• Mandarin Matrix Essential Characters 

    第四单元 Intermediate Unit 4

    Students need to recognize the characters on the left in reading and listening.

    Characters in red are the essential characters that need to be written independently.  ( 刮, 感, 冒, 停)

     to start/beginning    开始 to start/beginning

      measure word for pieces of things       一件衣服 one piece of clothing 

     to shave / to blow / to scrape  刮风  wind blowing

     wind  大风 strong wind

     north 北方 the north 

     sick / sickness    生病 sick 

     to feel  感冒 flu/cold

     to emit / to risk   感冒 flu/cold

    voice  声音 Voice

    tone   声音 Voice

    medicine   吃药 take medicine

    to stop       停止 stop

    Mandarin Matrix Essential Characters 

    第三单元 Intermediate Unit 3

    Students need to recognize the characters on the left in reading and listening.

    Characters in red are the essential characters that need to be written independently.  (客,鸡,舒,饿)

    guest                    人 guest

    egg                     蛋 egg 

    chicken                  蛋 egg

    yellow                   黄色yellow

    绿green                    绿色 green

    fragrant / incense                 香蕉banana

    banana                   香蕉banana

    to relax / comfortable       服comfortable

    vegetable / food / dish       做菜 make a dish

    dumpling                  饺子 dumpling

    饿hungry                     很饿 very hungry

    rice                       糙米 brown rice

    Mandarin Matrix Essential Characters 

    第二单元 Intermediate Unit 2 

    Students need to recognize the characters on the left in reading and listening.

    Characters in red are the essential characters that need to be written independently.  

     ear                                 耳 ear

     measure word for flowers and cloud             flower

     to stand                             站起来stand up

     room/space/measure for rooms or houses   房间 room

     eye                                 眼睛 eyes

     eyeballs                              眼 eyes

     fat                                  胖 fat cat

     cat                                  小 kitten

     nose                                子 nose

     thing/object                          食物 food

     

    Mandarin Matrix Essential Characters 

    第一单元 Intermediate Unit 1   

    Click on the characters on the left to hear the Pinyin pronunciation, characters in red are the characters that need to be written independently.  

     welcome    欢 welcome

     half        一半 half

     beautiful    亮 beautiful

     bright       漂亮 beautiful

     strip/slip    一条 a slip

     business     店 shop

     sell         卖东西 sell stuff

     skirt        裙子 skirt

     trousers      trouser 

     shoe              鞋子 shoes

     

    Mandarin Matrix Essential Characters 

    第六单元 Novice3 Unit 6 

    Click on the characters on the left to hear the Pinyin pronunciation

    (spring)     春节(spring festival)     春天(spring)

    (festival)    万圣节(Halloween) 

    (new)       新衣服(new clothes)

    (door)       门口(doorstep) 

    (mouth)     口味(taste)

    (bag)        红包(red envelope)

    (child)       男孩(boy)   女孩(girl)

    穿(wear)       穿衣服(put on clothes)