288 This & That
Jesse from Transition and ShaoLan talk about “this and that” in Chinese. For ShaoLan, the first English words she ever learned were “this and that,” which in the context of the lessons weren’t particularly useful, but in Chinese, learning the words for “this and that” can actually open up a whole area of Chinese which you will use every day. For example, these words are useful when introducing other people, describing objects or especially when asking those eternal questions “what is that?” “what is this”?!
In Chinese, 這/这 means “this” or “the” and 那 means “that.”