IC1 L2D2 Asking about Someone’s Family

IC1 Lesson 2 Dialogue 2: Asking about Someone’s Family

Vocabulary

Click on the word to hear the sound and its stroke animation, and examples of word combinations and sentences

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 jiā see 家伙 ; surname Jia; home; family; (polite) my (sister, uncle etc); classifier for families or businesses; refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China; noun suffix for a specialist in some activity, such as a musician or revolutionary, corresponding to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian; Classifiers:
2 , ji3 ji3: how many; ji1: small table; almost
3 kǒu mouth; classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc); classifier for bites or mouthfuls
4 哥哥 ge older brother; Classifiers:
5 liǎng two; both; some; a few; tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty (old)
6 妹妹 mèi mei younger sister; young woman; Classifiers:
7 old variant of ; surname He; Japanese (food, clothes etc); and; together with; with; sum; union; peace; harmony; Taiwan pr. when it means “and” or “with”; old variant of ; harmonious
8 大姐 jiě big sister; elder sister; older sister (also polite term of address for a girl or woman slightly older than the speaker)
9 èr two; 2; (Beijing dialect) stupid
10 jiě older sister
11 zuò to do; to make; to produce; to write; to compose; to act as; to engage in; to hold (a party); to be; to become; to function (in some capacity); to serve as; to be used for; to form (a bond or relationship); to pretend; to feign; to act a part; to put on appearance
12 工作 gōng zuò to work; (of a machine) to operate; job; work; task; Classifiers:
13 律师 律師 shī lawyer
14 英文 yīng wén English (language)
15 dōu all; both; entirely; (used for emphasis) even; already; (not) at all
16 大学生 大學生 xuéshēng university student; college student
17 大学 大學 xué the Great Learning, one of the Four Books 四书 in Confucianism; university; college; Classifiers:
18 医生 醫生 shēng doctor; Classifiers:
19 白英爱 白英愛 bái yīngài

Characters

No. Chinese Pinyin Definition
1 jiā house,home,residence,family,domesticated,measure word for families or businesses
2 jǐ/jī how many,almost,table,Kangxi radical number 16
3 kǒu mouth,entrance, gate,measure word for things with mouths such as people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc, Kangxi radical number 30
4 elder brother
5 liǎng both,two,ounce,some,a few,tael,unit of weight equal to 50 grams,measure word for tea and gold etc.
6 mèi younger sister
7 hé/hè/huò/huó and,together with,with,sum,union,harmony,peace,peaceful,calm, to mix
8 dà/dài big,huge,large,major,great,wide,vast,deep,oldest,eldest, Kangxi radical number 37
9 jiě elder sister,young lady
10 zuò work, make; act
11 gōng work,worker,skill,profession,trade,craft,labor, Kangxi radical number 48
12 zuò/zuō make,work,compose,write,act,perform
13 law,statute,principle,regulation,to discipline,to control,to restrain
14 shī teacher,master,expert,specialist,model,a division (military),
15 yīng brave,a hero;wise,England,English
16 wén language,culture,writing,formal,literature,gentle,Kangxi radical number 67
17 dōu/ dū all,both,entirely (due to)each,even,already, metropolis, capital
18 dà/dài big,huge,large,major,great,wide,vast,deep,oldest,eldest, Kangxi radical number 37
19 xué learn,study,science,knowledge,school,-ology
20 shēng to be born,to give birth,life,to grow,living,lifetime,birth,Kangxi radical 100
21 medical,medicine,doctor,to cure,to treat
22 shēng to be born,to give birth,life,to grow,living,lifetime,birth,Kangxi radical 100
23 bái white,snowy,empty,blank,unblemished,bright,clear,plain,pure,gratuitous,surname Bai,Kangxi radical 106
24 ài to love,to be fond of,to like,love,affection

Vocabulary  (two-character combinations)

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 家人 jiā rén household; (one’s) family
2 哥哥 ge older brother; Classifiers:
3 弟弟 di younger brother; Classifiers:
4 姐姐 jiě jie older sister; Classifiers:
5 妹妹 mèi mei younger sister; young woman; Classifiers:
6 大姐 jiě big sister; elder sister; older sister (also polite term of address for a girl or woman slightly older than the speaker)
7 èrjiě second oldest sister
8 xiao3 jiě miss
9 工作 gōng zuò to work; (of a machine) to operate; job; work; task; Classifiers:
10 律师 律師 shī lawyer
11 医生 醫生 shēng doctor; Classifiers:
12 英文 yīng wén English (language)
13 中文 zhōng wén Chinese; Chinese written language; Chinese writing
14 老师 老師 lǎo shī teacher; Classifiers:
15 dōu shì are all; are both; are entirely;
16 不都

都不是

bu4 dou2 shì

dou1bu2shi4

not all are

All are not…; Both are not…

17 大学 大學 xué the Great Learning, one of the Four Books 四书 in Confucianism; university; college; Classifiers:
18 大学生 大學生 xué shēng university student; college student
19 白英爱 白英愛 bái yīng ài

Dialogue

Listen and fill in the blanks.

李友: 白英爱,你家有_____口人?

白英爱:我家有六  _____ 人。我爸爸、我妈妈、一个_______、两个_____和我。李友,你家有几口人?

李友:我家有五口人。爸爸、妈妈、大姐、二姐和我。你爸爸妈妈做什么________?

白英爱:我爸爸是__________,妈妈是__________,哥哥、妹妹都是______。

李友:我妈妈也是__________,我爸爸是_______。

Please answer the following questions based on the dialogue:

1. 白英爱家有几口人?

2. 李友家有几口人?

3. 白英爱有几个兄弟姐妹?

4. 李友有没有妹妹?

5. 李友有几个姐姐?

6. 李友的爸爸妈妈做什么工作?

7. 白英爱的妈妈和李友的妈妈都是老师吗?

8. 白英爱的爸爸和李友的爸爸都是医生吗?

Quizlet for IC1 L2D2

Quizlet for IC Lesson 2 (the entire lesson)

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