( Don’t forget the test at the bottom! )
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.
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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你看，1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
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 比 你的 长。
(A) longer than
(C) compared to
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?
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?
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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