2019-12-06upper intermediate

What Do You Do At The Gym – HSK 4 Reading Practice

In this HSK 4 level reading practice you will learn some Chinese conversational phrases about going to the gym. Although going to the gym is more popular in western culture - the U.S. has about 10 times the gym members of China - you will still find gym goers in every major Chinese city. When I lived in Shanghai the school gym was usually quite empty, but that is not the case for commercial gyms. Read on to practice your HSK 4 level Chinese. 

By the time you reach HSK 4 you should be able to read many short stories. At the end of these practice sentences we have a link to the full lesson which you can try out for free! If you want to really bring your reading to the next level, try out the Du Chinese app. 

Suggestion for Study

When reading these practice phrases try the following study method: 

  • Read without assistance 
  • Read along with the audio
  • Try to understand the context before looking up any words
  • Go back search the definitions of words that you could not understand

Reading Practice

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you (informal)
yì bān
一般
一般
in general
zài
(located) at, (to be) in
jiàn shēn fáng
健身房
健身房
gym, gymnasium
zuò
to do, to make
shén me
什么
什麼
what
 

What do you usually do at the gym?

Character set
Pinyin
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I, me
xǐ huan
喜欢
喜歡
to like, to be fond of
zài
(located) at, (to be) in
pǎo bù
跑步
跑步
to run, to jog
machine
shang
upon, above
pǎo bù
跑步
跑步
to run, to jog
 
rán hòu
然后
然後
then (afterwards), after that
yòng
to use
jiàn shēn
健身
健身
to exercise, to work out, physical exercise
qì cái
器材
器材
equipment, material
liàn liàn
练练
練練
to practice, to train, to drill
xiōng jī
胸肌
胸肌
pectoral muscles, chest muscles
and
fù jī
腹肌
腹肌
abdominal muscle
 

I like to run on the treadmill, and then use training equipment to exercise my pecs and abs.

Character set
Pinyin
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I, me
also, too
xiǎng
to want, to wish
jiàn shēn
健身
健身
to exercise, to work out, physical exercise
 
dàn
but, however
I, me
(negative prefix), not
xǐ huan
喜欢
喜歡
to like, to be fond of
yòng
to use
jiàn shēn
健身
健身
to exercise, to work out, physical exercise
qì cái
器材
器材
equipment, material
 
I, me
jué de
觉得
覺得
to think, to feel
hěn
very
wú liáo
无聊
無聊
boring, senseless
 
I, me
xǐ huan
喜欢
喜歡
to like, to be fond of
yǒu
to have, there is
yīn yuè
音乐
音樂
music
 
kě yǐ
可以
可以
can, may
tiào
to jump, to dance
qǐ lai
起来
起來
to stand up, to get up
de
(used after an attribute)
yùn dòng
运动
運動
to exercise, sports, exercise
 

I also want to work out, but I don’t like to use training equipment. I think it’s boring. I like exercise where you have music and can dance.

Character set
Pinyin

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