Mandarin Chinese Lesson 17: Want/Will
Nĭ yào qù nǎli?
Where will you go? B 我要去游泳池。
Wŏ yào qù yóuyŏngchí.
I will go to the swimming pool. A 你会游泳吗?
Nĭ huì yóuyŏng ma?
Can you swim? B 会一点。
Huì yī diăn.
I can swim a little bit. Example Sentences 杨 先生 要 去 宿舍。Mr. Yang will go to the dormitory.
Yáng xiānshēng yào qù sùshè.
Yang first-born want go lodge-residence. 王 小姐 要 住在 大连。Ms. Wang will live in Dalian.
Wáng xiăojiĕ yào zhùzài Dàlián.
Wang little-big-sister want live-at Dalian. 你 要 喝 什么? What do you want to drink?
Nĭ yào hē shénme?
You want drink what? 我 要 吃 中餐。I will eat Chinese food.
Wŏ yào chī Zhōngcān.
I want eat Middle-food. 我 要 学习 汉语。I will study Mandarin.
Wŏ yào xuéxí Hànyŭ.
I want study Han-language. 我 要 买 课本 。I will buy a textbook.
Wŏ yào măi kèbĕn.
I want buy lesson-source. 她 要 买 汉语 课本 。She will buy a Mandarin textbook.
Tā yào măi Hànyŭ kèbĕn.
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