Chinese Without a Teacher (1922)/General 3

GENERAL.

What is your honourable name? 貴姓 Kway shing?
Have yon a wife? 你有夫人沒有 Nee yo foo ren mayo?
What is your age ? 貴庚; 你多大歲數兒 Kway kung; (to an inferior) Nee taw tah sooey-shoor?
My humble name is Moo 我賤姓穆 Waw che-enn shing Moo.
I am 45 this year 我今年四十五 Waw chin-ne-enn sir-shirt-woo.
My wife is dead 我的婦人死咯 Wawty foo-ren sirla.
I have 4 sons 我有四個兒子 Waw yo sirka urdza.
I have no daughters 我沒有女孩兒 Waw mayo nü-har.
This is my son 這個是我的兒子 Chayka shirt wawty urdza.
How long have you been in China? 你在中國幾年 Nee dzi Choong-kwo chee ne enn?
What is your honourable nation? 貴國是那一國 Kway kwo shirt nah-yee kwo?
Lend me five dollars 你借我五塊洋錢 Nee cheeay waw woo k'wi yahng ch'e-enn.
I have no money 我沒錢 Waw may ch'e-enn.
I'll pay you to-morrow 我明天還你 Waw mingt'e-enn hwahn nee.
Give him six taels 給他六兩銀子 Kay t'ah layo layang yechdza.
One tael, five mace, three candareens 一两五錢三分 Yee-layang, woo ch'e-enn, sahn fun.
Seven candareens are not enough 七分不彀 Ch'ee fun poo ko.
I have been 10 years in China 我在中國十年 Waw dzi Choong-kwo shirt ne-enn
Who came just now? 剛纔有甚麼人來 Kahng-tsi yo shummo ren li?
Good-bye, good-bye 請請 Ch'ing, ch'ing.
I'll see you again to-morrow 明天再見 Mingt'e-enn dzi che-enn.
I want to buy some curios 我要買古董兒 Waw yow mi koo-toonger.
What do you want to buy ? 你要買甚麼 Nee yow mi shummo?
I want to buy some cloisonné enamel 我要買珐琅 Waw yow mi fah lahn.
Enamel is very dear 珐琅狠貴 Fah-lahn hun kwey.
How much? 多少錢 Taw show ch'e-enn?
This isn't mine 這個不是我的 Chayka pooshirt wawty.
What nonsense ! 甚麼語 Shummo hwah!
You're a fool 你是一個糊塗人 Nee shirt yeeka hoot'oo ren.
Don't you be cursing people 你別罵人 Nee peeay mah ren.
I must give you a thrashing 我要打你 Waw yow tah nee.
You are a bad man 你不是好人 Nee pooshirt how ren