Level 1 Unit 03

This page contains the three lessons of Unit 3

Lesson 3.1

In this lesson, you will begin to learn to count in Chinese and learn the days of the week.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

What day is today?

  • numbers 1-10
  • days of the week

1 一yī 2二 èr 3 三sān 4 四sì 5 五wŭ 6六 liù 7七 qī 8八 bā 9 九jiŭ 10十shí

星xīng 期qí week

日rì sun

天tiān day, sky, heaven

今jīn 天tiān today

明míng 天tiān tomorrow

昨zuó 天tiān yesterday

几jǐ which number

星xīng 期qí 几jǐ which day of the week

Lesson 3.2

In this lesson, you will learn all the numbers up to 100. You’ll also be able to say the months of the year and ask about the date.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

What’s the date today?

  • numbers 11 – 100
  • months of the year

月yuè moon, month

20 èr shí

30 sān shí

40sì shí

50. 60. 70. 80. 90.

100 yì băi

号hào number

Lesson 3.3

In this lesson, you learn to ask about the time.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

What time is it?

  • time / o’clock/ minute
  • to tell the time e.g. ‘5 to 7’
  • It’s time to do…..
  • ‘to go’ / ‘ to get up’

现xiàn 在zài now

点diăn o’clock

分fēn minute

几jǐ 点diăn 几jǐ 分fēn what time

该gāi (=应该) should

起qǐ to get up 床chuáng bed

起qǐ 床chuáng to get up

1点diăn 5分fēn

2 liăng 点diăn 10分fēn

3点diăn 15分fēn

( 3点diăn1刻kè )

4点diăn 20分fēn

5点diăn 25分fēn

6点diăn 30分fēn

(6点diăn 半bàn )

7点diăn 35分fēn

8点diăn 40分fēn

9点diăn 45分fēn

(9点diăn 3刻kē )

10点diăn 50分fēn

11点diăn 55分fēn


差chā short of (minus)

该gāi (=应该) should

走zǒu to walk/ to leave

一yí 刻kè a quarter

半bàn half

Audio Review

The help you consolidate what you have learned in the first unit, we have put together a quick audio review recording. The audio review will help you with your listening comprehension and remind you of some Chinese sentence patterns and vocabulary.