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In this lesson learn to use adverbs such as occasionally, sometimes, always.  Do you always drink Coke when eating out? Do you occasionally drink water? Well that’s not healthy.  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

偶尔 ǒuěr Occasionally
有时候 yǒushíhòu Sometimes
果汁 guǒzhī juice
经常 jīngcháng Often
跳舞 tiàowǔ dance
爬山 páshān climb mountain
总是 zǒngshì always
教堂 jiàotáng church
迟到 chídào arrive late
早到 zǎodào arrive early
动画片 dònghuàpiān cartoon
节目 jiémù program
新闻 xīnwén news
电视剧 diànshìjù TV drama

Key Phrases

我偶尔运动 wǒ ouěr yùndòng I occasionally work out
哥哥偶尔打电话回家 gēge ǒuěr dǎ diànhuà huíjiā Older brother calls home occasionally
我有时喝水,有时喝果汁 wǒ yǒushí hē shuǐ, yǒushí he guǒzhī Sometimes I drink water, sometimes I drink juice
周末我有时买东西,有时去公园 zhōumò wǒ yǒushí mǎi dōngxī, yǒushí qù gōngyuán On weekends sometimes I go shopping sometimes I go to the park
你经常运动吗? nǐ jīngcháng yùndòng ma Do you work out often?
妈妈常常跳舞和爬山 māma chángcháng tiàowǔ hé páshān Mom often dance and hike in the mountains
你总是喝可乐吗? nǐ zǒngshì hē kělè ma Do you always drink coke?
星期日我总是去教堂 xīngqī rī wǒ zǒngshì qù jiàotáng I always go to church on Sundays

Dialogue

你喜欢看电视吗? nǐ xǐhuān kàn diànshì ma You like watching TV?
喜欢,过去几年常常看。 xǐhuān, guòqù jǐnián chángcháng kàn (I) like, in the past couple years I used to watch often.
你看什么节目? nǐ kàn shénme jiémù What program do you watch?
有时我看谈话节目,有时我看新闻,有时我看MTV。你呢? yǒushí wǒ kàn tánhuà jiémù, yǒushí wǒ kàn xīnwén, yǒushí wǒ kàn MTV.Nǐ ne? Sometimes I watch interviews, sometimes I watch news, sometimes I watch MTV. How about you?
我总是看电视剧,偶尔看新闻。你过去几年常常看电视,现在呢? wǒ zǒngshì kàn diànshìjù, ǒuěr kàn xīnwén. nǐ guòqù jǐ nián chángcháng kàn diànshì. xiànzài ne I always watch TV drama, occasionally news. In the past years you often watched TV, how about now?
这几年太忙了,没有时间看电视,偶尔看看新闻。 zhè jǐnián tài máng le, meiyǒu shíjiān kàn diànshì, ǒuěr kànkan xīnwén These few years (I’m) too busy, (I’ve) no time to watch TV,
occasionally watch the news
看电视的时候你还做什么? kàn diànshì de shíhòu nǐ hái zuò shénme While watching TV what do you do?
我看电视的时候常常做饭,有时运动,偶尔我也和朋友一起看电视。你呢 wǒ kàn diànshì de shíhòu chángcháng zuòfàn, yǒushí yùndòng, ǒuěr wǒ yě hé péngyǒu yīqǐ kàn diànshì. nǐ ne? While watching TV I often make food, sometimes exercise, occasionally me and a friend watch TV. How about you?
我喜欢看电视的时候喝咖啡,有时上网,偶尔打电话给朋友。 wǒ xǐhuān kàn diànshì de shíhòu hē kāfēi, yǒushí shàngwǎng, ǒuěr dǎ diànhuà gēi péngyǒu I like to drink coffee while watching TV, sometimes surf the internet, occasionally give a friend a call

Flashcards for your reviewd

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. Using the Adverbs make a sentence.

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.