School Day

School Subjects

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wǒ xué... / 我学 - I study...

wǒ xué hěn duō! / 我学很多 - I study a lot!

At school in China, children study much the same subjects we do.

yīn yuè /音乐 - Music

lì shǐ / 历史 - History

kē xué / 科学 - Science

yì shù / 艺术 - Art

Here are some others:

jì suàn jī / 计算机 - ICT

tǐ yù / 体育 - PE (Physical Education)

shù xué / 数学 - Maths

dì lǐ / 地理 - Geography

And here are some languages!

fǎ yǔ / 法语 - French

yīng yǔ / 英语 - English

xī bān yá yǔ / 西班牙语 - Spanish

hàn yǔ / 汉语 - Chinese

The yǔ / in English, Spanish and Chinese is used because they are languages.

Be careful when you talk about classes in a sentence – you will need to put kè / (class) after the subjects:

kè / 课 - class

yīng yǔ kè / 英语课 - English class

hàn yǔ kè / 汉语课 - Chinese class

wǒ xiànzài yǒu jìsuànjī kè。/ 我现在有计算机课 - I have IT class now.

wǒ xǐ huān fǎyǔ / 我喜欢法语 - I like French.

wǒ xǐ huān fǎyǔ kè/ 我喜欢法语课 - I like French class.

wǒ bù xǐ huān yīnyuè/ 我不喜欢音乐 - I don't like Music.

wǒ bù xǐ huān yīnyuè kè。/ 我不喜欢音乐课 - I don't like Music class.