Chinese Language Lessons: Describing People

Chinese Language Lessons | Describing People

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Welcome to Chapter 5, Chinese Language Lessons | Describing People. In this chapter you will learn how to give physical descriptions using Chinese.

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Chinese Language Lessons | Describing People

English

A: What does Paul look like?
B: He is Tall and Thin.

A: How does Bruce look?
B: He’s medium-height and he weighs about 80 Kilos.

Pinyin

A: Paul shén me yàng zǐ?
B: Tā yòu gāo yòu shòu.

A: Bruce shén me yàng zǐ?
B: Tā zhōng děng gāo yǒu 80gōng jīn zhòng.


Chinese Characters

A: Paul什么样子?
B: 他又高又瘦.

A: Bruce什么样子?
B: 他中等高有80公斤重.

Vocabulary
English Pinyin Character
what shén me 什么
look yàng zǐ 样子
he
tall gāo
thin shòu
medium zhōng děng 中等
height gāo
weigh zhòng
kilo gōng jīn 公斤


Speaking Practice

1. Ask what “”Zhang” looks like?
A: ___________________________.

2. Explain what he or she looks like. Note: Both “he” and “she” use the pronoun “tā.”
A: ___________________________.

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Chinese Language Lessons | Describing People

English

A: Have you met Professor Stein?
B: Yes, I have.

A: What does she look like?
B: She is about160 centimeters tall and a bit overweight.

A: What about her hair?
B: It’s brown and curly.

Pinyin

A: Nǐ jiàn guò Stein jiào shòu ma?
B: Shì de, wǒ jiàn guò.

A: Tā shén me yàng zǐ?
B: Tā dà yuē yǒu 160 lí mǐ gāo, yǒu diǎn pàng.

A: Tā tóu fā ne?
B: Zōng sè juǎn fā.


Chinese Characters

A: 你见过Stein教授吗?
B: 是的,我见过. 

A: 她什么样子?
B: 她大约有160厘米高,有点胖.

A: 她头发呢?
B: 棕色卷发.

Vocabulary
English Pinyin Character
meet jiàn
professor jiào shòu 教授
yes shì de 是的
what shén me 什么
look yàng zǐ 样子
about dà yuē 大约
centimeters lí mǐ 厘米
tall gāo
a bit yǒu diǎn 有点
overweight pàng
hair tóu fā 头发


Speaking Practice

1. Describe yourself.
A: ___________________________.

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