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Lesson 3-2 Study Guide
Inviting Someone to Dinner

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: 白英爱,现在几点?
: 五点三刻。
: 我六点一刻有事儿。
: 你今天很忙,明天忙不忙?
  • Use Chinese date schemes correctly.
  • Tell and inquire about age and birthdates.
  • Compose “how” questions using 怎么.
  • Form statements describing likes and dislikes.
  • Create “or” questions using 还是.
  • Compose complex sentences using 为什么, 因为 and 可是.
  • Use Chinese time schemes correctly.
  • Arrange a convenient date and time for a dinner appointment.
  • Compose affirmative-negative choice questions using the appropriate negative identifier 不 or 没.
  • Memorize new vocabulary and correctly write the characters introduced in this lesson.
  • Explain the difference between the Chinese lunar calendar and solar calendars.
  • Describe Chinese birthday and counting age traditions.
  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 12 characters introduced in lesson 3-2.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 3-2. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
现在 xiànzài now 
  quarter (of an hour) 
事儿 shì(r) matter; affair; event 
今天 jīntiān today 
 hěn very 
 máng busy 
明天 míngtiān tomorrow 
晚饭 wǎnfàn dinner; supper 
为什么 wèishénme why 
 wèi for 
因为 yīnwèi because 
 hái also; too; as well 
同学 tóngxué classmate 
认识 rènshi to be acquainted with; to recognize; to know 
朋友 péngyou friend