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Have any memories from Spring Break? Studying Chinese is a sure way to spend your Spring Break.  We have now here a review lesson for the past 4 lessons.  Enjoy! Be sure to listen to our Chinese podcast lesson and if you haven’t yet, subscribe to our Chinese itunes podcast or hear us on Stitcher  and leave a comment. If you liked this lesson please give us a thumbs up on facebook

Key Vocabulary for Level 2 Lesson 5

跳舞 tiàowǔ to dance
唱歌 chànggē to sing
重要 zhòngyào important
春假 chūnjià spring break
打工 dǎgōng to work (part-time job)
温暖 wēnnuǎn warm

Key Phrases

从上午到下午 cóng shàngwǔ dào xiàwǔ from morning to afternoon
从家到学校 cóng jiā dào xuéxiào from home to school
纽约比洛杉矶大 niǔyuē bǐ luòshanjī dà NY is larger than LA
今年比去年更冷 jīnnián bǐ qùnián gèng lěng This year is colder than last year
你应该多运动少看电视 nǐ yīnggāi duō yùndòng shǎo kàn diànshì You should work out more and watch less TV
我应该不应该打电话? wǒ yīnggāi bù yīnggai dǎ diànhuà Should I call or not?
你谢谢他是应该的 nǐ xièxie tā shì yīnggāi de You are supposed to thank him.
洗澡的时候我跳舞 xǐzǎo de shíhòu wǒ tiàowǔ I dance while taking shower
我喝水的时候唱歌 wǒ hē shuǐ de shíhòu chànggē I sing while drinking water
做饭的时候我看书 zuòfàn de shíhòu wǒ kànshū I read while cooking
现在比以前以后更重要 xiànzài bǐ yǐqián yǐhòu gèng zhòngyào The present is more important than the past and future.

Dialogue

春假你要做什么? chūnjià nǐ yào zuò shénme What will you do (during) spring break?
春假是什么时候? chūjià shì shénme shíhòu When is spring break?
我们学校春假从三月七号到三月十六号. wǒmen xuéxiào chūjià cóng sānyuè qīhào dào sānyuè shíliù hào Our school spring break is from March 7th to March 16th.
我羡慕死了。今年春假的时候我要打工。 wǒ xiànmù sǐle. jīnnián chūnjià de shíhòu wǒ yào dǎgōng I’m so jealous. This year during spring break I will work.
春假以后旅游更好。 chūnjià yǐhòu lǚyóu gènghǎo Its better to travel after spring break.
是吗?为什么? shì ma? wèishénme? Really? Why?
春假的时候人多死了,应该在家休息,工作也好。 chūnjià de shíhòu rén duōsǐle, yīnggāi zài jiā xiūxi, gōngzuò yě hǎo During spring break there’s so many people, (you) should stay home, working is also good.
春假以后旅游的人少吗? chūnjià yǐhòu lǚyóu de rén shǎo ma? After spring break there’s less travelers?
应该比春假的时候少,旅店更便宜,天气比较温暖。 yīnggāi bǐ chūnjià de shíhòu shǎo, lǚdiàn gèng piányi, tiānqì bǐjiào wēnnuǎn Supposed to be comparatively less than during spring break,hotels are cheaper, weather more warmer
你为什么春假的时候旅行? nǐ wèishénme chūjià de shíhòu lǚxíng Why do you travel during spring break?
春假以后我要上课,没有时间。 chūjià yǐhòu wǒ yào shàngkè, méiyǒu shíjiān After spring break I will go to class, (I) have no time.
我不羡慕你了,我要四月去旅行。 wǒ bù xiànmù nǐle, wǒ yào sìyuè qù lǚxíng I don’t envy you, I will travel in April.

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 will you do during spring break?

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.