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LESSON 01:

VOCABULARY


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2 1 yào m.v. to intend to; to want to; to plan to
2 dào v. to arrive; to go to; to get to
2 公司 gōngsī n. company; corporation
3 办公室 bàngōngshì n.  office
3 经理 jīnglǐ n. manager
3 开会 kāihuì v. (ph.) to have a meeting; to hold a meeting
4 加班 jiābān v. (ph.) to work overtime

LESSON 02:

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2 2 yào m.v. should; need to
2 不要 búyào v. (ph.) don't
2 bié v. don't
3 别人 biéren n. other people
3 自己 zìjǐ n. self; oneself
2 休息 xiūxi n. to rest; to take a break
2 一起 yìqǐ v. (ph.) together

LESSON 03:

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2 为什么 wèishénme q. pr. why
2 因为 yīnwèi conj. because; because of
2 所以 suǒyǐ conj. so; therefore
2 丈夫 zhàngfu n. husband
2 妻子 qīzi n. wife
2 孩子 háizi n. child; kid
2 小孩 xiǎohái n. child; kid
3 打算 dǎsuàn v./n. to plan to / plan

LESSON 04:

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2 prep. compared with; compared against
2 没有 méiyǒu v. ph. not as...as...
2 máng adj. busy
2 lèi adj. tired; tiring
2 快乐 kuàilè adj. happy
2 身体 shēntǐ n. body
2 健康 jiànkāng adj. / n. healthy / health
4 v. to type
4 打字 dǎzì v. (ph) to type characters; to type in general

LESSON 05:

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2 cháng adj. long
2 gāo adj. tall; high
3 gèng adv. more
2 zuì adv. the most
3  头发 tóufa n. hair (of human)
4  个子 gèzi n. height (of human)
2  时间 shíjiān n. time

LESSON 06:

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2 dǒng v. to understand
2  希望 xīwàng v. / n. to hope; hope
2 觉得 juéde v. to think; to have the opinion that...
2  远 yuǎn adj. far
2 jìn adj. close; near
2 运动 yùndòng v. / n. to do sports; to do exercise
/ sports; exercise
2 做运动 zuò yùndòng v. ph. to do sports; to do exercise
2 意思 yìsi n. meaning

EXPRESSIONS


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2 有意思 yǒu yìsi adj. ph interesting
2 没(有)意思 méi(yǒu) yìsi adj. ph uninteresting

LESSON 07:

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2 huì v.  will; would
2 yuán m.w. Chinese dollar
3 jiǎo m.w. 10 Chinese cents
3 fēn m.w. Chinese cent
2 公斤 gōngjīn m.w. kilogram
2 jīn m.w. 500 grams
n/a liǎng m.w. 50 grams
2 bǎi num. hundred
2 qiān num. thousand

LESSON 08:

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3 虽然 suīrán conj. though; although; even though
2 但是 dànshì conj. but; however
2 可是 kěshì conj. but; however
2 篮球 lánqiú n. basketball
2 打篮球 dǎlánqiú v. ph play(hit) basketball
2 足球 zúqiú n. soccer
2 踢足球 tīzúqiú v. ph play(kick) soccer
n/a chǎng m.w. measure word for watching games, matches
and other similar events like performances or shows
3 比赛 bǐsài n. game; match; competition

LESSON 09:

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2 hái adv. still; yet; in addition
n/a 门票 ménpiào n. entry ticket
2 起床 qǐchuáng v. (ph) to wake up from bed
2 ròu n. meat
2 牛肉 niúròu n. beef
2 羊肉 yángròu n. lamb; mutton
2 鸡肉 jīròu n. chicken

LESSON 10:

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2 xiàng prep. to; towards (the direction of...)
4 wǎng prep. to; towards (the direction of...)
2 biān n. side; edge
2 miàn n. side; surface
2 左边 zuǒbian n. left; the left side
2 右边 yòubian n. right; the right side
2 旁边 pángbiān n. side (as opposed to the center or the middle)
2 这边 zhèbiān n. here
2 那边 nàbiān n. there
2 哪边 nǎbiān n. where

EXPRESSIONS


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2 慢走 màn zǒu v. ph to walk slowly; to leave slowly
(an expression to say to guests leaving your home/office...)

