About the latest news..關於最近的新聞

Dear friends,

Here is the newest video lesson today, Let's Talk in Chinese Series  Lesson 39. I have been busy with creating a new section of the Index of Chinese Phrases and Vocabulary which contains all the dialogues of our previous video lessons. In order to update the contents of this new index section, I focus more details on my newly created video lesson (this Lesson 39), with more sub-phrases instructed repeatedly. Please watch the video and be patient, since it's a longer version, but it is worth watching lesson, you will learn some new Chinese words without memorizing them sedulously.

The first sentence is the first part of an interrogative sentence:

About the latest news..

Guān-yú zuì-jìn de xīn-wén

關於(about) + 最近(latest) + 的(of) + 新聞(news)

note: here we don't use the subject (It) to start a sentence like English, "It's about the.." We just start with the word "About 關於" in this Chinese sentence, that's normal in Chinese grammar.

there is the sub-phrase within the sentence:

the latest news

zuì-jìn de xīn-wén

最近(latest) + 的(of) + 新聞(news)

and the second part of the interrogative sentence from the interview news reporter:

What's your opinion?

Nǐ yǒu shé-me kàn-fǎ

你(you) + 有(have) + 什麼(what) + 看法(opinion)

The interviewee who replies as:

What's the news recently?

Zuì-jìn yǒu shé-me xīn-wén

最近(recently) + 有(have) + 什麼(what) + 新聞(news)

note: we use this Chinese character 有(have, yǒu) all the time, to mean "there is" as in English.

here is a sub-phrase in this interrogative sentence, a shorter version of the question:

What's the news?

Shé-me xīn-wén

什麼(what) + 新聞(news)

Here is the dialogue from the questioner, the news reporter:

It's about the news of typhoon.
Shì guān-yú tái-fēng de xīn-wén

是(is) + 關於(about) + 颱風(typhoon) 的(of) + 新聞(news)

Again, here we don't use the subject (It) to start a sentence like English, "It's about the.." We just start with the word "是(is) + about 關於" in this Chinese sentence, that's normal in Chinese grammar.

in our video, I just omit the (It's about 是關於) part, just repeat the sub-phrase once again:

about the news of typhoon
guān-yú tái-fēng de xīn-wén

關於(about) + 颱風(typhoon) 的(of) + 新聞(news)

It's for you to practice the words one more time to make a deeper impression.

The next phrase is the reply of the interviewee:

My opinion is..

Wǒ de kàn-fǎ shì

我的(my) + 看法(opinion) + 是(is)

and the dialogue of the news reporter:

What's your opinion?

Nǐ de kàn-fǎ shì shén-me

你的(your) + 看法(opinion) + 是(is) + 什麼(what)

The follow phrases (like slogans) is from the interviewee:

Everybody watch out

Dà-jiā xiǎo-xīn

大家(everybody) + 小心(watch out)

note: the combination of these 2-character Chinese words 大家(everybody) and 小心(watch out, careful) is very interesting, here are the characters within them:

大家(everybody) = 大(big) + 家(family)

小心(watch out) = 小(small) + 心(heart)

Please check the text of this lesson to view the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary via my site:

and the last phrase we have already learned in last lesson (Lesson 38):

Please be careful.

Qǐng zhù-yì ān-quán

請(please) + 注意(pay attention) + 安全(safety)

Here is a sub-phrase within, also a slogan-like phrase:

Be careful

zhù-yì ān-quán

注意(pay attention) + 安全(safety)

Again, please check the analysis of phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via:

Well, that's the lesson this time, thanks for reading my blog and please remember to subscribe my YouTube channel. Any positive encouragement is welcome.


Andres Leo


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