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22.01 Printed Materials


Shū
Book
杂志
Zzh
Magazine
报纸
Bozhǐ
Newspaper
画报
Hubo
Pictorial
课本
Kběn
Textbook
词典
Cdiǎn
Dictionary
小说
Xiǎoshuō
Novel
地图
Dt
Map

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22.02 This and that - Example sentences

这是书,那是词典。
Zh sh shū, n sh cdiǎn.
This is a book, that is a dictionary.
这是报纸,那是杂志。
Zh sh bozhǐ, n sh zzh.
This is a newspaper, that is a magazine.
这是地图,那是报纸。
Zh sh dt, n sh bozhǐ.
This is a map, that is a newspaper.
这是课本,那是小说。
Zh sh kběn, n sh xiǎoshuō.
This is a textbook, that is a novel.
这是词典, 那是课本。
Zh sh cdiǎn, n sh kběn.
This is a dictionary, that is a textbook.

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Notes:

zh and 那 n are demonstrative pronouns, which means that they point out where something is. 这 zh means this and 那 n means that.

Pronunciation point:

You should be careful not to confuse 那 n with the interrogative pronoun 哪 . 那 n has a fourth tone falling sound, which sounds commanding or even angry to English speakers. has the falling and then rising third tone, which to English speakers sounds a bit like someone who is mildly incredulous of something.

22.03 Whose textbook is this? - Example sentences

那是谁的杂志?
N sh shi de zzh?
Whose magazine is that?
这是谁的课本?
Zh sh shi de kběn?
Whose textbook is this?
那是谁的报纸?
N sh shi de bozhǐ?
Whose newspaper is that?
这是谁的词典?
Zh sh shi de cdiǎn?
Whose dictionary is this?
这是谁的画报?
Zh sh shi de hubo?
Whose pictorial is this?

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Notes:

The structural particle 的 de is usually put between the interrogative pronoun 谁 shi and the noun it is an attributive of.

22.04 It's the teacher's book

萨拉: 这是什么?
Zh sh shnme?
王军: 这是书。
Zh sh shū.
萨拉: 这是谁的书?
Zh sh shi de shū?
王军: 这是老师的书。
Zh sh lǎoshī de shū.

22.05 This is my roommate's magazine - Concept review dialogue

马特: 那是什么?
N sh shnme?
李雪: 那是杂志。
N sh zzh.
马特: 那是谁的杂志?
N sh shi de zzh?
李雪: 那是我同屋的杂志。
N sh wǒ tngwū de zzh.

22.06 Which magazine is yours? - Example sentences

哪本杂志是你的?
Nǎ běn zzh sh nǐ de?
Which magazine is yours?
哪本小说是他的?
Nǎ běn xiǎoshuō sh tā de?
Which novel is his?
哪本词典是她的?
Nǎ běn cdiǎn sh tā de?
Which dictionary is hers?
哪本书是王军的?
Nǎ běn shū sh Wng Jūn de?
Which book is Wang Jun's?
哪张地图是我的?
Nǎ zhāng dt sh wǒ de?
Which map is mine?

22.07 Sentences with possessive pronouns

这本书是我的。
Zh běn shū sh wǒ de.
This book is mine.
那本课本是我同屋的。
N běn kběn sh wǒ tngwū de.
That textbook is my roommate's.
这本杂志是他的。
Zh běn zzh sh tā de.
This magazine is his.
那份报纸是张老师的。
N fn bozhǐ sh Zhāng Lǎoshī de.
That newspaper is Zhang teacher's.

Pronunciation point:

Zh and 那 n is the pronunciation you typically find in textbooks, but sometimes they may be pronounced as zhi and ni, respectively. This pronunciation is only used when the words are specifying which is which, as in "Which book out of all of these are Anna's? - This one."

Zhi and ni is considered to be less standard pronunciation, so there's no reason to worry about it too muc去h. If you are living in China and in a region where zhi and ni are being used you will probably pick them up instinctually, the way one picks up slang. Otherwise, you can never go wrong saying Zh and n.

22.08 Is this your dictionary?

李雪: 那本词典是不是你的?
N běn cdiǎn sh b sh nǐ de?
萨拉: 那本词典是我的。
N běn cdiǎn sh wǒ de.
李雪: 这本词典是不是我的?
Zh běn cdiǎn sh b sh wǒ de?
萨拉: 这本词典是你的。
Zh běn cdiǎn sh nǐ de.

22.09 The Horrors of Pronunciation


Zh
Straight

Zhǐ
Paper

Zh
Sign


A Transcribe the characters below into pinyin

1.) 杂志 _____________________ 2.) 课本 ____________________
3.) 画报 _____________________ 4.) 词典 ____________________
5.) 地图 __________________ 6.) 小说 ___________________

B Translate the pinyin into English

1.) Qingzhung __________________ 2.) Cdiǎn  ______________
3.) Bozhǐ _________________ 4.) Pioliɑng ________________
5.) Xiǎoshuō _________________ 6.) Dt ________________

C Match the words with the translation

1.) 头发 Novel
2.) 小说

Magazine

3.) 报纸                  Strong
4.) 漂亮

Hair

5.) 强壮

Pretty

6.) 杂志

Newspaper

D Transcribe the following sentences into pinyin

1.) 那本词典是不是你的?

_______________________________________________________.

2.) 这本杂志是我的。

_______________________________________________________.

3.) 哪本小说是他的?

_______________________________________________________.

4.)  哪张地图是他的?

_______________________________________________________.

5.)  这是地图,那是报纸。

_______________________________________________________.

E Circle the character that matches the pinyin

t : 纸     瘦     独     图 diǎn : 青     典     直     师
bo : 报     纸     瘦     直  z : 瘦     词     纸     杂 
d : 地     独     志     纸 c : 词     商     志     弟 

F Translate the following pinyin into English

1.) Zh sh shū, n sh cdiǎn.

_______________________________________________________.

2.) N běn kběn sh wǒ tngwū de.

_______________________________________________________.

3.) Nǎ běn zzh sh nǐ de?

_______________________________________________________.

4.) Zh sh shi de shū?

_______________________________________________________.

5.) Zh sh bozhǐ, n sh zzh.

_______________________________________________________.

G Fill in the blanks

马特: N sh ________?
李雪: _____ sh _______ .
马特: N sh ______ de zzh?
李雪: N _____ wǒ tngwū de ________ .

H Arrange the words into sentences

1.) zzh     sh     Zh     běn     de     tā . 

_______________________________________________________.

2.) tngwū     sh     bozhǐ     fn     wǒ     N     de . 

_______________________________________________________.

3.) wǒ     pngyou     shū     sh     de     N .

_______________________________________________________.

4.) shi     de     N     sh     zzh ?

_______________________________________________________.

I Write questions for the following answers

1.) _______________________________________________________?

      这本书是他的。 Zh běn shū sh tā de. 

2.) _______________________________________________________?

      那是报纸 N sh bozhǐ.

3.) _______________________________________________________?

    是我同屋的小说。 Zh sh wǒ tngwū de xiǎoshuō.

4.) _______________________________________________________?

    是画报。 Zh sh hubo.