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Chinese Vocabulary & example (Say sorry&country)

Posted by sophia1813 November 23, 2009 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: Chinese Vocabulary & example, Say sorry&country, basic, learn, chinese, Sophia Lee

Traditional Chinese Version:

When you are in China, somebody is asking you a question, how to answer him/her?

Use the following vocabularies:

我    I

抱歉   sorry

中國人  Chinese

英國人  English

法國人  French

美國人  American

 

例子example1:

Q:你好,請問XXXXXXXX?

Q:Hello, may I ask you XXXXXXXX?

A:抱歉,我不是中國人。我是英國人。

A:I am sorry, I am not Chinese. I am English. 

 

例子example2:

Q:你好,請問XXXXXXXX?

Q:Hello, may I ask you XXXXXXXX?

A:對不起,我不是中國人。我是法國人。

A:I am sorry, I am not Chinese. I am French.

 

Note:

抱歉 and 對不起 have the same meaning. It's means "sorry". It is a common word in Chinese.

Chinese, in English, it can means people from China and a kind of language. But in Chinese, there are two different words. "中國人" means people from China. "中文"or"普通話"or"國語" are means the language.

 

Simplified Chinese Version:

When you are in China, somebody is asking you a question, how to answer him/her?

Use the following vocabularies:

我    I

抱歉   sorry

中国人  Chinese

英国人  English

法国人  French

美国人  American

 

例子example1:

Q:你好,请问XXXXXXXX?

Q:Hello, may I ask you XXXXXXXX?

A:抱歉,我不是中国人。我是英国人。

A:I am sorry, I am not Chinese. I am English. 

 

例子example2:

Q:你好,请问XXXXXXXX?

Q:Hello, may I ask you XXXXXXXX?

A:对不起,我不是中国人。我是法国人。

A:I am sorry, I am not Chinese. I am French.

 

Note:

抱歉 and 对不起 have the same meaning. It's means "sorry". It is a common word in Chinese.

Chinese, in English, it can means people from China and a kind of language. But in Chinese, there are two different words. "中国人" means people from China. "中文"or"普通话"or"国语" are means the language.

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