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你会不会说汉语? nǐ huì bù huì shuō hànyǔ? (Do you know how to speak Chinese?)

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This month our grade 3 Chinese topic is language, so we do a conversation practice: asking the another student: do you know how to speak Chinese?

会不会 means can or can’t

说 means speak

汉语 means Chinese language

so the question 你会不会说汉语? nǐ huì bù huì shuō hànyǔ?

(Do you know how to speak Chinese?)

Then how to answer it?

If you know how to speak Chinese, you can say

我会说汉语 wǒ huì shuō hànyǔ (I know how to speak Chinese)

If you just know how to speak a little Chinese, you can say

我会说一点儿汉语 wǒ huì shuō yīdiǎnr hànyǔ (I know how to speak a little Chinese)

If you don’t know how to speak Chinese, you can say

我不会说汉语 wǒ bù huì shuō hànyǔ (I don’t know how to speak Chinese)

you can replace 汉语 to other languages

英语 yīngyǔ (English)
韩语 hányǔ (Korean language)
日语 rìyǔ(Japanese)
印度语 yìndù yǔ(India language)
菲律宾语 fēilǜbīn yǔ(Tagalog)
…..etc.

the rule is country name+ 语yǔ, but if the name of the country include 国 guó, such as:
德国 Déguó
英国 yīngguó
韩国 hánguó
……etc.

we will replace 国 guó by 语yǔ, so it become 德语, 英语, 韩语 instead of 德国语, 英国语, 韩囯语

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