Common Chinese Phrases – Classroom Expressions

上课shàngkè
下课xiàkè
老师lǎoshīhǎo
同学tóngxuémenhǎo
qǐng打开dǎkāi课本kèběn
大家dàjiāgēn一起yìqǐ
qǐngkàn黑板hēibǎn
休息xiūxi一下yíxià

Translation

Class begins!
Class is over!
Hello teacher!
Hello students!
Please open the textbook.
Everyone read with me.
Look at the blackboard.
Have a rest.

Keywords

IDChineseTrad.PinyinEnglish Definition
1老师老師lǎo shīteacher; Classifiers: 个
2同学同學tóng xuéto study at the same school; fellow student; classmate; Classifiers: 位
3qǐngto ask; to invite; please (do sth); to treat (to a meal etc); to request
4打开打開dǎ kāito open; to show (a ticket); to turn on; to switch on
5课本課本kè běntextbook; Classifiers: 本
6大家大家dà jiāeveryone; influential family; great expert
7一起一起yī qǐin the same place; together; with; altogether (in total)
8to read; to study; reading of word (i.e. pronunciation), similar to 拼音
9黑板黑板hēi bǎnblackboard; Classifiers: 块
10休息休息xiū xirest; to rest

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Common Chinese Phrases – Greet People

hǎo
早上zǎoshanghǎo
上午shàngwǔhǎo
晚上wǎnshanghǎo
hěn高兴gāoxìng认识rènshi
hǎoma
最近zuìjìn怎么样zěnmeyàng
hěnhǎo 谢谢xièxie
再见zàijiàn
明天míngtiānjiàn

Translation

Hello.
Good morning.
Good morning.
Good evening.
Nice to meet you.
How are you?
How is it going?
I am fine, thanks.
Goodbye.
See you tomorrow.

Keywords

IDChineseTrad.PinyinEnglish Definition
1you (informal, as opposed to courteous 您 )
2hǎogood; well; proper; good to; easy to; very; so; (suffix indicating completion or readiness); (of two people) close; on intimate terms; (after a personal pronoun) hello
3早上早上zǎo shangearly morning; Classifiers: 个
4上午上午shàng wǔmorning; Classifiers: 个
5晚上晚上wǎn shangevening; night; Classifiers: 个 ; in the evening
6高兴高興gāo xìnghappy; glad; willing (to do sth); in a cheerful mood
7认识認識rèn shito know; to recognize; to be familiar with; to get acquainted with sb; knowledge; understanding; awareness; cognition
8谢谢謝謝xiè xieto thank; thanks; thank you
9再见再見zài jiàngoodbye; see you again later

Printable Resources

Worksheets for HSK Standard Course 6B

Introduction: Authorized by Hanban, HSK Standard Course is developed under the joint efforts of Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Chinese Testing International (CTI). With HSK test papers as its primary source, HSK Standard Course is characterized by a humorous style, familiar topics and a scientific course design. Matching the HSK test in all aspects, from the content, form to the levels, it is a series of new-type course books embodying the idea of “combining testing and teaching, and promoting learning and teaching by testing”. It is suitable for the Confucius Institutes in different countries as well as other Chinese teaching institutions and self-taught learners.

The whole series is divided into six levels matching the HSK test, with one volume for each of Levels 1-3 and two volumes for each of Levels 4-6, totaling nine volumes. With a textbook, a workbook and a teacher’s book in each volume, there are altogether 27 books.

Textbook 6B includes 20 lessons in 5 units, covering about 1300 new words (half of the Level 6 vocabulary) and the detailed explanations of 60 language points and 20 groups of confusable phrases. Upon finishing this book, students will be able to easily understand the Chinese information they hear or read and fluently express their ideas in Chinese either orally or in written form.
The book is illustrated with plenty of photos matching the style of the test and is printed in full color.

