Notes from Chinese lesson, 2012-08-02

Describes different situation
Expresses different situation

Zheng zai = zai (action) ne

正在【zhèngzài】 (to indicate an action in progress) in process of; in course of.

Xi guan = jian

习惯【xíguàn】 be accustomed to; be used to; be insured to.
Zhe ge hao xi guan = good habit
这个好习惯
Used as noun

容【róng】permit; allow

天空【tiānkōng】 the sky

空【kōng】 empty; hollow; void
A space with nothing

Xiǎo kǒng = 小孔= a small space in busy time

将来【jiānglái】 future.

会【huì】= near future

Zuotian (昨天) cannot be used with会【huì】

wǒ zuó tiān lái le
我昨天来了
wǒ huì lái le
我会来了
wǒ shì zuó tiān huí lái le
我是昨天回来了
wǒ míng tiān huí lái le
我明天回来了
wǒ zuó tiān lái le
我昨天来了

车【chē】= drive

Zuo + le

wǒ men xià wǔ sān diǎn shàng kè de
我们下午三点上课的

Lets go see a movie
diàn yǐng shì xià wǔ sān diǎn de
电影是下午三点的
Or
shì xià wǔ sān diǎn de diàn yǐng
是下午三点的电影
(either way is correct)

Shi lanse de xiu

lǐ gōng = 理工 = science & technology

cuī yī xià ér
催一下儿
Hurry up a bit

Cui! Cui!

反正【fǎnzheng】 <adv.> anyway; anyhow; in any case.

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wǒ zhèng zài xiǎng sòng shén me lǐ wù
我正在想送什么礼物
I was wondering what gifts to send.

You cannot send alarm clocks or umbrellas.

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让【ràng】ask or have someone else do something

“shake the cage”

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