Getting started with Chinese 2
Getting started with Chinese 2

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Getting started with Chinese 2

1 I watch TV on Monday morning

You’ll start this week with a listening activity.

Activity 1

Listen to the recordings and write down their English translations. The key words to listen for are days of the week. You may remember the formula to form days of the week: xīngqīyī 星期 (week day) + numbers from one to six for Monday to Saturday. For example, ‘Friday’ in Chinese is xīngqīyīwŭ 星期五. For Sunday, there are two terms: xīngqítiān 星期天 and xīngqírì星期日.

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Wǒ xīngqīyī hé xīngqī’èr wǎnshang xué zhōngwén.Wǒ xīngqīsān wǎnshang kàn diànshì.

我星期一和星期二晚上学中文。我星期三晚上看电视。

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Answer

I learn Chinese on Monday and Tuesday evenings. I watch TV on Wednesday evenings.

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Wǒ xīngqīsì wǎnshang xiě hànzì.Wǒ xīngqīwǔ wǎnshang shàng wǎng.Wǒ xīngqītiān wǎnshang kàn diànyǐng.

我星期四晚上写汉字。我星期五晚上上网。我星期天晚上看电影。

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I write Chinese characters on Thursday evenings. I surf the internet on Friday evenings. I watch movies on Sunday evenings.

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