Level 2 Unit 13

Lesson 13.1

Meet the teacher

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Meeting your new teacher

Culture – calling someone by his/ her surname + social/ job position

  • Before and now
  • Pleased to do something
  • Use of 才to contradict

太tài 太tai Mrs./ wife

陈chén a common family name

小xiăo 东dōng a name (little East)

班bān class

学xué 生shēng student

对duì 不bù 起qǐ excuse me/ sorry

说shuō to say

程chéng a family name

在zài 我wǒ 班bān 上shàng in my class

叫jiào to call

哪nă 国guó 人rén what nationality

英yīng 国guó 人rén British

之zhī 前qián before now

在zài 哪nă 儿ér (at) where

高gāo 兴xìng glad/ pleased

认rèn 识shì to know/ to meet

幸xìng 会huì honored to meet

中zhōng 国guó 人rén Chinese people

外wài 国guó 人rén foreigner


欢huān 迎yíng welcome

加jiā 入rù to join in

荣róng 幸xìng honored

当dāng to be as

Lesson 13.2

Ordering a set meal in China

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

How to order a set meal in China

  • Ordering something to go with the meal
  • Are there any other….. 有没有别的…..
  • Paying – how much altogether and getting changes

餐cān 厅tīng restaurant

一yí 份fèn one set, measure word

A餐cān set meal A

附fù to attach

汤tāng soup

饮yǐn 料liào drinks

茶chá tea

咖kā 啡fēi coffee

水shuǐ 果guǒ fruit

果guǒ 汁zhī juice

苹píng 果guǒ 汁zhī apple juice

橙chéng 汁zhī orange juice

柠níng 檬méng 汁zhī lemon  water

还hái 有yǒu there is/ are more

别bié 的de other

就jiù  as many as; just

这zhè 些xiē these

那nà …..好hăo 了le in this case then

饭fàn后hòu after meal

甜tián sweet

甜tián 点diăn dessert

起qǐ 士shì 蛋dàn 糕gāo  cheese cake

松sōng 饼bǐng pancake

一yí 共gòng altogether

元yuán dollar

收shōu to receive

找zhăo to give change back

数shŭ 一yì 数shŭ to count out

Lesson 13.3

Visiting someone at the office

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Visiting someone in the office

  • Indirect questions/ statements
  • He says he is called…..
  • Don’t know where….
  • Don’t know if ….. or not

找zhăo to look for

小xiăo 莉lì a given name; little lily

办bàn 公gōng 室shì office

知zhī 道dào to know (something)

号hào 码mă number

能néng can

告gào 诉sù to tell

哪nă 位wèi  who/ which person

怎zěn么me how

麻má 烦fán to trouble someone

那nà 行xíng That would do/ be O.K..

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.