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A Guide to Asking Questions in Chinese Posted by on Jun 8, 2020

Learning how to ask questions is important in any language. Even if you can’t really understand responses very well, being able to ask questions at least gets you started conversing with locals. Today I’m going to share a guide to asking questions in Chinese that I hope will help you out. 加油! Question Words in…

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Yes/No Questions in Chinese Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

There are no words in Chinese that directly translate as “yes” or “no.” So, how does one go about asking a yes/no question without either of those words? There are two different ways to ask these kinds of questions in Chinese. Learn them with a few examples as well as how to answer them in…

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Asking Questions in Chinese Posted by on May 9, 2016

Learn how to ask questions in Chinese – using who, what, where, when, why, and how – in this short video. Study the examples for each question word and practice at home! 他是谁?tā shì shuí Who is he? 谁想去? shuí xiǎng qù Who wants to go? 你的老师是谁? nǐ de lǎo shī shì shuí Who is your teacher?…

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Yes No Questions in Chinese Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

We’ve already talked about asking questions in Chinese here on the blog, so go back and review that post if you need more practice with your who/what/where/when/why type of questions. For this post, I’d like to review asking and answering simple yes/no questions in Chinese. There are basically two ways to ask these types of questions…

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20 Questions in Chinese Posted by on Aug 6, 2013

Here are 20 very common questions that you may be asked while traveling or living in China. Practice your Chinese by answering them, and then ask a friend! 1. 你叫什么名字? (nǐ jiào shén me míng zì) – What’s your (first) name? 2. 你姓什么? (nǐ xìng shén me) – What’s your last name/surname? It should be…

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Yes/No Questions Video Posted by on Sep 20, 2011

The Chinese language lacks a direct translation of the words “yes” and “no.” This causes a lot of confusion amongst foreigners studying the language. It’s also the source of a lot of cultural misunderstandings for people traveling or living in the country. In a follow up to Steve’s written post, this short video tries to…

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