生词 New Words：
您 nín : you or your (used to address someone with respect)
们 men : plural marker for pronouns, and nouns referring to individuals
语法要点 Grammar Points:
➊你好！Tone change for two consecutive 3rd tone
. When you SAY two 3rd tone characters (3+3 for simplicity), you change first one to 2nd tone, i.e. 2+3.In written form, you should NOT change any tone.
For example, 你好 nǐ hǎo
becomes ní hǎo Hello!; Hi!; How are you?
For example, 你好 kěyǐ
becomes kéyǐ can; may; possible; able to; not bad; pretty good
. It is "you" but with respect.
早！ Lǎoshī, nín zǎo! - Good morning! Teacher.
➌你们好！...们 plural forms
. 他们，你们，我们:“they/them, you/you, we/us". 们 is used as plural form for pronouns such as 我，你， 他，她. It can ONLY be used for people to express plural form, e.g.
，同学们 Lǎoshīmen, tóngxuémen - teachers, students
Note, in Chinese a noun can be itself a single form or plural form.
学校有一个人 Xuéxiào yǒu yī gè rén. - There is one person at school.
中国有十三亿人 Zhōngguó yǒu shísān yì rén. - China has 130 million people.Neutral tone
. Some characters change tone to neutral or no tone. Below are some simple categories.
Duplicated words. For example, 爸爸bàba (informal) father
, 妈妈 māma mama; mommy; mother
Words with 子. For example, 儿子 érzi son
, 桌子 zhuōzi table; desk
Others. For example, 我们 wǒme
n we; us; ourselves; our
, 衣服 yīfu Clothes
, 早上 zǎosha
ng early morning
, 认识 rènshi to know; to recognize