2019-11-08elementary

Let’s talk later – HSK 2 Reading Practice

In this HSK 2 reading practice, we'll look at a conversation between two friends trying to make plans. At HSK level 2 you'll be able to start making basic conversation in Chinese. The phrases below will be great for you to learn so you can practice making conversation in Chinese. 

Before I learned to read stories in Chinese, I first learned "texting" Chinese. Simple phrases that are useful for texting friends in Chinese. You can work short messages like these in your conversations, using a sort of "Chinglish." It will help you apply what you learn. The more ways that you can use your Chinese the more it will stick. 

Going from HSK 2 to HSK 3 can be one of the quickest jumps that you make. Now that you are getting into the rhythm of learning Chinese, these 150 characters are actually easier to learn than the first 150. If you download the "Du Chinese" app you'll see that all the words in our readings are underlined based on HSK level. In real conversation and writing characters can be pulled from anywhere. For our readings we base them on skill level, but draw from different levels when needed for the story. 

Suggestion for study: 

  • Turn off pinyin and follow along with the Native audio recording
  • After going through it, turn on pinyin when needed
  • Repeat the phrase, but don't try to memorize every word
  • Enjoy really reading Chinese! Try out our app to practice and improve quickly

Example Sentences: 

Hover over any word to show translation
jīn tiān
今天
今天
today
wǒ men
我们
我們
we, us
to go, to go to (a place)
kàn
to look at, to watch
diàn yǐng
电影
電影
movie, film
ba
(modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise), ...OK?
 

Let’s go watch a movie today.

Character set
Pinyin
Hover over any word to show translation
jīn tiān
今天
今天
today
yào
must, to have to
gōng zuò
工作
工作
job, work
 
míng tiān
明天
明天
tomorrow
zài shuō
再说
再說
to say again, to put off a discussion until later
ba
(modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise), ...OK?
 

I have to work today. Let’s talk about it tomorrow!

Character set
Pinyin
Hover over any word to show translation
wǒ men
我们
我們
we, us
hǎo
good, well, very
jiǔ
(long) time
méi
(negative prefix for verbs), have not
to go, to go to (a place)
lǚ yóu
旅游
旅遊
tourism, travel
le
(completed action marker)
 
jīn nián
今年
今年
this year
qiū tiān
秋天
秋天
autumn
wǒ men
我们
我們
we, us
to go, to go to (a place)
rì běn
日本
日本
Japan
wán
to play
ba
(modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise), ...OK?
 

We haven’t traveled in a long time. Let’s travel to Japan this fall!

Character set
Pinyin
Hover over any word to show translation
nà me
那么
那麼
like that, so, then
jiǔ
(long) time
yǐ hòu
以后
以後
afterwards, in the future
de
(used after an attribute)
shì
matter, thing
 
yǐ hòu
以后
以後
afterwards, in the future
de
(used after an attribute)
shì
matter, thing
yǐ hòu
以后
以後
afterwards, in the future
zài shuō
再说
再說
to say again, to put off a discussion until later
ba
(modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise), ...OK?
 

That’s so far in the future. Let’s talk about things that far in the future later!

Character set
Pinyin

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If you'd like another HSK 2 level reading practice try this lesson

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