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Junk food is so delicious, but don’t eat too much.  Here you will learn to use “别” to express yourself.   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

Vocabulary

音乐 yīnyuè music
 零食  língshí  snacks
 浪费  làngfèi  waste
 打断  dǎduàn  break, interrupt
 告诉  gàosu  tell
 玩火  wánhuǒ  play with fire
 危险  wēixiǎn  dangerous  
 假话  jiǎhuà  fake talk  
 赚钱  zhuànqián  making money  
 垃圾食品  lājī shípǐn  junk food  
 笑  xiào  smile, laugh  

Key Phrases

现在上课,别说话 xiànzài shàngkè, bié shuōhuà It is class now, don’t talk
 宝宝在睡觉,别听音乐  bǎobǎo zài shuìjiào, bié tīng yīnyuè  baby is sleeping, don’t listen to music
 别吃太多零食  bié chī tài duō língshí  Don’t eat too much snacks
 别看电视太久,浪费时间  bié kàn diànshì tài jiǔ, làngfèi shíjiān  don’t watch TV for too long, (it’s) waste of time.
 别睡太晚,明天要早起  bié shuì tài wǎn, míngtiān yào zǎoqǐ  Don’t sleep to late, tomorrow will have to get up early.
 别打断他说话  bié dǎduàn tā shuōhuà  Don’t interrupt him talking.
别不告诉我,说吧 bié bù gàosu wǒ, shuō ba Don’t hide from me (not tell me), please say it (tell me).  
别玩火 bié wánhuǒ Don’t play with fire  
别理我 bié lǐwǒ Do not pay attention to me (leave me alone)  
别理他 bié lǐ tā Leave him along (ignore him)  

Dialogue

好久不见!最近怎么样?别说假话! hǎojiǔ bújiàn! zuìjìn zěnmeyàng? bié shuō jiǎhuà Long time no see! How you doing recently? Do not tell me lies
最近工作忙,但是心情还好 zuìjìn gōngzuò máng, dànshì xīnqíng háihǎo Recently I’v e been busy at work, but I’m feeling alright
赚钱多是好,但是别工作太累 zhuànqián duō shì hǎo, dànshì bié gōngzuò tài lèi Making a lot of money is good, but don’t get too tired at work.
我最近运动多但是身体还是不太好 wǒ zuìjìn yùndòng duō dànshì shēntǐ háishì bú tài hǎo Lately I’ve been working out a lot but I’m still not feeling well
 别吃太多垃圾食品,别睡太晚  bié chī tài duō lājī shípǐn, bié shuì tài wǎn  Don’t eat a lot of junk food, don’t sleep too late
 你怎么知道我这样?  nǐ zénme zhīdào wǒ zhèyàng  How do you know I’m like this?
 你大学的时候就是这样!  nǐ dàxué de shíhòu jiùshì zhèyàng  During college you were just like this.
 别笑我,你不说假话  bié xiào wǒ, nǐ bù shuō jiǎhuà  Don’t tease me, you don’t lie.
 那当然,我们是老朋友  nà dāngrán, wǒmen shì lǎopéngyǒu  Of course, we are old friends
 朋友是老的好,别不联系啊!  péngyǒu shì lǎo de hǎo, bí bù liánxì ā  Old friends are great, don’t stop contacting me (keep in touch)

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. Using “别” 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.