Lesson 4 – Introduce your friends to each other (介绍朋友认识)

Lesson’s Main Characters:

Julie Chen – Teacher, Chinese
Helen Li – Student, American
Linda Lin – Helen’s friend, Chinese

Conversation Situation:

After Julie and Helen became friends, Helen is going to introduce Julie to her friend, Linda …

Conversation Dialogue:

Helen:
来,Julie, 这是 我的 朋友 Linda. Linda, 这是 我的 朋友 Julie.
lái, Julie, zhèshì wǒde péngyou Linda. Linda, zhèshì wǒde péngyou Julie.

Julie:
你好, Linda.
nǐhǎo, Linda.

Linda:
你好, Julie, 很 高兴 认识 你!
nǐhǎo, Julie, hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ!

Julie:
我 也 很高兴 认识 你.
wǒ yě hěngāoxìng rènshi nǐ.

Vocabulary Words:

来 (lái): to come/come here
这是 (zhèshì): this is
我的 (wǒde): my/mine
朋友 (péngyou): friend
很 (hěn): (adverb of degree)/quite/very
高兴 (gāoxìng): happy/glad
认识 (rènshi): to know
也 (yě): also/too

Grammar: 的 & 也

1. 的 (de) is equivalent to the structure of “ ‘s” in English.

For example:
Yoshiko 的朋友。
Yoshiko’s friend

2. 也(yě), an adverb, meaning “also or too”

Form: Subject + 也(yě) + verb + object
For example:
我也是学生.

***Ms. Hou’s reminder:
Unlike English, the adverbs in Chinese cannot be put before the subject or at the end of a sentence.

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