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Conversation 11, Speak about the body

(written in pinyin)

A:  qing wen, zhe shi shenme?

B:  wode tou.  

A:  ei ei, shao deng. na zhege ne? 

B:  wode toufa.

A:  hei se.

B:  shi de. nide shi huang se. wode bi

     nide chang. nide hen duan.      

A:  ei, shao deng. tamen shi shenme?

B:  wode yanjing, bi nide xiao. 

A:  en, danshi yan se shi yiyang de.

     zhege ne? 

B:  wode erduo. nide hao da.  

A:  ei, shao deng. zhege ne? 

B:  wode bizi. zhe shi wode zui.  

A:  na zhege ne?

B:  wode shou. mei zhi shou you wuge

     shouzhitou. ni kan, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.   

A:  ei, shao deng. zhe shi shenme? 

B:  wode tui.

A:  a, mingbai le. xiexie, en.

B:  ni hao qiguai!

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Conversation 11, Speak about the body

(written with Chinese characters)

A:  请问,这是什么?

B:  我的头。  

A:  诶诶,稍等。那这个呢? 

B:  我的头发。

A:  黑色。

B:  是的。你的是黄色。我的比你的


A:  诶,稍等。它们是什么? 

B:  我的眼睛,比你的小。 

A:  嗯,但是颜色是一样的。这个呢? 

B:  我的耳朵。你的好大。  

A:  诶,稍等。这个呢? 

B:  我的鼻子。这是我的嘴。  

A:  那这个呢?

B:  我的手。每只手有五个手指头。

     你看,1, 2, 3, 4, 5.  

A:  诶,稍等。这是什么? 

B:  我的腿。

A:  啊,明白了。谢谢,嗯。

B:  你好奇怪!

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Conversation 11, Speak about the body,

Write Chinese characters and meaning,


1. The Chinese character for the verb “ ask ” is a combination of which two words?

(A) person + want

(B) door + see

(C) see + mouth

(D) mouth + door

2. How do you write 稍等 with pinyin, and what is the most literal English translation?

(A) xiao dang    / a bit wait 

(B) shao deng   / a bit wait

(C) shao deng   / one moment

(D) shao dang   / a bit wait

3. How do you write “head-hair” with Chinese characters, and with pinyin?

(A) 头放   /  tou fa

(B) 头发   /  too fa

(C) 头发   /  tou fa

(D) 大发   /  tuo fa

4. How do you write “yellow color / black color” , with Chinese characters, and with pinyin?

(A) 黑色   huang se  /  黄色   hei se 

(B) 黑色   hei se  /  黄色   huang se 

(C) 黄色   huang se  /  黑色   hei se

(D) 黄色   hei se  /   黑色  huang se

The Chinese character for “black”, 黑 (hei), is a combined character. On the bottom you see four little stripes. They stand for the character 火 (huo) , which means “fire”. Obviously, fire is what gives almost everything a black color.

5. The Chinese character for “yellow”, 黄 (huang), is a combined character. In the middle you can see the character 田. This character has been explained in an earlier lesson. How do you write 田 with pinyin, and what is its English translation?

(A) tian  /  field

(B) li      /  force

(C) nv   /  woman

(D) ma  /  horse

The Chinese word for “eyes” is 眼睛 (yan jing). Both of these combined characters begin with 目(mu), which means “eye”.

6. How do you translate 比 in this sentence?

               我的 你的 长。

(A) longer than

(B) than

(C) compared to 

(D) longer

7. How do you write these Chinese characters with pinyin, and what is their English translation?

              长  /   短

(A) duan   =  long   / chang  =  short   

(B) chang =  short  / duan    =  long

(C) duan   =  short  / chang  =  long

(D) chang =   long  /  duan   =  short

8. How do you write this sentence with characters? 

    Your head is bigger than mine.

(A) 你的 头 比 我的 大。

(B) 你的 大 比 我的 头。

(C) 我的 头 比 你的 大。

(D) 你的 头 比 我的 头。

9. How do you write “ the same ”, with Chinese characters, and with pinyin?

(A) 一羊   /  yi yang

(B) 一样   /  yi yang

(C) 一洋   /  yi yan

(D) 一徉   /  yi yang

10. How do you write this sentence with characters? 

          His ears are very big.

(A) 你的 耳朵 是 很 大。

(B) 他的 耳朵 是 好 大。

(C) 他的 耳朵 是 大。

(D) 他的 耳朵 好 大。


11. How do you write these parts of the body in pinyin?

 “ nose / mouth / ears / hair / eyes ”

(A) bizi / zui / erduo / yanjing / toufa

(B) zui / bizi / toufa / yanjing / erduo

(C) bizi / zui / erduo / toufa / yanjing

(D) bizi / zui / erduo / toufa / yanying

12. The Chinese character for “mouth” is a combined character. What is the meaning of its first character on the left?

(A) heart

(B) mouth

(C) door

(D) fire

13. How do you write “ shou zhi tou ” with Chinese characters, and what is the English translation?

(A) 手指大    fingers

(B) 走能大    hair

(C) 手指头    fingers

(D) 定很头    ears

14. What do these Chinese characters mean?

        腿   /  手  /  嘴  /  鼻子

(A) hand / nose / mouth / legs
(B) legs / nose / hand / mouth

(C) mouth / hand / legs / nose

(D) legs / hand / mouth / nose

15. The character for “legs” is a combination of three characters. The one in the middle is 辶 (chuo), which means “walk”. Which other character for “walk” was explained in an earlier lesson?

(A) 走

(B) 想

(C) 看

(D) 问

16. What is the English translation for this sentence?

   她的 姐姐 不 明白 他的 弟弟 在 做 什么。

(A) His older sister doesn’t understand what her younger brother is doing right now.

(B) Her younger sister doesn’t understand what his older brother does.

(C) Her older sister doesn’t understand what his younger brother is doing.

(D) Her older sister doesn’t understand what his younger brother is doing right now.

17. How do you ask  “ Do you understand me? ” in Chinese?

(A) 他 明白 我 吗?

(B) 你 明白 我 吗?

(C) 你 明白 我 们?

(D) 她 明白 我 吗?

18. How do you write “ strange ” in Chinese, with characters and with pinyin?

(A) 奇怪    ji guai 

(B) 大怪   qi guai

(C) 可怪    ji kuai

(D) 奇怪   qi guai

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