Chinese Without a Teacher (1922)/General 2


Do you know this man? 這個人你認得不認得 Chayka ren nee renta-poo-renta?
Where does he live? 他在那兒住 T'ah dzi nar choo?
He's a southerner 他是南邊人 T ah shirt nahn-pe-enn ren.
I don't like him 我不喜歡他 Waw poo sheeh-wahn t'ah.
He can't be depended upon 靠不住 Kow poo choo.
You mind your own business 你幹你的 Nee kahn neety.
Where's my ring? 我的鎏子在那兒 Wawty layo-dza dzi nar?
It's lost 丟咯 Te-ola
It can't be lost 不能丟咯 Poo'nung te-ola.
It's probably in the bed-room 大概在睡覺的屋裏 Tah-ki dzi shooey-cheeowty woolee.
Every morning I want to bathe 天天早起要洗澡 T'e-enn t'e-enn dzowch'ee yow shee-dzow.
Bring well-water ; I don't want river-water 拿井水不要河水 Nah ching-shooey poo yow haw-shooey.
Have you a lead-pencil? 你有鉛筆沒有 Nee yo c'he en-pee mayo ?
I have a head ache 我腦袋疼 Waw now-ti t'ung
What is the day of the month ? 今兒幾兒咯 Cheer cheerla?
To-day is the 5th 今兒初五 or 今天初五 Cheer ch'oo woo or cheen t'e-enn ch'oo woo.
To-morrow is the 29th 明天二十九 Mingt'e-enn ur-shirt cheeoo.
What day of the week is it to-day ? 今天禮拜幾 Cheent'e enn lee-pi chee?
To-day is Saturday 今兒禮拜六 Cheer lee-pi layo.
I want a button put on here 這兒要釘一個鈕子 Cher yow ting yee-kanew-o-dza.
What's the time now? 現在幾點鐘 Shendzi_ chee te-enn-choong ?
He (or it) is in the verandah 在廊子低下 Dzi lahngdza tee-seeah.
Open the drawer 把抽屉拉開 Pah ch'o-t'ee lah-k'i.
The butter is all melted 黃油都化咯 Hwong-yoo to hwahla.
Bring a small stool 拿一個小橙子 Nah yeeka sheeow tungdza.
Take a feather brush and dust 拿担子担一担 Nah tahndza tahn-e-tahn.
Bring me a duster 拿一塊毡布來 Nah yeek'wi chahnpoo li.
There's no lamp-oil 沒有燈油 Mayo tung yoo.
Light a candle 點一枝蠟燭 Te-enn yee chirp lah choo.
This table cloth must be washed 這個台布要洗一洗 Chayka t'i-poo yow shee-e-shee.
Are there any matches ? 有取燈兒沒有 Yo ch'ü-tunger mayo?
This napkin must be changed for a clean one 這個手巾要換新的 Chayka sho-che-en yow hwahn sheenty.