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There are many things I would like to do.  Whether it be long term goals or thinking about what I would like to eat tonight.  Would you like to start this next lesson then? 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

xiǎng would like to
结婚 jiéhūn marry
休息 xiūxi rest
约会 yuēhuì meeting/date
秘密 mìmì secret
应该 yīnggāi should…
小鸟 xiǎo niǎo little bird
德国 déguó Germany
想家 xiǎng jiā miss home
欧洲 ōuzhōu Europe
地方 dìfāng place
左右 zuǒyòu for about
计划 jìhuà plan
啤酒 píjiǔ beer

Key Phrases

你想做什么? nǐ xiǎng zuò shénme What would you like to do?
你想喝什么饮料? nǐ xiǎng hē shénme yǐnliào What kind of drink would you like to have?
我想去图书馆 wǒ xiǎng qù túshūguǎn I’d like to go to the library
你想明年结婚吗? nǐ xiǎng míngnián jiéhūn ma Would you like to get married next year?
想不想休息一下? xiǎng bùxiǎng xiūxi yīxià Would you like to rest or not?
我不想和他约会 wǒ bùxiǎng hé tā yuēhuì I don’t like to date him.
这是秘密,我不想告诉朋友 zhè shì mìmì, wǒ bùxiǎng gàosu péngyǒu This is a secret and I don’t want to tell friends.
今天上午妹妹不想上学,可是她应该去 jīntiān shàngwǔ mèimei bùxiǎng shàngxué, kěshì tā yīnggāi qù This morning little sister did not want to go to school but she should go.

Dialogue

最近怎么样?在德国工作一年了吧? zuìjìn zěnmeyàng? zài déguó gōngzuò yīnián le ba How have you been recently? It’s been a year of working in Germany?
最近有点想家,想爸爸妈妈和老朋友。 zuìjìn yǒudiǎn xiǎng jiā, xiǎng bàba māma hé lǎopéngyǒu I’m a bit homesick recently, missing my dad, mom and old friends.
你想回中国工作吗? nǐ xiǎng huí zhōngguó gōngzuò ma Do you want to go back to China to work?
想是想,可是还要在德国工作五个月。 xiǎng shì xiǎng, kěshì hái yào zài déguó gōngzuò wǔgè yuè I’d like to, but I have to work in Germany for another 5 months
这五个月你想做什么? zhè wǔgè yuè nǐ xiǎng zuò shénme What would you like to do in these 5 months?
我要在欧洲旅游,不想只是工作。这一年总是很忙,偶尔旅游 wǒ yào zài ōuzhōu lǚyóu, bùxiǎng zhǐshì gōngzuò. zhè yīnián zǒngshì hěn máng, ǒuěr lǚyóu I’ll travel in Europe, and I don’t want to work only. This year I have always been busy, traveling occasionally
想去什么地方 xiǎng qù shénme dìfāng What places you’d like to go?
英国,法国,意大利。。。想去的地方太多了. yīngguó, fǎguó, yìdàlì…xiǎng qù de dìfāng tài duō le England, France, Italy…there are too many places I’d like to go to.
是啊,在欧洲旅游很有意思 shì ā, zài ōuzhōu lǚyóu hěn yǒuyìsi Yes, traveling in Europe is fun.
十月你想和我一起去法国旅游吗? shíyuè nǐ xiǎng hé wǒ yīqǐ qù fǎguó lǚyóu ma Would you like to go to France with me in October?
想去. 什么时候? 几天?怎么去? xiǎng qù. shénme shíhòu? jǐtiān? zěnme qù I’d like to go. When? How many days? How to go?
我想十月底天气好,去一周左右,火车怎么样? wǒ xiǎng shí yuèdǐ tiānqì hǎo, qù yīzhōu zuǒyòu, huǒchē zěnmeyàng I’m thinking that late October has good weather, for about a week, how about taking the train?
不错啊,我们一起计划一下吧. búcuò ā, wǒmen yīqǐ jìhuà yīxià ba Not bad, shall we make a plan?
等等,我想喝啤酒. 我们一边喝一边聊吧. děngděng, wǒ xiǎng hē píjiǔ, wǒmen yībiān hē yībiān liáo ba Wait, I’d like to drink a beer. Let’s have some beer while we talk.

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. Use any grammar points in this lesson to make sentences.

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.

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