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This lesson focuses on using nouns as complements for other nouns and on
continuing to describe relationships between people and objects.
Our ability to ask questions has greatly increased in a relatively small number of lessons. The Chinese language gives quite a bit of latitude, which is both a blessing and a curse.
The upside is you can quickly grasp most grammatical structures and use them more or less fluently right away. The downside is
it sometimes feels like there are 1001 ways to say the same thing.
23.01 What kind of book is this?
23.02 What kind of magazine is this?
23.03 What's its Chinese title?
23.05 Whose book bag is this?
Notes: The head noun can be left out if it is understood what is being referred to, this is a form of ellipsis. It is understood in the question 那个呢？ Nà ge ne? the 那个 Nà ge refers to 那个书包 Nà ge shūbāo, so there is no need to restate the noun for a second time.
Vocabulary point:23.06 What kind of map is this?
书包 shūbāo means bookbag. The word is made exactly the same as in English, by joining the word 书 shū book to 包 bāo bag.
上海市 Shànghǎi shì means Shanghai City.
A Match the words with the translation
B Match the characters with the pinyin
C Transcribe the following sentences into pinyin
D Translate the following pinyin into English
E Circle the pinyin for the character
F Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word
G Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word
H Circle the character that matches the pinyin