GAVS Chinese I and II Newsletter

Feb 2016 by Loyee Ling

Make Flashcard

I suggest you to make your own flashcard with character/pinyin and English translation in the back for any new vocabularies through your learning progress which will enhance your Chinese vocabulary recognition and will be easy to comprehend each sentence in future lessons. Please find new vocabularies in the eText book which is usually on the last 2nd page of the module.

Chinese sentences pattern and usage - language notes and key sentences

Please pay attention to grammar knowledge and sentence pattern areas.

Sentence pattern:


  1. How to greeting people and reply back?

When someone say hello to you as你好(ni hao) then you should reply same back as你好(ni hao). The following people as A and B in below Chinese conversations.

A你好- ni hao - hello


B你好- ni hao – hello

  1. How to ask/reply when someone asks your name?

Sentence pattern:

Subject + (jiao – to be called)+什么(shen me- what)+名字(ming zi-name)?

Please see the examples below:

A你什么名字?
Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?

(What is your name?)

B我李丽。
Wǒ jiào Lǐ Lì.

My name is Li Li.