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Lesson 2-1 Study Guide
Looking at a Family Photo

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  • Employ basic kinship terms.
  • Describe a family photo.
  • Ask about someone’s profession.
  • Say some common professions.
  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 23 characters introduced in lesson 2-1.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 2-1. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
 de (a possessive or descriptive particle) 
照片 zhàopiàn picture; photo 
 zhè this 
爸爸 bàba father; dad 
妈妈 māma mother; mom 
 ge (measure word for many common everyday objects) 
孩子 háizi child 
 shéi who 
  she; her 
姐姐 jiějie older sister 
 nán male 
弟弟 dìdi younger brother 
  he; him 
大哥 dàgē oldest brother 
儿子 érzi son 
 yǒu to have; to exist; there is; there are 
女儿 nǚ'ér daughter 
 méi not; have not 
高文中 gāo wénzhōng (a personal name) 
 gāo (a surname); tall; high