Language School

Language School

I have language class every Tuesday evening 7.30-9.30pm arranged by CRCC Asia, and there are some words I just had to share. Bear in mind that the words have tones (the lines you see above some letters), but I am unable to type them on the laptop

Chinese
Phonetics
English Translation
Notes

Ni Hao
Nee How
Hello

Ni Hao Ma?
Nee How Ma
How are You?

Wo Hen Hao
Woah Hen How
I’m Fine

Ni Ne?
Nee Neh
Are you?

Wo Ye Hen Hao
Woah Yeah Hen How
I am also fine

Wo Bu..
Woah Boo
I am not..

Wo Hen..
Woah Hen
I am..

Wo Ye Bu
Woah Yeah Boo
I am also not

Wo Ye Hen
Woah Yeah Hen
I am also

Family

Mama
Maama
Mother

Baba
Baaba
Father

Gege
Older Brother

jiejie
older sister

wo
Woah
me

didi
younger sister

mei mei
younger

Food

Ni Chi Shenme?
Nee Chur Shen Ma
You eat what?

Chi
Chur
Eat

e
urgh
Hungry

Jiao Zi
Jow Zuh
Dumpling

Mi Fan
Me Fan
Rice

Mian Tiao
Mean Tiow
Noodles
(Tiao means long)

ji dan
jee dan
Eggs
(ji means chicken and dan means eggs)

dan gao
dan gow
cake
(dan meaning eggs because egg is an ingredient in cake)

han bao
han bow
ham burger
(bao means round)

shu tiao
Shoe Tiow
fries
(shu means potato and tiao because they are long)

ji rou
Jee Roo
chicken
(remember chicken is ji and rou means meat)

niu rou
New Roo
beef
(niu means cow and again rou is for meat)

zhu rou
pork
(zhu means pig)

qiao ke li
Cho Kur Lee
chocolate
(sounds exactly the same)

Drink

Ke
Kugh
Thirsty

He
Her
Drink

Pi Jiu
Pee Jew
Beer
(jiu is the word for alcohol, notice how its used for all alcoholic drinks)

Bai Jiu
Bye Jew
Chinese Rice Vodka

Hong Jiu
Hong Jew
Red Wine
(Hong means red)

Ka Fei
Cafe
Coffee

Niu Nai
New Nay
Milk
(remember niu means cow)

Cha
Tea

Lucha
Green Tea
(Lu means green)

Hongcha
red tea
(Hong means red, as used in red wine)

nai cha
Nay Cha
milk tea
(remember nai means milk)

Shui
Shway
Water

Ke Kou Ke Le
Coca Cola
(Sounds exactly the same)

Fen Da
Fanta

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