2020-03-20intermediate

Panda Eyes – HSK 3 Reading Practice

Introduction

Have you ever gotten Panda eyes? Maybe after studying all night for a Chinese test you may have found yourself with them! In this HSK 3 reading practice you’ll read about a short conversation with someone who stayed up way too late last night.

Tips for HSK 2 Reading Practice

When reading at an HSK 2 or 3 reading level, there is now endless material that you can read. You should consume as much as possible to see your reading abilities improve quickly. Do you remember when you first started learning Chinese? When you learned your first ten characters? There’s something exciting about making quick progress in learning a new language.

Now that you’re working on your reading skills, you can see similar gains once again. At HSK 3 you should be able to read over 300 characters, but don’t worry if you’re not there yet! You can access pinyin and English translations on the spot as needed.

Reading as much as possible is the quickest way to improve all your language abilities. We even wrote an entire article explaining extensive reading and the benefits that it brings to you.

Enough about that though, it’s time to get into it! After the practice sentences we have links to a couple more lessons that we think you’ll enjoy. If you’re ready to really take things to the next level, try downloading the Du Chinese app.

Reading Practice

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zǎo
early, morning
a
modal particle ending sentence, showing affirmation, approval, or consent
 
you (informal)
kàn qǐ lái
看起来
看起來
seemingly, apparently, looks as if
hěn
very
kùn
sleepy, tired
 
zěn me le
怎么了
怎麼了
What's up?, What happened?
 

Morning! You look really tired. What happened?

Character set
Pinyin
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I, me
zuó wǎn
昨晚
昨晚
yesterday evening, last night
áo yè
熬夜
熬夜
to stay up late or all night
kàn
to look at, to watch
diàn shì jù
电视剧
電視劇
TV play, soap opera
le
(completed action marker)
 

Yesterday I stayed up all night watching a TV drama.

Character set
Pinyin
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you (informal)
kàn
to look at, to watch
 
I, me
dōu
(used for emphasis) even, already
yǒu
to have, there is
hēi
black, dark
yǎn quān
眼圈
眼圈
rim of the eye, eye socket
le
(completed action marker)
 

Look, I’m even black around my eyes.

Character set
Pinyin
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I, me
děi
to have to, must, to need to
to go, to go to (a place)
to spread, to lay out, to apply (powder, ointment etc)
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
miàn mó
面膜
面膜
facial mask, cleanser
 
yào bù
要不
要不
otherwise, or else
jiù
just (emphasis)
biàn
to become, to change
xióng māo
熊猫
熊貓
panda
yǎn
eyes
le
(completed action marker)
 

I have to go put on a facial mask, or else I’ll get panda eyes.

Character set
Pinyin

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