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If you read our notes until this page, it shows that you are serious in learning Mandarin.

So, how many vocabularies do you need to speak basic Mandarin for everyday life? Based on our experience and calculation, you need at least 1000 vocabularies to speak basic Mandarin.

Today, let us start with 30 most common words that you must know. After learning these words, you will have 3% of the 1000 common words. Focus to improve 1% by each day and you will be able to speak fluent Mandarin very soon!

Here are 30 vocabularies you need to learn today:

Subjects

1

I / me

Saya

2

You

Kamu

3

He/she/it

Dia

/

tā

Importand word / Verb to be

4

Belong to (‘s)

Punya

de

5

Is/are/am

Sangat

hěn

6

Not

Tidak

bù

7

Is/are/am

Ialah/adalah

shì

8

Am not/is not/are not

Bukan

不是

bù shì

9

This

Ini

这个

z ge

10

Want

Mahu

yào

Noun

11

Telephone

Telefon

电话

diàn huà

12

Name

Nama

名字

míng zì

13

Student

Pelajar

学生

xué shēng

14

Malaysia

Malaysia

马来西亚

mǎ lái xī yǎ

 

15

Person/
People

Orang

rén

Adjectives

16

Cute

Comel

可爱

kě ài

17

Good

Baik

hǎo

18

Happy

Gembira

开心

kāi xīn

19

Tall

Tinggi

gāo

Verb

20

Eat

Makan

c

21

Drink

Minum

22

Go

Pergi

Uncategorised

23

Called as

Panggil

jiào

24

Years old

Umur

suì

25

Live

Tinggal

zhù

26

At/in/on

Di

zài

Questions

27

Where

Mana

哪里

nǎ lǐ

28

How many/much

Berapa

jǐ 

29

What

Apa

什么

shén me

30

Question mark?
( last word)

ke/tak?

吗?

ma?

 p/s: Remember we have learned numbers before? So total you should have 40-50 vocabularies in your mind now

Let’s do the assignment below & submit to the teacher to check your answer:

Q1: What is your name?

A1 : My name is _______

 

Q2: How old are you?

A2: I am 30 years old

 

Q3: Where do you live?

A3: I live in Shah Alam

 

Q4: Are you Malaysian?

A4: I am not Malaysian.

 

Q5: Are you Vincent’s student?

A5: I am his student.

 

Q6: Are you happy?

A6: I am happy

 

Q7: What do you eat?

A7: I eat Nasi Lemak.

 

Q8: What do you want to drink?

A8: I want to drink Milo.

 

Q9: Where do you want to go?

A9: I want to go Kuala Lumpur.

 

Q10: You are tall

A10: I am not tall

 

Q11: He is tall

A11: No, he is cute

 

Q12: I am a good person

A12: You are not a good person

 

Q13: Is this your phone?

A13: This is not my phone.

 

Q14: Where are you from?

Q14: I am from Melaka.

 

Q15: What is this?

A15: This is my phone.

 

Q16: Where are you?

A16: I am at my office.

 

Q17: Is he Vincent?

A17: He is Vincent

 

Q18: How are you?

A18: I am good

 

Q19: What is your phone number?

Q19: My phone number is 0172978497

 

Q20: Do you want to go?

A20: I don’t want to go.

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Have you completed all 40 sentences (20 questions & 20 answers) ?
Please submit to the teacher & you will get your marks.

2% x 40 sentences
10% for the pronunciation
10% for the fluency
Total 100%