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Chinese for Teens (Intermediate Level)

eChineseLearning offers a wide rang of Chinese resources for teens to learn Chinese, such as Chinese idioms, stories, crosswords puzzles and Chinese songs. All these Chinese materials for teens are free. You will find the most practical and helpful Chinese materials for teens on this Chinese for Teens section at eChineseLearning.

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隔墙有耳 (géqiángyǒu'ěr): walls have ears

 

 

Cóngqián, yǒu yíge hàoqíxīn hěn zhòng de rén.
从前,       有   一个 好奇心    很    重      的  人。
Once upon a time, there was a curious man.

 

Tā zǒngshì xǐhuan sìchù dǎting biérén de mìmi.
他   总是     喜欢    四处   打听    别人   的 秘密。
He liked to ...


Chinese Character: 吃 (chī) Eat

拼音(pīnyīn) pin yin: chī
笔画(bĭhuà) number of strokes: 6
含义(hányì) meaning: eat
笔顺(bĭshùn) stroke order:

用法(yòng fă) Usages:
1) eat; take
吃早饭(chī zăofàn): have breakfast
吃奶(chīnăi): take milk from mother
2) live off
吃父母(chī fùmŭ): live off one’s parents
坐山吃山(zuò shān chī shān): live off the mountains where your home is

3) suffer; bear
吃苦(chīkŭ): to suffer
吃不了兜着走(chī bù liăo ...


兔子为什么在生肖中排第四? (Tùzi wèishénme zài shēngxiāo zhōng pái dì sì?)

 

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生肖 (shēngxiāo): n. Zodiac

 

出发 (chūfā): v. to start off

 

Hěn jiǔ yǐqián, Yùhuángdàdì dǎsuàn zài dòngwù zhōng xuǎn shí’èr gè pái shēngxiāo.
很   久 以前,玉皇大帝          打算      在     动物      中     选    十二     个 排   生肖。

 

Long ago, the Jade Emperor prepared to select twelve animals to be the zodiac signs.

Gēnjù ...


为什么吃醋?(Wèishénme chīcù?) Why do you eat vinegar? (Intermediate)

 

Why do Chinese lovers "eat vinegar?" This online Chinese lesson will tell you.

Zài Zhōngguó, qínglǚ zhī jiān de jìdù jiào "chīcù." Wèishénme shì chīcù ér bú shì
在   中国,       情侣    之 间   的 嫉妒  叫“吃醋”。为什么    是  吃醋   而 不 是
bié de dōngxi? Zhè shì yǒu diǎngù de.
 别 的  东西?  这    是   有    ...


Read a Chinese Story: 田忌赛马 (Tián Jì sài mǎ) General Tian Ji in a Horse Race (Intermediate)

 

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输(shū): v. to lose

 

赢(yíng): v. to win

 

Qíguó de dà jiāngjūn Tián Jì hěn xǐhuan sàimǎ.
 齐国   的 大    将军     田 忌 很   喜欢     赛马。

 

It is said that Tian Ji, a general from the state of Qi, loved ...


Chinese Conversation (Intermediate)

男生如何邀请女生 (Nánshēng rúhé yāoqĭng nǚshēng) When a Boy Invites a Girl

 

        Zuìjìn máng shénme ne?
Boy: 最近    忙       什么    呢? 

 

        What have you been busy doing recently?                

        Kuài kăoshì le, mángzhe fùxí  ne!  Zhè jĭ tiān yìzhí mái zài shūduī lĭ  ne!
Girl: 快     考试    了, 忙 着  复习 呢!这 几 天 ...


让我们荡起双桨 (Ràng wŏmen dàngqĭ shuāngjiăng) Let's Paddle Together (Intermediate)

 

Let’s paddle together is a very famous and traditional Chinese song for teens in China. You can definitely practice speaking Chinese while singing it. Learn Chinese through this beautiful Chinese song!

Listen to the song

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愉快 (yúkuài): adj cheerful

 

幸福 (xìngfú): adj happy

 

Listen to the song ...


Movie: Alice in Wonderland (Intermediate)

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梦游 (mèngyóu): n sleepwalking

 

梦想 (mèngxiǎng): v/n to dream of/dream

 

白日梦 (báirìmèng): n daydream

 

A:Zuìjìn de sānwéi lìtǐ diànyǐng zhēn jīngcǎi!
      最近  的   三维 立体 电影      真     精彩!

 

      The recent 3D movies are really wonderful!

B:Shì,Bǐrú Àilìsī mèngyóu xiānjìng, ràng wǒ fǎngfú yòu huídào le tóngnián.
      是, 比如《爱丽丝梦游仙境》,      让   我 仿佛    又    ...


You can learn Chinese with fun through Chinese crossword puzzle!


你是哪种风格? (Nǐ shì nǎzhǒng fēnggé?) Which is Your Style? (Intermediate)

 

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帅哥 (shuàigē): n handsome man or cute boy

 

美女 (měinǚ): n beautiful girl

 

假小子 (jiǎxiǎozi): n tomboy

 

For teenagers in China, there are many interesting, funny and popular Chinese words used to describe their styles and tastes. In this article, we give you examples of ...


健康歌 (jiànkāng gē) Exercise Song   

This is a Chinese song which became well known since performing on a Chinese Spring Festival Gala on CCTV. With cheerful rhythm, this song will not only be useful for you to learn Chinese, but will also make you want to exercise with the music.

Listen to the song

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去网吧 (Qù wăngbā) Go to an Internet Cafe   

Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí) 

      Dărăo yí xià, qĭngwèn "Internet Cafe" yòng hànyŭ zěnme shuō?   
A:打扰   一下,请问    "Internet Cafe"   用    汉语    怎么    说? 
      Excuse me, how to say "Internet Cafe" in Chinese?

       Ò, zhège ya, wŏmen jiào ...


暑期计划 (shǔqī jìhuà) Summer Travel Plan  
Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí) 
A: 暑假有什么安排吗?
    Shǔjià yǒu shěnme ānpái ma?
    Do you have any plans for your summer holiday?
B: 暑假我参加中文暑期班学中文。
    Shǔjià wǒ cānjiā zhōngwén shǔqībān xué zhōngwén.
    I am going to take a summer Chinese program to learn Chinese.
生词 (shēngcí) Vocabulary:  
暑假 (shǔjià): n summer holiday 
安排 (ānpái): n/v arrange  
参加 (cānjiā): v to participate 
Usage:

n. 有什么安排 (yǒu ...


狂欢的日子来了 (Kuánghuān de rìzi lái le) Christmas Party   

Beginner level 初级 (chūjí)    
A: 大家好,圣诞快乐!
      Dàjiā hǎo, shèngdàn kuàilè!
      Hello, everyone. Merry Christmas!
B: 你好,李娜!你也快乐!
     Nǐ hǎo, Lǐ nà! Nǐ yě kuài lè!
     Hi, Li Na! Same to you.
A: 大家都来了吗?
      Dàjiā dōu lái le mɑ?
      Has everyone come? 
B: 是的,都来了,都在等你。
     Shìde, dōu lái le, dōu ...


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