Spoken Chinese sentence pattern-01

We have been through a very busy week again, especially when we have a group of Wheaton students visiting. Good thing is that we finally put our first weekly sentence pattern together,  hope you all enjoy and tell us  in comment how can we do it better later, here comes the first one,

AA=A一(yī )A

Meaning: to have a try/to give it a try;

Usage: AA indicates reduplicated verbs.

Examples,

1. 这是我做的菜,你尝尝。(same as 尝一尝)

zhè shì wǒ zuò de cài , nǐ chánɡ chánɡ .

This is what I cooked, please try it.

2. 你有什么好想法,可以说说。(说一说

nǐ yǒu shén me hǎo xiánɡ fǎ , ké yǐ shuō shuō .

If you have any good ideas, tell us about it.

3. 如果你喜欢这件T恤,可以试试。(试一试

rú ɡuǒ nǐ xǐ huɑn zhè jiàn t xù , ké yǐ shì shì .

If you like this T-shirt, you can try it on..

4. 听听,这是谁的歌?(听一听

tīnɡ tinɡ , zhè shì shuí de ɡē?

Listen to this, guess who sings this song?

5. 想想,今天晚上你想去哪儿吃饭?(想一想

xiǎnɡ xiǎnɡ , jīn tiān wǎn shɑnɡ nǐ xiǎnɡ qù nǎ ér chī fàn ?

Think about it, where do you want to eat tonight?

* Try to use this pattern to make some new sentences, tell us what you can come up with in comment.

Here are 5 audios , hope it helps. ( thanks Lucy for recording)

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