Getting started with Chinese 3
Getting started with Chinese 3

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Getting started with Chinese 3

1 Preparation

To start this week you will study some vocabulary that you may or may not have already learnt in previous Chinese studies. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with all of the words; Activities 1, 2 and 3 will help to prepare you before you expand on this knowledge during the rest of the week.

Activity 1

Match the Chinese phrases for family members and other generic people terms to their English translation by dragging and dropping the characters next to the corresponding English translation. 

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

  1. bàba 爸爸

  2. māma 妈妈

  3. jiějie 姐姐

  4. gēge 哥哥

  5. mèimei 妹妹

  6. dìdi 弟弟

  7. xiānsheng 先生

  8. tàitai 太太

  9. lǎoshī 老师

  10. péngyou 朋友

  • a.elder sister

  • b.younger sister

  • c.mother

  • d.teacher

  • e.elder brother

  • f.younger brother

  • g.friend

  • h.husband

  • i.father

  • j.wife

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = i
  • 2 = c
  • 3 = a
  • 4 = e
  • 5 = b
  • 6 = f
  • 7 = h
  • 8 = j
  • 9 = d
  • 10 = g

Activity 2

Part 1

Match the Chinese adjectives to their English translation.

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

  1. róngyì 容易

  2. lèi

  3. è 饿

  4. hǎo

  5. nán

  • a.hungry

  • b.difficult

  • c.tired

  • d.easy

  • e.good

  • f.thirsty

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = d
  • 2 = c
  • 3 = f
  • 4 = a
  • 5 = e
  • 6 = b

Part 2

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Activity 3

Listen to the recording where you will hear a description of Wang Ming’s family.

Download this audio clip.Audio player: lxc003_wk1_act_aud001.mp3
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Transcript

Wáng Míng shì Běijīngrén, zhù zài Sūgélán. Tā jiā yǒu sì kǒu rén, bàba, māma, dìdi hé Wáng Míng. Wáng Míng de māma shì yǒumíng de yīshēng, tā tiāntiān dōu hěn máng. Wáng Míng de bàba shì Yīngguó zuòjiā, tāmen dōu zài Lúndūn gōngzuò. Wáng Míng de dìdi shì lǎoshī, zài Běijīng gōngzuò.

王明是北京人,住在苏格兰。他家有四口人,爸爸、妈妈、弟弟和王明。王明的妈妈是有名的医生,她天天都很忙。 王明的爸爸是英国作家,他们都在伦敦工作。王明的弟弟是老师,在北京工作。

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