Link Word: Easy Chinese Verbs
“姓xìng” means “surname” or “surname is” in English. “姓xìng” sounds like the first syllable “sing” of the country “Singapore”. Chinese people think that it is impolite to call other’s name directly in a formal occasion. They prefer using “[surname] + 先生(xiānsheng)”/”[surname] + 女士(nǚshì)” instead, which means “Mr. + [surname]”/”Miss + [surname]”.
“有yǒu” means “to have” and sounds exactly like the “yo” in “yo-yo”. So the sentence “I have a yo-yo” can definitely help you remember this word. Can you make a sentence “I have a mobile” by yourself? Yes, that is “我有手机wǒ yǒu shǒu jī” or “我有一个手机wǒ yǒu yī gè shǒu jī”.
In Chinese, it is 没méi which sounds like the English word “May”. So the sentence of the picture “I DON’T HAVE holidays in MAY” can help you remember this word. We can also put 没méi and 有yǒu together and we get the word “没有méiyǒu”. it still means “Don’t have”, the same as “没méi”.
The Chinese word to deliver something is “送Sòng” which sounds incredibly like the English word “song”. This picture can help you to remember this word: He is listening to a song while delivering a pizza. You can also deliver a song to someone if they need to be entertained:) Now you will know how to ask if there is delivery service in the restaurant. The sentence will be: 你们能不能送外卖 nǐmennéngbunéng song wàimài?