IC1 L5D1 Visiting a Friend’s Home: Vocabulary and Dialogue

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih
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IC1 Lesson 5 Dialogue 1: visiting a Friend’s Home


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ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 ya (particle equivalent to after a vowel, expressing surprise or doubt)
2 jìn to advance; to enter; to come (or go) into; into, in;
3 kuài rapid; quick; quickly
4 进来 進來 jìn lái to come in
5 lái to come; to arrive; to come
6 介绍 介紹 jiè shào to introduce (sb to sb); to give a presentation; to present (sb for a job etc); introduction
7 一下 xià a bit;
8 高兴 高興 gāo xìng happy; glad; willing (to do sth); in a cheerful mood
9 漂亮 piàoliang pretty; beautiful
10 zuò to sit; to take a seat; to take (a bus, airplane etc)
11 zài (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action ain progress)
12 哪儿 哪兒 r where?; wherever; anywhere
13 学校 學校 xué xiào school; Classifiers:
14 to drink; My goodness!
15 diǎn a bit, a little, some
16 chá tea; tea plant; Classifiers:
17 咖啡 fēi coffee (loanword); Classifiers:
18 (a sentence-final particle)
19 yao4 to want
20 píng bottle; vase; pitcher; Classifiers: ; classifier for wine and liquids; variant of
21 可乐 可樂 (loanword) cola
22 可以 can; may; possible; able to
23 对不起 對不起 duì bu  I’m sorry; excuse me; pardon me; if you please; sorry? (please repeat)
24 gěi to; for; for the benefit of; to give; to allow; to do sth (for sb); (passive particle)
25 bēi trophy cup; cup; classifier for certain containers of liquids: glass, cup; variant of ; variant of ; trophy cup; classifier for certain containers of liquids: glass, cup
26 shuǐ water; river; liquid; beverage;
27 高小音 gāo xiǎoyīn


No. Chinese Pinyin Definition
1 ya (particle equivalent to after a vowel, expressing surprise or doubt)
2 jìn to advance,to enter,to come in,to make progress
3 kuài fast,quick,swift,rapid,soon,speedy,pleased,pleasant,gratified
4 jìn to advance,to enter,to come in,to make progress
5 lái to come,to arrive,to return,coming,future,later on,next
6 jiè introduce,lie between,between
7 shào to connect,to introduce
8 xià down,downwards,below,lower,later,next (week etc),second (of two parts),to decline,to go down,measure word of the frequency of an action
9 gāo high,tall,lofty,elevated
10 xìng/xīng flourish,it is the fashion to,to become popular,thrive, prosper
11 piāo/piǎo/piào to float,to drift,be tossed about,to bleach(piao3),elegant(piao4),polished(piao4)
12 liàng bright,brilliant,radiant,light
13 zuò sit,take a seat,ride,travel by
14 zài at, in,on,to exist,in the middle of doing something,(indicating an action in progress)
15 which? where? how?
16 ér son, non-syllabic dimi. suff.
17 xué learn,study,science,knowledge,school,-ology
18 xiào school
19 hē/hè to drink,shout, call out
20 diǎn o’clock (lit. dot, point, thus “points on the clock”); 一点: a bit
21 chá tea, tea plant
22 emphatic final particle
23 yào/yāo to want
24 píng jug,pitcher,vase,jar,bottle,measure word for wine and liquids
25 may,can,-able,possibly,able to,certain(ly)
26 lè/yuè happy,laugh,cheerful,glad,enjoyable,music
27 to use,according to,so as to,in order to,by,with,because,abbr. for Israel
28 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
29 no,not,un-,negative prefix
30 to rise,to raise,to get up,to initiate (action),to go up, to begin,measure word for cases or unpredictable events
31 gěi/jǐ to,for,for the benefit of,to give,to allow,to do something (for somebody),(passive particle)
32 null null
33 gāo high,tall,lofty,elevated,Kangxi radical 189
34 xiǎo small,tiny,few,insignificant,young,Kangxi radical number 42
35 yīn sound; noise; note (of musical scale); tone; news; syllable; reading (phonetic value of a character)

Vocabulary (Two-Word Combinations)

No. Chinese Pinyin Definition
1 jìn lái to come in
2 jiè shào to introduce
3 yī xià a bit
4 gāo xìng happy, pleased
5 piāo liàng pretty, beautiful
6 nǎ ér where
7 xué xiào school
8 kā fēi coffee
9 kě lè coke
10 kě yǐ may;; can
11 duì bù qǐ sorry
12 gāo xiǎo yīn Gao Xiaoyin (a personal name)^


A: 谁呀?



B & C: 小音,你好。认识你很高兴。




B: 小音,你在哪儿工作?






IC1 Lesson 5 Part 1 Workbook Dialogue 1

IC1 Lesson 5 Part 1 Workbook Dialogue 2

IC1 Lesson 5 Part 1 Workbook Dialogue 3

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