Mandarin Chinese Grammar for Pimsleur Students/Questions

QuestionsEdit

"Yes/No" questionsEdit

Final interrogative particleEdit

ma (final interrogative particle)
你是美国人 ? nĭ shì měiguó rén ma? Are you American?
你喜欢茶 ? nĭ xĭhuān chá ma? Do you like tea?
你有小孩儿 ? nĭ yŏu xiăo hái'er ma? Do you have children?

Verb-negation-verbEdit

是不是美国人 ? shì bù shì měiguó rén? Are you American?
喜欢不喜欢茶 ? xĭhuān bù xĭhuān chá? Do you like tea?
有没有小孩儿 ? yŏu méi yŏu xiăo hái'er? Do you have children?

"Or" questionsEdit

还是 háishì or
你想喝茶还是啤酒 ? nĭ xiăng hē chá háishì píjĭu? Would you like to drink tea or beer?

→ See also: Conjunctions

Question wordsEdit

ne how about… 你的先生 ? nĭ de xiānshēng ne? How about your husband?
什么 shénme what 你想吃什么 ? nĭ xiăng chī shénme? What would you like to eat?
哪儿 nǎr where, where to 她要去哪儿 ? tā yào qù nǎr? Where will she go?
什么时候 shénme shíhòu when 我们要什么时候去北京 ? wŏmen yào shénme shíhòu qù Běijīng? When will we go to Beijing?
shéi who 他要跟一起 ? tā yào gēn shéi yìqĭ qù Běijīng? Along with whom will he go to Beijing?
几点钟 jī diăn zhōng what time 现在几点钟 ? xiàn zài jī diăn zhōng? What time is it (now)?
她是几点钟到达 ? tā shì jī diăn zhōng dào dá? At what time did she arrive?
多少 duōshăo how much 她有多少钱 ? tā yŏu duōshăo qián? How much money does she have?
一杯葡萄酒多少钱? yī bēi pútaojiŭ duōshăo qián? How much (money) is one glass of wine?
Last modified on 29 March 2011, at 14:00