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Do you remember when you were a kid?  When you were young did you eat a lot of candy?  Maybe you still eat a lot of candy.  In this picture you see a kid pleasantly devouring a type of 糖葫芦. This one pictured is a crab apple that was dipped in sugar syrup.  In this lesson we will learn how to use “while or when..”   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 for Level 2 Lesson 4

的时候 de shíhòu when/while
洗澡 xǐzǎo shower/bath
想家 xiǎng jiā homesick
春节 chūnjié spring festival
以前 yǐqián before
以后 yǐhòu after
晚饭 wǎnfàn dinner
机票 jīpiào flight ticket
常常 chángcháng often
散步 sànbù take a walk
每天 měitiān every day
下班 xiàbān get off work
流行 liúxíng popular/fashionable
古典音乐 gǔdiǎn yīnyuè classical music

Key Phrases

小的时候我喜欢吃糖 xiǎode shíhòu wǒ xǐhuān chī táng When I was little I liked to eat candy
洗澡的时候我唱歌 xǐzǎo de shíhòu wǒ chànggē While taking a shower/bath, I sing.
运动的时候我不喝水 yùndòng de shíhòu wǒ bù hē shuǐ I don’t drink water while working out
想家的时候我打电话 xiǎng jiā de shíhòu wǒ dǎ diànhuà I call home when I am homesick.
春节的时候我回家 chūnjié de shíhòu wǒ huíjiā I go home during spring festival
买东西的时候我很开心 mǎi dōngxī de shíhòu wǒ hěn kāixīn I am happy when I shop
开车的时候不应该睡觉 kāichē de shíhòu bù yīnggāi shuìjiào You should not sleep while driving
不开心的时候我不喝酒 bù kāixīn de shíhòu wǒ bù hējiǔ I don’t drink alcohol when I feel sad
十点以前休息 shídiǎn yǐqián xiūxi rest before 10 o’clock.
晚饭以后散步 wǎnfàn yǐhòu sànbù take a walk after dinner
回家以后看电视 huíjiā yǐhòu kàn diànshì watch TV after going home
旅游以前买机票 lǚyóu yǐqián mǎi jīpiào buy flight ticked before traveling
以前我常常喝黑咖啡 yǐqián wǒ chángcháng hē hēi kāfēi I used to drink black coffee often
以后我应该多散步 yǐhòu wǒ yīnggāi duō sànbù I should walk more from now on

Dialogue

每天下班以后你做什么? měitiān xìabān yǐhòu nǐ zuò shénme Everyday after work what do you do?
以前我常常看电视 yǐqián wǒ chángcháng kàn diànshì Before I always watched TV
现在呢?不看电视吗? xiànzài ne? bú kàn diànshì ma? How about now? (You) don’t watch TV?
现在下班以后我做饭,做饭的时候学中文。 xiànzài xiàbān yǐhòu wǒ zuòfàn, zuòfàn de shíhòu xué zhōngwén Now after work I make food, while making food I study Chinese
做饭的时候怎么学中文? zuòfàn de shíhòu zěnme xué zhōngwén While making food how do you study Chinese?
听中文podcast,看中文电视。 tìng zhōngwén podcast, kàn zhōngwén diànshì Listen to Chinese podcast, watch Chinese TV.
晚饭以后你做什么? wǎnfàn yǐhòu nǐ zuò shénme After dinner what do you do?
晚饭以后我散步,散步的时候听音乐 wǎnfàn yǐhòu wǒ sànbù, sànbù de shíhòu tìng yīnyuè After dinner I take a walk, while talking a walk (I) listen to music
你喜欢听什么音乐? nǐ xǐhuān tìng shénme yīnyuè You like to listen to what kind of music
开心的时候听流行音乐,不开心的时候听古典音乐。 kāixīn de shíhòu tìng liúxíng yīnyuè, bù kāixīn de shíhòu tìng gǔdiǎn yīnyuè When happy (I) listen to popular music, when (I’m) not happy (I) listen to classical music.
昨天晚上散步的时候你听什么音乐? zuótiān wǎnshàng sànbù de shíhòu nǐ tìng shénme yīnyuè Yesterday evening while walking what did you listen to?
哈哈,昨天散步的时候我和朋友打电话,没有听音乐。 hāhā, zuótiān sànbù de shíhòu wǒ hé péngyǒu dǎ diànhuà, méiyǒu tìng yīnyuè Haha, yesterday while walking, me and a friend talked on the phone, (I) didn’t listen to music

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. When you were little what did you like to 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.