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Lesson 076 – Taxi Cabs-- Review

07-09-2010 11:50 BJT

YJ:   Daijia hao. Welcome to Chinese Studio on CRI. Wo shi Yajie.
Cam:  Wo shi Cam. now Yajie, I think I’m an expert at getting around town in a taxi now, after learning all about it this week on Chinese Studio.
YJ:  You really think you can catch a cab now?
Cam: I sure can!  But let’s review anyway.
YJ: OK.

********Sentences in the week
您去哪儿?Where would you like to go? 去朝阳公园。Please take me to Chaoyang Park.  去那儿多长时间?(qù nàr duō cháng shíjiān) How long will it take to get there? 请左拐(qǐng zuǒ guǎi)。Please turn left. 请右拐(qǐng wǎng yòu guǎi)。Please turn right. 请直走。(qǐng zhí zǒu). Please go straight. 请停这儿。Please stop here. 多少钱?(duōshao qián) How much is it? 我要发票。(wǒ yào fāpiào) I’d like the receipt. All in today’s Chinese Studio.
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Cam: “您去哪儿?(nin2 qu4 na3er)” means “Where would you like to go?” in English? Right?
YJ: Yes. You got it. “您去哪儿?(nin2 qu4 na3er), Where would you like to go?
Cam: And the answer could be 去 plus the name of the destination.
YJ: yes. For instance, if you want to go to Chaoyang Park, you may say去朝阳公园(qù Cháoyáng Gōngyuán) or just 朝阳公园 for short.
Cam: So, how do you say “how long will it take to get there” ?
YJ:  Well, you may say it in this way: 去那儿多长时间?(qù nàr duō cháng shíjiān)
Cam: 去那儿多长时间?(qù nàr duō cháng shíjiān).
YJ: 去那儿(qù nàr),means to go there.
Cam: Right, 去那儿(qù nàr).
YJ: And 多长(duō cháng) 时间(shíjiān)means how long.
Cam: 多长时间(duō cháng shíjiān).
YJ: 去那儿多长时间?(qù nàr duō cháng shíjiān)
Cam: 去那儿多长时间?(qù nàr duō cháng shíjiān), “how long will it take to get there” ?

Conversation1:

YJ: We also learned “Please turn right” in Chinese. So Cam, do you still remember that?
Cam: I sure do, I have to use it everyday.  It’s 请右拐(qǐng yòu guǎi). Right in Chinese is 右, y-o-u, the fourth tone. And turn is 拐 (guǎi), g-u-a-i, the third tone.
YJ: Then how do you say “please turn left”.
Cam: Well, that would be 请左拐(qǐng zuǒ guǎi). left is左, the third tone.
YJ: Great. And then how about “please go straight”?
Cam: 请直走(qǐng zhí zǒu).
YJ: Very great! It’s 请直走(qǐng zhí zǒu). 直(zhí) means straight. And 走(zǒu) means go.

Conversation2:

YJ: Well, after you’ve arrived, you may say 请停这儿(qing3 ting2 zher4)。请(qing) means please, and 停(ting2),stop, 这儿(zher4)means here 请停这儿(qing3 ting2 zher4). Please stop here.
Cam: 请停这儿(qing3 ting2 zher)
YJ: When you pay for it, you may say 多少钱?(duōshao qián) How much is it? 
Cam: I'm an expert of that, 多少钱?(duōshao qián)
YJ: Also if you need the receipt, you can say我要发票。(wǒ yào fāpiào).
Cam: 我要发票。(wǒ yào fāpiào). 要(yào) means need or want, and 发票(fāpiào) means receipt.

Conversation3:

********Sentences in the week
您去哪儿?Where would you like to go? 去朝阳公园。Please take me to Chaoyang Park.  请左拐(qǐng zuǒ guǎi)。Please turn left. 请右拐(qǐng wǎng yòu guǎi)。Please turn right.  请停这儿。Please stop here. 多少钱?(duō shao qián) How much is it? 我要发票。(wǒ yào fāpiào) I’d like the receipt.
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YJ: That’s all for this week’s Chinese Studio. And now our question of day, how do you say  “Please stop here” in Chinese. 
Cam: Your answers and mail are always welcome at Chinese@crifm.com. Next week we’ll learn how to order some delicious Chinese food. 
YJ: Have a nice weekend. 周末愉快!( zhoumo yukuai)
Cam: 周末愉快!(zhoumo yukuai)

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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