Happy Chinese(快乐汉语) is an entertaining, fun and easy Chinese series. In Season I, we will focus on daily life Chinese. It will helps the foreigners not only just know what to say, but also how to use it. 快乐汉语系列一《日常生活汉语》主要教授在中国家庭生活及学校生活中的日常用语。我们将以情景剧的方式帮助大家理解和掌握这些句子。


What’s this thing called in Chinese?
As a beginner in learning Chinese, you may find many things, you don’t know how to say in Chinese. Then you can ask in Chinese: “Zhe ge dongxi Hanyu jiao shenme?” (What’s this thing called in Chinese?) Or simply “Zhe ge Hanyu jiao shenme?” (What’s this called in Chinese?)

Where did you go?
I went to a meeting.
The “le” in “Ni qu nar le?” is used at the end of a sentence to indicate an action or situation in the past. But when indicating a negative sense, “le” should be omitted, and the word “mei” should be inserted before the verb. Affirmative: Yesterday I went to the supermarket. Negative: Yesterday I didn’t go to the supermarket.