Very Good! Graded Chinese Reader Story for 很好!

Very Good (很好)

Become proficient with the phrase 很好 with this story. 很好 (hěn hǎo) means “very good” and is used often in conversations. We’ve written this short story using only basic HSK 1 vocabulary, so it is a very easy read. You should practice saying 很好 aloud and work it into your daily conversations – it’s a good first phrase to learn. With a little practice, you’ll find yourself unconsciously saying 很好!

When? (什么 时候?) Aa HSK 1 graded reader story.

When? (什么 时候)

This HSK 1 story teaches beginners how to ask when using 什么 时候 (shénme shíhou). It follows a simple narrative with a mother and her son, frequently using essential words like 学校 (xuéxiào), 妈妈 (māma), and 儿子 (érzi). This engaging context helps students master basic vocabulary and apply it in daily conversations. Soon, you’ll confidently use 什么 时候 and other key terms in your own conversations.

Good Afternoon (下午 好) - HSK 1 Mandarin Story

Good Afternoon (下午 好)

This story will help you learn and practice the phrase 下午 (xiàwǔ hǎo), meaning “Good afternoon” in Mandarin. Often used in the afternoon to greet friends or colleagues, it’s a useful phrase for daily conversations. The story uses simple HSK 1 vocabulary, including 学生 (xuéshēng), 学校 (xuéxiào), and 朋友 (péngyǒu). Mastering 下午 will help you confidently greet others and make a positive impression in various settings.

Thank You - HSK 1 Story in Mandarin Chinese

Thanks (谢谢)

This story will help you learn to read 谢谢 (xièxiè), which means “Thanks” in Mandarin. It uses only basic HSK 1 vocabulary, including words like 男孩 (nánhái), 老师 (Lǎoshī), and 不客气 (bù kèqi). By reading this story, you will see how these common words are used in everyday situations. Practice reading the story multiple times to become familiar with the vocabulary and sentence structure. Enjoy the graded reader story and keep practicing to improve your Mandarin skills!

It Doesn't Matter - HSK1 Story

It Doesn’t Matter (没关系)

This HSK 1 story will help you learn and use the phrase 没关系 (méiguānxi), meaning “it doesn’t matter.” Written for beginner-level students, this story uses only HSK 1 vocabulary, ensuring it’s an easy read for HSK 1 level learners. Practice reading this story frequently to build your confidence in reading and understanding. Then, play the audio line by line to practice your listening skills. You’ll see how 没关系 and other essential words such as “学习” (xuéxí), “朋友” (péngyou), and “老师” (lǎoshī) are used in context.

Ten Minutes - Chinese HSK 1 Story

Ten Minutes (十 分钟)

This HSK 1 story is written to help you learn and use the word “分钟” (fēnzhōng), meaning “minute.” Aimed at beginner-level students, it uses only HSK 1 vocabulary, making it ideal for practicing reading without introducing advanced words. By following the characters through their daily routines, including meal times, drinking tea, and spending time with friends, you will see how “分钟” and other time-related words such as “” (diǎn), “时候” (shíhòu), and “中午” (zhōngwǔ) are used.

What Day is it? An HSK 1 Story

What Day is it? (今天 星期 几)

This HSK 1 story will help you with understanding and using the word 星期” (xīngqī). Aimed at beginner-level students, this graded reader story is written using only HSK 1 vocabulary, making it an ideal educational tool for practicing your reading without introducing words above the HSK 1 level. By following a student’s day at school and his interactions with his teacher about the days of the week, you can familiarize yourself with basic conversational structures and the practical application of “星期,”.

At the Store (在 商店)- An HSK 1 Graded Reader Story

At the Store (在 商店)

This beginner-friendly story is ideal for Mandarin learners focusing on HSK 1 vocabulary. It features a simple scenario at a store, utilizing key words such as 商店 (shāngdiàn), (mǎi), and 苹果 (píngguǒ). The story’s straightforward dialogue and common phrases make it perfect for reinforcing essential vocabulary. Reading this will help you build confidence in using Mandarin for everyday shopping interactions, all while sticking to HSK 1 level words, ensuring a frustration-free learning experience.

My Chinese Teacher - An HSK 1 Story

My Chinese Teacher (我的 中国 老师)

This HSK 1 graded reader story uses many of the first words Chinese students learn, such as 老师 (lǎoshī), 学生 (xuéshēng), 你好 (nǐ hǎo), and 汉语 (Hànyǔ). It is an easy read for beginners, using only HSK 1 vocabulary and no words outside this level. The narrative centers on classroom interactions, showcasing practical and common phrases. By reading this story, you will enhance your HSK 1 vocabulary and gain confidence in using essential words and expressions in everyday settings.

I Have No Money - HSK 1 Graded Reader Story

I Have No Money (我 没有 钱)

This story is an easy read for beginner Mandarin students because it uses only basic words from the HSK 1 vocabulary. 没有 (no money) is a good phrase to become familiar with as it’s a helpful phrase which you can bring into your Chinese conversations. The plot revolves around a simple scenario of wanting to buy a book but not having enough money, which highlights the use of this phrase. By practicing reading this story, you will improve your proficiency with HSK 1 vocabulary and gain confidence in using fundamental words and phrases in everyday situations.

My Classmate - HSK 1 Graded Reader Story

My Classmate (我的 同学)

This story is an easy read for beginner Mandarin students because it uses only basic words from the HSK 1 vocabulary. Here, you’ll practice reading basic sentence structures and vocabulary like “我们” (we), “学校” (school), “老师” (teacher), “同学” (classmate), and “学习” (to learn). The plot involves classmates going to school, finding their teacher, and learning to write Chinese characters, showing how fundamental words are used in conversation and building confidence in Mandarin skills.

Time (shihou) - an HSK 1 dialog for graded readers.

When (Beijing)? (什么 时候?)

The word ‘时候‘ means time or moment and is commonly used in phrases such as 什么 时候‘ (when?), ‘那个时候’ (that time), and ‘这个时候’ (this time). Practicing these phrases will enhance your ability to discuss timings and specific moments in Mandarin, as demonstrated in the dialogue. Read through this conversation until you’re able to understand and speak it at normal conversational speed.