Level 1 Unit 06

Lesson 6.1

Learning languages

Vocabulary list and summary

Learning languages

  • easy or difficult to learn a language
    ‘好’is used to express ‘easy’ to do something
    ‘难’is used to express ‘difficult’ to do something
  • where are you learning Chinese?
  • the difference of ‘在’ and ‘去’
  • the sentence pattern: to be somewhere or to go somewhere to do something

学xué to learn

英yīng 语yŭ English

汉hàn 语yŭ/中zhōng 文wén

德dé 语yŭ German

法fà 语yŭ French

难nán difficult 好hăo good, easy (to do)

难nán 学xué difficult to learn

不bù 难nán 学xué not difficult to learn

好hào 学xué easy to learn

很hěn 难nán 学xué very difficult

不bú 好hào 学xué not easy to learn

呢ne particle, meaning ‘what/ how about’

吧ba particle, to indicate the assumption is correct

对duì right, correct

在zài located at

大dà 学xué University

大dà large, big

中zhōng middle, medium

小xiăo little, small

去qù to go

北běi 京jīng Beijing

哪nă 儿r where

去qù 哪nă 儿r ?

在zài 哪nă 儿r ?

Lesson 6.2

Today is Sunday. Why did you go to work?

Vocabulary list and summary

Review of ‘tired’ and ‘because’;
Isn’t it Sunday today? Why did you go to work?

  • the use of ‘must’
  • the introduction of 了 and 没 for perfect tense
  • single/ not married
  • the use of 有and 没有 (have/ haven’t)

得děi have to

当dāng 然rán of course

单dān 身shēn single

Lesson 6.3

Introducing a friend to your manager.

Vocabulary list and summary

Introducing a friend to your manager

  • formal introduction
  • politeness and formalities
  • declining an offer (coffee/ tea/ water)

这zhè this

位wèi measure word for ‘person’,formal

经jīng 理lǐ manager

王wáng a common surname

朋péng 友yǒu friend

安ān 妮ní Annie

欢huān 迎yíng welcome

请qǐng please

进jìn to enter

坐zuò to sit

喝hē to drink 茶chá tea

用yòng to use/ to need

不bú 用yòng no need

客kè 气qì to stand on ceremony

还hái 是shì or

咖kā 啡fēi coffee

麻má 烦fán to trouble (sb) / trouble

别bié don’t, to indicate a command

别bié 。。。。了le

和hé and A 和B 都。。。

对duì to/ for

身shēn 体tǐ body/ health

白bái 开kāi 水shuǐ plain boiled water

太tài too

苦kŭ bitter

挺tǐng rather

好hăo 喝hē 好hăo 吃chī delicious

难nán 喝hē 难nán 吃chī to taste horrible

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.