Mandarin Chinese Lesson 47: 爱好 to have a hobby
朱 小姐 的 爱好 是 滑冰。 Ms. Zhu's hobby is ice skating.
Zhū xiǎojiě de àihào shì huábīng.
Zhu little-big sister of love-good is slippery-ice. 孔 老师 爱好 诗词。 Teacher Kong is keen on poetry.
Kǒng lǎoshī àihào shīcí.
Kong old-master love-good poem-word. 你 有 很 多 爱好 吗? Do you have a lot of hobbies?
Nǐ yǒu hěn duō àihào ma?
You have very many love-good question? 我 的 爱好 是 滑雪。 My hobby is skiing.
Wǒ de àihào shì huáxuě.
I of love-good is slippery-snow. 我 的 爱好 是 打 羽毛球。 My hobby is playing badminton.
Wǒ de àihào shì dǎ yǔmáoqiú.
I of love-good is hit feather-hand-ball. 他 的 爱好 是 绘画。 His hobby is painting.
Tā de àihào shì huìhuà.
He of love-good is draw-picture. 他 女朋友 的 爱好 是 看 风水。 His girlfriend's hobby is practicing fengshui.
Tā nǚpéngyou de àihào shì kàn fēngshuǐ.
He female-friend of love-good is see wind-water. >> Download this as a PDF (right click to save) >> Download this as an mp3 by PP teacher
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