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乌鸦嘴 The Crow's Beak

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乌鸦嘴 The Crow's Beak
Elementary Lesson
Key Point
  • Structure “location + 有(yǒu)…” - “there is … at/in/on …”
  • 多, 左右, 大概 indicating an approximate number
  • zhàodōng, xiàbān yìqǐ qù chī kǎoròu ba!

    A: 赵东,   下班 一起 去 吃 烤肉 吧!

    Zhao Dong, let’s have a barbecue after work.

    xíng’a!   qù nǎlǐ?

    B: 行啊!去 哪里?

    Sure! Where shall we go?

    dōngdàjiē yǒu yìjiā kǎoròudiàn, fēicháng hǎochī!

    A: 东大街   有 一家 烤肉店,  非常    好吃!

    There is a barbecue restaurant on the East Street. It is very delicious!

    xiànzài yǐjīng jiǔdiǎn duō le, kǎoròudiàn huìbúhuì guānmén le?

    B: 现在  已经  九点 多 了,烤肉店    会不会     关门  了?

    It’s over nine o’clock already. Is it closed?

    nǐ   bié wūyāzuǐ le, wǒmen kuài zǒu ba!

    A: 你 别 乌鸦嘴 了,我们 快 走 吧!

    Bite your tongue! Let's go now!

    1. 下班 xià bān to finish work
    2. 烤肉 kǎo ròu barbecue
    3. 非常 fēi cháng very
    4. 好吃 hǎo chī delicious
    5. 已经 yǐ jīng already
    6. duō over
    7. 关门 guān mén closed
    8. 乌鸦嘴 wū yā zuǐ the crow's mouth, to tempt fate by mentioning misfortune
    9. 总决赛 zǒng jué sài finals
    10. 观众 guān zhòng audience
    11. 大概 dà gài about
    12. 结婚 jié hūn to marry
    13. 左右 zuǒ yòu around

    1. location + 有…

    there is …at/in/on …

    chéngshìlǐ yǒu hěnduō gāolóudàshà.

    城市里   有   很多   高楼大厦。

    There are many tall buildings in the city.

    jīntiān shì nba zǒngjuésài, qiúchǎnglǐ yǒu hěnduō guānzhòng.

    今天 是NBA总决赛,   球场里     有  很多   观众。

    There are lots of people in the stadium today, because it is the NBA finals.

    2. Indicating an approximate number with 多(duō), 左右(zuǒ yòu) and 大概(dà gài)

    “多 more than …” is usually used between the number and the measure word.

          nǐ jiāole duōshǎogè nǚpéngyǒu?

    A:你 交了 多少个 女朋友?

          How many girlfriends have you made?

          dàgài shí duō gè ba!

    B:大概 十 多 个 吧!

          About ten or more!

    “左右 around …” is usually used after the number-measure structure.

          zài nǐmen guójiā, nǚxìng yìbān duōshǎo suì jiéhūn?

    A:在 你们 国家,女性 一般   多少    岁 结婚?

          When do women get married in your country?

          yìbān èrshí suì zuǒyòu.

    B:一般 二十 岁 左右。

          Generally around twenty years old.

    “大概 about …” is usually used before the number-measure structure.

    tā yídùn fàn dàgài néng chī shígè bāozi.

    他 一顿 饭 大概 能   吃 十个 包子。

    He can eat about ten steamed stuffed buns for a meal.

    1. Which sentence doesn’t have the meaning of "There is …at/in/on …"?

    A. 水 里 有 鱼。 shuǐ lǐ yǒu yú.

    B. 森林 里 有 动物。 sēnlín lǐ yǒu dòngwù.

    C. 我 有 很多 钱。 wǒ yǒu hěnduō qián.

    D. 桌子 上 有 书。 zhuōzi shàng yǒu shū.

    2. Which is the correct translation the sentence below?

    wǒmen gōngsī dàgài yǒu sānshígè yuángōng.

    我们     公司     大概   有     三十个    员工。

    A. There are thirty workers in our company.

    B. There are more than thirty workers in our company.

    C. There are fewer than thirty workers in our company.

    D. There are about thirty workers in our company.

    3. Complete the sentences the given words:

    多(duō), 左右(zuǒyòu), 大概(dàgài)

    wǒ ______ shífēnzhōng hòu dào xuéxiào

    我 ______   十分钟         后     到   学校。

    tā yǒu sānbǎi ______ běn shū.

    她 有   三百   _____   本 书。

    lǐlǎoshī kànqǐlái wǔshísuì ______.

    李老师 看起来   五十岁 ________。

    lǐlǎoshī kànqǐlái wǔshí ______ suì.

    李老师 看起来   五十 ______ 岁。