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【Learn Chinese】Phrases you need in Chinese Class
Today we learn 7 useful phrases you might need when attend a Chinese language class.
01. I’m ready to start a class
As a class is about to start, you can use this phrase to inform your teacher that you are prepared:
我准备好上课了。(Wǒ zhǔnbèi hǎo shàng kè le) - I am ready to start a class.
02. Can you speak a little slower?
If you find the need for the teacher to speak a little slower, you can employ the following expression:
请说慢一点。(Qǐng shuō màn yīdiǎn) - Please, speak a little slower.
03. Could you repeat, please?
If you didn’t catch or understand clearly the first time, you can politely ask a teacher to say one more time:
请再说一遍。(Qǐng zài shuō yí biàn) - Could you repeat, please?
04. Could you give me an example?
The most effective approach for learning new vocabulary is to employ it within real-life contexts. If you want to know how to use a new word in real life, you can ask:
你可以给我一个例子吗?(Nǐ kěyǐ gěi wǒ yí gè lì zi ma) - Could you give me an example?
05. I have a question / I don’t have any questions
During the class, if you have any questions for the teacher, you can say:
我有一个问题。(Wǒ yǒu yí gè wèntí) - I have a question.
If the content of the class is clear to you and you have no questions, let a teacher know it by saying:
我没有问题。(Wǒ méi yǒu wèntí) - I don’t have any questions.
06. What does this word mean?
While learning Chinese, you’ll encounter a realm of new vocabulary. If you’ve learned a new word but don’t clearly understand the meaning, you can ask a teacher:
老师, XX是什么意思? (Lǎoshī, XX shì shénme yìsi) - Teacher, what does XX mean?
07. I understand now. Thanks!
我明白了。谢谢!(Wǒ míngbai le. Xièxie) - I understand now. Thanks!
明白 (míngbai) means “to understand”, “to get (the meaning)”.