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Is there something you should be doing? Like you should be studying Chinese everyday.  There are many things we should do or not do and there are also things we are supposed to do.  In this lesson we will learn the various uses of 应该.   Shall we begin?  Be sure to listen to our Chinese podcast lesson and if you haven’t yet, subscribe to our Chinese itunes podcast and leave a comment. If you liked this lesson please give us a thumbs up on facebook

Key Vocabulary Level 2 Lesson 3

应该 yīnggāi should
táng sugar
刷牙 shuāyá brush teeth
告诉 gàosu to tell
迟到 chídào to be late
秘密 mìmì secret
身体 shēntǐ body, health
睡觉 shuìjiào sleep
最近 zuìjìn recently
难过 nánguò sad, depressed
健康 jiànkāng healthy
每天 měitiān every day

Key Phrases

周末应该多运动 zhōumò yīnggāi duō yùndòng should work out more on weekends
你牙不好应该少吃糖 nǐ yá bùhǎo yīnggāi shǎo chi táng your teeth is not good so you should eat less sugar
少喝咖啡多喝水 shǎo hē kāfēi duō hē shuǐ drink less coffee, drink more water
少说多听 shǎo shuō duō tīng talk less, listen more
应该每天刷牙 yīnggāi měitiān shuāyá should brush teeth everyday
应该告诉我 yīnggāi gàosu wǒ Should tell me
不应该迟到 bù yīnggāi chídào should not be late
这是秘密,不应该告诉我 zhè shì mìmì, bù yīnggāi gàosu wǒ This is a secret, you should not tell me
天气冷死了不应该去游泳 tiānqì lěngsǐle bù yīnggāi qù yóuyǒng It is so cold, should not go swimming
你身体不好不应该出去 nǐ shēntǐ bùhǎo bù yīnggāi chūqù You are not feeling well so you should not go out
我应该怎么做? wǒ yīnggāi zěnme zuò what should I do?
我应该打电话吗? wǒ yīnggāi dǎ diànhuà ma should I call?
应该不应该去旅游 yīnggāi bù yīnggāi qù lǚyóu should or should not go traveling?
应不应该买礼物 yīng bù yīnggāi mǎi lǐwù should or should not buy gift(s)
宝宝多睡觉是应该的 bǎobǎo duō shuìjiào shì yīnggāi de babies are supposed to sleep a lot
宝宝看电视是不应该的 bǎobǎo kàn diànshì shì bù yīnggāi de babies are not supposed to watch TV

Dialogue

最近你怎么样? zuìjìn nǐ zěnmeyàng How are you recently?
不开心,难过死了。 bù kāixīn, nánguò sǐ le Not happy, so very sad.
为什么不开心? wèishénme bù kāixīn Why are you not happy?
身体不好,睡觉比去年更少 shēntǐ bùhǎo, shuìjiào bǐ qùnián gèng shǎo (My) health is not good, sleeping less compared to last year
你应该多休息 nǐ yīnggāi duō xiūxi You should rest more
我也应该少吃糖多吃菜。 wǒ yě yīnggāi shǎo chī táng duō chī cài I also should eat less sugar and eat more vegetables
是啊,少吃糖是应该的 shì ā, shǎo chī táng shì yīnggāi de Yeah, (you’re) supposed to eat less sugar.
我应不应该喝可乐? wǒ yīng bù yīnggāi hē kělè Should I or not drink Coke?
应该少喝可乐,多喝水。 yīnggāi shǎo hē kělè,  duō hē shuǐ (You) should drink less Coke and (you) should drink more water.
你呢?你最近怎么样? nǐne? nǐ zuìjìn zěnmeyàng How about you? How are you recently?
我身体也不太好,睡觉太多。 wǒ shēntǐ yě bù tài hǎo, shuìjiào tài duō My health is also not too good, (I) sleep a lot.
哈哈,你应该多运动少睡觉。 hāhā, nǐ yīnggāi duō yùndòng shǎo shuìjiào Haha, you should work out more and sleep less.
我们今年应该比去年更健康。 wǒmen jīnnián yīnggāi bǐ qùnián gèng jiànkāng This year we should be more healthy than last year

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 should you do or shouldn’t do?

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.

  • Sabina R

    你好,
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    感谢, 你和你爸爸真棒!