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What would you like to do this afternoon

Let's practise how to say your plan and express what would you like to buy.

New words

下午xiàwǔ afternoon

商店 shāngdiàn shop

买 mǎi to buy

个 gè a general measure word

杯子 bēizi cup, glass

Language points

Time phrases

早上 zǎoshang early morning

上午 shàngwǔ morning

中午 zhōngwǔ noon

下午 xiàwǔ afternoon

晚上 wǎnshang evening/night

If the information of the day and the specific period of a day appear at the same time, remember to put the bigger one before the smaller one just like the rule with the date we have learnt. Such as

今天 下午 jīntiān xiàwǔ

星期 六 晚上 xīngqī liù wǎnshang

measure words

There must be a measure word between the number and the noun in Chinese. For different nouns you should use different measure words.

口kǒu is a measure word for family members 我家有四口人。Wǒ jiā yǒu sì kǒu rén。

When 人 refers to other people, we can use 个before it, like

三个人sān gè rén

我有两个妹妹。Wǒ yǒu liǎng ge mèimei 。

他有三个中国朋友。Tā yǒu sān ge Zhōngguó péngyou 。

Let’s learn two more measure words

本 běn the measure word for books 一本 书 yì běn shū

杯 bēi the measure word for tea/drinks 一杯 茶 yì bēi chá

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