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lesson 1 HSK 2 STANDARD COURSE New Words – a Chinese course for beginners

 

我喜欢旅游。Wǒ xǐhuān lǚyóu. – I like to travel.

我要去北京旅游。Wǒ yào qù běijīng lǚyóu. – I want to go to Beijing to travel.

我觉得今天很冷。Wǒ juédé jīntiān hěn lěng. – I think it is very cold today.

你觉得今天天气怎么样?Nǐ juédé jīntiān tiānqì zěnme yàng? – What do you think of the weather today?

她是我最好的朋友。Tā shì wǒ zuì hǎo de péngyǒu. – She is my best friend.

我最喜欢这件衣服。Wǒ zuì xǐhuān zhè jiàn yīfú. – I like this dress the most.

你为什么学中文?Nǐ wèishéme xué zhōngwén? – Why do you learn Chinese?

你为什么喜欢看书?Nǐ wèishéme xǐhuān kànshū? – Why do you like reading?

我也去北京。Wǒ yě qù běijīng. – I also go to Beijing.

这本书也很好。Zhè běn shū yě hěn hǎo. – This book is also very good.

你喜欢什么运动?Nǐ xǐhuān shénme yùndòng? – What sport do you like?

我们一起去运动吧。Wǒmen yīqǐ qù yùndòng ba. – Let’s go exercise together.

我最喜欢踢足球。Wǒ zuì xǐhuān tī zúqiú. – I like playing soccer the most.

明天我们去踢足球吧。Míngtiān wǒmen qù tī zúqiú ba. – Let’s play soccer tomorrow.

我们一起吃晚饭吧。Wǒmen yīqǐ chī wǎnfàn ba. – Let’s have dinner together.

去年我们一起去了中国。Qùnián wǒmen yīqǐ qùle zhōngguó. – Last year we went to China together.

我要买三个苹果。Wǒ yāomǎi sān gè píngguǒ. – I want to buy three apples.

我要学习中文。Wǒ yào xuéxí zhōngwén. – I want to learn Chinese.

这个椅子很新。Zhège yǐzi hěn xīn. – This chair is very new.

昨天我看了一个新电影。Zuótiān wǒ kànle yīgè xīn diànyǐng. – I watched a new movie yesterday.

它是一只猫。Tā shì yī zhǐ māo. – It is a cat.

它叫花花。Tā jiào huāhuā. – It is called Huahua.

他的眼睛很大。Tā de yǎnjīng hěn dà. – His eyes are [very] big.

她的眼睛很漂亮。Tā de yǎnjīng hěn piàoliang. – Her eyes are very beautiful.

我的猫叫花花。Wǒ de māo jiào huāhuā. – My cat is called Huahua.

 

 

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lesson 5 HSK 2 STANDARD COURSE New Words – a Chinese course for beginners

 

外面 wàimiàn – outside

黑猫在外面。Hēi māo zài wàimiàn. – The black cat is outside.

外面很冷。Wàimiàn hěn lěng. – It is cold outside.

我想去外面吃饭。Wǒ xiǎng qù wàimiàn chīfàn. – I want to eat outside.

考试 kǎoshì – test, exam

昨天的考试 zuótiān de kǎoshì – yesterday’s exam

明天的考试 míngtiān de kǎoshì – tomorrow’s exam

昨天我们有一个考试。Zuótiān wǒmen yǒu yīgè kǎoshì. – We had an exam yesterday.

准备 zhǔnbèi – to intend, to plan; to prepare

他准备去饭馆吃饭。Tā zhǔnbèi qù fànguǎn chīfàn. – He is plans to eat in the restaurant.

你准备做什么? Nǐ zhǔnbèi zuò shénme? – What do you intend to do?

准备晚饭 zhǔnbèi wǎnfàn – prepare for dinner

准备明天的考试 zhǔnbèi míngtiān de kǎoshì – prepare for tomorrow’s exam

鱼 yú – fish

我喜欢吃鱼。Wǒ xǐhuān chī yú. – I like eating fish.

这个鱼很好吃。Zhège yú hěn hào chī. – This fish is delicious.

吧 ba – (part.) used at the end of a sentence to indicate consultation, suggestion, request or command

我们一起喝咖啡吧。Wǒmen yīqǐ hē kāfēi ba. – Let’s drink coffee together.

已经十点了, 睡觉吧!Yǐjīng shí diǎnle, shuìjiào ba! – It’s already ten o’clock, go to sleep!

件 jiàn – piece (m.) used for clothes among other items

一件新衣服 yī jiàn xīn yīfú – a piece of new clothing

这件红衣服 zhè jiàn hóng yīfú – this piece of red clothing

我买了几件衣服。Wǒ mǎile jǐ jiàn yīfú. – I bought some clothes.

还 hái – passably, fairly, rather (adv.)

还好 hái hǎo – fairly good

可以 kěyǐ – not bad (adj.)

你身体怎么样? - 我身体还可以。Nǐ shēntǐ zěnme yàng? – Wǒ shēntǐ hái kěyǐ. – How is your health? -(reluctant tone) My health is okay.

这件衣服怎么样? - 颜色还可以。Zhè jiàn yīfú zěnme yàng? – Yánsè hái kěyǐ. – How about this piece of clothing? – (reluctant tone) The color is okay.

不错 bùcuò – pretty good (adj.)

很不错 hěn bùcuò – not bad (passable)

今天天气还不错。Jīntiān tiānqì hái bùcuò. – The weather is not bad today.

