Career Magazine

103: How to Express Doubts in Mandarin Chinese

By Learnmandarinnow

Not everything you might hear is the truth or has been confirmed. So, how do you question what you are hearing. Or what if someone asks you to reconfirm what you’ve just told them, can you do it clearly and accurately?

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(i) How to query something you have just been told

(ii) To ask someone to reconfirm a statement they have just made

Dialogue: Two colleagues are talking about their company’s travel plans at the end of the year:

A:小王,你知道年底公司组织旅游去哪儿么?Xiǎo wáng, nǐ zhīdào niándǐ gōngsī zǔzhī lǚyóu qù nǎ’er me?

Mr Wang, do you know where are we going for the year-end company trip?

B:知道呀。去三亚!Zhīdào ya. Qù sānyà!

Yes. San Ya.

A: 啊?三亚啊。你确定么?A? Sānyà a. Nǐ quèdìng me?

San Ya, are you sure?

B:我确定啊。Wǒ quèdìng a.

Yes, I am sure.

A: 真的假的?不是去泰国么?Zhēn de jiǎ de? Bùshì qù tàiguó me?

Really? Aren’t we going to Thailand?

B: 不是啊。呵呵,你想的美啊。Bùshì a. Hēhē, nǐ xiǎng dì měi a.

Of course not. Hehe, you wish.

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

你知道:Do you know?

年底:year end, at the end of the year

公司:company

组织:organise

旅游:travel

哪儿:where

知道:know, understand

三亚:Sanya city

确定:sure

我确定:I am sure

真的假的: really

泰国:Thailand

你想的美:you wish

Mandarin Chinese learning resources we recommend:

Keats Chinese School
Keats Chinese School, which was founded in 2004, is one of the top Mandarin Chinese language schools in China, offering both one-on-one immersion Mandarin courses and small group Chinese classes. Located in Kunming, Keats develops personalised exercises and materials for students to meet their learning goals and requirements and can arrange a student visa for its 16 week course. Why not try one of their highly recommended courses?

Skritter
Skritter allows you to learn to write Chinese characters quickly and effectively. You choose the vocabulary lists you wish to learn, set the pace, and Skritter handles the rest. Say goodbye to forgetting characters, making tone mistakes, and your piles of flashcards—and say 你好 to the right way in mastering Chinese characters!


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • How Does Smart Home Technology Impact Our Lives?

    Does Smart Home Technology Impact Lives?

    Smart home essentially refers to a home automation system under which all the electronic appliances in a house can be connected with each other over a digital... Read more

    12 hours, 19 minutes ago by   Kravelv
    HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • #FeedYourSkin with the ELEMIS Superfood Skincare Range

    #FeedYourSkin with ELEMIS Superfood Skincare Range

    By now, we're all aware of the vast benefits of Superfoods. They contain disease-fighting compounds and are either nutrient and/or antioxidant rich. You know... Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Glasgow Skinner/ My Life On And Off The Guest List
    FASHION, HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
  • Everyday Flossing: Waterpik Whitening and Sidekick Water Flossers

    Everyday Flossing: Waterpik Whitening Sidekick Water Flossers

    We've been smiling a lot lately. We'd love to say it's because life is absolutely amazing but it's because Waterpik has given us two things to smile about. So... Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Glasgow Skinner/ My Life On And Off The Guest List
    FASHION, HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
  • BNV002: That Vegan Conversation

    BNV002: That Vegan Conversation

    <Press the PLAY button above to listen to the podcast, or you can download it for later. > That Vegan Conversation Show Notes We’ve all had that... Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Chuck Underwood
    FOOD & DRINK, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, LIFESTYLE, VEGETARIAN & VEGAN
  • Snoop Dogg Inspiring Netflix Series “Coach Snoop” Is A Must See

    Snoop Dogg Inspiring Netflix Series “Coach Snoop” Must

    ChristianNews Snoop Dogg new Netflix series “Coach Snoop” shows viewers another side of the famed rapper from Cali. The 8 episode Netflix series, centers... Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Firstladyb
    SPIRITUALITY
  • Nuclear Accidents

    Nuclear Accidents

    diagrams: Chernobyl reactor before and afterNuclear fission is one of the world-changing discoveries of the mid-twentieth century. Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Dlittle30
    SOCIETY
  • Concert Review: A Cure for Pomposity

    Concert Review: Cure Pomposity

    The Vienna Philharmonic returns to Carnegie Hall. by Paul J. Pelkonen Gustavo Dudamel (standing) at the helm of the Vienna Philharmonic. Read more

    The 24 February 2018 by   Superconductor
    CULTURE, THEATRE & OPERA

Magazines