2019-10-14elementary

Chatting with mom – HSK 2 Reading Practice

In this HSK 2 reading practice we'll take a look at some excerpts from a conversation between Little Ming and her mom. As you read through the text, you can also listen to a native speaker. These phrases we've chosen just show one side of the story; the other side is linked at the bottom of this post.

As you progress in your Chinese reading ability, you will be able to read more and more stories. Studies have shown that reading helps develop word mastery and grammatical understanding more than speaking. We recommend you read all that you can to bring your Chinese to the next level.

Suggestion for study:


  • Listen and follow along with a native speaker

  • Hover over any words you don't understand

  • Try reading it without the pinyin

  • Practice with the full lesson

Reading Practice

Hover over any word to show translation
bié
do not, must not
shuì
to sleep, to lie down
le
(completed action marker)
 
gāi
should, ought to
qǐ chuáng
起床
起床
to get out of bed, to get up
le
(completed action marker)
 

Don’t sleep, you have to get up.

Character set
Pinyin
Hover over any word to show translation
bié
do not, must not
kàn
to look at, to watch
diàn shì
电视
電視
television, TV
le
(completed action marker)
 
gāi
should, ought to
to wash, to bathe
liǎn
face
le
(completed action marker)
 

Don’t watch TV. You have to wash your face.

Character set
Pinyin
Hover over any word to show translation
bié
do not, must not
wán
to play
le
(completed action marker)
 
gāi
should, ought to
chī
to eat
zǎo cān
早餐
早餐
breakfast
le
(completed action marker)
 

Don’t play. You have to eat breakfast.

Character set
Pinyin

See the other side of this fun conversation, you'll love what Little Ming says at the end..

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