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Lesson 2-2 Study Guide
Asking about Someone's Family

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: 白英爱,你家有几口人?
: 我家有六口人。我爸爸,我妈妈,一个哥哥,两个妹妹和我。李友,你有几口人?
: 我家有五口人。爸爸,妈妈,大姐,二姐和我。你爸爸妈妈做什么工作?
: 我爸爸是律师,妈妈是英文老师,哥哥,妹妹都是大学生。
  • List basic kinship terms and common professions.
  • Use the proper enumeration and measure word when quantifying people.
  • Create positive and negative statements of possession using 有 and 没有.
  • Employ the correct possessive indicators to identify and inquire about family members numbers and siblings.
  • Compose “who” questions using 谁.
  • Indicate and inquire about professions.
  • Create positive and negative statements of existence using 有 and 没有.
  • Use the adverb 都 to indicate inclusiveness or the lack thereof.
  • Correctly write the characters introduced in this lesson.
  • Describe the Chinese family tree and compare that to the kinship terms used in English.
  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 16 characters introduced in lesson 2-2.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 2-2. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
 jiā family; home 
  how many; some; a few 
 kǒu (measure word for number of family members) 
哥哥 gēge older brother 
 liǎng two; a couple of 
妹妹 mèimei younger sister 
大姐 dàjiě oldest sister 
二姐 èrjiě second oldest sister 
 zuò to do 
工作 gōngzuò job; to work 
律师 lǜshī lawyer 
英文 yīngwén English (language) 
 dōu both; all 
大学生 dàxuéshēng college student 
大学 dàxué university; college 
医生 yīshēng doctor; physician 
白英爱 bái yīngài (a personal name)