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Different Hobbies in Chinese with Your Friends

Talk about hobbies in Chinese?

Having a hobby is very important to leading a well-balanced life. Pursuing a hobby can provide us with a refreshing break from the bustling life. Moreover, having some like-minded friends sharing common hobbies with us is awesome!

So, how do you like to spend your spare time? Some people also learn new languages in their free time. Talking about hobbies is also a big part of a good small talk. So, if you want to learn how to talk about different hobbies in Chinese language, simply sign up our free 1-1 trial class and download our App! Our professional tutors can teach you how to introduce yourself and will prepare you for talking about your hobbies with Chinese speaking people!

 

So, let’s have a look how a conversation about hobbies usually works!

Talking about hobbies

A: 你通常喜欢做什麼?
Nǐ tōng cháng xǐ huān zuò shí me?
What do you like doing usually?
B: 我喜欢看电视和打電動。
Wǒ xǐ huān kàn diàn shì hé dǎ diàn dòng.
I like watching TV and playing video games.

 

A: 你有什么兴趣?
Nǐ yǒu shí me xìng qù?
What hobbies do you have?
B: 我喜欢唱歌,跳舞,打乒乓球。
Wǒ xǐ huān chàng gē,tiào wǔ,dǎ pīng pāng qiú.
I like singing, dancing, and playing table tennis.

 

A: 你的爱好是什么?
Nǐ de ài hǎo shì shí me ?
What’s your hobbies?
B: 我喜欢上网
Wǒ xǐ huān shàng wǎng
I like surfing the Net.

 

Talking about sports

A: 你最喜欢的运动是什么?
Nǐ zuì xǐ huān de yùn dòng shì shí me?
What’s your favorite sport?
B: 我想没有什么比游泳更好。
Wǒ xiǎng méi yǒu shí me bǐ yóu yǒng gèng hǎo.
I like nothing better than swimming.

 

A: 你喜欢足球吗?
Nǐ xǐhuān zúqiú ma?
Do you like football?
B: 喜欢,但我不是很擅长。
Xǐhuān, dàn wǒ bùshì hěn shàncháng.
Yes, but I’m not very good at it.

 

A: 你对什么感兴趣?
Nǐ duì shénme gǎn xìngqù?
What are you interested in?
B: 中国功夫。
zhōng guó gōng fū.
Chinese kung fu.

 

Are you interested in other sports? Here you have a quick overview of some popular sports…

 

Chinese Characters Pinyin English translation
 踢足球  tī zú qiú to play soccer
 打美式足球  dǎ měi shì zú qiú to play american football
 打棒球  dǎ bàng qiú to play baseball
 打篮球  dǎ lán qiú to play basketball
 打排球  dǎ pái qiú to play volleyball
 打手球  dǎ shǒu qiú to play handball

 

At language courses of TutorMandarin our tutors explain you, why you have to use different Chinese words/ characters for the English word “play”. Find out more and sign up for a free trial to learn Chinese online.

Talking about your favorite books

A: 你平时最喜欢读什麼?
Nǐ píng shí zuì xǐ huān dú shí me?
What do you like reading in your daily life?
B: 我喜欢看小说 /  散文 /  诗歌 /  杂志。
Wǒ xǐ huān kàn xiǎo shuō/ sàn wén/ shī gē/ zá zhì.
I like reading novels/ prose/ poetry/ magazines.

How about movies?

A: 你喜欢什么样的电影?
Nǐ xǐhuān shénme yàng de diànyǐng?
What kind of movie do you like?
B: 我喜欢喜剧 /  爱情 /  悬疑 /  惊悚 /  战争片 /  专题片 /  动作片。
Wǒ xǐhuān xǐjù/ àiqíng/ xuányí/ jīngsǒng/ zhànzhēng piàn/ zhuāntí piàn/ dòngzuò piàn.
I like comedy/ romance/ mystery/ thriller /war film/ feature film/ action movies.

Learning Languages

A: 你对中国文化感兴趣?
Nǐ duì zhōngguó wénhuà gǎn xìngqù?
Are you interested in Chinese culture?
B: 当然,我很喜欢中国文化, 尤其是京剧。
Dāngrán, wǒ hěn xǐhuān zhōngguó wénhuà, yóuqí shì jīngjù.
Of course, I like Chinese culture, especially Beijing Opera.

 

We hope this conversation lesson will help you out next time when you wanna do some ice breaking conversation with new Chinese friends. And of course, we’d love to know more about you too, leave your comments down!

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