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Lesson 4

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises
Multiple choice


Questioning image Question: You really want to know if your friend drinks Chinese tea. Try to find this out from a friend of his. [Use a choice-type question.]

Hint 1 Hint 1   喜 不 喜 欢
Hint 2 Hint 2   呢 can be used to reinforce the question
Comments Answer  他 喜 不 喜 欢 喝 中 国 茶 呢? Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 他 喜 欢 喝 中 国 茶 吗
tā xĭhuān hē Zhōngguó chá ma or 他 喜 欢 不 喜 欢 喝 中 国 茶 tā xĭhuān bu xĭhuān hē Zhōngguó chá without the emphasis on the question. 呢 ne is placed at the end of a sentence. It can be used in the following situations: 1. To ask the same question of the person you are having the conversation with, as in: A: 你 好 吗 nĭ hăo ma? how are you? B: 我 很 好. 你 呢 wŏ hěn hăo. nĭ ne? I am very well, and you? 2. As the question word: where? 我 的 书 呢 wŏ de shū ne? where is my book? 3. To reinforce questions formed with a question-word (who? what? which? when? why? where?) and to show that a speaker really wants to know the answer, as in: 他 是 哪 国 人 呢 tā shì nă guó rén ne? what nationality IS he? 你 看 的 是 什 么 书 呢 nĭ kàn de shì shénme shū ne? what book ARE you reading? 你 去 哪 儿 呢 nĭ qù năr ne? where ARE you going?
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