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Lesson 056 Revision of Asking Locations

07-08-2010 15:30 BJT

Cam: Welcome to Chinese Studio. Da Jia Hao. Wo shi Cam.
Yajie: 欢迎收听《欢乐汉语》, 我是YJ. It’s the weekend again, and time for us to review what we learned this past week.
Cam: Let’s get a reminder.

Sentences in the Week
在哪儿, at where. Where do you live? 你住在哪儿?Where do you work? 你在哪儿工作?Where do you study? 你在哪儿上学?

Yajie: 你住在哪儿?Where do you live? 住, to live. zh-u, the fourth falling tone. 你住在哪儿?(ni3 zhu4 zai4 nar3) where do you live? Cam, how do you say where does he live?
Cam: 他住在哪儿?(ta1 zhu4 zai4 nar3)
Yajie: Yes, 他住在哪儿?


Cam: 饭店(fan4 dian4), hotel. f-an, fourth tone,. D-i-an, fourth tone again,. 北京饭店 (bei3 jing1 fan4 dian4), the Beijing Hotel.
Yajie: 他住在北京饭店(ta1 zhu4 zai4 bei3 jing1 fan4 dian4 ). He lives at the Beijing Hotel.
Cam:  他住在北京饭店。ta zhu zai Beijing fan dian
Yajie: 我住在学校(wo3 zhu4 zai4 xue2 xiao4). I live at school. 学校, school.
Cam: 2号楼, No. 2 building. 号, h-ao, fourth tone, 号, number. 楼, l-ou, seond tone, 楼, building.
Yajie: 三门 (san1 men2), entrance 3. 门 (men2), door. m-en, second tone. But it’s usually attached with 儿(er) at the end in spoken Chinese. So it’s: 三门儿(san1 men2 er), entrance 3.
Cam: 三门儿(san1 men2 er), entrance 3.
Yajie: 房间。Room. 房, f-ang, second tone. 间, j-i-an, first tone. 房间。Room.
Cam: So 517房间 (fang2 jian1) is room 517. In Chinese, the figure comes first
Yajie: and you can say the address like this: 2号楼三门儿517房间. 
Cam: That’s Room 517, Entrance 3, Building No. 2.
Yajie:: 你住在哪儿?Where do you live?
Cam: 我住在学校(wo3 zhu4 zai4 xue2 xiao4). I live at school.


Cam: Yajie, 你在哪儿工作(ni3 zai4 nar3 gong1 zuo4)?Where do you work?
Yajie: 我在中国国际广播电台工作。I’m working at China Radio International.
Cam: Got it. 中国国际广播电台 (zhong1 guo2 guo2 ji4 guang3 bo1 dian4 tai1) is China Radio International. So I can give my answer by replacing 哪儿, where, with my place of employment.


Cam: They work at 媒体(mei2 ti3),media and. 银行(yin2 hang2), the bank.
Yajie: And 外企(wai4 qi3), foreign company.
Cam: I know many university graduates are hunting for jobs right now. Wish them success.
Yajie: Speaking of university students, Cam, do you remember the Chinese for ‘where do you study”?
Cam: 你在哪儿上学 (ni3 zai4 nar3 shang4 xue2)? Where do you study?
Yajie: Bingo. 上学 go to school or study.

Conversation 4:

Yajie: 我在北京大学上学。I study at Peking University.
Cam: Yajie, how do you say middle school and primary school in Chinese?
Yajie: Middle school. 中学. And primary school is 小学.

Sentences in the Week
在哪儿, at where. Where do you live? 你住在哪儿?Where do you work? 你在哪儿工作?Where do you study? 你在哪儿上学?

Cam: We’ve run out of time.  Today’s question is give us one example of what you’ve learned this past week.
Yajie: Send your answer to Class is over. This is Yajie, 下周见!
Cam: And this is Cam. See you next week. Xia zhou jian!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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