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Key Vocabulary Level 2 Lesson 1

饿死了 è sǐle SOOO hungry
无聊 wúliáo boring, not interesting
cóng from
出差 chūchāi go out on business
夏天 xiàtiān summer
秋天 qiūtiān fall
不远 bù yuǎn not far
公园 gōngyuán park
休息 xiūxi take a rest
累死了 lèi sǐle SOOO tired
篮球 lánqiú basketball
羡慕 xiànmù jealous, envy

Key Phrases

贵死了,便宜一点吧 guìsǐle piányi yīdiǎn ba (its) too expensive. Can you go a little cheaper?
饿死了,有没有面包? è sǐle, yǒu méiyǒu miànbāo (I’m) too hungry, is there bread?
忙死了,可以休息吗? máng sǐle, kěyǐ xiūxi ma (I’m) too busy, can (I) rest?
累死了,能不能帮我? lèi sǐle, néng bùnéng bāng wǒ (I’m) so tired, can you help me?
人多死了,我不去 rénduō sǐle wǒ búqù Too many people, I’m not going
今年夏天热死了 jīnnián xiàtiān rè sǐle This summer was so hot to the point of death.
电视无聊死了,我上网 diànshì wúliáo sǐle, wǒ shàngwǎng TV was too boring and (so) I went online.
从一点到三点我上中文课 cóng yīdiǎn dào sāndiǎn wǒ shàng zhōngwén kè I take Chinese lessons from 1 to 3pm.
从星期一到星期五我工作 cóng xīngqīyī dào xīngqīwǔ wǒ gōngzuò From Monday to Friday I work
从四月到九月我游泳 cóng sìyuè dào jiǔyuè wǒ yóuyǒng I swim from April to September
从六号到十六号我在上海出差 cóng liù hào dào shíliù hào wǒ zài shànghǎi chūchāi I was in Shanghai for business trip from the 6th to the 16th
从早上到晚上她学习 cóng zǎoshàng dào wǎnshàng tā xuéxí She studies from morning till evening.
从夏天到秋天雨很多 cóng xiàtiān dào qiūtiān yǔ hěnduō I rains a lot from summer to fall
从家到学校不远 cóngjiā dào xuéxiào bù yuǎn It is not far from home to school
从公司到星巴克有二十分钟 cóng gōngsī dào xīngbākè yǒu èr shí fēnzhōng It takes 20 minutes from company to Starbucks

Dialogue

明天去公园吧? míngtiān qù gōngyuán ba Tomorrow (let’s) go to the park.
不去,我要工作。 búqù, wǒ yào gōngzuò (I’m) not going, I’m going to work.
你很忙吗? nǐ hěn máng ma You’re very busy?
忙死了,没有时间休息。 máng sǐle, méiyǒu shíjiān xiūxi Too busy, no time to rest.
周末也工作吗? zhōumò yě gōngzuò ma (You) also work on weekend?
是啊,从周一到周六工作,累死了。 shì ā, cóng zhōuyī dào zhōuliù gongzuò, lèi sǐle yes, from Monday to Saturday (I) work, so tired
周日去打篮球怎么样? zhōurì qù dǎ lánqiú zěnmeyàng How about(we) go play basketball on Sunday?
几点? jǐ diǎn What time?
从下午两点到四点。 cóng xiàwǔ liǎng diǎn dào sìdiǎn From 2pm to 4pm.
在哪,远吗? zàinǎ, yuǎn ma Where, (is it) far?
不远,从你家到健身房二十分钟。 bùyuǎn, cóng nǐ jiā dào jiànshēnfáng èr shí fēnzhōng Not far, (it is) 20 minutes from your home to the gym.
好啊,你工作忙吗? hǎo ā, nǐ gōngzuò máng ma Ok, Your work busy?
我现在休假,从一月二十五号到二月三号。 wǒ xiànzài xiūjiā, cóng yīyuè èrshíwǔ hào dào èryuè sān hào I’m now resting, from January 25th to February 3rd.
真好啊…我羡慕死了! zhēnhǎo ā…wǒ xiànmù sǐ le That’s great…I’m so jealous!

Flashcards for your review

Chinese Character – English

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Chinese Character – Pinyin

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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. What are you tired to death of doing?

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.