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New words and language points

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New words

高兴 gāoxìng glad, happy.

很 高兴 hěn gāoxìng very happy

不 高兴 bù gāoxìng unhappy

听 tīng to listen

说 shuō to speak

读 dú to read

写 xiě to write

听tīng……说shuō hearing sth. from sb. 听 他 说, 王 小姐 是 老师。Tīng tā shuō, Wáng xiǎojiě shì lǎoshī.

飞机 fēijī airplane

火车 huǒchē train

坐 飞机 zuò fēijī to take a plane

坐 火车zuò huǒchē to take a train

Language points

the structure “是……的”to emphasise the time, place or manner.

你们 是 什么 时候 认识 的?Nǐmen shì shénme shíhou rènshi de?

我们 是2012年 认识 的。Wǒmen shì 2012nián rènshi de.

你 是在哪儿吃的 饭? Nǐ shì zài nǎr chī de fàn?

我 是 在家 吃的 饭。Wǒ shì zài jiā chī de fàn.

你是 怎么 来 北京 的?Nǐ shì zěnme lái Běijīng de?

我 是 坐飞机来 北京 的。Wǒ shì zuò fēijī lái Běijīng de.

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