IC 1 L8 Part 2 A Letter: Vocabulary and Dialogue

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih
From Ling-LingChinese.com

IC1  Lesson 8 Part 2: A Letter: Talking about Studying Chinese


Audio: Lesson 8_A Letter_Vocab (Textbook p.217)

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 fēng to seal; classifier for sealed objects, esp. letters
2 xìn letter; mail; Classifiers: ;
3 最近 zuì jìn recent; recently; these days; latest; soon; nearest (of locations); shortest (of routes)
4 zuì  most; the most; -est (superlative suffix)
5 jìn near; close to; approximately
6 学期 學期 xué term; semester; Classifiers:
7 除了 chú le besides; apart from (… also…); in addition to; except (for)
8 以外
apart from; other than; except for; external; outside of; on the other side of; beyond
9 专业 專業 zhuān specialty; specialized field; main field of study (at university); major; Classifiers: ; professional
10 huì can; know how to
11 后来 後來 hòu lái afterwards; later
12 音乐会 音樂會 yīn yuèhuì concert; Classifiers:
13 希望 wàng to hope; hope ; Classifiers:
14 néng be able to; can
15 yòng to use
16 xiào  laugh; smile
17 zhù  to wish (well)


ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 fēng  to seal; classifier for sealed objects, esp. letters
2 xìn letter; mail; Classifiers: ;
3 㝡, 冣 zuì  most; the most; -est (superlative suffix)
4 jìn near; close to; approximately
5 xué to learn; to study; to imitate; science; -ology
6 period; cycle; a period of time; phase; stage; classifier for issues of a periodical, courses of study; time; term; period; to hope; Taiwan pr.
7 chú to get rid of; to remove; to exclude; to eliminate; to wipe out; to divide; except; not including
8 㕥, 㠯 to use; according to; so as to; by means of; in order to; by; with; because
9 wài outside; in addition; foreign; external
10 zhuān for a particular person, occasion, purpose; focused on one thing; special; expert; particular (to sth); concentrated; specialized; variant of
11 line of business; industry; occupation; job; employment; school studies; enterprise; property; (Buddhism) karma; deed; to engage in
12 yīn sound; noise; note (of musical scale); tone; news; syllable; reading (phonetic value of a character)
13 yue4 music
14 huì can; to be possible; to be able to; will; to be likely to; to be sure to; to assemble; to meet; to gather; to see; union; group; association; meeting;Classifiers: )
15 hòu surname Hou; empress; queen; back; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later
16 lái to come; to arrive; to come round; ever since; next
17 to hope; to admire; variant of
18 wàng full moon; to hope; to expect; to visit; to gaze (into the distance); to look towards; towards; 15th day of month (lunar calendar); old variant of
19 néng can; to be able to
20 yòng to use
21 xiào  laugh; smile
22 zhù to wish

Downloadable Documents/ Worksheets

Lesson 8 A Letter Text 第八课课文一封信

Text 课文

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Text With Pinyin

  xiǎo yīn

hǎo   hǎo jiǔ jiàn   zuì jìn zěn me yàng

zhè ge xué hěn máng   chú le zhuān wài   hai2 dei3 xué zhōng wén   men de zhōngwén hěn yǒu si   yīn wèi men de zhōng wén lǎo shī zhī huì shuō zhōng wén   huì shuō yīngwén   suǒ shàng de shí hou men zhī shuō zhōng wén   shuō yīng wén   kāi shǐ jué de hěnnán   hòu lái   wáng péng cháng cháng bāng liàn zhōng wén   jiù jué de nán le

huan tīng yīn yuè   xià xīng liù   men xué xiào yǒu yīn yuè huì   wàng nénglái   yòng zhōng wén xiě xìn xiě dhěn hǎo   qǐng bié xiào

de péng you

shí yuè shí

Downloadable Documents/Worksheets:

 Lesson 8 Letter_Workbook Narrative 1 and Workbook Narrative II

Quizlet for IC1 Lesson 8 Part 2:

My PPT for this lesson: IC L8 A Letter: Talking about Studying Chinese