Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 42

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Today's Chinese characters:

贵姓李

They are more than 90 million people! The one thing they have in common is their surname, the n.1 most common Chinese surname, that is: .

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Characters' Essentials

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-Expensive, costly; precious; honourable
-Your (term of respect used in polite expressions)
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-Surname (noun); one's surname is (verb)
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-A surname (actually the n.1 most common Chinese surname!)

Description and Examples

Dialogue 27

A:
老师
B:
A:
他们老师
B:
A:

The meaning of: 您贵姓?

This is a respectful and polite way of asking the name of a person.

ATTENTION: The answer is never "", but "".


Exercise

Please review lessons 4 and 5 about measure words and find which contradiction is contained in today's dialogue. 明天


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Characters' Details

Chinese Character 83 of 1000

appearance score: # 873
frequency: 0.0199830%
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9
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-Expensive, costly, dear; highly valued, valuable, precious; noble, honorable
-Your (term of respect used in polite expressions)
-Guizhou Province (short for)
-Respect; attach importance; love with special respect; rise in price
-(A surname)

This character has a different traditional version.

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(same as simplified one's)

Extra Chinese Character 1004

appearance score: # 1149
frequency: 0.0124762%
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8
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-Surname, family name
-One's surname is
-(A surname)

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Chinese Character 84 of 1000

appearance score: # 472
frequency: 0.0447499%
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7
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-Plum
-(A surname)

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.Help

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