IC1 Lesson 1 Dialogue 2: Asking about Someone’s Nationality

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih
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IC1  Lesson 1 Dialogue II: Asking about Someone’s Nationality


Click on the word to hear the sound and its stroke animation, and examples of word combinations and sentences

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 shì is; are; am; yes; to be
2 老师 老師 lǎo shī teacher; Classifiers:
3 see 吗啡 , morphine
4 (negative prefix); not; no
5 学生 學生 xué sheng student; schoolchild
6 too
7 rén people; Classifiers:
8 中国 中國 zhōng guó China
9 北京 běi jīng Beijing
10 美国 美國 měi guó United States
11 纽约 紐約 niǔ yuē New York

List of Characters

(Click on the words to see their stroke animation).

No. Chinese Pinyin Definition
1       shì is,are,am,yes,to be
2 lǎo old
3 shī teacher, master
4 ma final interrogative particle
5 no, not
6 xué learn, study
7 shēng to be born,to give birth
8 also, too
9 rén man,person,people,mankind
10 zhōng/zhòng middle, China
11 guó country
12 běi north
13 jīng capital, Beijing (abbr.)
14 měi beautiful, America
15 niǔ button, knob,tie, to turn, to wrench
16 yuē treaty, agreement


Integrated Chinese Lesson 1 Dialogue 2 in Chinese Character, Pinyin and English
No. Chinese Pinyin Definition
1 wáng xiān shēng nǐ shì lǎo shī ma Mr. Wang, are you a teacher?
2 wǒ bù shì lǎo shī I am not a teacher.
3 wǒ shì xué shēng nǐ ne I am a student, and you?
4 wǒ yě shì xué shēng I am also a student.
5 nǐ shì zhōng guó rén ma Are you a Chinese?
6 shì wǒ shì běi jīng rén Yes. I am from Beijing.
7 nǐ shì měi guó rén ma Are you an American?
8 shì wǒ shì niǔ yuē rén Yes, I am from New York.

Quizlet for IC1 L1D2 (1)

Quizlet for IC1 L1D2 (2)


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