teacher Wang is around.
Wang laoshi zai ma?
Is teacher Wang around?

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