VIP Class Notes (Lily) [R]


they, the: DAY, DE的
said= sed
wet= 喂t   (pet, net, met, let, wet, red, bed, hen)


1. this kind of (noun)…… = 这种….
ex: I don’t like this kind of food. 我不喜欢这种(类型)的食物
ex: I don’t like this kind of style.

2. kind of (verb) = 有点
ex: I kind of like you.
ex: Do you like to eat sushi? “Kind of...”

3.foreigners= people from abroad 外国人
ex: I have foreigner friends.
ex: I don’t like to talk to foreigners, because I don’t speak fluent English.

4. weird= strange, 奇怪
ex: There is a weird man looking at us, let’s go GOGOGOGO!!
ex: That’s weird, where did my phone go?

5. target= goal, 目标
ex: My target this year is to save 100,000 rmb.
ex: My target this year is to have a new job.

6.good money= lot of money 能赚很多钱
ex: Lawyers can make good money.
ex: Piano teachers can make good money.

7. practice= 复习
ex: You need to practice English by reading more English books.

8. might (verb)= maybe 可能
ex: I might come to dinner if I finish my homework.
ex: I might eat with you if I can get a car.
ex: “Mark, are you coming tonight?” “I might, I don’t know yet”.

9. common= very often 很普遍
ex: It’s common to cut dinner for people who are on diet.

10. comfortable– uncomfortable  舒服–不舒服
ex: I feel uncomfortable when you touch me/ when you are too close to me. (noun) = the money you pay for renting a house 房租
rent (verb)= 租
ex:  (verb) rent a car, rent a house, rent clothes
ex: (noun) I pay 8000rmb for rent.


1. Don’t ask if you can be friends

This kind of directness when applied to friendship seems weird to foreigners and is too much of an initial commitment before we get to know you. That kind of candor can scare the laowai away, as friendship to us is not something that you vocally agree on, but rather something that is built over time.

2. Don’t ask if you can practice your English with us

This kind of transactional-like approach can simply make your target feel like they’re being used. Remember that foreigners in China can make good money giving simple conversation classes, so most will see no benefit in chatting with you simply so you can improve your English. Ask if they want to have a coffee or a drink sometime instead. You’ll still get to practice your English, but you might make a genuine friend, too!

3. Don’t ask us about money

While it’s very common to talk about money in China, this is a big no-no in Western cultures. We feel quite uncomfortable when asked about our salaries or how much we paid for something, unless we got an amazing deal, of course. To most of us, our salaries and how much rent we pay are private matters, so we will either refuse to answer or lie, probably quoting a lower figure. It’s embarrassing for us if a Chinese person thinks we’re overpaid, rich or being ripped off.