In this HSK 2 reading practice, we will practice with a video and learn how to talk about family in Chinese.
wǒ 'ài wǒde bàba māma
I love my dad (and) mom
*The English translation is made to be literal for a better understanding of the Chinese sentence structures and language flow.
I Love My Parents
This year I live (at) school, not live (at) home (anymore), my parents miss me a lot all (of) every day. Though I (do) not live (at) home, but I will return home all (of) every Friday evening. At home, mom will make a lot of delicious dishes for me.
Me and dad both like playing soccer and playing basketball. Sports (are) very good for (the) body, so he (is already) 60 years old this year, (but) still very healthy. Every Saturday evening, I will watch games on TV together with dad. Dad likes watching soccer game more, but he plans to buy two “zhang” (of) next month’s basketball game tickets, because I like basketball more. That “chang” (of) game’s ticket (are) not cheap, 1200 yuan (per) “zhang”. Though (it is) very expensive, but dad feels very happy, because we can go watch (the) game together.
My parents has a “jia” (of) restaurant, I every Sunday will get up (at) 6 (in the) morning, go to their restaurant to work. Working there (is) very interesting. (The) restaurant every day will buy 40 kilograms (of) beef, 20 kilograms (of) lamb and 30 kilograms (of) chicken. We will make a lot of dumplings, one “liang” (of) dumplings has 5 “ge”. Some people will come to eat beef dumplings, some people will come to eat lamb dumplings, additionally some people will come to eat chicken dumplings. I love the most (the) beef dumplings and chicken noodles there, better tasty than (the) school’s restaurant.
I return to school every Sunday evening (at) 8 o’clock, at school, I would start to miss my parents. They (are) so good to me, I love them.
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