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Lesson 3-1 Study Guide
Taking Someone Out to Eat on His/Her Birthday
九月十号星期四天日今年多八岁吃饭怎样太了谢喜欢菜还可们点半晚上见

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Objectives:
  • Tell and speak about time and dates.
  • Talk about one’s age and birthday.
  • Invite someone to dinner.
  • Arrange a dinner date.
  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 33 characters introduced in lesson 3-1.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 3-1. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
九月 jiǔyuè September 
 yuè month 
十二 shí'èr twelve 
 hào (measure word for number in a series; day of the month) 
星期 xīngqī week 
星期四 xīngqīsì Thursday 
 tiān day 
生日 shēngri birthday 
 shēng to give birth to; to be born 
  sun; day 
今年 jīnnián this year 
 nián year 
 duō how many; how much; to what extent; many 
  big; old 
十八 shíbā eighteen 
 suì years (of age) 
 chī to eat 
 fàn meal; (cooked) rice 
怎么样 zěnmeyàng Is it OK?; How is that?; How does that sound? 
太…了 tài…le too ...; extremely ... 
谢谢 xièxie to thank 
喜欢 xǐhuan to like 
 cài dishes; cuisine 
还是 háishi or 
可是 kěshì but 
我们 wǒmen we; us 
 diǎn o'clock; dot; point 
 bàn half; half an hour 
晚上 wǎnshang evening; night 
 jiàn to see 
再见 zàijiàn goodbye; see you again 
 zài again 
英国 yīngguó Britain; England