Level 3 Unit 23

Lesson 23.1

Making compliments

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Complimenting someone on how he has done something and to what degree

  • 让 let/ make/ ask subject + object + Verb + 得 + adverb/ adjective: to describe ‘ someone does something to what degree’
  • 又…..又…..
  • subject + adjective + 得 + degree e.g. 我高兴得睡不着

哪nă 里lǐ to modestly deny a compliment

尤yóu 其qí especially

发fā 音yīn pronunciation

清qīng 楚chŭ clear

夸kuā to compliment

脸liăn 红hóng  to blush

说shuō 真zhēn 的de mean it

字zì word/ character

汉hàn 字zì Chinese character

写xiě to write

又yòu …..又yòu …..both….. and

没méi (有yǒu )人rén nobody

让ràng  let

睡shuì 不bù 着zháo cannot sleep

睡shuì 得de 着zháo can fall asleep

Lesson 23.2

“Your husband is a real China hand”

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

A friend invites you over to have dinner and you find out that her husband is a China hand.

  • 请客 to treat/ to pay/ to have guests
  • the use of 倒是:but/ however; a good unexpected result
  • the use of 好像 to seem
  • the use of 尤其 especially and 特别specially
  • the use of 听说 it’s said

请qǐng to invite

请qǐng 客kè to treat/ to have guests

请qǐng 你nǐ 来lái 吃chī 饭fàn

请qǐng 你nǐ 去qù 吃chī 饭fàn

认rèn 真zhēn diligent/ serious

好hăo 像xiàng to seem

事shì 情qíng things

倒dăo 是shì but/ however

听tīng 说shuō it is said/ I heard

还hái in addition

好hăo 几jǐ 国guó several countries

语yŭ 言yán language

尤yóu 其qí especially

字zì 正zhèng 腔qiāng 圆yuán   Perfect pronunciation

懂dǒng to understand

中zhōng 华huá ethnic Chinese

文wén 化huà culture

中zhōng 国guó 通tōng a China hand

Lesson 23.3

Wearing the wrong clothes for the weather

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Meeting up with a friend and finding that he’s wearing too many clothes. This was because he got out early and it was cold early in the morning.

  • review the use of 得 to indicate the degree of an action
  • review the use of 得 as the resultative effect, e.g. 起得来
  • the use of 习惯
  • the use of 不管 no matter how/ who/ what…..

穿chuān to wear

热rè hot

起qǐ 床chuáng to get up

一yì 早zăo early in the morning

冷lěng cold

出chū exit

出chū 门mén to get out of the house

晚wăn late

起qǐ 得de 来lái can get up (early)

起qǐ 不bù 来lái cannot get up (early)

不bù 管guăn…..都dōu  no matter what/ when/ who

第dì   prefix for ordinal number

习xí 惯guàn to be used to

习xí 惯guàn habit

好hăo 看kàn good looking , good  for books and movies

Audio Review

The help you consolidate what you have learned in this 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.