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Getting started with Chinese 3
Getting started with Chinese 3

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1 Revision

A lot of this week’s knowledge is built from what you learnt last week, in particular, the sentence structure of ‘topic + comment’ and the use of le to indicate change of state. Before you dive into the new stuff, complete Activity 1 as a quick revision of Week 1.

Activity 1

Read the text below and choose the most appropriate answers to the English questions that follow.

Wǒ mèimei de nán péngyou shì Déguó rén. Tā bù gāo, yǒudiǎnr shòu. Kěshì tā hěn shuài! Tā hěn cōngmíng, yě hěn yǒu qián! Tā xué Fǎwén le.

我妹妹的男朋友是德国人。他不高,有点儿瘦。可是他很帅!他很聪明,也很有钱!他学法文了。

What is the nationality of my sister’s boyfriend?

a. 

Japanese.


b. 

Chinese.


c. 

French.


d. 

German.


The correct answer is d.

What does my sister’s boyfriend look like?

a. 

He is not very handsome.


b. 

He is a bit slim.


c. 

He is tall.


d. 

He is overweight.


The correct answer is b.

What one of these statements about my sister’s boyfriend is NOT true?

a. 

He is rich.


b. 

He is handsome.


c. 

He is poor.


d. 

He is clever.


The correct answer is c.

What’s changed in my sister’s boyfriend life?

a. 

He has started learning French.


b. 

He has grown taller.


c. 

He has become richer.


d. 

He has lost weight.


The correct answer is a.

Answer

Here is the translation:

Wǒ mèimei de nán péngyou shì Déguó rén. Tā bù gāo, yǒudiǎnr shòu. Kěshì tā hěn shuài! Tā hěn cōngmíng, yě hěn yǒu qián! Tā xué Fǎwén le.

我妹妹的男朋友是德国人。他不高,有点儿瘦。可是他很帅!他很聪明,也很有钱!他学法文了。

My younger sister’s boyfriend is German. He is not tall and a little bit thin. But he is very handsome! He is smart and rich! He has started learning French.