这件衣服很不错。Zhè jiàn yīfú hěn bùcuò. – This piece of clothing is very good.

意思 yìsi – meaning

汉字的意思 hànzì de yìsi – The meaning of Chinese characters

什么意思 shénme yìsi – what does it mean

你知道这个汉字的意思吗?Nǐ zhīdào zhège hànzì de yìsi ma? – Do you know the meaning of this Chinese character?

对 duì – to, for (prep.) used before a noun or a pronoun

对身体好 duì shēntǐ hǎo – good for health

对身体不好 duì shēntǐ bù hǎo – not good for health

喝牛奶对身体好。Hē niúnǎi duì shēntǐ hǎo. – Drinking milk is good for your health.

咖啡 kāfēi – coffee

一杯咖啡 yībēi kāfēi – a cup of coffee

咖啡杯 kāfēi bēi – coffee cup

饭店的咖啡 fàndiàn de kāfēi – coffee from the hotel

我家的咖啡 wǒjiā de kāfēi – coffee from my home

咖啡喝多了对身体不好。Kāfēi hē duōle duì shēntǐ bù hǎo. – Too much coffee is bad for your health.

以后 yǐhòu – after, afterwards, later

下课以后 xiàkè yǐhòu – after class

回家以后 huí jiā yǐhòu – after returning home

二十岁以后 èrshí suì yǐhòu – after twenty years old

两点以后 liǎng diǎn yǐhòu – after two o’clock

以后我少喝点儿咖啡。Yǐhòu wǒ shǎo hē diǎn er kāfēi. – I will drink a bit less coffee later.

就 jiù – is used to indicate a conclusion or resolution made on the basis of what’s been mentioned previously.

你爱吃鱼, 我今天就做鱼吧。Nǐ ài chī yú, wǒ jīntiān jiù zuò yú ba. – Since you love fish, I will cook fish today.

你累了, 就休息吧。Nǐ lèile, jiù xiūxí ba. – You are tired, just take a rest.

 

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How to use jiù? HSK 2 lesson 5

 

jiù 就 + verb indicates a conclusion or a resolution made on the basis of what has been mentioned previously.

你不想去, 就在家休息吧。Nǐ bùxiǎng qù, jiù zàijiā xiūxí ba. – Since you don’t want to go, then just rest at home.

这儿的咖啡不错, 就喝咖啡吧。Zhè’er de kāfēi bùcuò, jiù hē kāfēi ba. – Since the coffee here is not bad, then let’s have coffee.

就做你爱吃的鱼吧。Jiù zuò nǐ ài chī de yú ba. – Then just cook the fish that you like.

 

Attention: 就 jiù + verb ≠ 就是 jiùshì (indicates concession)

颜色还可以, 就是有点儿大。Yánsè hái kěyǐ, jiùshì yǒudiǎn er dà. – The color is okay, but it’s a bit too big.

这本书还可以, 就是有点儿贵。Zhè běn shū hái kěyǐ, jiùshì yǒudiǎn er guì. – This book is not bad, but it’s a bit expensive.

买哪件呢?- 你喜欢绿的, 就买绿的吧。Mǎi nǎ jiàn ne? Nǐ xǐhuān lǜ de, jiù mǎi lǜ de ba. – Which one should I buy? Since you like the green one, then just buy the green one.

去哪儿旅游呢?Qù nǎ’er lǚyóu ne? – Where should we to travel to?

北京不冷不热, 就去北京吧。Běijīng bù lěng bù rè, jiù qù běijīng ba. – Since Beijing is not hot or cold, so let’s go to Beijing.

去哪个超市呢?- Lidl 便宜,就去那儿吧。 Qù nǎge chāoshì ne? Lidl piányí, jiù qù nà’er ba. – Which supermarket should we go to? – Lidl is cheap, then let’s go there.

 

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How to use jiù? HSK 2 lesson 7

 

time + 就 jiù: It is used for emphasis, indicating that the speaker thinks something happened early or went fast and well. („already”, „as early as”, „just” or „only”)

同学们七点半就来教室了。Tóngxuémen qī diǎn bàn jiù lái jiàoshìle. – The students already came to the classroom at half past seven.

我坐飞机一个半小时就到北京了。Wǒ zuò fēijī yīgè bàn xiǎoshí jiù dào běijīngle. – I arrived in Beijing in only one and half hours by plane.

我二十分钟就到。Wǒ èrshí fēnzhōng jiù dào. – I’ll arrive in just twenty minutes.

我昨天五点就吃饭了。Wǒ zuótiān wǔ diǎn jiù chīfànle. – Yesterday I already had dinner at five.

晚上我要去看电影, 我五点就吃饭。Wǎnshàng wǒ yào qù kàn diànyǐng, wǒ wǔ diǎn jiù chīfàn. – I’m going to see a movie tonight, so I’ll eat at five already.

我昨天三点就回家了。Wǒ zuótiān sān diǎn jiù huí jiāle. – I already went home at three yesterday.

他三岁就上学了。Tā sān suì jiù shàngxuéle. – He already went to school at the age of three.

我今天晚上八点就睡觉。Wǒ jīntiān wǎnshàng bā diǎn jiù shuìjiào. – I will go to bed as early as eight tonight.

我明天就去北京。Wǒ míngtiān jiù qù běijīng. – I will go to Beijing as early as tomorrow.

我家离学校不远, 五分钟就到。Wǒjiā lí xuéxiào bù yuǎn, wǔ fēnzhōng jiù dào. – My home is not far from the school, I will be there in just five minutes.

 

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