28 July 2014

Asking about pets

How to ask about pets 宠物

When we want to ask about pets we should use the word 宠物 chǒngwù (pet). Remember to use the correct measure word for animals. When counting birds, dogs or cats, use 只 zhī. The measure word used for horse is 匹 pǐ and if you want to count for fish use the measure word 条 tiáo.

How to ask about pets



Question
你家有什么宠物
Nǐ jiā yǒu shéme chǒngwù?
What pets do you have?

Answers
我家有三
Wǒ jiā yǒu sān zhī māo
I have three cats

我家有一和两
Wǒ jiā yǒu yī zhǐ gǒu hé liǎng zhī niǎo
I have a dog and two birds

我家有九
Wǒ jiā yǒu jiǔ tiáo
I have nine fish


Question
你家有吗?
Nǐ jiā yǒu gǒu ma?
Do you have a dog?

Answer
有, 我家有一。这很大很可爱。
Yǒu, wǒ jiā yǒu yī zhǐ gǒu. Zhè zhǐ gǒu hěn dà hěn kě'ài.
I have one dog. This dog is very big and very cute.