Chinese Multimedia

Lesson 5

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises
Multiple choice


Question: Tell your friend that you like both Chinese and English food.

Hint 1 Hint 1   Use 都
Hint 2 Hint 2   The objects of the sentence, Chinese and English meals, are placed before 都
Comments Answer  我 中 国 菜 、 英 国 菜 都 喜 欢 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 中 国 菜 、 英 国 菜 我 都 喜 欢
Zhōngguó cài, Yīngguó cài wŏ dōu xĭhuān. Or 我 喜 欢 中 国 菜 也 喜 欢 英 国 菜 wŏ xĭhuān Zhōngguó cài yě xĭhuān Yīngguó cài. The objects in this sentence pattern are nouns, or noun-functioned phrases in a list form. These are placed before the adverb 都 dōu. The subject of the sentence can either be placed before the list or before 都 dōu: 英 文 、 中 文 他 都 会 说 Yīngwén, Zhōngwén tā dōu huì shuō he speaks both English and Chinese.
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