Listen Vocabulary Activity Notes Hints & Tips Comments (34) Previous Lesson Next Lesson 34 Responses to “CT_002: Greetings” slick September 20, 2006 What font are you using to produce your tones? i.e. nǐ hǎo hǎo nǐ hǎo ma? wǒ hěn hǎo nǐ wǒ tā tā hǎo ma? tā hěn hǎo September 20, 2006 at 4:21 pm Log in to Reply admin September 20, 2006 The font is normal Times New Roman, but your browser needs to support Unicode UTF-8 to see the accents. On your browser menu if you click on the View menu, under (Character) Encoding you should see some other choices there too. September 20, 2006 at 4:58 pm Log in to Reply haakn February 3, 2007 ni hao Do you have fallig and rising tone on both ni & hao, it does not sounds like that. perhaps it should be rising and then falling and risigng. Could you please advise me February 3, 2007 at 7:57 pm Log in to Reply admin February 3, 2007 Hey, you’re absolutely right (good ears!). When you have two falling rising tones together, the first one usually changes to a rising tone. By convention, when writing we leave the original tones where they are. Thanks for pointing this out! February 3, 2007 at 8:54 pm Log in to Reply Fernanda March 6, 2008 Ni hao i have a question for you wo hen hao- have a change convention to? it’s seems like a rising, rising and folling rising tone. i think when there is more than one follin rising tone always and just the last one sounds like that, and the other are always rising, can be that ? I hope you undertand my english(i speech spanish) …and could answer me please… Xiexie ni…and…Zaijian March 6, 2008 at 8:41 am Log in to Reply Adam March 6, 2008 Hi Fernanda, You have good ears! When two falling rising tones are placed together, the first one usually becomes a rising tone to make it easier to say them together. So Ni3 hao3 becomes Ni2 hao3 and Wo3 hen3 hao3 becomes Wo3 hen2 hao3. Hope that helps! March 6, 2008 at 9:13 pm Log in to Reply Fernando Miranda March 10, 2008 Ni3 Hao3! When I need to ask someone about how I am after my haircut, for exemple, can I say just Wo3 hao3 ma? Xie4xie Ni3. Zai4jian4. March 10, 2008 at 7:05 am Log in to Reply Adam March 10, 2008 Hi Fernanda, You could say Wo3 hao3 kan4 ma? (Do I look good?) The verb kan4 (mentioned in lesson 1 and taught in lesson 27) means “to look.” March 10, 2008 at 10:50 pm Log in to Reply the white asian December 13, 2008 hey all you chinese learners and the people responsible for this website. i’ve wanted to learn chinese for such a long time, i’m so ta ma de happy for this site, it makes it so simple to learn and understand and most importantly RETAIN INFORMATION. Just sending out a huge thanks to everyone involved and urge all poeple who want to learn, just to give it a shot, take one lesson per day, or one every 2 days. you’ll be fine (“,) December 13, 2008 at 6:10 am Log in to Reply bhushan December 17, 2008 Wei! 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August 9, 2014 at 5:31 pm Log in to Reply Adam August 10, 2014 Hi Ted, I have sent you an email, which should resolve the situation. Let me know if it doesn’t. August 10, 2014 at 1:43 am Log in to Reply nguenther57 October 9, 2015 ni hao! Where is premium section? October 9, 2015 at 7:52 am Log in to Reply Adam (Admin) October 9, 2015 Hi Nancy, The Premium section is the vocabulary, transcript, activity and notes pages for each lesson. You can also find additional premium resources in the “Member Tools” section of the links at the bottom of this page. Hope that helps! October 9, 2015 at 4:33 pm Log in to Reply fstyles612 November 7, 2015 Hey I noticed that when I do the practice test and choose the pronunciation section, there’s no way to differentiate which “Ta” it is asking for me to type. I’m guessing in this case, I should ask for the pinyin to be shown below so I would know which “Ta” to type? November 7, 2015 at 3:08 pm Log in to Reply Adam (Admin) November 9, 2015 Yes unfortunately in the case of the audio “Ta” there is no way to tell. As you suggested, you can try out other modes like pinyin or characters to differentiate them. November 9, 2015 at 7:12 pm Log in to Reply Trevor March 20, 2016 Hello, Are we only supposed to learn the characters in the “New Characters” activity? You mention that you will be using characters from previous lessons in new lessons so I want to be prepared. Yet characters like da1/2/3/4 were used in lesson 2 but not featured in the character activity. Thank you. March 20, 2016 at 9:03 pm Log in to Reply Adam (Admin) March 20, 2016 Hi Trevor, Yes I purposely didn’t include the da characters (and characters from lesson 1) as they were used to just show tones, rather than learn the actual meanings of those characters. Those characters will show up later in the course when their meanings are introduced. Let me know if that makes sense. March 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm Log in to Reply Trevor March 21, 2016 Yes that makes sense, thank you. I am enjoying these lessons so far. March 21, 2016 at 11:54 pm Log in to Reply roberto_barbosa July 12, 2016 Hi Adam, how can i get a virtual mandarin keeboard? Any tip? Tks. July 12, 2016 at 2:50 am Log in to Reply Adam (Admin) July 14, 2016 Hi Roberto, We recommend using pinyin as your Chinese keyboard entry type. This way, no special keyboard or characters is required. Hope that helps. July 14, 2016 at 5:02 pm Log in to Reply vknecht May 10, 2017 Thanks, I’ll be back in a day or two 🙂 May 10, 2017 at 3:28 pm Log in to Reply lisacongo April 14, 2018 I don’t understand how we are supposed to do the typing test. It says to type in the characters in the box. How can we do this? Thanks! April 14, 2018 at 3:40 am Log in to Reply Adam (Admin) April 16, 2018 Type in the box using pinyin. It will convert it into Chinese characters that you can choose from. Let me know if you have any issues. April 16, 2018 at 2:31 pm Log in to Reply l_yew_huang September 19, 2018 in google translate, 搭 means take…not to join! September 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm Log in to Reply Adam (Admin) September 25, 2018 It has multiple translations, depending on context. September 25, 2018 at 10:57 am Log in to Reply jesand16 May 18, 2021 For the flash cards activity, when you choose to listen and write the Chinese characters, you need to mention if you are asking the question about she) 她 or (he)他 or at least give a hint because it sounds similar. May 18, 2021 at 11:17 pm Log in to Reply Adam (Admin) July 28, 2021 Good point – I need to look and see how we can fix this. July 28, 2021 at 6:04 pm Log in to Reply yulia_korolova June 15, 2021 Hi, I am trying your course with 10 free lessons. Unfortunately, I cannot download the worksheet, is it not available for free or can be fixed somehow? 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