Lesson 17 我要住在大连。 I will live in Dalian.
要 yào Will, want / 青岛 qīngdǎo Qingdao / 中餐 zhōngcān Chinese food
/ 加拿大 Jiānádà Canada /
要 yào means "will" or "want to" depending on the context. 要 yào is not usually used in the negative form. 当然 Dāngrán means "of course" and is used in the same way that the English expression is used, with a few minor differences. For instance, in response to a request you could say 当然可以 Dāngrán kěyǐ "Of course you can!" but it English we frequently drop the verb and just respond "Of course!"Example sentences: 她 要 去 北京。 She will to go to Beijing.
Tā yào qù Běijīng.
She will go North Capital. 周 小姐 要 住 在 青岛。 Ms. Zhou will live in Qingdao.
Zhōu xiǎojiě yào zhù zài qīngdǎo.
Zhou little-big-sister will live at Blue/Green-Island. 我 要 住 在 大连。 I will live in Dalian.
Wǒ yào zhù zài Dàlián.
I will live at Big-Link. 我 要 喝 啤酒。 I want to drink beer.
Wǒ yào hē píjiǔ.
I will drink beer. 她 要 学习 汉语 吗? Will she study Mandarin?
Tā yào xuéxí Hànyǔ ma?
She want study Han-language question? 王 小姐 要 去 加拿大 学习。 Ms. Wang will study in Canada.
Wáng xiǎojiě yào qù Jiānádà xuéxí.
Wang little-big-sister want go Canada study. 他 要 去 买 电视。 He will buy a television.
Tā yào qù mǎi diànshì.
He want go buy electric-look upon. >> Download this as a PDF (right click to save) Sound files for the example sentences: >> Download RL teacher reading these sentences (right click to save) >> Download SS teacher reading these sentences (right click to save) >> Download JN teacher reading these sentences (right click to save)
Dialogue: A 你认识汉字吗?
Nĭ rènshi hànzì ma?
Can you read Chinese characters? B 我不认识。
Wŏ bú rènshi.
I can’t read them. A 你要学吗?
Nĭ yào xué ma?
Will you study them? B 当然要学。
Dāngrán yào xué.
Of course I will study them. >> Download this as a PDF (right click to save) Sound files for the dialogue: >> Download DL teacher and DP teacher performing this dialogue (right click to save)
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