A book

Expressing “This is……”

We’ve learned that “zhè” means “this” and “shì” means “to be”. If you want to introduce “this is”, you say “zhè shì……。”

Let’s practice some more words by saying “zhè shì……。”Audio

  • Zhè shì shū。— This is a book.
  • Zhè shì lǎoshī。— This is a teacher.
  • Zhè shì Shànghǎi。— This is Shanghai.
  • Zhè shì cèsuǒ。— This is toilet.
  • Zhè shì sīchóu。— This is silk.

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