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Lesson 6-1 Study Guide
Calling One's Teacher

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: 喂?
: 喂,请问,常老师在吗?
: 我就是。您是哪位?
  • Answer a phone call and initiate a phone conversation.
  • Set up an appointment with a teacher over the phone.
  • Ask a favor.
  • Ask someone to return your call.
  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 26 characters introduced in lesson 6-1.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 6-1. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
 gěi to; for 
打电话 dǎ diànhuà to make a phone call 
电话 diànhuà telephone 
 wéi (on telephone) Hello? 
 zài to be present; to be at (a place) 
 jiù precisely; exactly 
 nín you (honorific for 你) 
 nǎ/něi which 
 wèi (polite measure word for people) 
下午 xiàwǔ afternoon 
时间 shíjiān time 
问题 wèntí question; problem 
 yào will; be going to; to want to; to have a desire to 
开会 kāi huì to have a meeting 
 kāi to open; to hold (a meeting, party, etc.) 
 huì meeting 
上午 shàngwǔ morning 
 jié (measure word for class periods) 
  class; course; lesson 
年级 niánjí grade in school 
考试 kǎo shì to give or take a test; test 
 kǎo to give or take a test 
 shì test; to try; to experiment 
以后 yǐhòu after; from now on; later on 
空儿 kòng(r) free time 
要是 yàoshi if 
方便 fāngbiàn convenient 
 dào to go to; to arrive 
办公室 bàngōngshì office 
 xíng to be alright; to be OK 
 děng to wait; to wait for 
 bié don't 
客气 kèqi polite 
常老师 cháng lǎoshī Teacher Chang