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Lesson 020 Revision of Directions

07-08-2010 15:03 BJT

Yajie: Perfect Chinese your way, in only five minutes a day. Welcome to Chinese Studio on China Radio International. I’m Yajie.
Cam: Good morning I’m Cam. We have reached the end of the week once again.
Yajie: Yep, so soon.  It’s time for us to review some of the words and phrases we learned this past week.  Let’s hear Sentences in the Week.

************** Sentences in the Week
This week we had 8 words of directions, and they are: 东边,西边,南边,北边,前面,后面,左边,右边。 We also learned some useful sentences. They are: 日本在中国的东边,泰国在中国的南边, 老师在前面。地铁在哪儿,王老师在哪儿。All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Yajie: Cam do you still remember those direction words?
Cam: Sure I do. Test me.
Yajie: How do you say “east”?
Cam: 东。
Yajie: 东,west?
Cam: 西。
Yajie: 西,south?
Cam: 南。
Yajie: 南,north?
Cam: 北。
Yajie: 北。 And don’t forget to put “边” after them.
Cam: Yeah, 东边,西边,南边,北边。
Yajie: Right, we also learned a verb “在” which means at some place. 在东边,to the east, 在北边。To the north.
Cam: 在东边,在北边。
Yajie: And remember we learned how to say Japan is to the east of China?  日本在中国的东边。
Cam: ri ben zai zhong guo de dong bian.
Yajie: And then we learnt more words for front, back, left and right, remember?
Cam:  I think so.
Yajie:  What’s front?
Cam: 前面。
Yajie: 前面,back?
Cam: 后面。
Yajie: 后面。And left is 左边;right is 右边。
Cam: 左边,右边。
Yajie: 在前面,在后面,在左边,在右边。
Cam: 在前面,在后面,在左边,在右边。

************** Sentences in the Week
This week we learned 8 words of directions, and they are: 东边,the east side; 西边,the west side; 南边,the south side; 北边,the north side; 前面,the front; 后面,the back; 左边,the left side; 右边, the right side. We also learned some useful sentences. They are: 日本在中国的东边,泰国在中国的南边, 老师在前面。地铁在哪儿,王老师在哪儿。All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Yajie: We also learned how to ask for directions, “。。。在哪儿?” Which means where?
Cam: 在哪儿.
Yajie: 地铁在哪儿?where is the subway?
Cam: di tie zai nar?
Yajie: In order to ask questions politely we always put “请问” before it. 请问地铁在哪儿?
Cam: 请问地铁在哪儿?
Yajie: we can use “…在哪儿” when looking for someone. 王老师在哪儿?where is
Cam: 王老师在哪儿?
Yajie: OK, that’s it for today. Hope you won’t be lost in China after these lessons! Don’s forget you can win a CRI gift by asking and answering the question in Chinese: “Where is the subway?”
Cam: You can send us questions or comments to  That’s  Or you can visit us on our website at Click learn Chinese, where you can enjoy other free Chinese-learning programs.
Cam: 下周见!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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