Level 1 Unit 1 – Story: My Room In Beijing

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Describe Your Room in Chinese | Elementary Chinese Reading Story

Unit 1 Review 2 ▸ In this HSK 1 Elementary Chinese reading story, we will practice how to describe your room in Chinese. You will be able to say where your room is and discuss the size or it.  Listen to the story in the video lesson, answer questions and repeat after the story to practice speaking Chinese.


  • Listen to the story
  • Repeat after the story
  • Answer the given questions
  • Copy the transcript both by typing and handwriting
  • Practice daily until fluent


Mǎkě 马可's is describing his room in Chinese.

  1. What country does 马可 live in?
  2. In what city does 马可 learn Chinese?
  3. How is his Chinese school and how are the teachers?
  4. Where is 马可’s room?
  5. What does he do in his room?


Èrlíngyīqī nián liùyuè shíwǔ rì

Wǒ jiào Mǎkě, shì Měiguórén。

Wǒ bú zhù zài Měiguó, Wǒ zhù zài Zhóngguó。Wǒ zài Běijīng xuéxí Hànyǔ。

Zhè suǒ Hànyǔ xuéxiào hěndà, wǒde Hànyǔ lǎoshī hěnhǎo。

Wǒ zài Běijīng yǒu yíge fángjiān。Fángjiān búdà, hěnxiǎo。

Wǒ zài wǒde fángjiān hēchá、xuéxí。Wǒ hěn xǐhuan wǒde fángjiān。







*The English translation is made to be literal for a better understanding of the Chinese sentence structures and language flow.

June 15 2017

My name is Mǎkě; am American.

I don't live in America; I live in China. I'm learning Chinese in Beijing.

This Chinese school (is) pretty big; my Chinese teacher (is) pretty good.

I have a room in Beijing. The room (is) not big; pretty small.

I drink tea and study in my room. I like my room a lot.

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grayson230Premium Student November 15, 2023 at 5:19 am

我不住在美国; 我住在中国. 我在中国北京学习汉语。
这所汉语学校很大; 我的汉语老师很号。
我在北京有一个房间. 房间不大; 很小。
我在房间喝茶,学习. 我很喜欢我的房间。

JULY ANN CANDELARIOPremium Student October 16, 2023 at 3:19 pm


PaeaPremium Student October 5, 2023 at 9:43 pm


JadePremium Student April 13, 2023 at 10:51 am

Typing Practice:

xhrxPremium Student June 14, 2022 at 11:22 pm

他的学校很大, 她的老师很好

Roxanne CuPremium Student June 3, 2021 at 11:05 pm


DanielPAPremium Student January 16, 2020 at 8:19 am

How is pronounced 零 ?”Ling” or “Liang”? Thank you Lili .

jaballaPremium Student May 31, 2020 at 12:21 am

it’s pronounced Ling. Liang is this character 两。

Len ATTARDPremium Student October 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Thank you Lili. I will go straight to the Tone Drills Course as you suggest. I have never come across half third tone.

Len ATTARDPremium Student October 19, 2017 at 2:24 am

Thank you again for these lessons. LiLi.
I am sure you are going to say “Yes” to my question. But I just want to be sure.
In the expression ‘Wo3 hen3 xi3 huan’ would the tones became ‘Wo2 Hen2 xi3 huan’ as happens when just two third tones follow each other? If so, the rule then is that no two 3rd tones can sit next to each other.

Hi Leonard, thanks for your question. I’m glad you noticed the micro differences among the Third Tones. You have good listening skills!

Have you checked out our Tone Drills Course? Out of the 16 lessons, 5 of them are about the Third Tones.

When three Third Tones are together, there are basically two ways to pronounce the phrase, depending on the grammatical structure of the phrase. In the phrase 我很喜欢 wǒ hěn xǐhuan, 我 wǒ is pronounced in the Half Third Tone, 很 hěn turns into a Second Tone and then xǐ is also a Half Third Tone because it is not at the end of a sentence. When a Third Tone is at the end of a sentence, it is usually pronounced in a Full Original Third Tone.

Please check out the links, the videos have a lot of examples of phrases that have 2, 3 or even more Third Tones together.

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