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Basic Conversations for Beginners: Lesson 7

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Conversation I
Mandarin English
司机:
hǎo
好!
nǎr
哪儿?
Driver: Hello! Where do you want to go?
丽萍:
hǎo
好!
zhèr
这儿。
zhè
shì
dìzhǐ
地址。
Liping: Hello! I want to go here. This is the address.
司机: dào
le
了。
zài
nǎr
哪儿
tíng
停?
Driver: You have arrived. Where do you want to get off?
丽萍: qǐng
tíng
zài
nàr
那儿。
xièxie
谢谢!
Liping: Please stop there. Thank you!
司机: búkèqi
不客气。
Driver: You are welcome.
Vocabulary
这儿 zhèr pron here
那儿 nàr pron there
地址 dìzhǐ n address
dào v arrive
qǐng v please
tíng v stop
Conversation II
Mandarin English
司机:
hǎo
好!
qǐng
wèn
nǎr
哪儿?
Driver: Hello! May I ask where do you want to go?
丽萍:
Shànghǎi
上海
diànyǐngyuàn
电影院。
yuǎn
ma
吗?
Liping: I want to go to Shanghai Cinema. Is it far?
司机:
yuǎn
远。
Driver: It is very close.
丽萍: yào
duō
cháng
shíjiān
时间?
Liping: How long will it take?
司机: shí
fēnzhōng
分钟
jiù
dào
le
了。
Driver: It takes about 10 minutes to get there.
Vocabulary
电影院 diànyǐngyuàn n cinema
yuǎn adj far
多长 duō cháng how long
时间 shíjiān n time
分钟 fēnzhōng n minute
jiù adv already, as early as
Conversation III
Mandarin English
丽萍: wèi
喂,
dàwèi
大卫,
dào
le
了,
zài
nǎr
哪儿?
Liping: Hello, David, I have arrived, where are you?
大卫: duìbuqǐ
对不起,
zài
lùshang
路上。
zhèr
这儿
chē
车。
David: I am sorry, I am on the way. There is a traffic jam here.
丽萍: méiguānxi
没关系。
děng
你。
Liping: It does not matter. I wait for you.
大卫: hǎode
好的。
xièxie
谢谢!
David: Okay. Thank you!
Vocabulary
路上 lùshang n on the way
堵车 dǔ chē v traffic jam
děng v wait

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