Random AI Generated Mandarin Flashcards

我昨天晚上八点听音乐,十点睡觉。HSK 3
Wǒ zuótiān wǎnshàng bā diǎn tīng yīnyuè, shí diǎn shuìjiào.
Yesterday evening at eight o'clock I listened to music, and at ten o'clock I went to bed.
This sentence uses the time phrase '昨天晚上' (zuótiān wǎnshàng) to indicate when the action is taking place. The verb '听' (tīng) is used to indicate the action of listening. The conjunction '和' (hé) is not used to join the two actions, but rather the time phrase '十点' (shí diǎn) is used to indicate the time of the second action.
(): I昨天 (zuótiān): yesterday晚上 (wǎnshàng): evening八点 (bā diǎn): eight o'clock (tīng): to listen to音乐 (yīnyuè): music十点 (shí diǎn): ten o'clock睡觉 (shuìjiào): to sleep (go to bed)
你在做什么?HSK 1
nǐ zài zuò shén me?
What are you doing?
This sentence uses the verb-在 (zài), which means 'at' or 'in', to indicate the action of the subject-你 (nǐ), which means 'you'. The question word-什么 (shén me), which means 'what', is placed at the end of the sentence.
(): you (zài): at, in (zuò): to do什么 (shén me): what
她很漂亮HSK 1
tā hěn piàoliang
She is pretty
This sentence uses the adverb 很 (hěn) which means 'very' to describe the state of being for the subject, using the adjective 漂亮 (piàoliang) which means 'pretty'.
(): she (hěn): very漂亮 (piàoliang): pretty
你看过这本书吗?HSK 3
Nǐ kàn guò zhè běn shū ma?
Have you read this book before?
This is a question formed with the subject '你', followed by the verb '看过' and the object '这本书'. In Chinese, when asking if someone has done something before, you can use the structure 'verb + 过' to indicate past experience.
(): you看过 (kàn guò): to have seen/read before (zhè): this (běn): measure word for books (shū): book
我们正在等地铁。HSK 5
wǒ men zhèng zài děng dì tiě.
We are waiting for the subway.
The pattern here is ‘Subject + 正在 + Verb + Object’. 正在 is used to indicate an action that is currently in progress.
我们 (wǒ men): we/us正在 (zhèng zài): in the process of (děng): to wait for地铁 (dì tiě): subway