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Dialogue 1 and homework

If you make an appointment with someone at the company, what would you say to the front desk in Chinese when you arrive at the company?

New words

着 zhe part. used to after a verb to indicate a state

门开着。Mén kāi zhe. The door is open

她穿着着红色的衣服。Tā chuān zhe hóng sè de yīfu . She is wearing red clothes.

Language points

The particle“着”indicates the continuation of a certain state, the structure is “v.+着”

门开着。

and if there is an object, the structure is “v.+着 (+ object)”. For example:

外面下着雨。

In the negative form ,“没(有)” is added before the verb. For example:

门没开着。

外面没有下着雨。

Dialogue 1

A: 门开着呢,请进。Mén kāi zhe ne , qǐng jìn.

The door is open. Come on in.

B: 请问,张先生在吗?Qǐngwèn,Zhāng xiānsheng zài ma?

Excuse me, is Mr. Zhang in?

A: 他出去了,你下午再来吧。Tā chūqu le, nǐ xiàwǔ zài lái ba.

He’s gone out. Please come in the afternoon.

B: 好的,谢谢!Hǎo de, xièxie!

OK. Thank you !

Let’s read it again without Pinyin.

A: 门开着呢,请进。

B: 请问,张先生在吗?

A: 他出去了,你下午再来吧。

B: 好的,谢谢!

If you were A please try to retell the dialogue by yourself with the four words given.

开着kāizhe 张先生 Zhāng xiānshēng 出去 chūqu 下午xiàwǔ

Here is an example:

门开着,张先生不在,他出去了,你下午再来吧。

Homework

Let’s have a brief summary. we learnt the particle “着”, it follows a verb to indicate the continuation of a certain state: 门开着/ 门没开着

Please describe the dressing of your family members today and tell me what are they doing at the moment when you get home.

Person Wearing What is he/she doing?
     
     
     

For example:

妈妈穿着白色的衣服。妈妈做着饭。

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HSK Standard Course Level 2: 2.3

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