Open Class Chinese - Daily Mandarin-
Greet in a Questionnaire Survey
Have you conducted any questionnaire survey before in the street? Or, be invited to fill in a questionnaire for a survey study? In this unit, we see how to use the greeting words or phrases to request a survey interviewee to respond and complete a questionnaire in Mandarin as follows.
Listen to conversation
Meng Jie is carrying out a questionnaire survey in the street. An interviewee Wen Bo is invited to participate in her survey. Let us see what goes next.
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Vocabulary to know
Rules of Grammar
Mandarin is a tonal language, different pitches of a sound in a word affects their meanings.
In Mandarin Chinese, there are four basic tones and a neutral tone. So, if you get the tones of a word wrong, you might end up saying the wrong thing.
For example, " qiān bǐ " means " a pencil ", but if you get that tone wrong with " 钱 币 qián bì ", it would mean money or coin.