Level 2 Unit 12

Lesson 12.1

An introduction to very large numbers

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Talking about how many people there are in your family, firm or country.

Introducing big numbers: thousand/ ten thousand / million

  • Have/ there is/ there are
  • Large numbers to go with population
  • 差不多 more or less

家jiā home/ house

有yǒu to have; there is/ are

个ge the most common measure word

口kǒu  mouth; used to count population

公gōng 司sī company

千qiān thousand

百băi hundred

员yuán 工gōng employee

只zhǐ 有yǒu only have

差chà 不bù 多duō more or less

30 多duō 个ge over 30

经jīng 理lǐ manager

国guó 家jiā country

亿yì hundred million

人rén 口kǒu population

万wàn  ten thousand

十shí 万wàn  hundred thousand

百băi 万wàn  million

千qiān 万wàn ten million

条tiáo measure word,  for something long and winding

街jiē street

商shāng 店diàn shop

家jiā measure word, for counting shops

不bù 少shăo quite a few

包bāo bag, purse

可kě 是shì but

信xìn 用yòng 卡kă credit card

Lesson 12.2

What's for dinner?

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

What’s for dinner?

  • Before/ after doing something…
  • 用 to be used as ‘with’ the means
  • Haven’t done something for a long time
  • Introduce the time marker ‘when’, ….. 的时候

….前qián  before….

先xiān first

….后hòu after …..

Verb + 完wán+ Noun to finish doing sth.

用yòng to use

筷kuài 子zi chopsticks

碗wăn bowl

盘pán 子zi plate

调tiáo 羹gēng   spoon

刀dāo 子zi knife

叉chā 子zi fork

土tŭ 豆dòu potato

好hăo 久jiŭ 没méi ….了le

haven’t done something for a long time

时shí 候hòu time suffix

…..的de 时shí 候hòu when/ at that time….

嘴zuǐ 巴bā mouth

说shuō 话huà to speak

用yòng 心xīn to put your heart into it

学xué 习xí  to study

Lesson 12.3

Waiting for guests

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Expecting guests who are late

  • 不用 means ‘ do not need’
  • Normally and sometimes
  • Expand the use of the time marker ‘when’, ….. 的时候

哪nă 些xiē  what sort

到dào  to arrive

打dă 电diàn 话huà to make a phone call

别bié  don’t! (imperative)

手shǒu 机jī cell phone

电diàn 脑năo computer

电diàn 算suàn 机jī computer

不bú 用yòng do not need

不bú 用yòng 钱qián free of charge

骑qí 车chē to ride (a bicycle)

坐zuò 车chē to take the public transport

一yì 般bān normal/ normally

有yǒu 时shí 候hòu sometimes

时shí 候hòu time suffix

什shé 么me 时shí 候hòu when, as a question word

下xià 雨yŭ to rain

下xià 雪xuě to snow

…..的de 时shí 候hòu when/ at that time….

八bā 成chéng 80 percent

换huàn 车chē  to change transportation

快kuài quick/ soon/ nearly

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.