Open Class HSK test -

Unit 14

Whom You Are Calling? 你在给谁打电话?

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. Start a phone conversion when calling or answering a phone call using 
    "喂,你在干嘛呢?".  It is an informal way to say, " What are you doing? "

    喂 should be pronounced in an up tone, is often used to start your phone conversion.

  2. Express an action a person is doing in progress using grammatical structure of

    Subject + “在” + verb-object form + 呢

    我在看电视呢  I’m watching TV
    他在打电话呢  He is making a phone call
    我们在吃中国菜呢  We’re eating Chinese food

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:

  • 听 [ tīng ] To listen

  • 喂 [ wéi ] Hello, hey

Supplementary Notes