Study Guides

Lesson 4-1 Study Guide
Talking about Hobbies

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  • Say and write the terms for basic personal hobbies.
  • Ask about someone’s hobbies.
  • Ask friends out to see a movie.
  • Set up plans for the weekend.
  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 26 characters introduced in lesson 4-1.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 4-1. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
周末 zhōumò weekend 
打球 dǎ qiú to play ball 
  to hit 
 qiú ball 
 kàn to watch; to look; to read 
电视 diànshì television 
 diàn electricity 
 shì vision 
唱歌儿 chàng gē(r) to sing (a song) 
 chàng to sing 
跳舞 tiào wǔ to dance 
 tiào to jump 
 tīng to listen 
音乐 yīnyuè music 
 shū book 
 duì right; correct 
有的 yǒude some 
时候 shíhou (a point in) time; moment; (a duration of) time 
电影 diànyǐng movie 
 yǐng shadow 
常常 chángcháng often 
  in that case; then 
  to go 
外国 wàiguó foreign country 
请客 qǐng kè to invite someone (to dinner, etc.); to play the host 
昨天 zuótiān yesterday 
所以 suǒyǐ so