Level 1 Unit 08

Lesson 8.1

Your friend can’t come out because he has a part-time job.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Asking a friend out again; giving reasons why the invitation is declined

  • having days off
  • how come……
  • weekend
  • no way/ nothing can be done
  • to be like someone
  • in this case…..
  • to earn a living

打dă 工gōng to work (part time)

休xiū 息xí to rest

周zhōu 末mò weekend

怎zěn 么me how come, how

还hái still

办bàn 法fă way/ method

没méi 办bàn 法fă nothing can be done/ no can do/ no way

怎zěn 么me办bàn what can be done

下xià under

下xià 星xīng 期qí next week

哪nă 天tiān which day/ which date

天tiān 天tiān everyday

找zhăo to look for/ find

别bié 人rén another person/ other people

那nà。。。好hăo 了le in that case…..

像xiàng to be like/ to look like

有yǒu 钱qián 的de rich

老lăo 爸bà someone’s old man

对duì 不bù 起qǐ I am sorry/ excuse me!

赚zhuàn 钱qián to earn money/ to earn a living

Lesson 8.2

Nationalities, countries and cities

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Strengthening the use of who, which, where, what and whose

  • nationalities/ countries:China, USA, UK, Germany, France, Spain
  • cities: Beijing, London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, New York, Washington DC
  • magazines, newspaper, manga….
  • possession

谁shéi who

国guó country

哪nă 国guó which country

哪nă 国guó 人rén from which country

哪nă 儿ér where

台tái 北běi Taipei

北běi 京jīng Beijing

伦lún 敦dūn London

巴bā 黎lí Paris

柏bó 林lín Berlin

马mă 德dé 里lǐ Madrid

纽niŭ 约yuē New York

华huá 盛shèng 顿dùn Washington DC

这zhè this

什shé 么me what

杂zá 志zhì magazine

报bào 纸zhǐ newspaper

画huà 报bào illustrated magazine

漫màn 画huà manga comic

地dì 理lǐ geography

谁shéi 的de whose

我wǒ 的de my, mine

你nǐ 的de your, yours

他tā 的de his, his

她tā 的de her, hers

Lesson 8.3

The many ways of using “how” in Chinese.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Introducing the use of ‘how’

  • what’s the matter? Feeling sick/ having a cold.
  • how to get somewhere
  • what should be done now?
  • how do you find something (e.g. the book) or someone (e.g. my boyfriend/ girlfriend)
  • some adjectives to describe people
  • how do you say …..?

怎zěn 么me how, how come

怎zěn 么me了le what happened

舒shū 服fú comfortable

不bù 舒shū 服fú not well

感găn 冒mào to have a cold

坐zuò to sit

坐zuò 车chē to take a public transportation

开kāi 车chē to drive (a car)

怎zěn 么me 样yàng how do you find; asking for opinions

还hái 不bù 错cuò not bad

有yǒu 意yì 思si interesting

意yì 思si meaning

挺tǐng rather/ quite

女nǚ 朋péng 友yǒu girlfriend

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.