Skip main navigation

£199.99 £139.99 for one year of Unlimited learning. Offer ends on 28 February 2023 at 23:59 (UTC). T&Cs apply

Find out more

New words and dialogue 4

Today we’ll see two girls talking about celebrating the birthday of one of them.

New words

过 guò v. to pass (time),to spend(time).

过生日 guò shēngrì

走 zǒu v. to walk

Dialogue 4

A:今天晚上我们一起吃饭吧,给你过生日。 Jīntiān wǎnshang wǒmen yìqǐ chī fàn ba, gěi nǐ guò shēngrì.

Let’s have dinner together tonight to celebrate your birthday.

B:今天?离我的生日还有一个多星期呢。Jīntiān? Lí wǒ de shēngrì hái yǒu yí ge duō xīngqī ne.

Tonight? My birthday is more than one week later.

A:下个星期我要去北京,今天过吧。Xià ge xīngqī wǒ yào qù Běijīng, jīntiān guò ba.

Next week I’ll go to Beijing. Let’s celebrate it today.

B:好吧,离这儿不远有一个中国饭馆,走几分钟就到了。Hǎo ba, lí zhèr bù yuǎn yǒu yí ge zhōngguó fànguǎn, zǒu jǐ fēnzhōng jiù dàole.

Fine. There’s a Chinese restaurant nearby, only a few minutes’ walk away.

Let’s read it again without Pinyin.





If you were B, try to change the dialogue into a short paragraph.


This article is from the free online

HSK Standard Course Level 2: 2.2

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education