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The Short Story of Charlie | Chinese Story for HSK Level 1 Practice

Welcome to our new series— Practice Your Chinese, HSK level 1. It’s designed to provide the HSK level 1 students with the most suitable materials for practicing Chinese. It can also be used for preparing the HSK level 1 test.

This practice series is just the extra part of our elementary Chinese courses, so if you want to learn Chinese in a systematic and efficient way, please choose the full courses (Chinese Pinyin, HSK Level 1 & HSK Level 2).

In each video of this series, first you listen to a story or dialogue at normal speed to get the main idea. Second, listen to the same material but at a much lower speed, and at the same time complete each sentence by filling in the blank with the words or phrases you hear. Lastly, answer a few questions about the story or dialogue.

Today’s story is about a man whose name is 查理(Chálǐ), 查理(Chálǐ) is the Chinese translation of Charlie. Below is the script and the translation of the story.

The script in Character

查理是英国人,今年二十八岁,现在住在北京。他是上个月来中国的,在一家中国公司工作。查理每天都很忙,上午在公司开会,下午去见客户。他的汉语口语很好,见中国客户的时候他常常说汉语。可是查理不认识很多汉字,所以他每天晚上都学习汉字。

The script in Pinyin

Chálǐ shì Yīngguórén, jīnnián èrshíbā suì, xiànzài zhù zài Běijīng. Tā shì shàng gè yuè lái Zhōngguó de, zài yī jià Zhōngguó gōngsī gōngzuò. Chálǐ měi tiān dōu hěn máng, shàngwǔ zài gōngsī kāihuì, xiàwǔ qù jiàn kèhù. Tā de Hànyǔ kǒuyǔ hěn hǎo, jiàn Zhōngguó kèhù deshíhòu tā chángcháng shuō Hànyǔ. Kěshì Chálǐ bú rènshi hěn duō Hànzì, suǒyǐ tā měi tiān wǎnshàng dōu xuéxí Hànzì.

The translation

查理是英国人,
Chálǐ shì Yīngguórén,
Charlie is British,

今年二十八岁,
jīnnián èrshíbā suì,
he’s 28 years old,

现在住在北京。
xiànzài zhù zài Běijīng.
now he lives in Beijing.

他是上个月来中国的,
Tā shì shàng gè yuè lái Zhōngguó de,
He came to China last month.

在一家中国公司工作。
zài yī jià Zhōngguó gōngsī gōngzuò.
he works at a Chinese company.

查理每天都很忙,
Chálǐ měi tiān dōu hěn máng,
Charlie is very busy every day,

上午在公司开会,
shàngwǔ zài gōngsī kāihuì,
he has meetings at company in the morning,

下午去见客户。
xiàwǔ qù jiàn kèhù.
and goes to see clients in the afternoon.

他的汉语口语很好,
Tā de Hànyǔ kǒuyǔ hěn hǎo,
His spoken Chinese is very good,

见中国客户的时候他常常说汉语。
jiàn Zhōngguó kèhù deshíhòu tā chángcháng shuō Hànyǔ.
he often speaks Chinese when he meets Chinese clients.

可是查理不认识很多汉字,
Kěshì Chálǐ bú rènshi hěn duō Hànzì,
But Charlie doesn’t know many Chinese characters,

所以他每天晚上都学习汉字。
suǒyǐ tā měi tiān wǎnshàng dōu xuéxí Hànzì.
So he studies Chinese characters every night.

The Short Story of Charlie | Chinese Story for HSK Level 1 Practice

Welcome to our new series— Practice Your Chinese, HSK level 1. It’s designed to provide the HSK level 1 students with the most suitable materials for practicing Chinese. It can also be used for preparing the HSK level 1 test.

This practice series is just the extra part of our elementary Chinese courses, so if you want to learn Chinese in a systematic and efficient way, please choose the full courses (Chinese Pinyin, HSK Level 1 & HSK Level 2).

In each video of this series, first you listen to a story or dialogue at normal speed to get the main idea. Second, listen to the same material but at a much lower speed, and at the same time complete each sentence by filling in the blank with the words or phrases you hear. Lastly, answer a few questions about the story or dialogue.

Today’s story is about a man whose name is 查理(Chálǐ), 查理(Chálǐ) is the Chinese translation of Charlie. Below is the script and the translation of the story.

The script in Character

查理是英国人,今年二十八岁,现在住在北京。他是上个月来中国的,在一家中国公司工作。查理每天都很忙,上午在公司开会,下午去见客户。他的汉语口语很好,见中国客户的时候他常常说汉语。可是查理不认识很多汉字,所以他每天晚上都学习汉字。

The script in Pinyin

Chálǐ shì Yīngguórén, jīnnián èrshíbā suì, xiànzài zhù zài Běijīng. Tā shì shàng gè yuè lái Zhōngguó de, zài yī jià Zhōngguó gōngsī gōngzuò. Chálǐ měi tiān dōu hěn máng, shàngwǔ zài gōngsī kāihuì, xiàwǔ qù jiàn kèhù. Tā de Hànyǔ kǒuyǔ hěn hǎo, jiàn Zhōngguó kèhù deshíhòu tā chángcháng shuō Hànyǔ. Kěshì Chálǐ bú rènshi hěn duō Hànzì, suǒyǐ tā měi tiān wǎnshàng dōu xuéxí Hànzì.

The translation

查理是英国人,
Chálǐ shì Yīngguórén,
Charlie is British,

今年二十八岁,
jīnnián èrshíbā suì,
he’s 28 years old,

现在住在北京。
xiànzài zhù zài Běijīng.
now he lives in Beijing.

他是上个月来中国的,
Tā shì shàng gè yuè lái Zhōngguó de,
He came to China last month.

在一家中国公司工作。
zài yī jià Zhōngguó gōngsī gōngzuò.
he works at a Chinese company.

查理每天都很忙,
Chálǐ měi tiān dōu hěn máng,
Charlie is very busy every day,

上午在公司开会,
shàngwǔ zài gōngsī kāihuì,
he has meetings at company in the morning,

下午去见客户。
xiàwǔ qù jiàn kèhù.
and goes to see clients in the afternoon.

他的汉语口语很好,
Tā de Hànyǔ kǒuyǔ hěn hǎo,
His spoken Chinese is very good,

见中国客户的时候他常常说汉语。
jiàn Zhōngguó kèhù deshíhòu tā chángcháng shuō Hànyǔ.
he often speaks Chinese when he meets Chinese clients.

可是查理不认识很多汉字,
Kěshì Chálǐ bú rènshi hěn duō Hànzì,
But Charlie doesn’t know many Chinese characters,

所以他每天晚上都学习汉字。
suǒyǐ tā měi tiān wǎnshàng dōu xuéxí Hànzì.
So he studies Chinese characters every night.

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