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Lesson 1 Study Guide

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  • Formulate statements indicating the distance or path between two points.
  • Construct statements of relative location with respect to a reference point.
  • Use sequence connectors to indicate when one event takes place after (以後), or is a result of another (因為…所以).
  • Generate statements of universality using 都.
  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 26 characters introduced in lesson 1.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 1. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
八哥兒 bāgēr myna bird 
鳥兒 niǎor bird 
 niǎo bird 
 yǎng to raise; to nurture 
非常 fēicháng extremely 
聰明 cōngmíng intelligent 
另外 lìngwài another 
著急 zhāojí nervous; anxious 
縣長 xiànzhǎng county head 
價錢 jiàqián price 
沒關係 méi guānxi it's not important 
 shù tree 
底下 dǐxià underneath 
 děng to wait 
法子 fǎzi solution; alternative plan 
按著 ànzhe according to 
 jiē street (= 路) 
大聲 dà shēng in a loud voice 
覺得 juéde to think, to feel 
奇怪 qíguài to be strange 
怎麼回事 zěnme huí shì what's up; what's going on 
越來越 yuè lái yuè more and more + [stative verb] 
告訴 gàosu to inform; to tell 
願意 yuànyi willing 
回答 huídá respond 
 liǎng taels, unit of weight for silver 
銀子 yínzi silver 
立刻 lìkè immediately 
好像 hǎoxiàng seems as if 
難過 nánguò sad 
樣子 yàngzi appearance 
並且 bìngqiě in addition 
洗澡 xǐ zǎo to take a bath 
籠子 lóngzi cage 
窗戶 chuānghu window 
 tíng to stop 
不停地 bù tíng de without stopping; continuously 
 shēn body [bound N] 
身體 shēnti body 
 gān dry 
用人 yòngrén servant