LESSON 11:

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2 cóng prep. from; through
2 chū v. to exit
2 教室 jiàoshì n. classroom
2 机场 jīchǎng n. airport
2 篮球场 lánqiúchǎng n. basketball court
2 足球场 zúqiúchǎng n. soccer field
2 运动场 yùndòngchǎng n. sports arena; stadium

EXPRESSIONS


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2 从小到大 cóng xiǎo dào dà from (when one was) little to (when one had)  grown up

LESSON 12:

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2 v. to be ....(? distance).. away from
2 公共汽车 gōnggōng qìchē n. bus
2 公共汽车站 gōnggōng qìchē zhàn n. bus stop; bus station
2 cháng n. length
2 gāo n. height
3 m.w. meter
4 公里 gōnglǐ m.w. kilometer

LESSON 13:

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2 ràng v. to let/allow/make/ask/have
(someone do something)
2 zhǎo v. to look for; to seek
2 bāng v. to help; to help out
2 介绍 jièshào v./n. to introduce / introduction
2 回答 huídá v./n. (to) answer; (to) reply
2 shì v. to try
4 dùn m.w. measure word for how many times
the action of cooking or having meal is done
2 问题 wèntí n. question
1 m.w. measure word for
how many times a general action is done

LESSON 14:

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2 可以 kěyǐ m.v. can (possibly); can (be allowed to)
2 n. street; road; avenue; path
2 走路 zǒulù v. (ph.) to walk
2 jiāo v. to teach
2 duì adj. correct
2 cuò adj. wrong; incorrect
2 jiǔ n. alcohol

EXPRESSIONS


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2 没问题 méi wèntí no problem
2 没错 méicuò not wrong; correct
2 不错 búcuò not wrong; correct; not bad

LESSON 15:

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2 可能 kěnenég m.v. perhaps; probably; possibly; might; maybe
3 校长 xiàozhǎng n. school principal
2 男人 nánrén n. man
2 女人 nǚrén n. woman
3 周末 zhōumò n. weekend
3 兴趣 xìngqù n. interest
3 感兴趣 gǎn xìngqù v. ph. to feel interested
3 有兴趣 yǒu xìngqù v. ph. to have interest

LESSON 16:

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2 le p. Aspect Particle marking
the completion of action
2 西瓜 xīguā n. watermelon
3 香蕉 xiāngjiāo n. banana
n/a gēn m.w. measure word for bananas
and other long and thin items
3 接电话 jiē diànhuà v. (ph.) to receive/answer phone calls
3 作业 zuòyè n. homework
3 礼物 lǐwù n. gift; present

LESSON 17:

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2 v. to cry; to weep
2 xiào v. to smile; to laugh
2 děng v. to wait
2 同事 tóngshì n. coworker; colleague
2 服务 fúwù v. / n. to serve / service
2 服务员 fúwù yuán n. server; waiter, waitress
2 运动员 yùndòng yuán n. athlete
4 护士 hùshì n nurse
2 míng m.w. measure word for people
(usually related to occupation)

LESSON 18:

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2 prefix no.
3 huà v. / n. to paint; to draw / painting; drawing
3 画画 huàhuà v. (ph.) to paint; to draw
2 m.w. measure word for paintings and drawings
2 n. class; lesson
3 jié m.w. measure word for periods of classes
2 跑步 pǎobù v. (ph.) to run; to jog
3 洗澡 xǐzǎo v. (ph.) to shower; to bathe
2 gěi v. to give
2 sòng v. to give (as a gift or present)

LESSON 19:

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n/a 点菜
diǎncài v. (ph.) to order dish/food (from a menu)
n/a
dào m.w. measure word for dishes and questions on a test
4 价格
jiàgé n. price
4
fèn m.w. measure word for (1)copies of menu
(and some other other printed documents)
(2)proportion of food/dish
3 菜单
càidān n. menu
n/a 外卖
wàimài n. takeout food; delivery food
n/a 叫外卖
jiào wàimài v. ph. to order delivery food
2
sòng v. to deliver; to send
n/a 送外卖
sòng wàimài v. ph. to deliver delivery food
2 准备
zhǔnbèi v. / n. to prepare; to get ready / preparation
2 大家 dàjiā pr. everyone (in an implied group of people)

EXPRESSIONS


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2 有时候 yǒu shíhou sometimes
2 小时候 xiǎoshíhou when as a child; (one's) childhood time
2 这时候 zhè shíhou this moment; this time
2 那时候 nà shíhou that moment; that time
2 大家好 dàjiā hǎo hi everyone; hello everyone

LESSON 20:

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2 报纸
bàozhǐ n. newspaper
2
n. question (on a test/questionnaire)
2 考试
kǎoshì n. / v. (ph.) test; exam / to take test; to take exam
3 成绩
chéngjì n. (test) results; (test) score; achievement
3 以前
yǐqián n. (t.w.) time before now; before
3 以后
yǐhòu n. (t.w.) time after now; future
3 jiǔ adj. long (in time)

EXPRESSIONS


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3 不久 bù jiǔ not long (in time); a short while
3 久等了 jiǔ děng le (you've) long waited;
sorry for keeping you waiting for so long

LESSON 21:

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2
zhēn adv. / adj. really; truly / real; true
3 特别
tèbié adv. / adj. especially; very; really / special
2
de p. Particle used to form
Complement of State
3
zhǎng v. to grow; to grow and have
developed the physical appearance of
3
nán adj. hard; difficult
3 简单
jiǎndān adj. simple; easy
3 普通话 Pǔtōnghuà n. Mandarin; Standard Chinese

 

NOTE: ② See also 长 pronounced in cháng.

