Learn Chinese 100 sentences︱everyday language:Talking about Family

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In China, people often ask about their friends’ parents or children during conversations to show respect and concern, and people asked are normally pleased about this. Therefore, talking about family is one of the most important aspects in a conversation.

Text:

mài kè:nĭ jiā yŏu shén me rén?

麦克:你家有什么人?

Mike:Who are there in your family?

lìli:wŏ, fù qīn, mŭ qīn, gē ge hé mèi mei.

丽丽:我,父亲,母亲,哥哥和妹妹。

Lili:My father, mother, an elder brother, a younger sister and me.

mài kè:nĭ fù qīn duō dà suì shù?

麦克:你父亲多大岁数?

Mike:How old is your father?

lìli:tā jīn nián liù shí le.

丽丽:他今年六十了。

Lili:He’s sixty years old.

mài kè:tā hái gōng zuò ma?

麦克:他还工作吗?

Mike:Is he still working?

lìli:tā yĭ jīng tuì xiū le.

丽丽:他已经退休了。

Lili:No, he’s already retired.

mài kè:nĭ mŭ qīn gōng zuò ma?

麦克:你母亲工作吗?

Mike:And your mother?

lìli:tā shì gè jiā tíng zhŭ fù.

丽丽:她是个家庭主妇。

Lili:She is a housewife.

mài kè:nĭ gē ge hé mèi mei ne?

麦克:你哥哥和妹妹呢?

Mike:How are your brother and sister?

lìli:wŏ gē ge shì dài fu. wŏ mèi mei hái zài shàng zhōng xué.

丽丽:我哥哥是大夫,我妹妹还在上中学。

Lili:My brother is doctor. My sister is studying in a middle school.

New words:

1. 家庭 jiā tíng(family)

2. 父亲fù qīn (father)

3. 母亲 mŭ qīn(mother)

4. 哥哥 gē ge(elder brother)

5. 妹妹 mèi mei(younger sister)

6. 退休 tuì xiū(to retire)

7. 大夫 dài fu(doctor)

8. 中学 zhōng xué(middle school)

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