IC1 L3D1 Dates and Time 时间: Vocabulary and Dialogue

IC1 Lesson 3 Dialogue 1: Taking Someone Out to Eat on His/Her Birthday

Lesson 3 Dialogue I Vocabulary & Proper Noun

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ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 九月 jiǔ yuè September; ninth month (of the lunar year)
2 yuè moon; month; monthly; Classifiers:
3 十二 shí èr twelve; 12
4 hào (measure word for a number in a series; day of the month)
5 星期 xīng week; Classifiers:
6 星期四 xīng Thursday
7 tiān day; sky; heaven
8 生日 shēng birthday; Classifiers:
9 shēng to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student
10 abbr. for 日本 , Japan; sun; day; date, day of the month
11 今年 jīn nián this year
12 nián year; Classifiers:
13 duō many; much; a lot of;; how (to what extent)
14 big
15 十八 shí eighteen; 18
16 嵗, 歲 suì year; years old; classifier for years (of age)
17 chī to eat;
18 fàn food; cuisine; cooked rice; meal; Classifiers:
19 怎么样 怎麼樣 zěn meyàng how?; how about?; how was it?; how are things? How does it sound?
20 tài  too (much); very; extremely
21 le (completed action marker)
22 谢谢 謝謝 xiè xie to thank; thanks; thank you
23 喜欢 喜歡 huan to like; to be fond of
24 cài dish (type of food); vegetable; cuisine; Classifiers: ; (coll.) (one’s) type
25 还是 還是 hái shi or
26 可是 shì but
27 我们 我們 men we; us; ourselves; our
28 diǎn point; dot; ‘clock; point (in space or time)
29 bàn half
30 晚上 wǎnshang evening; night; Classifiers: ; in the evening
31 jiàn to see; to meet
32 再见 再見 zài jiàn goodbye; see you again later
33 zài again
34 英国 英國 yīng guó United Kingdom


No. Chinese Pinyin Definition
1 yuè moon,month
2 hào number, date, day (一月一号 Jan. 1st)
3 xīng star
4 a period of time, period
5 tiān day
6 shēng to be born
7 day,sun,date,day of the month
8 jīn today, this
9 nián year
10 duō much,many, a lot of
11 big
12 suì year,year of age; classifier for years
13 chī eat
14 fàn meal,food,

cooked rice

15 zěn how
16 yàng shape; appearance
17 tài too
18 le (particle), (completed action marker)
19 xiè to thank
20 to like; happy
21 huān happy; joyous
22 cài dishes; cuisine
23 hái still; also; additionally;
24 but
25 men (plural suffix)
26 diǎn o’clock (lit. dot, point, thus points on the clock)
27 bàn half; half an hour
28 wǎn evening; late
29 shàng above; top
30 jiàn to see
31 zài again
32 yīng England
33 guó nation; country

Vocabulary  (two- or three- character combinations)

No. Chinese Pinyin Definition
1 jiǔ yuè September
2 wǔ hào number 5; fifth (in terms of date)
3 xīng qī sì Thursday
4 xīng qī tiān Sunday
5 shēng rì birthday
6 jīn nián this year
7 duō dà how old
8 shí sì suì fourteen years old
9 chī fàn to eat; to eat meal; eat rice
10 zěn me yàng Is it O.K.? How is that? How about…?
11 tài hǎo le Great!
12 xiè xiè Thanks!
13 xǐ huān like
14 zhōng guó cài Chinese food
15 měi guó cài American food
16 hái shì or; still is/are
17 kě shì but
18 wǔ diǎn bàn 5:30; half an hour past five
19 wǎn shàng evening
20 zài jiàn Good-bye!
21 yīng guó the United Kingdom; Britain; England


No. Chinese Pinyin Definition
1 Jin1tian1 shi4 xing1qi1 ji3 What day of the week is today?
2  Jin1tian1 shi4 ji3 yue4 ji3 hao4 What is the date today?
3 ()  Ni3 de sheng1ri4 (shi4) ji3 yue4 ji3 hao4 What date is your birthday?
4  Ni3 jin1nian2 duo1da4 How old are you this year?
5  Wo3 jin1nian2 shi2 si4 sui4 I am fourteen this year.
6  wo3 xing1qi1si4 qing3 ni3 chi1fan4, zen3meyang4? I will take you out to eat on Thursday. How does it sound to you?
7  Tai4 hao3 le. Xie4xie! Xie4xie! Great! Thanks!
8  Ni3 xi3huan1 chi1 shen2me cai4? what kind of food do you like?
9  Ni3 xi3huan1 chi1 zhong1guo2 cai4 hai2shi mei3guo2 cai4? Do you like to eat Chinese food or American food?
10  Wo3 shi4 ying1guo2 ren2, ke3shi4 wo3 xi3huan1 chi1 zhong1guo2 cai4. I am a British, but I like to eat Chinese food.
11  Wo3men ji3dian3 jian4? What time shall we meet?
12  Qi1dian3ban4 zhen3meyang4? How about 7:30?
13  Xing1qi1si4 wan3shang jian4! See you on Thursday evening!


Text from IC1 L3D1 Dates and Time 时间

Please fill in the blanks based on the recorded dialogue above.

Gao: 白英爱, ____ 月_____号是星期几?

Bai:. 是星期______。

Gao: 那天是我的________。




Gao: 太______了。谢谢,谢谢。

Bai: 你喜欢吃中国菜_______美国菜?

Gao: 我是英国人,_______我喜欢吃中国菜。

Bai: 好,我们吃________。

Gao: 星期四_____点?

Bai: 七点半__________?

Gao: 好,星期四晚上_____。

Bai: 再_____!

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