Mandarin Chinese Lesson 42: 星期 Week
下 个 星期 他 要 去 看 足球赛。 Next week he will go to see a soccer game.
Xià gè xīngqī tā yào qù kàn zúqiúsài.
Next one star-period he want go see foot-ball-match. 下 个 星期 我 要 去 沈阳。 Next week I will go to Shenyang.
Xià gè xīngqī wǒ yào qù Shěnyáng.
Next one star-period I want go Shen-sun. 我 弟弟 上 个 星期 通过 了 大学 的 入学 考试。 My little brother passed his university entrance exam last week.
Wǒ dìdi shànɡ ɡè xīngqī tōngguò le dàxué de rùxué kǎoshì.
I younger brother know well – go through big study of enter-study verify-test. 我 在 这里 两个 星期 了。 I have been here for two weeks.
Wǒ zài zhèli liǎnggè xīngqī le.
I at here-inside two star-period. 今天 是 星期二。 Today is Tuesday.
Jīntiān shì xīngqī'èr.
This sky is star-period-two. 下 个 星期 我 要 去 看 长城。 Next week I will go see the Great Wall.
Xià gè xīngqī wǒ yào qù kàn Chángchéng.
Next one star-period I want go see Long-wall. 她 上 个 星期 回国 了。 She returned to her country last week.
Tā shàng gè xīngqī huíguó le.
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