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Where does today fit in your weekly routine? Chapter 3: Numerical Gumbo: Counting of All Kinds 45 ߜ J∫nti≈n x∫ngq∫’èr. ) ߜ Wô x∫ngq∫y∫ dào x∫ngq∫wû g∂ngzuò. ) ߜ Wômen mêige x∫ngq∫y∫ k≈ihuì. ) ߜ Xiàge x∫ngq∫s≈n shì wôde sh√ngrì. ) Words to Know hòuti≈n ho tyan the day after tomorrow j∫nti≈n jin tyan today míngti≈n meeng tyan tomorrow qiánti≈n chyan tyan the day before yesterday shàngge x∫ngq∫ shahng guh sheeng chee last week xiàge x∫ngq∫ shyah guh sheeng chee next week zhèige x∫ngq∫ jay guh sheeng sheeng chee this week zuóti≈n dzwaw tyan yesterday 46 Chinese Phrases For Dummies Using the Calendar and Dates To ask what today’s date is, you simply say J∫nti≈n jîyuè jîhào?

Wô méiyôu kàn nèi bù diànyîng. ) ߜ Zuóti≈n méiyôu xiàyû. ) If the aspect marker guò is at the end of the verb méiyôu, it means it never happened (up until now) in the past. By the way, you’ll sometimes find that méiyôu is shortened just to méi: ߜ Wô méi qù guò Fâguó. ) ߜ Wô méi ch∫ guò Yìndù cài. ) Getting Possessive with the Particle De The particle de is ubiquitous in Chinese. Wherever you turn, there it is. Wôde ti≈n! ) Using it is easy. All you have to do is 34 Chinese Phrases For Dummies attach it to the end of the pronoun, such as nîde ch√ (nee duh chuh; your car) or other modifier, such as t≈ g∂ngs∫ de j∫nglî (tah goong suh duh jeeng lee; his company’s manager), and — voilà — it indicates possession.

Nîde diànnâo yôu méiyôu y∫ntèwâng? ) Kêx∫ méiyôu. Nîde ne? (kuh she mayo. nee duh nuh; Unfortunately not. ) The particle de acts as an apostrophe “s” (’s) in English when it’s not attached to a pronoun. It also makes the process of modification exactly the opposite of the French possessive “de” or the English “of,” with which you may be tempted to compare it. Asking Questions You can ask questions in Chinese in a couple easy ways. You may be so curious about the world around you that you ask tons of questions after you know how.

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