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D.I.Y. Vocab Worksheet

If you want to make your own, customized vocabulary worksheet, or if you want to give your students a vocabulary dictation, this convenient vocabulary worksheet makes your life easier! Print it, copy it, and fill it in! Download the pdf file here.

How to Pronounce Beijing Worksheet

Download the vocabulary worksheet that goes with the Two Chinese Characters’ video on pronouncing Beijing correctly here.

Chinese National Anthem Worksheet

Download the vocabulary worksheet that goes with the Two Chinese Characters’ video on the Chinese National Anthem here.

Numbers, Dates, and Times

Learning Chinese is as easy as 1, 2, 3! This lesson plan covers the basics of numbers in Chinese, including counting, easy math, dates and times. If you know the numbers one through ten in Chinese, you can basically count to 99 in no time!

Use a leaf to cover one’s eyes (一叶障目)|Yī yè zhàng mù 一叶障目(Use a leaf to cover one’s eyes)

一叶障目 Yī yè zhàng mù Translation: Use a leaf to cover one’s eyes. Meaning: To be nitpicking, to focus on the small details and lose sight of the bigger picture. Story There was in the State of Chu a poor scholar, who wanted very much to be rich. One day he read from a book that a mantis often hid […]

Flowing water never goes bad; door hubs never gather termites (流水不腐, 户枢不蠹)|流水不腐, 户枢不蠹

流水不腐, 户枢不蠹 Liú shuǐ bù fǔ, hù shū bú dù Translation: Running water never goes bad; door hubs never gather termites. Meaning: Things that are constantly in motion, or in use, never go bad. Source This proverb can be found in the Spring and Autumn Annals of Master Lü (lǚshì chūnqiū 吕氏春秋). This text was compiled around 239 BCE by […]

Rabbits do not eat the grass around their burrows (兔子不吃窝边草)|兔子不吃窝边草

兔子不吃窝边草 Tù zi bù chī wō biān cǎo Translation: Rabbits do not eat the grass around their burrows. Meaning: The proverb is usually used derogatorily. It is believed that a villain usually does not harm his neighbors. Vocabulary Character Pinyin English 兔子 tùzi rabbit (N) 不 bù no, not (Adv) 吃 chī to eat (V) 窝 wō home, nest, den […]

Vocabulary A|词汇字母 A

Vocabulary A Character Pinyin English 奥运 àoyùn Olympics (N)

Vocabulary B|词汇字母 B

Character Pinyin English 把 bǎ to take; indicates a thing being acted upon 北 běi north (N) 北京 běijīng Beijing (N) 被迫 bèipò compelled (V) 不愿 búyuàn unwilling (V)

Vocabulary C|词汇字母 C

Character Pinyin English 长城 chángchéng Great Wall (N)