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Very pleased to meet you! This is a very polite saying. 幸会(xìng huì) means 'meet ', and it implies one's deep honor to be able to meet another. zhōngguórén dìyīcì jiànmiàn xǐhuan shuō“jiǔyǎng jiǔyǎng”。 The first time Chinese people meet, they like to say "pleased to meet you". Download. Intermediate. Pleased to meet you definition: You can say ' Pleased to meet you ' as a polite Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Also the unrelated Vietnamese has borrowed many words from Chinese. About one fifth of the people in the world speak some form of Chinese as their native language, making it the most spoken language in the world. Although Japanese and Korean use Chinese written characters and a large number of Chinese loanwords, they are not even in the same language family.
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Rather they are related in a manner that resembles English having a lot of Romance language-derived loanwords while still being a Germanic language. Also, the unrelated Vietnamese language which uses a distinctive version of the Latin alphabet language has borrowed many words from Chinese and at one time used Chinese characters as well.
Those heading for Taiwan or southern Fujian may find the Minnan dialect useful as well. Chinese, like most other Asian languages such as Arabicis famous for being difficult to learn.
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While English speakers would initially have problems with the tones and recognizing the many different characters Chinese has no alphabetthe grammar is very simple and can be picked up very easily.
Most notably, Chinese grammar does not have conjugation, tenses, gender, plurals or other grammatical rules found in other major languages such as English or French. Pronunciation guide[ edit ] The pronunciation guide below uses Hanyu pinyinthe official romanization of the People's Republic of China. Until recently, Taiwan used the Wade-Giles system, which is quite different, then switched to Tongyong pinyinonly slightly different from Hanyu pinyin, and now officially uses Hanyu pinyin just like the People's Republic.
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Pinyin allows very accurate pronunciation of Chinese if you understand how it works, but the way that it uses letters like q, x, c, z and even i is not at all intuitive to the English speaker. Studying the pronunciation guide below carefully is thus essential. After you master the pronunciation you still may not be understood, its time to move on to the next challenge, speaking the accurate tones.
They do not have articles or genders, and there is no distinction between singular or plural. Verbs Now that we already learned how to use nouns, in order to make complete sentences, we need to know about verbs.
I have some good news here too.Concise Chinese Rènshi nǐ hěn gāoxìng！Nice to meet you!
Verbs are also pretty straight forward in Chinese! They do not change with person, tense, number and there are no participles. Chinese words whether nouns or verbs never change their form. We will see how this works in the next section about verb tenses Present Progressive Tense In the present progressive tense we just need to use the basic form.
Now that we have learned our first sentence, let me explain a little about the standard word order. In Chinese, the word order is Subject-Verb-Object. This is the same as the word order in English e.
The horse is going to jump. Adjectives If you like to describe certain things, the adjective normally follows the noun. The blue shirt is new.