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Do you like Coffee or Tea?

We have an very useful video here (keep reading to find the link).

Not only is this an excellent review of lesson 5, but also a great opportunity to improve your listening and speaking skills. It features real Chinese people speaking candidly, without a script.  By mimicking them you can really improve your pronunciation.

Here are my recommendations for getting the most out of this bonus video

  1. Watch the video first, and try to pick out as much as you can. 
  2. Return to here, and use the audio buttons below while reading pinyin.
  3. After a couple of passes, watch the video again to check your improvement.
  4. Then back to this page to focus on mimicking the tones.


The transcript in pinyin, and some translations, appear below

Nǐ xǐhuān hē kāfēi háishì chá? (Do you like coffee or tea?)

  • chá 
  • chá
  • kāfēi 
  • dōu xǐhuān (both like)
  • dōu bù xǐhuān-wǒ xǐhuān hé shuǐ
Nǐ xǐhuān hē xuébì háishì kělè? (Do you like Sprite or Cola?)

  • Kělè 
  • xuébì
  • kělè
  • liǎng gè wǒ dōu xǐhuān (Both I all like)
  • dōu bù xǐhuān, wǒ bù xǐhuān hē yǐnliào (All don’t like.  I don’t like drinking beverages)
Nǐ xǐhuān chī màidāngláo háishì kěndéjī? (Do you like McDonalds or KFC?)

  • Màidāngláo
  • kěndéjī
  • dōu xǐhuān (both like)
  • wǒ dū bù xǐhuān (both do not like)
  • wǒ bù xǐhuān chī xīcān (I don’t like western food)
Nǐ xǐhuān xīcān háishì zhōngcān? (Do you like Chinese food or Western food?)

  • Xīcān
  • Zhōngcān
  • Zhōngcān
Nǐ xǐhuān běijīng háishì shànghǎi? (Do you like Bejing or Shanghai?)

  • Běijīng
  • Shànghǎi
  • Shànghǎi
Pinyin Chinese English
xǐhuān 喜欢 Like
yǐnliào 饮料 Beverage
màidāngláo  买单老 McDonald’s 
kěndéjī 肯德基 KFC
xīcān  西餐 Western food
zhōngcān 中餐 Chinese food
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