Learn Mandarin Newsletter 7
The Early Week Edition 😜
你好 (nǐhǎo!) and welcome to the Seventh Edition of the Learn Mandarin Newsletter!
This week at the home of Learn Mandarin has so far been:
Although this guy with only his iPhone 📱 and bike 🚴♂️ managed to be a whole lot more productive.
Mandarin Conversation Week 7
這各多少钱？ Zhè gè duōshǎo qián? How much is this? 💰
两块钱。 Liǎng kuài qián。It’s 2 yuan. 2⃣️
你有多少个？Nǐ yǒu duōshǎo gè? How many do you have? 📦
我有四个。Wǒ yǒu sì gè. I have four. 🛒
我要三个。Wǒ yào sān gè. I want three. 🤓
好的。 Hǎo de. Okay. 👌
再给我一个吧！你有小一点儿的吗？Zài gěi wǒ yīgè ba! Nǐ yǒu xiǎo yīdiǎn er de ma? Give me another one! 🤪 Do you have a smaller one? 📏
我有！Wǒ yǒu! I have! 👍
Chinese Language Note
The word yuan (Chinese currency) is usually not spoken. The colloquial version kuai (Chinese: 块; pinyin: kuài) is used more often in conversation.
App of the Week
Memrise — This app (available for both iOS and Android) is a great app to learn languages generally. You can increase your Chinese vocabulary with the app by using spaced repetition of flashcards.
Book of the Week
This week I’m listening to The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz on Scribd.
One of the takeaways I got from the book is to keep working on your creativity by:
Always being open to new ideas.
To consistently be learning something new.
To ask yourself daily, “How can I do a better job today?”
Article of the Week
If you have any comments or questions, please email me on support @ learnmandarin.com.au. I’d love to hear from you.
Stay safe and healthy until next time!