Getting started with Chinese 2
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Getting started with Chinese 2

2 Daily activities

Table 1 lists some new vocabulary which you can use to talk about different daily activities. Read and repeat the words aloud and then copy them into your notebook.

Table 1 Vocabulary to speak about daily activities

Chinese English
xué learn, study
zuò make, do
xiě write
kàn see, watch, look; read
shàng wǎng 上网 surf the internet
zhuānyè 专业 major, subject
yīngwén 英文 English language
zhōngwén 中文 Chinese language
wénxué 文学 literature
diànshì 电视 TV
shū book
hànzì 汉字 Chinese character
wǎnshang 晚上 evening
tiāntiān 天天 every day
fàn meal

Note that wǎng is the shortened word for internet: the equivalent of the English ‘net’. The full term in Chinese is hùlián wǎng 互联网 (lit. inter-connect net).

Activity 2

Listen to the words given in Table 1 in the audio below. Pause and repeat each word as many times as you want. Then, write down the five words that you found more difficult to remember in the space below.

Download this audio clip.Audio player: lxc002_wk1_act_aud001.mp3
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Transcript

xué 学

zuò 做

xiě 写

kàn 看

shàng wǎng 上网

zhuānyè 专业

yīngwén 英文

zhōngwén 中文

wénxué 文学

diànshì 电视

shū 书

hànzì 汉字

wǎnshang 晚上

tiāntiān 天天

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You have just learned some new verbs and nouns. Now, match the following nouns with the appropriate verb.

Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. hànzì 汉字

  2. fàn

  3. wǎng

  • a.zuò

  • b.xiě

  • c.shàng

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = b
  • 2 = a
  • 3 = c

Look at the pictures and decide if the statement underneath is true or false.

Tāmen xué zhōngwén. 他们 学中文。

a. 

True


b. 

False


The correct answer is a.

Discussion

True. This is a drawing of a class learning Chinese with Chinese words on the board.

Tā kàn diànshì. 她 看 电视。

a. 

True


b. 

False


The correct answer is a.

Discussion

True. This is a drawing of a girl watching TV.

Dàwèi xiě hànzì. 大卫写 汉字。

a. 

True


b. 

False


The correct answer is a.

Discussion

True. This is a drawing of a western man writing Chinese characters.

Tā kàn yīngwén shū. 他 看英文书。

a. 

True


b. 

False


The correct answer is b.

Discussion

False. This is a drawing of a man reading a Chinese book, not an English book

Wǒ shàng wǎng. 我上网。

a. 

True


b. 

False


The correct answer is a.

Discussion

True. This is a drawing of a person surfing on the internet.

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