Open Class HSK test -

Unit 12

Shopaloic 购物狂

Learning Objective 

Chinese Grammar

The Chinese grammar section explains the main grammatical structures you need to know in order to make your own sentences.  There are example sentences to show how the language is used. 


Watch our videos to help you understand grammar and listen our audios to help you pronounce the language in an interactive, clear and simple way.

In this unit, learn to:

  1. Express a person buys or does not buy something using grammatical structure of
    Subject + 買 + Object (buy)
    Subject + 不買 + Object (don't buy)

    我買書。I buy books.
    我不買書。I don’t buy books.


  2. Express a person has bought or has not yet bought something using grammatical structure of

    Subject + 買了 + Object (bought already)
    Subject + 沒買 + Object (not yet bought)

    我買了書。I have bought books already.
    我沒買書。I haven't bought any books.


  3. Express a person has an intention to buy or not to buy something using grammatical structure of

    Subject + 要買 + object (intention to buy)
    Subject + 不要買 + object (intention not to buy)

    我要買書。I want to buy books.
    我不要買書。I don't want to buy books.

Chinese Vocabulary and Writing

The Chinese vocabulary and writing section introduces new Chinese vocabulary you need to know in order to understand the language.  For each new vocabulary, you learn what it means, how to pronounce and write it. 

Having a good vocabulary will help you improve your language level and become a more confident speaker of Mandarin.  Practising Chinese writing is often one of the best ways to improve your vocabulary.


Chinese character copybooks available online or in printed format enable you to practise your Chinese writing in a stroke by stroke manner.  


In this unit, learn how to pronounce and write new vocabulary below:

  • 杯子 [ bēi zi ] Cup, glass

  • 茶 [ chá ] Tea

  • 吃 [ chī ] To eat

  • 喝 [ hē ] To drink

  • 买 [ mǎi ] To buy

  • 苹果 [ píng guǒ ] Apple

  • 水 [ shuǐ ] Water

Supplementary Notes