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Anyone here on Wechat? Easy way to contact your friends, specially those in China since its the most popular messaging platform there.  But maybe you don’t want people to find you so maybe this isn’t something for you.

Vocab

强度 qiángdù strength, intensity
车祸 chēhuò car accident
记得 jìde to remember
零食 língshí snacks
游泳池 yóngyǒngchí swimming pool
微信 wēixìn wechat
联系 liánxì to contact
好用 hǎoyòng easy to use
小学生 xiǎoxuéshēng elementary school student
朋友圈 péngyǒuquān circle of friends
政府 zhèngfǔ government
禁止 jìnzhǐ to prohibit
离不开 líbùkāi cannot separate from
许多 xǔduō many
分享 fēnxiǎng to share
聊天 liáotiān to converse
录下 lùxià record
收听 shōutīng to listen
类似 lèisì similar
短信 duǎnxìn short message
生意 shēngyì business
下跌 xiàdiē fall out

Sentence/Phrase

昨天和今天差不多热 zuótiān hé jīntiān chàbùduō rè Yesterday is almost as hot as today
我来美国差不多十年了 wǒ lái měiguó chàbùduō shínián le It has been almost ten years since I came to the US
今年你报完了税吗 jīnnián nǐ bào wánle shuì ma Did you finish filing your tax this year?
Tom 上网买东西 Tom shàngwǎng mǎi dōngxī Tom gets online and shops
你的工作没有哥哥的工作强度大 nǐde gōngzuò méiyǒu gēge de gōngzuò qiángdù dà Your work is not as intensive as older brother’s
车祸后她什么都不记得了 chēhuò hòu tā shénme dōu bú jìdé le She did not remember anything after the car accident
宝宝什么零食都想吃 bǎobǎo shénme língshí dōu xiǎng chī The baby wants to eat whatever snacks
岛上风景多美? dǎo shàng fēngjǐng duō měi How beautiful is the scene on the island?
Mike 休假完马上开始工作了 Mike xiūjià wán mǎshàng kāishǐ gōngzuò le Mike started working right after taking vacation
你会游泳吗? nǐ huì yóuyǒng ma Can you swim?
今年夏天游泳池会建好吗? jīnnián xiàtiān yóuyǒngchí huì jiànhǎo ma Will the swimming pool be built this summer?

Dialogue

Herbert,在中国大家用Facebook联系吗? Herbert zài zhōngguó dàjiā yòng Facebook liánxì ma Herbert, in China does everyone use Facebook to contact?
很多人用微信联系朋友,和facebook差不多流行。 hěnduō rén yòng wēixìn liánxì péngyǒu, hé facebook chàbùduō liúxíng Lots of people use wechat to contact friends, its popularity is similar with Facebook
你会用微信吗? nǐ huì yòng wēixìn ma Do you know how to use wechat?
我刚开始学,学会以后联系国内的朋友会很方便。你用Facebook吗? wǒ gāng kāishǐ xué, xuéhuì yǐhòu liánxì guónèi de péngyǒu huì hěn fāngbiàn. nǐ yǒng facebook ma I just started learning, after figuring it out contacting friends at in China will be convenient. You use FB?
我以前只用email,可是email没有Facebook 好用好玩。 wǒ yǐqián zhi yòng email, kěshì email méiyǒu facebook hǎoyòng hǎowán Before I only used email, but email is not as easy to use and fun as Facebook
是啊,现在什么人都用Facebook,包括小学生。 shì ā, xiànzài shénme rén dōu yòng facebook, bāokuò xiǎoxuéshēng Yeah, now everyone uses Facebook, including elementary students
你学会用微信教我吧。 nǐ xuéhuì yòng wēixìn jiào wǒ ba After you learn to use wechat please teach me
好啊,Ashley我们一起看朋友圈多好。 hǎo ā, Ashley wǒmen yìqǐ kàn péngyǒuquān duō hǎo Alright, Ashley how great it would be to be in the same circle of friends in wechat

Short Essay

2009年中国政府禁止了Facebook在中国的使用。现在许多中国人的生活已经离不开微信。人们用微信分享照片,聊天,还可以录下信息,对方在方便的时候可以收听,类似对讲机。微信的流行使手机短信生意下跌

