Toll Free - U.S.& Canada:  1-800-791-9386   Hong Kong:  800-930-623   Australia:  1-800-779-835   Singapore:  800-130-1652  
Free online Chinese learning support
  • Follow Us in "WeChat"
    by Scanning
United Kingdom:  0-800-086-8969   Switzerland:  0-800-563-178   Germany:  0-800-180-0341   Israel:  1-809-467-206  
France:  0-805-080-689   Italy:  800-596-375   Spain:  900-838-906   New Zealand:  0-800-002-128  
South Africa:  0-800-981-886                    

Mini-Test Answer: B

Jul. 4, 2012

Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí)

The right answer for this test is B.


            Hǎo rè a, wǒ xiǎng chī bīngqílín.
Jenny: 好    热啊,我想       吃 冰淇淋。


            Such a hot day! I want some ice cream.

            Nǐ xiǎng chī shénme wèi de?
    Lily: 你想       吃    什么       味 的?


            What flavor do you want?

            Qiǎokèlì wèi de.
Jenny: 巧克力    味 的。




In the above conversation, you may notice that the usage of “好 (hǎo)” is different from what you learned before. Here, “好 (hǎo)” is an adverb meaning very or quite and is usually used for exclamation. For example, you can say: “这些饺子好香啊! (Zhèxiē jiǎozi hǎo xiāng a!) The dumplings smell really good!”

Another language point in the conversation is how to express different flavors in Chinese. Jenny wants chocolate ice cream which means “巧克力味冰淇淋 (qiǎokèlì wèi bīngqílín)” in Chinese. “味 (wèi)” means taste or flavor, such as “草莓味冰淇淋 (cǎoméi wèi bīngqílín) strawberry ice cream.” You can also add “的 (de)” after “味 (wèi).”


Zhè jiān fángzi hǎo dà ya!
这    间    房子   好  大 呀!


This house is so big!

Wǒ xǐhuan chī xiāngcǎo wèi de bīngqílín.
我    喜欢    吃   香草        味  的 冰淇淋。


I like vanilla ice cream.

Zhège dàngāo shì cǎoméi wèi de.
这个     蛋糕     是   草莓     味 的。


The cake is strawberry flavored.

<<Back to Mini-test

Got questions? Take a free 1-to-1 lesson with one of our professional teachers by signing up below:
Name:  E-mail: 
Country:  Tel: 

Write a comment

Your Name: 
Your Email:  Your email address will not be published.
Verification Code:  Verification Code Unclear? Try another one

Email This Article

Recipients' email addresses:
(separate recipients with comma)
Your name:
Your e-mail address (optional):
Your message (optional):
Verification Code:

Sign up for a free trial now!
Get more information about our Chinese lessons through live chat
Get a FREE live 1-to-1 lesson and FREE e-books. Complete the form below:
Get 10 FREE Mandarin E-books