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A Day in the (Chinese) Life Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Culture, Vocabulary

Learn how to talk about your daily activities in Chinese with this educational video that has Chinese characters and English subtitles.

我早上八点起床,然后我吃早餐.
wǒ zǎo shàng bā diǎn qǐ chuáng, rán hòu wǒ chī zǎo cān
I get up at 8 o’clock in the morning.  Then I eat breakfast.

我喜欢吃鸡蛋, 培根, 和面包。
wǒ xǐ huan chī jī dàn, péi gēn hé miàn bāo
I like to eat eggs, bacon, and bread.

我喝一杯咖啡, 上网。
wǒ hè yì bēi kā fēi, shàng wǎng
I drink a cup of coffee and surf the ‘net.

然后我刷牙。
rán hòu wǒ shuā yá
Then I brush my teeth.

我十点去健身房锻炼身体。
wǒ shí diǎn qù jiàn shēn fáng duàn liàn shēn tǐ
I go to the gym at 10 o’clock to workout.

我中午吃午餐。
wǒ zhōng wǔ chī wǔ cān
I eat lunch at noon.

我喜欢吃水果,三明治,和薯片。
wǒ xǐ huan chī shuǐ guǒ, sān míng zhì hé shǔ piàn
I like to eat fruit, a sandwich, and chips.

吃饭以后我洗碗。
chī fàn yǐ hòu wǒ xǐ wǎn
After lunch I do the dishes.

然后我刮胡子,洗澡,梳头发,洗衣服。
rán hòu wǒ guā hú zi, xǐ zǎo, shū tóu fǎ, xǐ yī fú
Then I shave, take a shower, brush my hair, and do laundry.

我听音乐,看书,穿上衣服。
wǒ tīng yīn yuè, kàn shū, chuān shàng yī fú
I listen to music, read a book, and get dressed.

我下午一点上班。
wǒ xià wǔ yì diǎn shàng bān
I go to work at 1 o’clock in the afternoon.

下午我有三节课。
xià wǔ wǒ yǒu sān jié kè
I have three classes in the afternoon.

我五点吃晚餐。
wǒ wǔ diǎn chī wǎn cān
I have dinner at 5 o’clock.

吃饭以后,我去散步。
chī fàn yǐ hòu, wǒ qù sàn bù
After dinner, I go for a walk.

晚上我还有三节课。
wǎn shàng wǒ hái yǒu sān jié kè
I have three more classes in the evening.

我九点下班。
wǒ jiǔ diǎn xià bān
I get off at 9 o’clock.

下班以后,我跟朋友们一起去酒吧喝酒。
xià bān yǐ hòu, wǒ gēn péng yǒu men yì qǐ qù jiǔ bā hē jiǔ
After work, I go to a bar with friends to have a drink.

到家的时候,我看电视。
dào jiā de shí hou, wǒ kàn diàn shì
When I get home, I watch TV.

然后我洗脸,刷牙。
rán hòu wǒ xǐ liǎn, shuā yá
Then I wash my face and brush my teeth.

我十二点睡觉。
wǒ shí’èr diǎn shuì jiào
I go to bed at midnight.

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


Comments:

  1. Ali:

    Lovely

  2. Jason:

    What I really like about your posts is that you put emphasis on easy parts which are used more frequently in Chinese language.
    It’s often recommended to learn easy sentences which are used in day to day life.

  3. Enzo:

    SUPER!
    Thank you.
    This is very helpful.


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