LESSON 22:

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2 guo p. Aspect Particle suggesting that the action or event is something that has ever happened before
n/a 听说 tīngshuō v. to hear (as a piece of news or information)
2 已经 yǐjīng adv. already
3 地方 dìfang n. place; location
2 jiàn m.w. measure word for affairs/incidents/matters
2 事情 shìqing n. affair; incident; matter; thing
n/a lǎo suffix suffix used to casually address someone noticeably older
n/a xiǎo suffix  suffix used to casually address someone noticeably younger

NOTE: ①过 is pronounced "guò", in the Fourth Tone, as a character, but when it's used as an Aspect Particle attached to a verb, it is pronounced "guo", in the Neutral Tone.

LESSON 23:

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2
zhe p. suggesting in process of
2 正在
zhèngzài adv. suggesting in process of
3 练习
liànxí v. / n. to practice / practice; exercise
2 穿
chuān v. to wear (+ clothing, not accessories)
n/a 校服
xiàofú n. school uniform
3
v. to ride
2 自行车
zìxíngchē n. bicycle
5/2 划船
huáchuán v. + n. to paddle boat
2 duì prep. to (+target of the action)

LESSON 24:

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3
yào m.v. soon will
3
dōu adv. already
5 谈恋爱
tán liàn'ài v. (phrase) to be in a romantic relationship; to get into a romantic relationship
3 结婚
jiéhūn v. (phrase) to get married
5 离婚
líhūn v. (phrase) to get divorced
3
v. to send (emails / text messages)
3
huí v. to reply  ( mails / emails / text messages)
3 电子邮件
diànzǐ yóujiàn n. (phrase) email
3
fēng m.w. measure word for mails/letters/emails
3
xìn n. letter; mail

LESSON 25:

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2 颜色
yánsè n. color
2
hóng adj. red
2
hēi adj. black
2
bái adj. white
n/a
tiān n. the sky
n/a
duì n. team
2 眼睛 yǎnjing n. eyes
3 liǎn n. face

LESSON 26:

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2
wán v. to play; to have fun; to hang out for fun
2 好玩
hǎowán adj. fun to play (with)
2
yòu adv. again; more over; once more (already happened)
2
zài adv. again; more over; once more (yet to happened)
2 男孩
nánhái n. boy
2 女孩
nǚhái n. girl
2 牛奶
niúnǎi n. cow milk
2 鸡蛋 jīdàn n. chicken egg

LESSON 27:

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2 帮助
bāngzhù v./n. to help / help
3 帮忙
bāngmáng v. (ph.) to help (busy [situations])
3
qǐng v. to invite and treat
2
bān n. class
3
sòng v. to send (someone) and drop (them) off
3
jiē v. to pick up (someone from a place)
2 欢迎 huānyíng v. to welcome

LESSON 28:

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3 还是
háishì conj. or
2 或者 huòzhě conj. or
2 跳舞
tiàowǔ v. (ph.) to dance (a dance)
2 唱歌
chànggē v. (ph.) to sing (songs)
n/a
shǒu m.w. measure word for songs and poems
2
yīn adj. cloudy
2 qíng adj. sunny

LESSON 29:

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2
jiù adv. suggesting "very soon in a short time"
3 邻居
línjū n. neighbor
3 客人
kèrén n.  guest
3 厨房
chúfáng n. kitchen
3 超市
chāoshì n.  supermarket
6 分手
fēnshǒu v.(ph.) to break up (a romantic relationship)
2 运动服 yùndòng fú n. sports wear

LESSON 30:

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2
jiù adv. emphasizing affirmation
2
xīn adj. new; brand new
2
jiù adj. old (because of showing signs of wear and tear); not brand new
3
lǎo adj. old (because of having a long history)
4 散步
sànbù v.(ph.) to have a walk
4 请客
qǐngkè v.(ph.) to invite and treat guests
2 游泳 yóuyǒng v.(ph.) to swim

EXPRESSIONS


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2 老地方 lǎo dìfang regular place
2 新年好 xīnnián hǎo happy new year
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