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Conversation 1 : Do you take exercise everyday?

-
měi tiān
每天
duàn liàn
锻炼
shēn tǐ
身体
ma?
吗?
- Duàn liàn.
锻炼。
hěn
xǐ huān
喜欢
yùn dòng.
运动。
锻炼duàn liàn(v)take exercise
身体shēn tǐ(n)body
运动yùn dòng(n)sports, exercise

Translation

- Do you take exercise everyday?
- Yes. I really like sports.

Conversation 2 : What's your favorite sport?

-
zuì
xǐ huān
喜欢
shén me
什么
yùn dòng?
运动?
-
zuì
xǐ huān
喜欢
lán qiú
篮球
yóuyǒng.
游泳。
-
lán qiú
篮球
de
zěn me yàng?
怎么样?
-
de
hái
kěyǐ,
可以,
yóu yǒng
游泳
yóu
de
búcuò.
不错。
(v)to play (sports)
篮球lán qiú(n)basketball
yóu(v)to swim
游泳yóu yǒng(v)to swim
还可以hái kěyǐ(adv)not bad

Translation

- What's your favorite sport?
- I like playing basketball and swimming.
- How good are you at basketball.
- I’m not that bad, I swim also pretty good.

Conversation 3 : Can you play football?

-
huì
zú qiú
足球
ma?
吗?
-
huì,
会,
kě shì
可是
xǐ huān
喜欢
kàn
zú qiú
足球
bǐ sài.
比赛。
(v)kick, play
足球zú qiú(n)football (soccer)
可是kě shì(conj)but
比赛bǐ sài(n)match, game

Translation

- Can you play football?
- No, but I like to watch football games.

Conversation 4 : You are a football fan?

-
shì
qiú mí
球迷
ba?
吧?
- Duì,
对,
měi
xīng qī tiān
星期天
dōu
tǐ yù chǎng.
体育场。
Rú guǒ
如果
mǎi
dào
piào,
票,
jiù
kàn
diànshì.
电视。
- Qiú piào
球票
guì
ma?
吗?
Duō shāo
多少
qián
zhāng?
张?
-
guì,
贵,
chà bù duō
差不多
èr shí
20
kuài
qián
zuǒ yòu.
左右。
球迷qiú mí(n)football fan
qiū tiān(adj)right, yes
体育场tǐ yù chǎng(n)stadium
如果rú guǒ(conj)if
piào(n)ticket
球票qiú piào(n)football ticket
差不多chà bù duō(adv)almost
左右zuǒ yòu(n)about, or so

Translation

- You are a football fan?
- Yes, I go to the stadium every sunday. And if I can't buy a ticket, I watch TV.
- Is the ticket expensive. How much for one?
- No, about 20 Yuans.

Grammar

Revision: the complement of degree 得

Subject + Object + Verb + 得 + adjective
Examples:
- 你 篮球 打 得 怎么样? ( How good do you play basketball? )
- 我 篮球 打 得 不错? ( I play basketball not bad. )

Revision: the potential complements 得 or 不

Subject + Verb + 得 / 不 + Verb + Object
Examples:
- 我 买 到 球票。 ( I could not buy a ticket. )
- 我 买 到 球票。 ( I could buy a ticket. )

Phrase structure, if... then.

如果 (rúguǒ, if)... 就 (jiù, then)... occurs in conditional complex sentences.
Examples:
- 我如果 买不到球票,看电视。 ( If I can't buy a ticket, then I'll watch TV. )
- 如果 天气不好,不去。 ( If the weather is bad, then don't go. )

Exercises : Substitution Drills

Exercise 1

-
xǐ huān
喜欢
shén me
什么
yùn dòng
运动?
-
xǐ huān
喜欢
lánqiú
篮球
 
V.N.
排球pái qiúvolleyball
网球wǎng qiútennis
足球zú qiúfootball
乒乓球pīng pāng qiúping-pong

Exercise 2

-
lán qiú
篮球
de
zěn me yàng
怎么样?
-
lán qiú
篮球
de
hái
kě yǐ
可以。
N.V.
保龄球bǎolíng qiúbowling
羽毛球yǔmǎo qiúbadminton
足球zú qiúfootball
游泳yóuyǒngswim yóu
高尔夫球gāoěrfū qiúgolf

Exercise 3

-
huì
zú qiú
足球
ma
吗?
-
huì
zú qiú
足球
 
V.N.
篮球lánqiúplaying basketball
排球pái qiúplaying volleyball
yóu yǒngswimming
huá bīngskating
huá xuěskiing

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