The restaurant we talked about in Chinatown is called MCCB (Modern Chinese Cookbook). Perhaps we should schedule an event to go there together some time?
Wow, we covered quite a lot today! If you have some specific questions, you can write them as a comment on the event page so you don't forget to ask them later.
We reviewed common phrases for giving directions.
We covered how to express over and under.
We went over how to give commands using 把 preposition.
We went over measure words. Ge4 is the generic measure word that you can use anywhere. But you can optionally use other measure words depending on the noun.
一只猫 (zhi is for most animals)
一条狗 (more common)
一条鱼 (tiao is for things that are long and thin)
We reviewed the words for morning, noon, and afternoon.
早上 (morning over)
中午 (middle noon)
下午 (under noon)
You can certainly say 下午好 to someone, but maybe it'd be better to say 你吃了吗？in the afternoon.
We discussed when to say er4 and when to say liang3 for 2.
两个人 (liang with measure words)
2:00 两点钟 (liang for time of day)
2012 二零一二 (er for years)
Special colloquial term for 两个：俩
We discussed the 被 preposition.
We did a couple rounds of collaborative storytelling, where everyone takes turns contributing a sentence to the story.
我很喜欢旅行。I like to travel.
我去过中国。I've been to China.
我的朋友住在台湾，他酿啤酒。My friend lives in Taiwan; he brews beer.
我喜欢中国菜。I like Chinese food.
我叫飞鸿。My name is Feihong.
Huang Feihong is a very popular character in Chinese history and film. Jackie Chan's most famous turn as Huang Feihong featured one of his most iconic fight scenes. There is also a famous actress named Yu Feihong, who may be China's most famous spinster.
你的名字很漂亮。Your name is pretty.
我非常感谢你，是我老师起的。Thank you very much, it was chosen by my teacher.
我在微信看到你。I saw you on WeChat.
我们一起喝杯啤酒吧。Let's have a beer together. (Note that you could also use 瓶, 听, or 桶 for the measure word)
我知道附近有一家很棒的酒吧。I know an excellent bar nearby.
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