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Lesson 6, write Chinese characters

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( Don’t forget the test at the bottom! )

Write Chinese characters and meaning.
Chinese words from the video

(written in pinyin and Chinese characters)

人    ren     person

大    da      big

天    tian    sky, heaven

马    ma     horse

好    hao    good

妈    ma     mother

奶    nai     milk

她    ta       she

女    nv      woman, female

美    mei    beautiful

美女    meinv     pretty girl

帅哥    shuaige  handsome boy

国        guo        country    

美国    meiguo   the US

中国    zhongguo  China

外国    waiguo    abroad

他    ta      he

她    ta      she

它    ta      it

们    men  (plural)

口    kou    mouth

Write Chinese characters and meaning
TEST

1. What do these Chinese characters mean?

              天  /  人  /  大

(A) heaven / you / person

(B) big / you / heaven

(C) heaven / person / big

(D) you / person / heaven


2. How do you write these numbers with Chinese characters?

4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

(A) 四 / 五 / 六 / 七 / 八 / 九 / 十

(B) 四 / 五 / 六 / 七 / 八 / 十 / 九

(C) 四 / 五 / 六 / 七 / 九 / 八 / 十

(D) 四 / 五 / 六 / 八 / 七 / 九 / 十


3. Which of these Chinese characters means HORSE?

(A) 吗

(B) 马

(C) 妈

(D) 码


4. The Chinese characters 好 (hao) and 妈 (ma) are a combination of two characters. Both begin with the character 女 (nv). What does 女 mean?

(A) woman

(B) good

(C) mother

(D) horse


5. How do you write “pretty girl / handsome boy”, or literally “beautiful female / handsome brother” with Chinese characters ?

(A) 美哥 / 帅女

(B) 美女 / 帅哥

(C) 帅哥 / 美女

(D) 美国 / 中国


6. The Chinese character for COUNTRY is 国. This is a combination of two characters, 玉 in the middle, and 囗 (wei, fence) around it. How do you write 玉 in pinyin, and what is the English translation?

(A) yu, beautiful

(B) mei, beautiful

(C) yu, jade

(D) mei, jade


7. CHINA, in Chinese, is 中国 (zhong guo). What is the literal English translation of 中国 ?

(A) middle country

(B) beautiful country

(C) jade country

(D) big country


8. How do you write “foreigner” with Chinese characters?

(A) 中国人

(B) 美国人

(C) 外国人

(D) 夕国人


9. How do you write “ it / she / he ” with Chinese characters?

(A) 他 / 她 / 它

(B) 它 / 她 / 他

(C) 它 / 她 / 你

(D) 它 / 她 / 他


10. If you put 们 (men) behind “I”, then “I” becomes plural, so “we”. The character 们 is a combination of which two Chinese characters?

(A) 人 (ren, person)+ 门 (men, door)

(B) 人 (da, person)+ 门 (women, door)

(C) 人 (ren, country)+ 门 (men, question mark)

(D) 人 (tian, person)+ 门 (wo, door)


11. The Chinese character for “question mark”, which you say at the end of a question, is MA. Which of these Chinese characters means “question mark”?

(A) 妈

(B) 吗

(C) 马

(D) 玛


12. How do you write “Thank you” with Chinese characters and with pinyin?

(A) 射射  / xie xie

(B) 谢谢  / she she

(C) 射射  / she she

(D) 谢谢  / xie xie

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