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New words and language points

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New words

看见 kànjiàn to see

先生 xiānsheng Mr., sir

开 kāi to drive.

车 chē a car, a vehicle.

To drive a car we can say: 开车

回来 huílai to come back.

分钟 fēnzhōng minute, a measurement for time.

后 hòu after, afterwards, later

张 zhāng Zhang, a Chinese family name

Language points

The noun 后 hòu indicates a period after the present tome or the time being mentioned. It’s also placed after time expressions.

五点后 after 5 o’clock

他什么时候能回来?20分钟后。When he will come back?In 20 minutes.

Do you still remember, we’ve learnt 前 before. 前 can refer to a period prior to a certain time when used after time expressions.

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