ISBN: 9787561947791

Lesson 21 未来商店 Future shops
Lesson 22 2050年的汽车什么样 What will cars be like in 2050?
Lesson 23 大数据时代 The big data era
Lesson 24 体育明星们的离奇遭遇 Sports stars’ strange experiences
Lesson 25 草船借箭 Borrowing arrows with thatched boats
Lesson 26 奇异的灯光 The extraordinary light
Lesson 27 完璧归赵 Returning the jade intact to the State of Zhao
Lesson 28 高山流水遇知音 The sincere friendship between Yu Boya and Zhong Ziqi
Lesson 29 “笑” 的备忘录 A memorandum of laughing
Lesson 30 你睡好了吗 Did you sleep well?
Lesson 31 运动的学问 Knowledge of physical activity
Lesson 32 有时, 不妨悲伤 Sometimes it’s good to be sad
Lesson 33 怀念慢生活 Cherishing the memory of slow life
Lesson 34 为文物而生的人 A person who was born for cultural relics
Lesson 35 走进木版年画 Approaching the woodblock New Years Pictures
Lesson 36 中国古代书院 The ancient Chinese academics
Lesson 37 警察的故事 Stories of the policemen
Lesson 38 慧眼捕捉商机 Having an insight into business opportunities
Lesson 39 互联网时代的生活 Life in the Internet era
Lesson 40 人类超能力会改变世界纪录吗 Will superhuman powers change the world records?

Worksheets for HSK Standard Course 6A

Introduction: Authorized by Hanban, HSK Standard Course is developed under the joint efforts of Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Chinese Testing International (CTI). With HSK test papers as its primary source, HSK Standard Course is characterized by a humorous style, familiar topics and a scientific course design. Matching the HSK test in all aspects, from the content, form to the levels, it is a series of new-type course books embodying the idea of “combining testing and teaching, and promoting learning and teaching by testing”. It is suitable for the Confucius Institutes in different countries as well as other Chinese teaching institutions and self-taught learners.

The whole series is divided into six levels matching the HSK test, with one volume for each of Levels 1-3 and two volumes for each of Levels 4-6, totaling nine volumes. With a textbook, a workbook and a teacher’s book in each volume, there are altogether 27 books.

Textbook 6A includes 20 lessons in 5 units, covering about 1300 words (half of the Level 6 vocabulary) and the detailed explanations of 60 language points and 20 groups of confusable phrases. Upon finishing this book, students will be able to effortlessly understand the Chinese information they heard or read and fluently express their ideas in spoken or oral form. The book is illustrated with plenty of photos matching the style of the test and is printed in full color.

ISBN: 9787561942543

Lesson 1 孩子给我们的启示 An epiphany from the children
Lesson 2 父母之爱 Love of parents
Lesson 3 一盒月饼 A box of moon cakes
Lesson 4 完美的胜利 A perfect victory
Lesson 5 学一门外语需要理由吗 Do we need a reason to learn a foreign language
Lesson 6 当好职场插班生 Be a good transfer student in a workplace
Lesson 7 我的人生我做主 I’m the master of my own life
Lesson 8 遇见原来的我 Meeting the old me
Lesson 9 不用手机的日子 A day without a cell phone
Lesson 10 全球化视野中的中国饮食 Chinese food in the global context
Lesson 11 我不在时, 猫在干什么 What do the cats do when I’m not home
Lesson 12 我们都爱白噪音 We all love white noise
Lesson 13 从旅游指南看世事变迁 How travel guides reflect the changes of the world
Lesson 14 背着电饭锅拍北极 Photographing the North Pole carrying an electric cooker on the back
Lesson 15 山脉上的雕刻 Sculptures on the mountain range
Lesson 16 徐健和他的野生动物摄影师们 Xu Jian and his team of wildlife photographers
Lesson 17 小动物眼中的慢世界 The slow world in small animals’ eyes
Lesson 18 神奇的丝瓜 The magical towel gourd
Lesson 19 无阳光的深海世界 The deep sea without sunshine
Lesson 20 金鸡窝 The golden henhouse

Worksheets for HSK Standard Course 5B

Introduction: Authorized by Hanban, HSK Standard Course is developed under the joint efforts of Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Chinese Testing International (CTI). With HSK test papers as its primary source, HSK Standard Course is characterized by a humorous style, familiar topics and a scientific course design. Matching the HSK test in all aspects, from the content, form to the levels, it is a series of new-type course books embodying the idea of “combining testing and teaching, and promoting learning and teaching by testing”. It is suitable for the Confucius Institutes in different countries as well as other Chinese teaching institutions and self-taught learners.

