Learn Chinese: dialogue 8
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- 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:
Mom: "Xiaoming, where are dad's clothes?"
Xiaoming: Dad's clothes are on the chair.
Mother: No! I have not seen them!
Xiaoming: Sorry, they are not on the chair, they are under the chair.
Mom: What is this?
Xiaoming: This is my stuff. Inside there are my books, some nice cups and my computer.
Mom: What about your television?
Xiaoming: I do not have a TV, I have a computer.
Mum: These Chinese tea cups are very pretty.
Xiaoming: Yes, these are my friend's things.
Mom: What's under the chair?
Xiaoming: It's a cat. This is my friend's cat. She has dogs and cats. I also want to have dogs and cats.
Mom: We do not have money. You can not have a cat or a dog. Where does your friend live?
Xiaoming: She lives behind our house. In front of her house is our school. "