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Lesson 5-1 Study Guide
Visiting a Friend's Home

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  • Welcome a visitor.
  • Introduce one person to another.
  • Compliment someone on his/her house.
  • Ask for beverages as a guest at someone else’s place.
  • Offer beverages to a visitor.
  • Briefly describe a visit to a friend’s place.
  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 25 characters introduced in lesson 5-1.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 5-1. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
 ya (interjectory particle used to soften a question) 
 jìn to enter 
 kuài fast, quick; quickly 
进来 jìnlái to come in 
 lái to come 
介绍 jièshào to introduce 
一下 yí xià once; a bit 
高兴 gāoxìng happy, pleased 
漂亮 piàoliang pretty 
 zuò to sit 
 zài at; in; on 
哪儿 nǎr where 
学校 xuéxiào school 
  to drink 
点儿 diǎn(r) a little, a bit; some 
 chá tea 
咖啡 kāfēi coffee 
 ba (a sentence-final particle) 
 yào to want 
 píng (measure word for bottle of something); bottle 
可乐 kělè Coke; Pepsi; cola 
可以 kěyǐ can; may 
对不起 duìbuqǐ sorry 
 gěi to give 
 bēi (measure word for a cup or glass of something) 
 shuǐ water 
高小音 gāo xiǎoyīn (a personal name)