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dì    yī     kè

第    一    课

Lesson One 

nǐ    hǎo
你    好

How are you?    


New Words

你【nǐ】 you

好【hǎo】 good; fine

吗【ma】 sentential particle expressing general interrogative

很【hěn】 <adv.> very

我【wǒ】 I

也【yě】 <adv.> also; too; as well

你们【nǐmen】 you (second person plural).

他【tā】 he.

他们【tāmen】 they.

我们【wǒmén】 we.

来【lái】 come

爸爸【bàba】 papa; dad; father.

妈妈【māma】 <informal> ma, mum, mummy; mother.  

她【tā】 she.



      nǐ    hǎo

A:   你    好。

      nǐ    hǎo

B:   你    好。

      nǐ    hǎo       ma

A:   你    好       吗?  

       hěnhǎo     nǐ    hǎo ma

B:   很    好。你    好  吗?  

       wǒ   yě       hěn hǎo

A:   我    也       很    好。



1.  “你 好”  Hello!/Hi!

     It is an everyday greeting and is used at any time, on any occasion and by a person of any  social 

     status. The reply should also be “你好”。  


2. “你 好吗?How are you?

     It is an everyday greeting and is usually used between acquaintances. A polite expression such as “ 
     我很好can be used as a reply.


3.  “也“ is usually used directly after the subject of a sentence, which is different from English.      


Substitution and Extension

你好。         你们

你好吗?       你们   他    她    他们  




Situational dialogues:

1  You meet and greet your classmates.

2  On a visit to your friend’s home, you greet his/her father and mother.

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