Level 1 Unit 09

Lesson 9.1

Going to visit your Chinese teacher.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Using ‘wh-‘ and ‘how’ in a real and practical small talk: talking about a Chinese teacher who teaches spoken Chinese.

  • to speak/ to write
  • no wonder….
  • so good
  • why are you going ‘ somewhere’?
  • It is O.K. but ….
  • using ‘哪里 (where)’ when you hear a compliment to you

教jiào to teach

说shuō 话huà to speak

说shuō to speak

话huà spoken language

普pŭ 通tōng common

普pŭ 通tōng 话huà Mandarin

你nǐ 说shuō 哪nă 国guó 话huà

写xiě to write

字zì word

学xué 生shēng student

同tóng 学xué classmate

那nà么me then, so

这zhè么me so

难nán 怪guài no wonder

到dào to arrive

我wǒ 家jiā my home

问wèn to ask

问wèn 题tí question/ problem

认rèn 真zhēn to be dedicated/ serious

哪nă 儿ér 的de 话huà nonsense

哪nă 里lǐ where

一yì 起qǐ together

好hăo 是shì 好hăo okay….(but)

不bú 过guò but

先xiān first

给gěi to give

打dă 电diàn 话huà to make a phone call

Lesson 9.2

Talking about a new colleague

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Talking about a new colleague and introducing her to your friend

  • who is that person?
  • don’t you know her?
  • Let me introduce you.
  • Nice to meet you/ How do you do (formal)

那nà 位wèi that person

小xiăo 姐jiě Miss

认rèn 识shì to know (somebody)

真zhēn truly, honestly

新xīn new

同tóng 事shì colleague

介jiè 绍shào to introduce/ introduction


新xīn new

到dào arrive

我wǒ 来lái let me do (it)

几jǐ 位wèi how many people, here means some people

幸xìng 会huì how do you do?

多duō much

指zhǐ 教jiào to enlighten (me)

指zhǐ to indicate

Lesson 9.3

Introducing two people to each other.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Introducing two people and they try to get to know each other by asking about their families

  • Who are in your family?
  • How many siblings have you got?
  • the use of 就 (only, just)
  • to live
  • sentence pattern: location + action

家jiā 里lǐ in family

有yǒu to have/ there are

些xiē a bit/ some

哪nă 些xiē which ones; which kinds

在zài to be located; still with us

兄xiōng older brother (classical)

就jiù only; as many as/ as much as

个ge general measure word

哪nă 里lǐwhere

哪nă 里lǐ 人rén person from where

美měi 国guó U.S.

住zhù (在zài )to live in

上shàng 海hăi Shanghai

南nán 京jīng Nanjing

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.