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Vocab

眼睛手术 yǎnjing shǒushù eye surgery
英尺 yīngchǐ feet (measurement)
树叶 shùyè leaves
开会 kāihuì meeting
飓风 jùfēng hurricane
离开/撤离 líkāi/chèlí evacuate, leave
停电 tíngdiàn power outage
dǎo fall
担心 dānxīn worry
幸运 xìngyùn lucky
受伤 shòushāng injured
大多数人 dàduōshùrén most people
抱怨 bàoyuàn to complain
堵车 dǔchē traffic
窗户 chuānhu window
玻璃 bōli glass
经历 jīnglì experienced
方式 fāngshì a manner of way; mode

Sentence/Phrase

我做眼睛手术了,没办法游泳 wǒ zuò yǎnjing shǒushù le, méi bànfǎ yóuyǒng I had eye surgery so I can’t swim  
飓风来了,没办法外出 jùfēng lái le, méi bànfǎ wàichū Hurricane is here, so I can’t go out  
飓风过去了,大家都回家了 jùfēng guòqu le, dàjiā dōu huíjiā le Hurricane had passed and then people all came home  
我看过鳄鱼了,三英尺长 wǒ kànguò èyú le, sān yīngchǐ cháng I have seen the alligators, about 3 feet long  
秋天了,树叶黄了 qiūtiān le, shùyuè huáng It is Autumn now and leaves turned yellow  
奶奶病好了,身体好多了 nǎinai bìng hǎo le, shēntǐ hǎoduō le Grandma has recovered and feels much better  
 宝宝看见新玩具不难过了  bǎobǎo kànjiàn xīn wánjù bù nánguò le The baby saw a new toy and was not sad anymore.  
 上课了,别玩手机  shàngkè le, bié wán shǒujī  It is class now, don’t play with your cellphone  
 飓风时我在亚特兰大开会  jùfēng shí wǒ zài yàtèlándà kāihuì  I was having a meeting in Atlanta during the hurricane  

Dialogue

Ashley, 飓风来的时候你离开了吗? jùfēng lái de shíhou nǐ líkāi le ma? Ashley did you leave when the hurricane arrived?
我想离开,可是堵车没有办法离开。 wǒ xiǎng líkāi, kěshì dǔchē méiyǒu bànfǎ líkāi I wanted to leave, but there was no way to leave because of traffic
飓风时你留在家,情况怎么样? jùfēng shí nǐ liú zài jīa, qíngkuàng zěnmeyàng How was the hurricane when you stayed at home?
雨大风大,很多树倒了,我们家停电了20个小时 yǔ dàfēng dà, hěnduō shù dǎo le, wǒmen jiā tíngdiàn le 20 gè xiǎoshí Lots of rain and wind and many trees fell, our house lost power for 20 hours
不少朋友离开了,可是在外面也很担心朋友和房子 bùshǎo péngyǒu líkāi le, kěshì zài wàimiàn yě hěn dānxīn péngyǒu hé fángzi Many friends left, but being outside we also worried about friends and homes
是啊,我们的城市很幸运没有人受伤 shì ā, wǒmen de chéngshì hěn xìngyùn méiyǒu rén shòushāng Right, our city was lucky no one got hurt

Short Essay

马修飓风来的时候,我们的城市大多数人离开了,离开的人抱怨堵车,旅馆没有房间。留下的人说风很大,担心窗户玻璃伤人。不管离开还是留下,大家都经历了飓风,不同的方式。

马修飓风来的时候,我们的城市大多数人离开了,离开的人抱怨堵车,旅馆没有房间 mǎxiū jùfēng lái de shíhou, wǒmen de chéngshì dàduōshù rén líkāi le, líkāi de rén bàoyuàn dǔchē, lǚguǎn méiyǒu fángjiān When Hurricane Matthew came, most people left the city, and those who left complained that the traffic was severe and that there was no room in hotels.
留下的人说风很大,担心窗户玻璃伤人 liúxià de rén shuō fēng hěndà, dānxīn chuānghù bōli shāngrén Those who stayed said that the wind was strong, and worried if the window glass would break and hurt people
不管离开还是留下,大家都经历了飓风,不同的方式 bùguǎn líkāi háishì liúxià, dàjiā dōu jīnglì le jùfēng, bùtóng de fāngshì No matter if you left or stayed, everyone experienced the hurricane in different ways


Flashcards for your review

Chinese Character – English

  • 经历
    experienced
  • 窗户
    window
  • 方式
    a manner of way; mode
  • 玻璃
    glass
  • 担心
    worry
  • 堵车
    traffic
  • 飓风
    hurricane
  • 英尺
    feet(measurement)
  • 眼睛手术
    eye surgery
  • 抱怨
    to complain
  • 大多数人
    most people
  • 离开/撤离
    evacuate, leave
  • 停电
    power outage
  • 开会
    meeting
  • fall
  • 树叶
    leaves
  • 幸运
    lucky
  • 受伤
    injured

Chinese Character – Pinyin

  • 堵车
    dǔchē
  • 方式
    fāngshì
  • 停电
    tíngdiàn
  • 开会
    kāihuì
  • 眼睛手术
    yǎnjing shǒushù
  • 英尺
    yīngchǐ
  • 经历
    jīnglì
  • 大多数人
    dàduōshùrén
  • 飓风
    jùfēng
  • 抱怨
    bàoyuàn
  • 幸运
    xìngyùn
  • 玻璃
    bōli
  • 受伤
    shòushāng
  • 窗户
    chuānhu
  • 离开/撤离
    líkāi/chèlí
  • dào
  • 树叶
    shùyè
  • 担心
    dānxīn

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.