Vocabulary and phonetics of lesson 6
Learn Chinese: phonetic and vocabulary 6
Note: when a translation of a character is in brackets, this means that this character cannot be used alone. This does not mean that it has no meaning, just as the roots of words in our Western languages.
hour / (a little)
yì diǎnr :
bell / clock / (after diǎn = hour on the dot)
minute / divide / part
now. Reminder: x is pronounced like 's' but with the top middle part of the tongue.
moment. Reminder: after s, sh, c, ch, z, r, the i is a buzzed continuation of the consonant.
shénme shíhou :
to go. The q is pronounced like a 'ts' with an explosion of air and with the top middle part of the tongue like the x.
to return (getting away) (see grammar)
to return (getting closer) (see grammar). Please note that lái loses its tone.
to look, to see. Please note that k is pronounced with an explosion of air.
to hit / practice (a martial art)
to speak (see grammar)
dǎ diànhuà :
to call (phone)
modal particle indicating that the situation is new (change of situation). See the grammar. The e is pronounced very open.
negation (in a past context). This chinese character has already been seen in lesson 2 in the expression méi guānxi "Never mind".
number "two" for the time and quantities (see grammar).
Hey ! (telephone greeting)