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Part III: Units 8-10 / Character Lesson 7

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Characters 7

7.0 Review
7.1 Set 1, with notes
7.2 Set 2, with notes
7.3 Máo Zédōng’s youth, with glossary
7.4 Set 3, with notes
7.5 Set 4: Weather terms, with notes
7.6 On the street #7
Coda

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Unit 8

8.1 Temporal and logical sequence
8.2 Sports
8.3 Comparison
8.4 Cities, population
8.5 Bargaining
8.6 Dialogue: In the store
8.7 Regional languages: dialogue and narrative
8.8 A narrative about Lin Mei
8.9 Jobs
8.10 V + le revisited
8.11 Dialogue: What did you do yesterday?
8.12 Verb combinations (2)
8.13 Measure words revisited
8.14 Aspirations
8.15 Highlights
8.16 Rhymes and rhythms
Appendix: Additional measure words

Chapter (PDF - 1.1MB)

8.1 Temporal and logical sequence (MP3)

8.2 Sports (MP3)

8.3.2 Comparing population (MP3)

8.3.3 Comparison ’not as…’ (MP3)

8.4.4 Talking about size of cities, population (MP3)

8.5.1 At the fruit stand (MP3)

8.6 In the store (MP3)

8.6.1 Shìqing ’things’ (MP3)

8.7.1 Chinese regional languages (MP3)

8.8 A narrative about Lin Mei (MP3)

8.9 Jobs (MP3)

8.11 What did you do yesterday? (MP3)

8.12.1 Directional complements (MP3)

Unit 9

9.1 More modification
9.2 Clothes
9.3 Bargaining, the way the Chinese might do it
9.4 Setting the stage: Verb + zhe
9.5 Colors
9.6 Dialogue: Buying a seal
9.7 The (把) construction
9.8 Verb combinations (3)
9.9 Peking Duck
9.10 ‘Stand a little closer’
9.11 Destination and goal: Verb + dào, zài, or gěi
9.12 Wáng Xuéyīng: the story
9.13 Patterns with duì
9.14 Interjections
9.15 On apologies
9.16 Highlights
9.17 Rhymes and rhythms

Chapter (PDF - 1.1MB)

9.1.2 Who’s in the photo? (MP3)

9.3 Bargaining, the Chinese way (MP3)

9.4.1 Standing and sitting in class (MP3)

9.4.3 Current actions vs. persisting states (MP3)

9.4.5 At the temple (MP3)

9.6 Buying a seal (MP3)

9.7 The (把) construction (MP3)

9.9 Peking Duck (MP3)

9.10 ‘Stand a little closer’ (MP3)

9.10.1 Getting home (MP3)

9.11 Destination and goal: Verb + dào, zài, or gěi (MP3)

9.12 Wáng Xuéyīng: the story (MP3)

Unit 10

10.1 Feeling ill
10.2 More on indefinites
10.3 Verb reduplication
10.4 An interview with your teacher
10.5 Minor constructions
10.6 Xiēhòuyǔ, a form of word play
10.7 Religion
10.8 Verb combinations (4)
10.9 Transformations (with chéng)
10.10 Bèi ‘by’
10.11 Dialogue: Seeking opinions
10.12 Chōuyān ‘smoking’
10.13 Driving
10.14 Vivid stative verbs (of the form SVxx)
10.15 Tōngxùn gōngjù ‘communication tools’
10.16 Waiting and rushing
10.17 Telephoning
10.18 Chinese etiquette
10.19 Highlights
10.20 Rhymes and rhythms
Appendix: Body parts

Chapter (PDF - 1.2MB)

10.4 An interview with your teacher (MP3)

10.8.1 -xiàlai (MP3)

10.8.3 Moving out (MP3)

10.9 Transformations (with chéng) (MP3)

10.10 Bèi ‘by’ (MP3)

10.10.3 Dialogue (MP3)

10.11 Seeking opinions (MP3)

10.12 Chōuyān ‘smoking’ (MP3)

10.12.1 Smoking (MP3)

10.13 Driving (MP3)

10.15 Tōngxùn gōngjù ‘communication tools’ (MP3)

10.17.1 Leaving a message (MP3)

10.18 Chinese etiquette (MP3)

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