week 5 lecture - Chinese Conver sation L esson 4 Please r...

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    Chinese Conversation Lesson 4 Please refer to textbook Chinese Conversation 1 , pp51-64.
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    Measure Word (pg 51) I n Chinese, a measure word is used when quantifying or specifying a noun. A measure word is preceded by one of the following: 1 a number word ; eg. yí ge
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    Measure Word 2 a specifier such as zhèi[this] , neì[that] ; eg. ( ) zhèi gè ØŽi¶ * neì gè Specifiers are a class of words which modify a noun, giving details as to which particular object or objects are being referred to.
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    Measure Word 3 a question word such as ne [which?] or ǐ j [how many?]. ǐ eg. ne gè, ǐ j gè ǐ
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    I ndefinite Numbers (Pg 57) (j ) a few, several ǐ Example: Wrong ˜ ¥ ^ h ª ˜ Guó dà y u j gè wài guó xué sheng ǒ ǐ Right | + Guó dà y u du sh o gè wài guó xué ǒ ō ǎ sheng
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    I ndefinite Numbers “ j ǐ ō ” represents a proximate number larger than one and smaller than ten. It is unreasonable to use “ j ǐ ō ” to inquire the number of students in such an institute as NUS.
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