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In lesson 16 we will look at another kind of relationship - the people with whom we work, live, and study as equals.

16.01 Vocabulary using the root character 同 tng

同屋
tngwū
roommate
同学
tngxu
classmate
同事
tngsh
coworker
同胞
tngbāo
compatriot
同志
tngzh
comrade

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Notes:

tng means same and is used to make numerous words in Chinese, functioning somewhat similarly to the English prefix co-.

16.02

金井泉: 你认识她吗?
Nǐ rnshi tā ma?
王军: 认识。
Rnshi.
金井泉: 她是哪国人?
Tā sh nǎ gurn?
王军: 她是美国人。
Tā sh Měigurn.
金井泉: 她叫什么?
Tā jio shnme?
王军: 她叫莎拉 。她是李雪的同屋。
Tā jio Shālā. Tā sh Lǐ Xuě de tngwū.

16.03 How do you know him? - concept review dialogue

刘小芳: 他是谁?
Tā sh shi?
李雪: 他是美国留学生。他叫马特。
Tā sh Měigu lixushēnɡ. Tā jio Mǎt.
刘小芳: 你怎么认识他?
Nǐ zěnme rnshi tā?
李雪: 他是我同屋的朋友。
Tā sh wǒ tngwū de pngyou.

16.04 She is my classmate - concept review dialogue

王军: 她是谁?
Tā sh shi?
马特: 他是我的同学。
Tā sh wǒ de tngxu.
王军: 她叫什么名字?
Tā jio shnme mngzi?
马特: 她叫李智慧。
Tā jio Lǐ Zhhu.
王军: 她是中国人吗?
Tā sh Zhōnggurn ma?
马特: 不是,她是韩国人。
B sh, tā sh Hngurn.
王军: 她从韩国什么地方来?
Tā cng Hngu shnme dfang li?
马特: 我不知道。
Wǒ b zhīdo.

16.05 She is my classmate - concept review dialogue

莎拉: 你认识金井泉吗?
Nǐ rnshi Jīnjǐng Qun ma?
王军: 认识。她是我的同学。
Rnshi. Tā sh wǒ de tngxu.
莎拉: 金井泉是哪国人?
Jīnjǐng Qun sh nǎ gurn?
王军: 她是日本人。
Tā sh Rběnrn.

16.06

在你的同学中,谁来自中国北方?
Zi nǐ de tngxu zhōng, shi liz Zhōnggu Běifāng?
Among your classmates, who is from the North of China?
在你的同事中,谁来自中国南方?
Zi nǐ de tngsh zhōng, shi liz Zhōnggu Nnfāng?
Among your coworkers, who is from the South of China?
在你的外国朋友中,谁来自美国?
Zi nǐ de wigu pngyǒu zhōng, shi liz Měigu?
Among your foreign friends, who is from America?
在留学生中,谁来自英国?
Zi lixushēnɡ zhōng, shi liz Yīnggu?
Among the exchange students, who is from England?

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16.07 What about your boyfriend?

李雪: 李智慧,你好吗?
Lǐ Zhhu, nǐ hǎo ma?
李智慧: 我很好。你父母好吗?
Wǒ hěn hǎo. Nǐ fmǔ hǎo ma?
李雪: 他们都很好,谢谢。你忙吗?
Tāmen dōu hěn hǎo, xixie. Nǐ mng ma?
李智慧: 我不忙。你呢?
Wǒ b mng. Nǐ ne?
李雪: 我不太忙。
Wǒ b ti mng.
李智慧: 那你男朋友呢?
N nǐ nnpngyou ne?
李雪: 他很忙。
Tā hěn mng.


A Transcribe the characters below into pinyin

1.) 同学 _____________________ 2.) ____________________
3.) 男朋友 _____________________ 4.) 父母 ____________________
5.) 来自 __________________ 6.) 同胞___________________
7.) 地方 __________________ 8.) 同事 __________________

B Translate the following pinyin into English

1.) tngxu ____________________ 2.) tngzh _________________
3.) zi ____________________ 4.) dōu __________________
5.) cng _________________ 6.) Rběnrn ____________________

C Translate the following sentences into English

1.) Zi nǐ de wigu pngyǒu zhōng, shi liz Měigu?

_______________________________________________________.

2.) Tāmen dōu hěn hǎo, xixie. 

_______________________________________________________.

3.) Nǐ zěnme rnshi tā?

_______________________________________________________.

4.) Nǐ fmǔ hǎo ma?

_______________________________________________________.

D Transcribe the following sentences into pinyin

1.) 那你男朋友呢?

_______________________________________________________.

2.) 在你的同事中,谁来自中国南方?

_______________________________________________________.

3.) 他是美国留学生。

_______________________________________________________.

E Fill in the blanks

金井泉: Nǐ rnshi tā ma?
王军: _____________ .
金井泉: Tā sh _____  _________?
王军: _____  ____ Měigurn.
金井泉: Tā ______ shnme?
王军: _____ jio Shālā. Tā sh Lǐ Xuě de_________.

F Fill in the blanks

李雪: Lǐ Zhhu, nǐ hǎo ma?
李智慧: Wǒ hěn _______. Nǐ _________ hǎo ma?
李雪: Tāmen _______ hěn hǎo, xixie. Nǐ mng ______?
李智慧: Wǒ b ________. Nǐ ne?
李雪: _____ b _____ mng.
李智慧: N nǐ nnpngyou _____?
李雪: ______ hěn _______.

G  Circle the pinyin for the characters

: shēnɡ     wū     sh     gāo : hǎo     li     xiān     f
: shi     xng      shn     sh  : wi     f     xiǎo     mng 
: xng     gāo     png     shi  : mng     tā     f     mǔ 
: tng     gāo     png     f  : mng     png     f     d 

H  Arrange these words into sentences

1.) mng       Wǒ       hěn        nnpngyou

_______________________________________________________.

2.) sh       Tā       wǒ        tngsh        de

_______________________________________________________.

3.) zěnme       tā       Nǐ      rnshi ?

_______________________________________________________?

4.) Tā     Hngu      cng     dfang     li      shnme ?

_______________________________________________________.

I Match the words with the translation

1.) Xīn pngyou Tokyo
2.) Dōngjīng

Compatriot

3.) Tngbāo                                                         Middle
4.) Zěnme

New Friend

5.) Zhōng

What

6.) Shnme

How