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母老虎 Tigress

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母老虎 Tigress
Elementary Lesson
Key Point
  • 得 děi
  • A 跟 B 一样 + Adj
  • shíjiān bù zǎo le,  wǒ děi huíjiā le!

    A: 时间 不早 了,我 得 回家 了!

    It’s getting late. I have to go home!

    zài wán’ér yìhuǐr mɑ,  wǒmen sānquēyī!

    B: 再 玩儿 一会儿 嘛,我们 三缺一!

    Let’s play for another while. We are “3 Lack 1”

    bù le,     wǒ lǎopo děnɡ wǒ ne!

    A: 不了,我 老婆  等   我 呢!

    No. My wife is waiting for me!

    nǐ zěnme nàme pà nǐ lǎopo?

    B: 你 怎么 那么 怕 你 老婆?

    Why are you so afraid of your wife?

    āi… nǐmen bùzhīdào, wǒde lǎopo ɡēn mǔlǎohǔ yíyànɡ lìhài!

    A: 哎…你们 不知道,我的 老婆 跟 母老虎 一样 厉害!

    Well, you know what, my wife is as fierce as a tigress!

    1. zǎo early
    2. děi to have to
    3. zài more/again
    4. 一会儿 yí huǐr a while
    5. děnɡ to wait
    6. 那么 nà me that/so
    7. to be afraid of
    8. ɡēn as
    9. 厉害 lì hài fierce
    10. 脸皮 liǎn pí (skin of) face
    11. hòu thick
    12. 蜗牛 wō niú snail
    13. màn slow

    1. 得 děi

    得 + Verb to have to do …

    huǒchē yào kāi le, wǒmen děi kuài diǎnr!

    火车    要 开了,我们 得  快  点儿!

    The train is leaving. We have to be quick!

    xiǎnɡyào zǎoqǐ, wǎnshànɡ děi zǎoshuì.

    想要     早起,  晚上   得   早睡。

    If one wants to get up early, he has to sleep early.

    2. A 跟 B 一样 + Adj.

    A is as … as B

    tāde  liǎnpí ɡēn chénɡqiánɡ yíyànɡ hòu.

    他的 脸皮 跟     城墙     一样   厚。

    His face is as thick as the city wall.

         Lily,   Jack  lái le mɑ?

    A: Lily, Jack 来了吗?

          Lily, is jack coming?

         bié tí le! tā  ɡēn wōniú yíyànɡ màn!

    B: 别提了!他 跟 蜗牛  一样  慢!

          Don’t mention it!He is as slow as a snail!

    1. Complete the sentence.

    jīntiān xiàyǔ, wǒmen _____ zǎo diǎn’ér zǒu.

    今天    下雨,   我们 _____    早    点儿 走。

    A. 的 de

    B. 得 děi

    C. 能 néng

    D. 不

    2. Is Lily’s boyfriend handsome?

    Lily de nánpénɡyǒu shuài búshuài?

    Joana: Lily的       男朋友    帅    不帅?

    tāde nánpénɡyǒu ɡēn bèikèhànmǔ yíyànɡ shuài!

    Amy: 她的    男朋友      跟       贝克汉姆    一样    帅!

    A: Her boyfriend is more handsome than Beckham.

    B: Her boyfriend is not as handsome as Beckham.

    C: Her boyfriend is as handsome as Beckham.