Level 1 Unit 02

This page contains the three lessons of Unit 2.

Lesson 2.1

Health is important for everyone of course, but for Chinese people, it is particularly important to ask about the health of a friend’s or a colleague’s parents.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Asking if someone is busy at work and if he is healthy

  • work; busy at work?
  • body; how is your parents’ health?
  • ‘too’, ‘not too’, ‘all not too’

工gōng 作zuò work

身shēn 体tǐ body

Lesson 2.2

In this lesson, you will learn the Chinese names of various languages.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Talking about work being busy or much; Chinese being difficult or not

  • much/ little; quite a lot/ quite a few/ not much/ not many
  • languages: Chinese/ Spanish/ English/ German/ French…..
  • difficult/ not too difficult

多duō much, many 很hěn 多duō

少shăo little, a few很hěn 少shăo

不bù 少shăo (not a little) quite a lot

难nán difficult 很hěn 难nán

不bù 难nán 不bú 太tài 难nán

not difficult not too difficult

汉hàn 语yŭ/中zhōng 文wén Chinese

英yīng 语yŭ English

法fă 语yŭ French

德dé 语yŭ German

西xī 班bān 牙yá 语yŭ Spanish

Lesson 2.3

In lesson 2.3 you learn how to give your opinions.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Giving opinions on what is easy and what is difficult
Giving a reason why you are tired

  • difficult v.s. easy
  • tired
  • because
  • giving contrary opinions

简jiăn 单dān simple, easy

累lèi tired

因yīn 为wèi because

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.