Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 – Lesson 2 Dialogue 1 Explanation

In this lesson, students learn how to ask about family members.

Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 – Lesson 2 Dialogue 1 Explanation Part 1

 

Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 – Lesson 2 Dialogue 1 Explanation Part 2

Chinese Vocabulary Introduced:

Family member vocabulary, such as father, mother, older sister, younger brother, child, and son are introduced.

The particle 的 (de) is introduced, which is one of the mostly commonly used Chinese characters.

The verb 有 (you) is also introduced.

Full list of vocabulary in Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1, Lesson 2 Dialogue 1:

那 nà pr that
的 – de p (a possessive or descriptive particle) [See Grammar 1.] 照片 – zhàopiàn n picture; photo
这 – zhè pr this
爸爸 – bàba n father, dad
妈妈 – māma n mother, mom
个 – gè/ge m (measure word for many common everyday objects) [See Grammar 2.] 女 – nǚ adj female
孩子 – háizi n child
谁 – shéi qpr who [See Grammar 3.] 她 – tā pr she; her
姐姐 – jiějie n older sister
男 – nán adj male
弟弟 – dìdi n younger brother
他 tā – pr he; him
大哥 – dàgē n eldest brother
儿子 – érzi n son
有 – yǒu v to have; to exist [See Grammar 4.] 女儿 – nǚ’ér n daughter
没 – méi adv not Proper Noun
高文中 – Gāo Wénzhōng (a personal name)

Chinese Grammar Points Covered

  • The use of the particle 的 (de) to show possession is explained.
  • The concept of “measure words” is introduced with a focus 个 (ge).
  • The question pronoun 谁 (shei) is introduced, along with a discussion of how questions are formed in Chinese.
  • Guidance on the use of 有 (you) to show possession is covered in detail.