Learn the top 10 Phrases for Surviving Back to School in Chinese

Learn the top 10 Phrases for Surviving Back to School in Chinese

Click the link in the lesson description below to get your back-to-school conversation cheat sheet – The top 10 sentence patterns for beginners, and learn the must-know travel preparation phrases. Access your gifts right now before they expire! Wanna speak real Chinese from your first lesson? Sign up for your free lifetime account at ChineseClass101.com. Welcome to Top Chinese Words. My name is Rui. Today, we are going to talk about 10 Phrases for Surviving Back to School. Let’s begin! 书包
(shūbāo) “backpack” 书包
“backpack” 我的书包可沉了。
(Wǒ de shūbāo kě chén le.) “My backpack is so heavy.” I always have a question about the foreigners who travels to China or travel to other places. They always carry a super huge backpack, right? Like, it’s a mystery in China. Like a Chinese, we usually have a question like: “Why don’t foreigners put their backpack at their hotels?” and just go enjoy. Relaxing the travel. Yeah. If you have answer, please answer me in the comments. 同学
(tóngxué) “classmate” 同学
“classmate” 我们是小学同学。
(Wǒmen shì xiǎoxué tóngxué.) “We were classmates in elementary school. ” 家庭作业
(jiātíng zuòyè) “homework” 家庭作业
(jiātíng zuòyè)
“homework” 妈妈检查了我的家庭作业。
(Māma jiǎn chá le Wǒ de jiātíng zuòyè.) “Mom checked my homework.” As in, in China, most people will have nightmare of never ending homework from the school. If you finish your homework everyday,
like, in high school, it’s almost impossible. At least for me, yeah. 考试
(kǎoshì) “exam” 考试
“exam” 下星期就要考试了,我好紧张。
(Xiàxīngqī jiù yào kǎoshì le, Wǒ hǎo jǐnzhāng.) “The exam is coming up next week; I’m so nervous. ” Yeah, I’m nervous because I am scared if my cheat will get caught. 暑假
(shǔjià) “summer break” 暑假
“summer break” 暑假总是过得很快。
(Shǔjià zǒngshì guò de hěn kuài.) “Summer break always goes by fast.” If you have some person you really like at school, you will feel summer vacation goes by very slow. 学校
(xuéxiào) “school” 学校
“school” 我的学校离我家很近。
(Wǒ de xuéxiào lí Wǒ jiā hěnjìn.) “My school is close to my house.” 学习
(xuéxí) “to study” 学习
“to study” 她学习很努力,老师们都很喜欢她。
(Tā xuéxí hěn nǔlì , lǎoshīmen dōu hěn xǐhuān tā.) “She studies very hard; all the teachers like her.” If you’re nerdy, all your teacher like you. Seriously, in China, if you’re nerdy, teachers like you, and you’re popular too. 今天是开学第一天.
(Jīntiān shì kāixué dì yī tiān.) “It’s the first day of class.” 今天是开学第一天.
(Jīntiān shì kāixué dì yī tiān.)
“It’s the first day of class.” Usually, I get very excited about the first day of school and I make my resolution on the first day of school. I’m gonna study hard and I’m gonna make friends. I’m gonna do my homework well. I’m not gonna be late. But all my excitement will go away on the maybe next week, I guess. 我们在同一个班!
(Wǒmen zài tóng yí ge bān!) “We’re in the same class!” 我们在同一个班!
(Wǒmen zài tóng yí ge bān!)
“We’re in the same class!” If you happen to find your enemy with your school classmates in the same class with you in the high school and you happen to find him. So you’re gonna say, Hey! 我们在同一个班!
(Wǒmen zài tóng yí ge bān!) “We’re in the same class!” 你是什么专业?
(Nǐ shì shénme zhuānyè?) “What is your major?” 你是什么专业?
(Nǐ shì shénme zhuānyè?)
“What is your major?” When you go for a job interview, it’s a question people will usually ask. What is your major? Where did you study? What courses do you cover in your school? “What is your major?” 你是什么专业?
(Nǐ shì shénme zhuānyè?) Thank you for watching today’s Top Chinese Words. Let us know what do you like doing in the school. What did you do to survive the school? Do you like the school? Are you getting excited to get back to school? Let us know in the comments below. I’ll see you next time. Bye!


  1. Some backpackers are "rough sleepers" or are going to a different hostel each day; others are distrustful. Though of course one is much better of travelling with as few things as possible.

  2. We sometimes carry expensive electronics. Cameras camcorders solar panels. Expensive chinese made FENIX flashlights haha. That's just some things and uf you are traveling with kids. ..

  3. Well we're used to carry heavy stuff so it's second nature to just carry whatever it is wherever we go lol.

  4. In America we carry backpacks with all of our school supplies from kindergarten to 12th grade so where are used to it

  5. They carry electronics, food, bottles of drinks, an umbrella, a (rain)coat, their wallet, telephone charger, extra socks and shoes (rain). And a pen.

  6. I like how you color the english word and pinyin word.
    maybe say the sentence slower so we can hear each word. I think for new learners it may not be possible to understand. But you are the teacher. I like your video.
    xìexie nı

  7. Rui is so charming and open. Nice presentation. And nice normal Mandarin pronunciation without heavy Beijing type sounds (as far as I can tell).

  8. 這句 '我的書包可沉了' 讓我想到我表姊.

    我表外甥女還是新生兒的時候, 我經常去她 (表姊) 家看表外甥女.

    有一次她 (表姊) 把表外甥女抱起來的時候就說: 哇! 好沈 (沉) 啊!

    我當初想: '好沈' 是什麼意思?

    後來問了表姊才知道是 '好重' 的意思.

    表姊來自北京, 父母親來自台灣 (省).

    在台灣 (省), 沒有人會說 '好沈', 只說: 好重, 很沈重, 超重, 太重了.

  9. 台灣省的國語總共被五種不同的方言/語言深深影響: 廣東話, 閩南話, 客家話, 韓文, 日文.

    因此, 台灣省的國語最難學.


    說實在的, 有時候真的很討厭台灣省的國語.

    因為, 太混了!

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