2019-11-10advanced

Don’t just use “好朋友” – HSK 5 Reading Practice

This HSK 5 level reading practice will introduce you to some new ways to describe relationships with your friends. At this level, I'm sure you've used "good friend" to describe most of your friends in Chinese. We want to help you expand your vocabulary while continuing to reinforce the Chinese vocabulary that you already know. At your intermediate to advanced reading level, you should be able to enjoy reading many stories and books in Chinese. With our "Du Chinese" app you can practice reading Chinese with help when you need it. 

Hopefully you have some friends with whom you can practice Chinese. We suggest reading everything you can and then applying the new phrases you learn when you are chatting with people in real life. You can also use e-mails or WeChat to practice your Chinese. 

Suggestion for study: 

  • Turn off pinyin and try reading the sentences without assistance 
  • Hit "play" and follow along with the Native speaker
  • Review the sentence until you feel comfortable with it
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Example Sentences: 


Hover over any word to show translation
rú guǒ
如果
如果
if, in case
you (informal)
yǒu
to have, there is
one
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
cóng xiǎo
从小
從小
from childhood, as a child
wán
to play
dào
until (a time)
big, large
de
(used after an attribute)
péng you
朋友
朋友
friend
 
then (in that case)
he or him, (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant)
 
 
 
jiù
just (emphasis)
shì
is, are
you (informal)
de
~'s (possessive particle)
 
fà xiǎo
发小
髮小
(dialect) close childhood friend whom one grew up with, a couple who grew up as childhood friends
 
”。

If you have a friend that you grew up with, then he (she) is your “childhood friend”.

Character set
Pinyin
Hover over any word to show translation
rú guǒ
如果
如果
if, in case
you (informal)
yǒu
to have, there is
one
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
guān xi
关系
關係
relation, to have to do with
fēi cháng
非常
非常
very, extremely
hǎo
good, well, very
de
(used after an attribute)
 
fēi cháng
非常
非常
very, extremely
zhí de
值得
值得
to be worth, to deserve
yī kào
依靠
依靠
to rely on sth (for support etc), to depend on
de
(used after an attribute)
péng you
朋友
朋友
friend
 
then (in that case)
he or him, (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant)
 
 
 
jiù
just (emphasis)
shì
is, are
you (informal)
de
~'s (possessive particle)
 
sǐ dǎng
死党
死黨
best friends, inseparable sidekick, diehard followers
 
”。

If you have a friend that you have an especially good relationship with, a friend that is especially trustworthy, then he (she) is your “inseparable sidekick”.

Character set
Pinyin
Hover over any word to show translation
rú guǒ
如果
如果
if, in case
you (informal)
shì
is, are
one
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
nán shēng
男生
男生
schoolboy, male student, guy (young adult male)
 
you (informal)
yǒu
to have, there is
one
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
fēi cháng
非常
非常
very, extremely
dǒng
to understand, to comprehend
you (informal)
 
guān xi
关系
關係
relation, to have to do with
fēi cháng
非常
非常
very, extremely
hǎo
good, well, very
de
(used after an attribute)
nǚ xìng
女性
女性
woman, the female sex
péng you
朋友
朋友
friend
 
then (in that case)
she, her
jiù
just (emphasis)
shì
is, are
you (informal)
de
~'s (possessive particle)
 
hóng yán zhī jǐ
红颜知己
紅顏知己
close female friend, confidante
 
”。

If you are a man and have a female friend that especially understands you and you have an especially good relationship with, then she is your “confidante”.

Character set
Pinyin

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