Everyday Chinese
1. Phonetic knowledge:
    Initials and finals
    Tones
    Tonal Change
2. Initial-Final Combinations
3. Greetings
4. Placing an Order
5. Attending Class 6. Making Inquiries
7. Shopping 8. About Time
 
 
时 间   About Time
(Click the links to listen. All tone marks here show the actual tones.)
 
1. Vocabulary  2. Dialogue  3. Sentence Patterns  4. Quiz
 
Yī Cíhuì 
一、词汇   Vocabulary 

what

号/日

hào / rì

date

六月

liùyuè

June

星期

xīngqī

day

星期四   

xīngqīsì

Thursday

星期六

xīngqīliù

Saturday

下礼拜/下周

xiàlǐbài / xiàzhōu

next week

下礼拜一/下周一

xiàlǐbàiyī / xiàzhōuyī

next Monday

明天   

míngtiān

tomorrow

有事

yǒu shì

busy; have things to do

资料  

zīliào

information / data

点/点钟     

dǎn / dǎnzhōng

o'clock / time

左右

zuǒyòu

about

借    

jiè

to borrow

会话    

huìhuà

conversation

问题

wèntí

question(s) / problem(s)

现在 

xiànzài

now

bàn

half

也 

also / too / either / as well

时候

shíhou

time (of day)

教室

jiàoshì

classroom

fēn

minute(s)

一起

yìqǐ

together

 
Notes:
When "几" is used to ask about date or time, it means "what (date/ time)". It is also used to ask about numbers, meaning "how many", e.g. "几个人" (how many people), "几本书" (how many books), "几杯茶" (how many cups of tea), etc.
 
Èr Duìhuà
二 、对话   
Dialogue
 
         ( 一 )

 

 
A: 

Jīntiān 
今天

jǐ hào? 
几 号?

 
What is the date today?
 

 

 

 
B: 

Liùyuè 
六月 

shí'èr 
十二 

hào. 
号。

 
The 12th June.
 

 

 

 
A: 

Xīngqī
星期 

jǐ? 
几? 

 

What day is it?  

 

 

 
B:

Xīngqīwǔ. 
星期五。

 

Friday.

 

 

 

 
A:

Nǐ míngtiān xiàwǔ yǒushìr mɑ?
你    明天   下午   有事  吗

 

Are you busy tomorrow afternoon?

 

 

 
B: 

Míngtiān xīngqīliù,wó dǎsuɑn dào túshūguǎn chá zīliào.
明天      星期六, 我  打算  到   图书馆   查  资料。 

    Tomorrow is Saturday; I am going to the library to look something up.

 

 

 
A: 

Jí diǎnzhōng qù?
几   点钟    去?

 

What time are you going there?

 

 

 
B: 

Sān dián zuǒyòu.
三   点  左右。

 

About 3 o’clock.

 

 

 
A: 

Néng bāng wǒ jiè yì běn shū mɑ?
能   帮   我 借 一 本  书 吗?

 

Can you help me to borrow a book?

 

 

 
B: 

Shénme shū?
什么   书?

 

What book?

 

 

 
A: 

Hànyǔ Huìhuà Sān Líng Yī Jù. Wǒ xià lǐbàiyī yǒu Hànyǔ kè
汉语  会话       301    句。我 下  礼拜一 有 汉语 课。

    Conversational Chinese 301, I have Chinese lesson next Monday.

 

 

 
B: 

Méi wèntí.
没  问题。

 

No problem.

 

 

 
A: 

Xièxie nǐ!
谢谢   你!

 

Thank you!

 

            ( 二 )

 

 
A: 

Xiànzài jí diǎn?
现在    几  点?

 

What time is it?

 

 

 
B: 

Xiànzài qī diǎn bàn.
现在    七  点  半

 

It's half past seven now.

 

 

 
A: 

Nǐ jí diǎn shàng kè?
你 几  点   上   课?

 

What time does your class begin?

 

 

 
B: 

Jiú diǎn.
九  点。

 

It’s at 9 o'clock.

 

 

 
A: 

Wǒ de kè yě shì jiú diǎn.
我 的 课 也 是  九  点。

 

My class is also at 9.

 

 

 
B: 

Nǐ shénme shíhou qù jiàoshì?
你  什么   时候  去  教室?

 

What time are you going to class.

 

 

 
A: 

Bā diǎn sìshíwǔ(fēn) bɑ.
八  点   四十五(分)  吧。

 

8:45.

 

 

 
B: 

Wǒmen yìqǐ qù bɑ.
我们  一起 去 吧。

 

 Let’s go together.

 

 

 
A: 

Hǎo ɑ.
好 啊。

 

Sure.

 

Sān Jùxín yǔ tìhuɑn 
三、 句型  与  替换  


   Sentence patterns and practice phrases
 

 

 
1. 

Xiànzài bā diǎn.
现在    八 点

 

It's eight o'oclock now.

 

文字方塊: 4:30
文字方塊: 6:15
   
文字方塊: 7:05
文字方塊: 11:42

文字方塊: 2:08
文字方塊: 1:29
 
 

 

 

 

 
2. 

Nǐ shénme shíhou qù jiàoshì?
你  什么   时候  去 教室

 

What time are you going to class?

 

 

食堂

shítáng

canteen

 

电脑室

diànnǎo shì

computer room

 

健身房

jiànshēnfáng

fitness room

 

游泳

yóuyǒng

swim

 

银行

yínháng

bank

 

超市   

chāoshì

supermarket

 

日本   

Rìběn

Japan

 
     

 

 
3. 

Wǒ liù hào  yào qù Rìběn  kāihuì.
六 号(1) 要  去 日本(2) 开会(3)。

 

I am going to Japan for a meeting on the sixth (of the month).

 

  (1)    
 

明天

míngtiān

tomorrow

 

后天

hòutiān

the day after tomorrow

 

星期六

xīngqīliù

Saturday

 

下周一

xià zhōuyī

next Monday

 
  (2)    
 

上海

Shànghǎi

Shanghai

 

台湾

Táiwān

Taiwan

 

新加坡

Xīnjiāpō

Singapore

 

北京

Běijīng

Beijing

 

(3)

 

讲学

jiǎngxué

to give lecture(s)

 

度假

dùjià

spend holiday(s)

 

出差

chūchāi

be on a business trip

 

做调查

zuò diàochá

to do a survey

 
  Xiǎo cèyàn 
四、小测验 
     Quiz   

 

 

 1. 

现在几点?

 

What time is it according to the clocks? Say each time aloud in Putonghua and then click the clock to listen to the answer.

 


               
 

 

 2. 

星期几?

 

When would you do the following activities? Say each day aloud in Putonghua and then click the picture to listen to the answer.

 

                        

  星期二   星期天

        

  星期六    星期一
 

 

 3. 

几月几号?

 

What are the dates of the following festivals? Say each festival date aloud in Putonghua and then click the picture to listen to the answer.

 

    

 

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