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Learn seven Chinese words and one sentence pattern from a classroom humor in Chinese [Beginner]

Posted by Grace Feng on January 27, 2013

Learn seven Chinese words and one sentence pattern from a classroom humor in Chinese [Beginner]In this post, I’ll introduce seven Chinese words and one sentence pattern to you to help you understand the humor you’ll read afterwards. Since it’s a classroom humor, some of the words are related to student life. Now let’s get started:

Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Mandarin Pinyin English Definition
口吃 口吃 kou3 chi1 to stammer; to stutter
监考 監考 jian1 kao3 to proctor (an exam)
看见 看見 kan4 jian4 to see; to catch sight of
作弊 作弊 zuo4 bi4 to cheat (in an exam)
生气 生氣 sheng1 qi4 to get angry
指着 指著 zhi3 zhao1 to point one’s finger at
大声 大聲 da4 sheng1 loudly

 

I’ve written the humor in simple sentence patterns for beginner level readers. Sentence pattern “有 ….” appeared five times in the context. Four out of five times it is used as the equivalent counterpart of “There is (are) …” pattern in English. Only one time it is used as the meaning of “ have (has)“.

Now, try your best to read the humor all by yourself without look up. After your reading, please tell me which  “有” is used as “have (has)“. 加油!

 

[simplified Chinese]

一个老师一点口吃。

一天,四十个学生考试, 他做监考。

当他看见一个学生在作弊,他很生气。

他指着那个学生大声说:”你…你…你…你…你敢作弊?! 站起来!”

说完,五个学生站了起来。

 

[traditional Chinese]

一個老師一點口吃。

一天,四十個學生考試, 他做監考。

當他看見一個學生在作弊,他很生氣。

他指著那個學生大聲說:”你…你…你…你…你敢作弊?! 站起來!”

說完,五個學生站了起來。

 

[pinyin]

yǒu yī gè lǎoshī yǒu yīdiǎn kǒuchī。

yī tiān, yǒu sìshí gè xuésheng kǎoshì, tā zuò jiānkǎo。

dāng tā kànjiàn yǒu yī gè xuésheng zài zuòbì, tā hěn shēngqì。

tā zhǐ zhe nàge xuésheng dàshēng shuō:” nǐ… nǐ… nǐ… nǐ… nǐ gǎn zuòbì?! zhànqǐlai!”

shuō wán, yǒu wǔ gè xuésheng zhàn le qilai。

 

[English]

There was a teacher who has a stammer.

One day, he was monitoring an exam attended by fourty students.

When he saw a student was cheating, he became very angry.

He pointed at that student and called out:” Yo… yo… yo… yo… you got the nerve to cheat?!  Stand up now!”

Upon hearing that, five students stood up.

 

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2 Responses to “Learn seven Chinese words and one sentence pattern from a classroom humor in Chinese [Beginner]”

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    Hana:

    12-04-2015 5:25 am

    I’m not sure if it’s because you said I’ll learn by not looking up, or something. I feel so accomplished. Thank you so much Grace Feng. I never try hard at something. Your blog is one of those where I feel inclined to, perhaps because of your dedication, learn and thus feel happy that I can too work hard. Next time, I hope to write to you Chinese.

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      Grace Feng:

      12-04-2015 2:57 pm

      Hana, I sincerely hope you can continue to have the feeling of “accomplished” with your learning. The better you feel about it, the better you will be at it.

      Please don’t give up on your learning even when you feel tired and frustrated. Because in the end, it’s not just a language you learned, it’s a door you opened to the other side of the world.

      Cheers,

      Grace

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