2020-03-10intermediate

Are You Awesome? – HSK 3 Reading Practice

There’s no question: If you’re reading this post then you are definitely awesome. Practicing reading when you’re at HSK level 3 is the best way to improve your Chinese. You learn new words while also learning how to use them in context. You repeat characters without drilling yourself to death with flashcards. You learn sentence structure and how to tell stories in Chinese. It really is amazing, go you!

In this reading we’re going to take a look at how you can tell other people that they’re awesome. Or say that you think something is awesome. At the bottom of the page you’ll find a link to check out the full reading practice. If you really want to take your skills to the next level you can even try another one after that!

Reading Practice

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gěi lì
给力
給力
cool, awesome, impressive
 
shì
is, are
yǒu
to have, there is
bāng zhù
帮助
幫助
assistance, to help
 
gěi
to give
miàn zi
面子
面子
face (as in "losing face"), honor, reputation
 
hǎo
good, well, very
de
(used after an attribute)
yì si
意思
意思
meaning
 

“Gěi lì” means something is helpful, honoring and good.

Character set
Pinyin
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wǒ men
我们
我們
we, our
lǎo bǎn
老板
老闆
boss, owner
zhēn
really, truly
gěi lì
给力
給力
cool, awesome, impressive
 
měi
each, every
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
yuè
month
dōu
all, entirely
gěi
to do sth (for sb), (passive particle)
wǒ men
我们
我們
we, us
to send out, to issue
jiǎng jīn
奖金
獎金
bonus
 

Our boss is awesome, he gives us a bonus every month.

Character set
Pinyin
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zhè
this, these
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
wǎng sù
网速
網速
internet speed
tài
too (much), very
(negative prefix), not
gěi lì
给力
給力
cool, awesome, impressive
le
(modal particle intensifying preceding clause)
 
kàn
to look at, to watch
diàn shì jù
电视剧
電視劇
TV play, soap opera
lǎo
always, all the time
to stop, to block, (computing) (coll.) slow
 

This internet connection is terrible, it always freezes when I watch dramas.

Character set
Pinyin

To read the entire lesson you can click here

If you'd like another HSK 3 level reading practice try this lesson