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New words and language points

We will learn the expression of describing someone, for example: age, height, relationship to you, etc.

New words

高 gāo tall, high

他 很 高。Tā hěn gāo.

他 不 高。Tā bù gāo.

多 + 高?duō gāo

他 多 高?Tā duō gāo?

米 mǐ meter

一米 yì mǐ 1 meter; 两米 liǎng mǐ 2 meters

一 米 六 五 yì mǐ liù wǔ 1.65 meters

一米七 yì mǐ qī 1.70 meters

知道 zhī dào to know

不 知道 bù zhīdào do not know

这么 zhè me so, such

这么 高 zhème gāo so tall

Language points

多+adjective?structure to ask about the degree of something.

Subject Adjective?
Nǐ 你 duō 多 dà?大?
Tā他 duō多 gāo?高?
Zhège zhuōzi 这个 桌子 duō多 cháng?长(long)?
Nàgè yīyuàn 那个 医院 duō 多 yuǎn? 远(far)?

Pay attention “多” is mostly used before the positive adjective, like we don’t ask 你多小?

When answering this kind of question, a specific quantity should be given. For example:

A: 你 多 大?Nǐ duō dà?

B: 我 二十 岁。 Wǒ èrshí suì.

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HSK Standard Course Level 2: 2.1

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