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Level 3 Lesson 4.1 – 不但 而且 拿 换 脏 年轻 没事

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HSK 3+ VOCABULARY: 不但 而且 拿 换 脏 年轻 没事

In this video lesson we'll learn the vocabulary in Lesson 4 and practice them with a lot of example sentences. For new Chinese characters, we'll learn how to write them and know about their structures and origins in the attached writing sheet.

  • VOCABULARY: 不但 而且 拿 换 脏 年轻 没事
  • CHINESE CHARACTERS: 而 且 拿 换 脏 轻

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VOCABULARY USAGE


1. 不但 búdàn · HSK 3 

conj. 连词 liáncí ▸ [used at the beginning of the first sentence in a Progressive Complex Sentence] not only

 

2. 而且 érqiě · HSK 3 

conj. 连词 liáncí ▸ [used at the beginning of the second sentence in a Progressive Complex Sentence] but also

 

"不但……而且……" is a very common structure in Chinese, we will learn about it in Lesson 4.2.

 

3. 拿 ná · HSK 3 

v. 动词 dòngcí ▸ to grab, take, hold, or fetch something with a hand

 

  • Tā shǒu li ná zhe yì dǐng màozi.
    他手里拿着一顶帽子。
    He is holding a “ding” (of) hat/beanie in his hand.
  • Yéye náchū yǎnjìng, kāishǐ kàn bàozhǐ.
    爷爷拿出眼镜,开始看报纸。
    Grandpa took out (the) glasses, (and) started to read newspaper.
  • Chī fàn le, kuài qù chúfáng ná wǎn.
    吃饭了,快去厨房拿碗。
    (It is time to) eat meal, hurry up (and) go to (the) kitchen to get (the) bowls.

 

4. 换 huàn · HSK 3 

v. 动词 dòngcí ▸ to change; to exchange

 

  • huàn yīfu
    换衣服
    to change clothes
  • huàn gōngzuò
    换工作
    to change job
  • huàn nán péngyou
    换男朋友
    to change (one’s) boyfriend
  • huàn qián
    换钱
    to exchange currency / to change a big bill into small changes or vice versa / to exchange something for money

 

  • Wǒmen míngnián jiù yào huàn yí tào xīn fángzi zhù le.
    我们明年就要换一套新房子住了。
    Next year we soon will move into a new house/apartment to live.
  • Wǒ huàn le yí ge xīn de Zhōngwén míngzi, nǐ juéde zěnmeyàng, bǐ yǐqián nà ge hǎotīng ma?
    我换了一个新的中文名字,你觉得怎么样,比以前那个好听吗?
    I changed one “ge” (of) new Chinese name, how do you think, (does it) sound better than that one before?
  • Nínhǎo, néng bu néng bāng wǒ huàn yíxià qián? Wǒ méiyǒu shí kuài de, zhǐ yǒu yì bǎi kuài de.
    您好,能不能帮我换一下钱?我没有十块的,只有一百块的。
    Excuse me, can (you) help me exchange (the) money? I (do) not have 10-kuai (bills), (I) only have 100-kuai (bills).

 

 

5. 脏 zāng · HSK 3 

adj. 形容词 xíngróngcí ▸ dirty; not clean

 

  • Kùzi zāng le, xǐ yíxià ba!
    裤子脏了,洗一下吧!
    (The) pants (are) dirty (already), wash (them) really quick!
  • Zhè shuāng xié hé nà shuāng xié yíyàng zāng.
    这双鞋和那双鞋一样脏。
    This pair (of) shoes (are) as dirty as that pair (of shoes).
  • Xiǎogǒu zāngzāng de, wǒmen gěi tā xǐ ge zǎo ba!
    小狗脏脏的,我们给它洗个澡吧!
    (The) little dog (looks) dirty(/that it needs a bath), (let) us bathe a bath for it.

 

 

6. 年轻 niánqīng · HSK 3 

adj. 形容词 xíngróngcí ▸ young

 

  • niānqīng rén
    年轻人
    young people
  • gèng niánqīng
    更年轻
    more young; younger

 

  • Nǎinai niánqīng de shíhou zài Běijīng shēnghuó guo.
    奶奶年轻的时候在北京生活过。
    Grandma(,) when she was young(,) (had) lived in Beijing (before).
  • Nǐ māma zhǎng de yòu niánqīng yòu piàoliang.
    你妈妈长得又年轻又漂亮。
    Your mom grows/(looks) young and also beautiful.
  • Háizi, wǒ yǐjīng bù niánqīng le, dàn nǐ gēn wǒ bù yíyàng, nǐ hái yǒu hěn duō hěn duō de shíjiān.
    孩子,我已经不年轻了,但你跟我不一样,你还有很多很多的时间。
    Child, I already (am) not young (anymore), but you (are) not the same with me, you still have so much so much time.

 

7. 没事 méishì · HSK 3 

phrase. 短语 duǎnyǔ ▸ fine; okay; not a big deal; don’t worry about it

 

  • Nǐ méi shì ba?
    你没事吧?
    Are you okay? / Are you alright?
  • Wǒ méi shì.
    我没事。
    I’m okay. / I’m fine. /I’m alright.
  • Wǒ qù kàn le bìng le, yīshēng shuō wǒ méi shì.
    我去看了病了,医生说我没事。
    I went to (have them) checked out (my) sickness (already), (the) doctor said I was fine.
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