The whole series is divided into six levels matching the HSK test, with one volume for each of Levels 1-3 and two volumes for each of Levels 4-6, totaling nine volumes. With a textbook, a workbook and a teacher’s book in each volume, there are altogether 27 books.

Textbook 5B includes 18 lessons, covering about 1200 words (half of the Level 5 vocabulary) and the detailed explanations of 60 language points and 18 groups of confusable phrases. Upon finishing this book, students will be able to make conversations on a wide range of topics in Chinese and fluently communicate with native Chinese speakers.

ISBN: 9787561942543

Lesson 19 家乡的萝卜饼 Turnip pancakes in my hometown
Lesson 20 小人书摊 Picture-story book stalls
Lesson 21 汉字叔叔:一个美国人的汉字情缘 Uncle Hanzi: The predestined love of an
Lesson 22 阅读与思考 Reading and thinking
Lesson 23 放手 Letting go
Lesson 24 支教行动 Volunteer teaching
Lesson 25 给自己加满水 Adding up the load on yourself
Lesson 26 你属于哪一种“忙” Which kind of “busy” person are you
Lesson 27 下棋 Playing chess
Lesson 28 最受欢迎的毕业生 The most popular graduate
Lesson 29 培养对手 Training your rivals
Lesson 30 竞争让市场更高效 Competition makes the market more efficient
Lesson 31 登门槛效应 Foot-in-the-door effect
Lesson 32 身边的环保 Protecting the environment around
Lesson 33 以堵治堵-缓解交通有妙招 Treating congestion with congestion
Lesson 34 鸟儿的护肤术 How birds take care of their feathers
Lesson 35 植物会出汗 Plants also sweat
Lesson 36 老舍与养花 Lao She and his flowers

Worksheets for HSK Standard Course 5A

Introduction: Authorized by Hanban, HSK Standard Course is developed under the joint efforts of Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Chinese Testing International (CTI). With HSK test papers as its primary source, HSK Standard Course is characterized by a humorous style, familiar topics and a scientific course design. Matching the HSK test in all aspects, from the content, form to the levels, it is a series of new-type course books embodying the idea of “combining testing and teaching, and promoting learning and teaching by testing”. It is suitable for the Confucius Institutes in different countries as well as other Chinese teaching institutions and self-taught learners.

The whole series is divided into six levels matching the HSK test, with one volume for each of Levels 1-3 and two volumes for each of Levels 4-6, totaling nine volumes. With a textbook, a workbook and a teacher’s book in each volume, there are altogether 27 books.

This is Textbook 5A, which includes 18 lessons, covering about 1200 words (half of the Level 5 vocabulary) and the detailed explanations of 60 language points and 18 groups of confusable phrases. Upon finishing this book, students will be able to make conversations on a wide range of topics in Chinese and fluently communicate with native Chinese speakers.

Upon finishing this book, students will be able to “understand and use a few simple Chinese words and sentences to meet their specific needs in communication and to prepare themselves for further learning”.

ISBN: 9787561940334

Lesson 1 爱的细节 Details of Love
Lesson 2 留串钥匙给父母 Leaving a Bunch of Keys to Our Parents
Lesson 3 人生有选择,一切可改变 Having Choices in Life Makes Change possible
Lesson 4 子路背米 Zilu Carrying rice
Lesson 5 济南的泉水 Spring Water in Ji’nan
Lesson 6 除夕的由来 Origin of chuxi
Lesson 7 成语故事两则 Two Idiom Stories
Lesson 8 “朝三暮四”的古今义 Three at Dawn and Four at Dusk
Lesson 9 别样鲁迅 The Lu Xun You don’t Know
Lesson 10 争论的奇迹 Miracle of Debate
Lesson 11 闹钟的危害 Harm of Alarm Clocks
Lesson 12 海外用户玩儿微信 Overseas Users of We Chat
Lesson 13 锯掉生活的“筐底”Cutting Off the”Bottom of the Basket in Life
Lesson 14 北京的四合院 Quadrangle Courtyards in Beijing
Lesson 15 纸上谈兵 Being an armchair Strategist
Lesson 16 体重与节食 Weight and Diet
Lesson 17 在最美好的时刻离开 Ending at the Best Moment
Lesson 18 抽象艺术美不美 Abstract Art: Beautiful or Not?

