Learn Chinese: dialogue 4 in traditional characters
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Study the text by following these steps:
- You must be able to read it aloud, and understand it. Reading aloud trains your reading comprehension and your pronunciation.
- The next exercise consists of writing the Chinese text and translating it into English, without looking at the translation.
- The last exercise is to write in Chinese from English, it is the most difficult. When you get there without error, the "traditional writing" section can be considered as achieved.
Recording of the dialogue:
Xiaoming: "Can you speak French?
Professor LI: Sorry, I can't speak French.
Xiaoming: It does not matter. Can you speak English?
Professor LI: Sorry, I can't speak English either.
Xiaoming: What is your nationality?
Professor LI: I'm Chinese. I can speak Chinese and also Japanese.
Xiaoming: What is your family name?
Professor LI: My family name is LI. I'm Professor LI. And you?
Xiaoming: My family name is DUPOND, my name is DUPOND Charles.
Professor LI: What is your Chinese name?
Xiaoming: My Chinese name is (is called) WANG Xiaoming. I am the student Wang.
Professor LI: Nice to meet you. What is your nationality?
Xiaoming: I'm French.
Professor LI: Where do you live?
Xiaoming: I live in Beijing. And you?
Professor LI: I also live in Beijing. I am a Beijinger. Are your classmates all French?
Xiaoming: They are not all French. They all study Chinese. None of them speak Japanese.
Professor LI: It does not matter. Can you speak English, French and Chinese?
Professor LI: Can you write Chinese characters?
Professor LI: Where did you learn Chinese?
Xiaoming: I studied Chinese in France. I also study Chinese in Beijing, China.
Professor LI: Goodbye!