Level 2 Unit 18

Lesson 18.1

Talking about your younger siblings

Lesson summary and vocabulary listen

Talking about your young sister/ brother with a friend

  • Introducing the continuous tense
  • Use of 的
  • Either ….. or (不是….. 就是…..)
  • 得来 ….. , 不来……( can….. or cannot

男nán 孩hái boy

女nǚ 孩hái girl

正zhèng 在zài continuous  aspect



Can go with 呢in the end of the sentence

刚gāng just now

多duō 久jiŭ how long (time)

跟gēn with

挺tǐng quite

谈tán 得dé 来lái  to be able to get along with

谈tán talk

不bú 见jiàn disappear

晓xiăo 得dé to know (something)

八bā 成chéng 80%

玩wán to play

电diàn 脑năo computer

没méi 在zài not doing something

听tīng to listen

音yīn 乐yuè music

不bú 是shì ……就jiù 是shì

if not…..then/ either ….or

开kāi to start

电diàn 视shì TV

吵chăo noisy

Lesson 18.2

Your music is too loud!

Lesson summary and vocabulary listen

Complaining to your friend about playing her music too loud

  • Use of 才to defend oneself
  • Otherwise
  • Frequency adverbs

刚gāng 才cái just now

刚gāng  just now

难nán 怪guài no wonder

没méi haven’t

听tīng 到dào heard

总zǒng 是shì always

大dà 声shēng loud

哪nă 有yǒu

才cái (idiomatic) used to defend self

老lăo 是shì always (negative feel)

才cái …..only then

吵chăo to argue

不bù 然rán otherwise

房fáng 东dōng landlord

会huì will

小xiăo 声shēng quiet

点diăn a bit

常cháng 常cháng often

找zhăo 麻má 烦fán to look for faults

提tí 醒xǐng to remind

不bú 要yào don’t/ imperative

Lesson 18.3

A forgotten appointment

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Asking a friend why he forgot about the appointment last night

  • …..得到, ….. 不到
  • Have done something for how long
  • Past continuous

讲jiăng 电diàn 话huà to speak on the phone

打dă 不bú 进jìn 去qù can’t get through

占zhàn 线xiàn 中zhōng engaged/ busy

聊liáo 天tiān to chat

等děng 不bú 到dào

忘wàng to forget

约yuē to make an appointment/ a date

约yuē 好hăo  to have an agreement

不bù 久jiŭ not long

才cái as little as

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.