Level 1 Unit 07

Lesson 7.1

Locations: Where to go to do what.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Go to where to do what

  • locations: post office/ bank/ home/ supermarket
  • actions: to post a letter/ post a parcel/ change money/ withdraw money/ go home/ watch TV/ buy groceries/ buy beer

去qù to go to

哪nă 儿ér where

邮yóu 局jú post office

做zuò to do/ make

什shé 么me what

寄jì to post

信xìn letter

包bāo 裹guǒ parcel

买măi to buy

邮yóu 票piào stamp

银yín 行háng bank

钱qián money

换huàn to change

取qŭ to pick up/ to withdraw

存cún to save/ to deposit

看kàn to see/ to watch/ to look

电diàn 视shì TV

书shū book

饭fàn rice/ meal 做zuò 饭fàn to cook

吃chīto eat 吃chī饭fàn to have a meal

早zăo饭fàn 午wŭ饭fàn 晚wăn饭fàn

超chāo 级jí super

市shì 场chăng market

超chāo 市shì super market

买măi to buy

啤pí 酒jiŭ beer

菜cài vegetable

买măi 菜cài to do grocery shopping

牛niú 奶năi milk

水shuǐ water

Lesson 7.2

Ask a friend out to a movie.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Asking a friend if he has time and asking him out for a movie

  • Are you free …….?
  • to express when is free and when is not
  • What’s the business/ matter?
  • Let’s ……?
  • What kind of movie …..
  • Useful expressions: your treat/ no problem/ picking up…..

空kòng emptiness/ free time

有yǒu 空kòng 没méi 空kòng

事shì matter/ things

有yǒu 事shì 没méi 事shì

上shàng午wŭ 下xià午wŭ 晚wăn上shàng

有yǒu 什shén 么me 事shì what kind of matter have you got

得děi have to

办bàn 事shì to do business/ to be engaged

办bàn什shén 么me 事shì what kind of business/ matter are you engaged

没méi 钱qián to have no money

换huàn 钱qián to change money

电diàn 影yǐng movie

电diàn 影yǐng 院yuàn movie theatre

好hăo 吗mā ?O.K.?

片piàn slice/ edition

请qǐng please, invite

请qǐng 客kè to invite guests ( to pay for someone)

问wèn 题tí problem, question

太tài 好hăo 了le great

接jiē to pick up (someone)

Lesson 7.3

A friend declines an invitation as she has to prepare for her father-in-law's birthday.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

A friend asks you out but you cannot because it is your father-in-law’s birthday. He is coming for dinner.

  • Where are you going?
  • trying to make an appointment/ asking a friend out
  • talking about schedule
  • the day after tomorrow
  • the use of ‘当’ (to be as)

请qǐng 客kè to invite guests ( to pay for someone)

先xiān 生shēng husband/ Mr.

有yǒu 事shì to have business/ busy

没méi 事shì to have no business / not engaged/ nothing

有yǒu 什shé 么me 事shì ?

没méi什shé 么me 事shì nothing really

只zhǐ 是shì only

想xiăng to think about

找zhăo to find / to look for

一yì 起qǐ together

后hòu 天tiān the day after tomorroe

还hái 是shì still (the situation remains unchanged)

A 还hái 是shì B A or B

只zhǐ 是shì only

当dāng to be (in the role)

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.