Worksheets for HSK Standard Course 4B

Introduction: Authorized by Hanban, HSK Standard Course is developed under the joint efforts of Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Chinese Testing International (CTI). With HSK test papers as its primary source, HSK Standard Course is characterized by a humorous style, familiar topics and a scientific course design. Matching the HSK test in all aspects, from the content, form to the levels, it is a series of new-type course books embodying the idea of “combining testing and teaching, and promoting learning and teaching by testing”. It is suitable for the Confucius Institutes in different countries as well as other Chinese teaching institutions and self-taught learners.

The whole series is divided into six levels matching the HSK test, with one volume for each of Levels 1-3 and two volumes for each of Levels 4-6, totaling nine volumes. With a textbook, a workbook and a teacher’s book in each volume, there are altogether 27 books. This is Textbook 4B, which includes 10 lessons, covering about 300 words (half of the Level 4 vocabulary) and the detailed explanations of 50 language points and 10 groups of confusable phrases. Upon finishing this book, students will be able to make conversations on a wide range of topics in Chinese and fluently communicate with native Chinese speakers.

Upon finishing this book, students will be able to “understand and use a few simple Chinese words and sentences to meet their specific needs in communication and to prepare themselves for further learning”.

ISBN: 9787561939307

Lesson 11 读书好,读好书,好读书 It´s good to read; read good books and like reading
Lesson 12 用心发现世界Discover the world with your heart
Lesson 13 喝着茶看京剧 Drink tea while watching Beijing opera
Lesson 14 保护地球母亲 Protect our Mother Earth
Lesson 15 教育孩子的艺术 The art of educating children
Lesson 16 生活可以更美好Life can be better
Lesson 17 人与自然Humans and nature
Lesson 18 科技与世界 Science, technology and the world
Lesson 19 生活的味道 Taste of life
Lesson 20 路上的风景The view along the way

Worksheets for HSK Standard Course 4A

Introduction: Authorized by Hanban, HSK Standard Course is developed under the joint efforts of Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Chinese Testing International (CTI). With HSK test papers as its primary source, HSK Standard Course is characterized by a humorous style, familiar topics and a scientific course design. Matching the HSK test in all aspects, from the content, form to the levels, it is a series of new-type course books embodying the idea of “combining testing and teaching, and promoting learning and teaching by testing”. It is suitable for the Confucius Institutes in different countries as well as other Chinese teaching institutions and self-taught learners.

The whole series is divided into six levels matching the HSK test, with one volume for each of Levels 1-3 and two volumes for each of Levels 4-6, totaling nine volumes. With a textbook, a workbook and a teacher’s book in each volume, there are altogether 27 books. This is Textbook 4A, which includes 10 lessons, covering about 300 words (half of the Level 4 vocabulary) and the detailed explanations of 50 language points and 10 groups of confusable phrases. Upon finishing this book, students will be able to make conversations on a wide range of topics in Chinese and fluently communicate with native Chinese speakers.

Upon finishing this book, students will be able to “understand and use a few simple Chinese words and sentences to meet their specific needs in communication and to prepare themselves for further learning”.

ISBN: 9787561939031

Lesson 1 简单的爱情 Simple Love
Lesson 2 真正的朋友 A True Friend
Lesson 3 经理对我印象不错 I’ve Made a Good Impression on the Manage
Lesson 4 不要太着急赚钱 Don’t Be to Anxious to Make Money
Lesson 5 只买对的,不买贵的 Buy the Right, Not Expensive
Lesson 6 一分钱一分货 The Higher the Price, the Better the Quality
Lesson 7 最好的医生是自己 The Best Doctor Is Yourself
Lesson 8 生活中缺少美 Beauty Is Not Rare in Life
Lesson 9 阳光总在风雨后 The Sun Will Shine Again After the Storm
Lesson 10 幸福的标准 Standards of happiness

Worksheets for HSK Standard Course 3

Introduction: Authorized by Hanban, HSK Standard Course is developed under the joint efforts of Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Chinese Testing International (CTI). With HSK test papers as its primary source, HSK Standard Course is characterized by a humorous style, familiar topics and a scientific course design. Matching the HSK test in all aspects, from the content, form to the levels, it is a series of new-type course books embodying the idea of “combining testing and teaching, and promoting learning and teaching by testing”. It is suitable for the Confucius Institutes in different countries as well as other Chinese teaching institutions and self-taught learners.

