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Small talk with Chinese grandparents


#1

Suggested Difficulty (Elementary etc): Elementary/Intermediate
Video or Audio: audio is probably fine
Lesson Idea: Hi @Constance_Fang and Team, I live in the US and have a Chinese co-worker whose parents & in-laws frequently visit. In addition, my niece has many Chinese classmates with grandparents who do not speak English. I love chatting with them but I quickly run out of conversational topics and I struggle with wording some basic conversational questions correctly. For example, what part of China are you from? (or is that a strange question to Chinese people)? Do you live here full-time, or do you go back and forth to China?

Thank you very much for all of the other small talk lessons, they are also very helpful!!! I especially appreciate all of the basic formulaic questions that you have shared.


#2

These are pretty good and common small talk topic for us.
Which part of China are you from? You could say 你是中国哪里人?
Do you live here full-time or do you go back and forth to China?
你都住在这里吗?还是常常在两地往返?