IC1 Lesson 4 Dialogue 1 Talking about Hobbies: Vocabulary and Dialogue

IC1  Lesson 4 Dialogue I: Talking about Hobbies


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ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 周末 週末 zhōu weekend
2 打球 qiú to play ball; to play with a ball
3 dozen (loanword)
4 qiú ball; sphere; globe; Classifiers:
5 kān to look after; to take care of; to watch; to guard
6 电视 電視 diàn shì television; TV; Classifiers:
7 diàn electric; electricity; electrical
8 眎, 眡, 視 shì variant of ; old variant of ; to look at; to regard; to inspect
9 唱歌 chàng to sing a song
10 ér son
11 chàng to sing; to call loudly; to chant
12 song; Classifiers: ; to sing; variant of
13 跳舞 tiào to dance
14 tiào to jump; to hop; to skip over; to bounce; to palpitate
15 to dance; to wield; to brandish
16 tīng to listen; to hear; to obey
17 音乐 音樂 yīn yuè music; Classifiers:
18 shū book;Classifiers: ; to write
19 duì right; correct
20 有的 yǒu de (there are) some (who are…); some (exist)
21 时候 時候 shí hou time; length of time; moment; period
22 电影 電影 diàn yǐng movie; film; Classifiers: 部
23 yǐng  image; film; movie; photograph; reflection; shadow;
24 常常 chángcháng frequently; usually; often
25 in that case; then
26 to go; to go to (a place)
27 外国 外國 wài guó foreign (country); Classifiers:
28 请客 請客 qǐng to invite someone (to dinner, coffee, etc.); to play a host; to entertain guests
29 昨天 zuó tiān yesterday
30 所以 suǒ therefore; as a result; so; the reason why


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No. Chinese Pinyin Definition
1 zhōu circumference, week
2 final,last,end,insignificant,latter part
3 dǎ/dá strike,hit,beat,fight,attack,dozen,since
4 qiú ball,sphere,globe,round
5 kàn/kān to see,to watch,to look,to look after,to take care of,to watch,to guard,to examine, to scrutinize
6 diàn electric,electricity,electrical,lightning
7 shì to look at,to inspect,to observe,to see,to regard
8 chàng sing,chant,call,ditty,song
9 song,lyrics,sing,chant,praise
10 tiào to jump,to hop,to skip (a grade),to leap,to bounce,to beat,to dance
11 dance,dancing,posture,prance,to dance,to brandish,to wield
12 tīng hear;listen,understand,obey,comply
13 yīn sound,tone,noise,news,pitch,pronunciation,Kangxi radical 180,sonic
14 lè/yuè happy,laugh,cheerful,glad,enjoyable,music
15 duì couple,pair,to be opposite,to oppose,to face,for,to,correct (answer),to answer,to reply,to direct (towards something),right,measure word for things in pairs
16 shí o
17 hòu wait,expect,visit,greet
18 shū book,letter,script,document,writings,to write
19 yǐng shadow,image,picture,reflection,photograph
20 cháng always,ever,often,frequently,common,normal, general,constant,surname Chang
21 to go away,to leave,to remove, to depart
22 customer,visitor,guest,traveller,objective
23 suǒ actually,place,location,classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions etc,particle introducing a relative clause or passive
24 to use,according to,so as to,in order to,by,with,because,abbr. for Israel
25 zuó yesterday
26 tiān day, sky
27 that, in that case, then
28 wài outside
29 guó nation^

Vocabulary  (two-character combinations)

No. Chinese Pinyin Definition
1 zhōu mò weekend
2 dǎ qiú play ball
3 kàn diàn shì to watch TV
4 chàng gē to sing
5 tiào wǔ to dance
6 tīng yīn lè to listen to music
7 kàn shū to read
8 yǒu de shí hòu sometimes
9 diàn yǐng movie
10 cháng cháng often
11 wài guó foreign country
12 qǐng kè to invite someone (to dinner, coffee, etc.)
13 zuó tiān yesterday
14 suǒ yǐ therefore


No. Chinese Pinyin Definition
1 nǐ zhou1zhōu mò xǐ huān zuò shen2shén me5me What do you like to do on weekends?
2 wǒ xǐ huān dǎ qiú kàn diàn shì nǐ ne I like to play ball and watch TV. How about you?
3 wǒ xǐ huān chàng gē tiào wǔ hái xǐ huān tīng yīn lè I like to sing, and listen to music.
4 nǐ yě xǐ huān kàn shū duì bù duì You like to read, too, right?
5 duì yǒu de shí hòu yě xǐ huān kàn shū Yes, sometimes I like to read as well.
6 nǐ xǐ bù xǐ huān kàn diàn yǐng Do you like to watch movies?
7 wǒ zhōu mò cháng cháng kàn diàn yǐng I often watch movies on weekends.
8 nà wǒ men jīn tiān wǎn shàng qù kàn yī gè wài guó diàn yǐng zěn me5me yàng Then lets go see a foreign ovie this evening. OK?
9 wǒ qǐng kè My treat!
10 wéi shen2shén me nǐ qǐng kè Why you treat?
11 yīn wéi zuó tiān nǐ qǐng wǒ chī fàn suǒ yǐ jīn tiān wǒ qǐng nǐ kàn diàn yǐng Because you treated me to dinner yesterday, today I am treating you to a movie.
12 nà nǐ yě qǐng wáng péng lǐ yǒu hǎo ma Then invite Wang Peng and Li You as well, OK?^


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