The whole series is divided into six levels matching the HSK test, with one volume for each of Levels 1-3 and two volumes for each of Levels 4-6, totaling nine volumes. With a textbook, a workbook and a teacher’s book in each volume, there are altogether 27 books. This is Textbook 1, which includes 15 lessons and covers 150 words and 45 language points required by the HSK Level 1 test.

Upon finishing this book, students will be able to “understand and use a few simple Chinese words and sentences to meet their specific needs in communication and to prepare themselves for further learning”.

ISBN: 9787561938188

Lesson 1 你周末有什么打算 What’s your plan for the weekend
Lesson 2 他什么时候回来 When will he come back
Lesson 3 桌子上放着很多饮料 There are plenty of drinks on the table
Lesson 4 她总是笑着跟客人说话 She always smiles when talking to customers
Lesson 5 我最近越来越胖了 I am getting fatter and fatter lately
Lesson 6 怎么突然找不到了 Why are they suddenly missing
Lesson 7 我跟她都认识五年了 I’ve known her for five years
Lesson 8 你去哪儿我就去哪儿 I’ll go wherever you go
Lesson 9 她的汉语说得跟中国人一样好 She speaks Chinese like a native
Lesson 10 数学比历史难多了 Maths is much harder than history
Lesson 11 别忘了把空调关了 Don’t forget to turn off the air conditioner
Lesson 12 把重要的东西放在我这儿吧 Leave the important items with me
Lesson 13 我是走回来的 I walked back
Lesson 14 请把水果拿过来 Please bring the fruit here
Lesson 15 其他都没有问题 The rest of them are all OK
Lesson 16 我现在累得下了班就想睡觉 I am so tired that I want to do nothing but sleep after work
Lesson 17 谁都有办法看好你的“病” Everybody is able to cure your “disease”
Lesson 18 我相信他们会统一的 I believe they’ll agree
Lesson 19 你没看出来吗 Didn’t you recognize him
Lesson 20 我被他影响了 I’ve been influenced by him

Worksheets for HSK Standard Course 2

Introduction: Authorized by Hanban, HSK Standard Course is developed under the joint efforts of Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Chinese Testing International (CTI). With HSK test papers as its primary source, HSK Standard Course is characterized by a humorous style, familiar topics and a scientific course design. Matching the HSK test in all aspects, from the content, form to the levels, it is a series of new-type course books embodying the idea of “combining testing and teaching, and promoting learning and teaching by testing”. It is suitable for the Confucius Institutes in different countries as well as other Chinese teaching institutions and self-taught learners.

The whole series is divided into six levels matching the HSK test, with one volume for each of Levels 1-3 and two volumes for each of Levels 4-6, totaling nine volumes. With a textbook, a workbook and a teacher’s book in each volume, there are altogether 27 books. This is Textbook 1, which includes 15 lessons and covers 150 words and 45 language points required by the HSK Level 1 test.

Upon finishing this book, students will be able to “understand and use a few simple Chinese words and sentences to meet their specific needs in communication and to prepare themselves for further learning”.

ISBN: 9787561937266

Lesson 1 九月去北京旅游最好 September is the best time to visit Beijing
Lesson 2 我每天六点起床 I get up at six everyday
Lesson 3 左边那个红色的是我的 The red one on the left is mine
Lesson 4 这个工作是他帮我介绍的 He recommended me for this job
Lesson 5 就买这件吧 Take this one
Lesson 6 你怎么不吃了 Why don’t you eat more
Lesson 7 你家离公司远吗 Do you live far from your company
Lesson 8 让我想想再告诉你 Let me think about it and I’ll tell you later
Lesson 9 题太多,我没做完 There were too many questions; I didn’t finish all of them
Lesson 10 别找了,手机在桌子上呢 Stop looking for your cell phone; it’s on the desk
Lesson 11 他比我大三岁 He is three years older than me
Lesson 12 你穿得太少了 You wear too little
Lesson 13 门开着呢 The door is open
Lesson 14 你看过那个电影吗 Have you seen that movie
Lesson 15 新年就要到了 The New Year is coming