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Lesson 8-2 Study Guide
Talking About Studying Chinese

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  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 13 characters introduced in lesson 8-2.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 8-2. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
 fēng (measure word for letters) 
 xìn letter (correspondence) 
最近 zuìjìn recently 
 zuì (of superlative degree, most, -est) 
 jìn close; near 
学期 xuéqī school term; semester, quarter 
除了…以外 chúle…yǐwài in addition to; besides 
专业 zhuānyè major (in college); specialty 
 huì can; know how to 
后来 hòulái later 
音乐会 yīnyuèhuì concert 
希望 xīwàng to hope; hope 
 néng can; to be able to 
 yòng to use 
 xiào to laugh at; to laugh; to smile 
 zhù to wish (well)