This second lesson teaches many important aspect in Chinese like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Chinese Classes.
Knowing adjectives in Chinese is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "good", "bad", "right", "wrong" etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. Chinese is easy.
Below is a list of 20 adjectives that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Chinese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|Old (opposite of new)||旧|
|Old (opposite of young)||老|
Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Chinese sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
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Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.
|Soda (like Coke)||汽水|
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Finally, a list of sentences using the vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Chinese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you thirsty?||你口渴吗？|
nǐ kǒu kě ma?
Wǒ dùzi èle.
|Do you have a bottle of water?||你有一瓶水吗？|
Nǐ yǒuyī píng shuǐ ma?
|Breakfast is ready||早餐准备好了。|
Zǎocān zhǔnbèi hǎole.
|What kind of food do you like?||你喜欢什么食物？|
Nǐ xǐhuān shénme shíwù?
|I like cheese||我喜欢乳酪。|
Wǒ xǐhuān rǔlào.
|Bananas taste sweet||香蕉很甜。|
Xiāngjiāo hěn tián.
|I don't like cucumber||我不喜欢黄瓜。|
Wǒ bù xǐhuān huángguā.
|I like bananas||我喜欢香蕉。|
Wǒ xǐhuān xiāngjiāo.
|Lemons taste sour||柠檬很酸。|
Níngméng hěn suān.
|This fruit is delicious||这水果很好吃。|
Zhè shuǐguǒ hěn hào chī.
|Vegetables are healthy||蔬菜很健康。|
Shūcài hěn jiànkāng.
|How are you? (informal)||您的身体好吗？|
Nín de shēntǐ hǎo ma?
|How are you? (formal)||你好吗？|
Nǐ hǎo ma?
|What's up? (colloquial)||你好﹗|
|I'm fine, thank you!||很好﹗谢谢|
|And you? (informal)||你呢？|
|And you? (formal)||那你呢？|
Nà nǐ ne?
Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.
Congratulations! You finished your second lesson in Chinese about adjectives, and food. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Lesson 3. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.