2009年中国政府禁止了Facebook在中国的使用 nián zhōngguó zhèngfǔ jìnzhǐ le facebook zài zhōngguó de shǐyòng In 2009 the Chinese government banned the use of facebook in China
现在许多中国人的生活已经离不开微信 xiànzài xǔduō zhōngguórén de shēnghuó yǐjīng líbùkāi wēixìn Now lots of Chinese people’s lives can live without wechat
人们用微信分享照片,聊天,还可以录下信息,对方在方便的时候可以收听,类似对讲机 rénmen yòng wēixìn fēnxiǎng zhàopiàn, liáotiān, hái kěyǐ lùxià xìnxī, duìfāng zài fāngbiàn de shíhòu kěyǐ shōutīng, lèisì dui jiǎngjī People use wechat to share photos, communicate, also record information so that the other party can conveniently listen, similar to a walkie-talkie
微信的流行使手机短信生意下跌 wēixìn de liúxíng shǐ shǒujī duǎnxìn shēngyì xiàdiē The popularity of wechat makes sending messages in mobile phones bad business

Flashcards for your review

Chinese Character – English

  • 离不开
    cannot separate from
  • 联系
    to contact
  • 零食
    snacks
  • 宝宝什么零食都想吃
    The baby wants to eat whatever snacks
  • 朋友圈
    circle of friends
  • 岛上风景多美?
    How beautiful is the scene on the island?
  • 今年你报完了税吗
    Did you finish filing your tax this year?
  • 类似
    similar
  • 你会游泳吗?
    Can you swim?
  • 昨天和今天差不多热
    Yesterday is almost as hot as today
  • 短信
    short message
  • 微信
    wechat
  • 车祸后她什么都不记得了
    She did not remember anything after the car accident
  • 小学生
    elementary school student
  • Tom 上网买东西
    Tom gets online and shops
  • 录下
    record
  • 你的工作没有哥哥的工作强度大
    Your work is not as intensive as older brother’s
  • 我来美国差不多十年了
    It has been almost ten years since I came to the US
  • 禁止
    to prohibit
  • 生意
    business
  • 许多
    many
  • 好用
    easy to use
  • 今年夏天游泳池会建好吗?
    Will the swimming pool be built this summer?
  • 分享
    to share
  • 收听
    to listen
  • 车祸
    car accident
  • Mike 休假完马上开始工作了
    Mike started working right after taking vacation
  • 游泳池
    swimming pool
  • 强度
    strength, intensity
  • 聊天
    to converse
  • 下跌
    fall out
  • 记得
    to remember
  • 政府
    government

Chinese Character – Pinyin

  • 生意
    shēngyì
  • 我来美国差不多十年了
    wǒ lái měiguó chàbùduō shínián le
  • 离不开
    líbùkāi
  • 零食
    língshí
  • 你会游泳吗?
    nǐ huì yóuyǒng ma
  • Mike 休假完马上开始工作了
    Mike xiūjià wán mǎshàng kāishǐ gōngzuò le
  • 微信
    wēixìn
  • 聊天
    liáotiān
  • 强度
    qiángdù
  • 岛上风景多美?
    dǎo shàng fēngjǐng duō měi
  • 类似
    lèisì
  • 许多
    xǔduō
  • 宝宝什么零食都想吃
    bǎobǎo shénme língshí dōu xiǎng chī
  • 游泳池
    yóngyǒngchí
  • 小学生
    xiǎoxuéshēng
  • 记得
    jìde
  • 今年你报完了税吗
    jīnnián nǐ bào wánle shuì ma
  • 收听
    shōutīng
  • 车祸后她什么都不记得了
    chēhuò hòu tā shénme dōu bú jìdé le
  • 你的工作没有哥哥的工作强度大
    nǐde gōngzuò méiyǒu gēge de gōngzuò qiángdù dà
  • 禁止
    jìnzhǐ
  • 联系
    liánxì
  • 下跌
    xiàdiē
  • 短信
    duǎnxìn
  • 录下
    lùxià
  • 分享
    fēnxiǎng
  • 今年夏天游泳池会建好吗?
    jīnnián xiàtiān yóuyǒngchí huì jiànhǎo ma
  • 车祸
    chēhuò
  • Tom 上网买东西
    Tom shàngwǎng mǎi dōngxī
  • 朋友圈
    péngyǒuquān
  • 好用
    hǎoyòng
  • 昨天和今天差不多热
    zuótiān hé jīntiān chàbùduō rè
  • 政府
    zhèngfǔ

In the comments bellow practice making a sentence or two in Chinese using any of the following:

1. Try using any of the verbs or nouns we learned to make a sentence.

2. Use any grammar points in this lesson to make sentences.

Animated Stroke Order Just highlight and copy the character, paste in the small box bellow and press enter to see the stroke order. Use the whiteboard to better familiarize with Chinese characters.