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。


How old are you?
What's your age?/How old are you?
The following are the ways to ask in Chinese about someone's age. If the person you ask is a child, you may say "Ni duo da le" or "Ni ji sui le". If the person you ask is young, you may say "Ni duo da le". You may also have a rough assessment of the person's age based his/her appearance, then say, "Ni shi ji le"(for a teenager), "Ni ershi ji le"(for a person above 20). If the person you ask is old, you may ask by saying "Nin duo da nianji le"(How old are you). The person asked, if aged above 10, often omits the word "sui" in answering a question about his/her age. For example: "Ni duo da le"(How old are you),"Shi yi"(I am 11).

I have no money with me. How about you?
I'm full. How about you?
In a certain context, before the Chinese auxiliary word "ne", there can be a noun composition. The pattern is used to mean "where", for example "Wode qian ne"(Where's my money), or "how", for example "Wo hui chang lai de. Nimen ne"(I'll come here often. How about you).