Level 2 Unit 20

Lesson 20.1

Talking about past experience

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Talking about your experience and what you did in the past.

  • Use of 过, indicating experience
  • Use of never do something and have never done something

了le  indicates completed action

吃饭了change of situation/ time to do….

别…..了 don’t do sth. anymore

太…..了 very/ extremely …..

从cóng 来lái 没méi have never

过guò suffix, to express experience of having done….

皮pí 萨sà pizza

从cóng 来lái 不bù never

常cháng 常cháng often

老lăo 公gōng husband (slang)

老lăo 婆pó wife (slang)

次cì times

有yǒu 时shí 候hòu sometimes

Lesson 20.2

Planning to visit China

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Talking about your plan to visit China in the summer and giving advice how to travel between Beijing and Shanghai.

  • Use of 打算
  • Talking about plans
  • Use of 比较
  • The distance between two locations and the direction to get there

至zhì 少shăo at least

打dă 算suàn to plan

夏xià 天tiān summer

秋qiū 天tiān autumn

冬dōng 天tiān winter

春chūn 天tiān spring

先xiān …..再zài first …. then

从cóng …..去qù  from (location) to

坐zuò / 搭dā to take (transportation)

火huǒ 车chē train

飞fēi 机jī airplane

你nǐ说shuō/ 你nǐ看kàn in your opinion

比bǐ 较jiào to compare; relatively

比bǐ 较jiào 好hăo better

看kàn 你nǐ It’s up to you

省shěng to save (time/ money)

时shí 间jiān time

A 离lí B A away from B, asking for distance

有yǒu 多duō 远yuăn how far

不bú 到dào less than

Lesson 20.3

Giving instructions on how to get to your place

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Telling a friend how to get to your place and finally deciding to pick him up

  • Using 方便to ask if it’s convenient to do …..
  • How long does it take to do …?
  • There is a …. next to/ across from…..
  • The use of 算了

方fāng 便biàn convenient

只zhǐ 要yào only need

走zǒu 路lù to walk

过guò 来lái to come over

对duì 面miàn across from

咖kā 啡fēi 馆guăn coffee shop

旁páng 边biān beside

进jìn 来lái to enter

算suàn 了le forget it!

我wǒ 看kàn in my opinion

车chē 站zhàn (bus/ train) stop

接jiēto pick up (someone)

快kuài 到dào nearly arrive

车chē 上shàng in the car/ on the bus

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.