How to Speak Chinese: Expressing Opinions

How to Speak Chinese: Expressing Opinions?



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Welcome to Chapter 5, How to Speak Chinese: Expressing Opinions?. In this chapter you will learn how to express your opinions about people, objects and experiences.

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How to Speak Chinese: Expressing Opinions

English

A: What did you think about the movie?
B: I thought it was okay.

A: What’s your opinion about Randy?
B: I think he’s nice.

Pinyin

A: Nǐ rèn wéi zhè bù diàn yǐng zěn me yàng?
B: Wǒ rèn wéi hái kě yǐ.

A: Nǐ júe de Randy zěn me yàng?
B: Wǒ rèn wéi tā hěn hǎo.


Chinese Characters

A: 你认为这部电影怎么样?
B: 我认为还可以.

A: 你觉得Randy怎么样?
B: 我认为他很好.

Vocabulary
English Pinyin Character
think about rèn wéi 认为
movie diàn yǐng 电影
think rèn wéi 认为
ok kě yǐ 可以
nice hěn hǎo 很好
he
I


Speaking Practice

1. Ask for an opinion about a movie.
A: ____________________________________.

2. Give your opinion about something.
A: ____________________________________.

3. Ask for an opinion about Jenny Li.
A: ____________________________________.

4. Give your opinion about a famous actor.
A: ____________________________________.

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How to Speak Chinese: Expressing Opinions


English

A: What do you think about the FTA?
B: I think it’s good.

A: Why?
B: It’s lowered food prices.

Pinyin

A: What do you think about the FTA?
B: I think it’s good.

A: Why?
B: It’s lowered food prices.


Chinese Characters

A: 你认为FTA怎么样?
B: 我认为它很好.

A: 为什么?
B: 它降低了食物的价格.

Vocabulary
English Pinyin Character
think about rèn wéi 认为
good hǎo
Why wèi shén me 为什么
lowered jiàng dī 降低
food shí wù 食物
prices jià ge 价格
you



Speaking Practice

1. Ask someone what they think of the FTA.
A: ____________________________________________.

2. Express that you think something is good.
A: ____________________________________________.

Ask why someone holds the opinion they do.
A: ____________________________________________.

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How to Speak Chinese: Expressing Opinions


English

A: Do you want to take a cruise?
B: No, I don’t like cruises.

A: Really? Why not?
B: I think they’re boring.

Pinyin

A: Nǐ xiǎng qù huán yóu ma?
B: Bù,wǒ bú xǐ huān huán yóu.

A: Zhēn de ma ?wéi shén me bú ne?
B: Wǒ rèn wéi tā men hěn wú liáo.


Chinese Characters

A: 你想去环游吗?
B: 不,我不喜欢环游.

A: 真的吗?为什么不呢?
B: 我认为他们很无聊.

Vocabulary
English Pinyin Character
want xiǎng
cruise huán yóu 环游
like xǐ huān 喜欢
Really? Zhēn de ma 真的吗
Why wèi shén me 为什么
they tā men 他们
boring wú liáo 无聊
think rèn wéi 认为




English

1. Express that you don’t like something.
A: _________________________________________.

2. Ask someone why they don;t like something.
A: _________________________________________.

3. Express that you think something is boring.
A: _________________________________________.

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How to Speak Chinese: Expressing Opinions


English

A: What’s your opinion of the president?
B: I think he’s great!

A: Why do you think that?
B: Because he lowered our taxes.

Pinyin

A: Nǐ jué dé zǒng tǒng zěn me yàng?
B: Wǒ rèn wéi tā hěn wěi dà.

A: Nǐ wéi shén me nà me rèn wéi ne?
B: Yīn wéi tā jiàng dī le wǒ men de nà shuì.


Chinese Characters

A: 你觉得总统怎么样?
B: 我认为他很伟大.

A: 你为什么那么认为呢?
B: 因为他降低了我们的纳税.

Vocabulary
English Pinyin Character
president zǒng tǒng 总统
great wěi dà 伟大
why wèi shén me 为什么
lowered jiàng dī 降低
taxes nà shuì 纳税
Because Yīn wéi 因为
our wǒ men de 我们的
that
think rèn wéi 认为
you



English

Ask someone for their opinion of the current president.
A: ________________________________________.

Express that you think someone is “great.”
A: ________________________________________.

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