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Lesson 166--Hotel 2

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:  Yajie, we are learning about booking a hotel room this week.  Something that will be useful when I take my well-deserved vacation!
YJ:  Yes, welcome to the show everyone.  Last time we learned what to say when you call a hotel to book a room.  We’ll continue with that discussion today.
Cam: Let’s check Key Words of the Day. 

Key Words of the Day
What kind of room would you like? 您需要什么样的房间? I’d like to book a suite. 我要一间套房 I’d like a non-smoking room. 我要不吸烟的房间. Does the hotel have a pool? 饭店有游泳池吗? All in today’s Chinese studio.

Yajie:  Usually the hotel clerk will ask you What kind of room would you like? In Chinese it’s您需要什么样的房间?
Cam:  nin2 xu1 yao4 shen2me yang4 de fang2 jian1?
YJ:  nin2 means you,
Cam: nin2,
YJ: xu1 yao4 means need,
Cam:  xu1 yao4,
YJ: shen2me yang4, what kind of,
Cam: shen2me yang4,
YJ: shen2me means what,
Cam: shen2me,
YJ: yang4 means kind,
Cam:  yang4,
YJ: fang2 jian1, room,
Cam: fang2 jian1.
YJ: nin2 xu1 yao4 shen2me yang4 de fang2 jian1? What kind of room would you like?
Cam:  nin2 xu1 yao4 shen2me yang4 de fang2 jian1? let’s say I’d like to book a suite. How do I say that in Chinese?
YJ: it’s我要一间套房
Cam:  wo3 yao4 yi4 jian1 tao4 fang2.
YJ:  wo3 yao4 means I need,
Cam: wo3 yao4,
YJ: yi4 jian1 means one, jian1 is the measure word,
Cam: yi4 jian1.
YJ:  tao4 fang2 means suite,
Cam: tao4 fang2
YJ: I’d like to book a suite, in Chinese is wo3 yao4 yi4 jian1 tao4 fang2.
Cam: wo3 yao4 yi4 jian1 tao4 fang2.

Conversation1:
A:您要什么样的房间?
B: 我要一间套房

Cam: I need a non-smoking room
YJ: you can say, wo3 yao4 bu4 xi1 yan1 de fang2 jian1. 我要不吸烟的房间.
Cam: wo3 yao4 bu4 xi1 yan1 de fang2 jian1
YJ: wo3 yao4, I need,
Cam: wo3 yao4.
YJ: bu4 xi1yan1, non-smoking,
Cam: bu4 xi1 yan1 .
YJ: and smoking is xi1 yan1.
Cam: xi1 yan1.
YJ: fang2 jian1, room,
Cam: fang2 jian
YJ: wo3 yao4 bu4 xi1 yan1 de fang2 jian1
Cam: wo3 yao4 bu4 xi1 yan1 de fang2 jian1 I need a non-smoking room.

Conversation2:
A: 您要什么样的房间?
B: 我要不吸烟的房间.

YJ:  And Cam, I know having a pool is important….
Cam: Yes, I love swimming!
YJ: you can ask them, fan4 dian4 you3 you2 yong3 chi2 ma?
Cam: fan4 dian4 you3 you2 yong3 chi2 ma?
YJ: fan4 dian4 means hotel,
Cam: fan4 dian4,
YJ: you3, have,
Cam: you3,
YJ: you2 yong3 chi2, swimming pool,
Cam: you2 yong3 chi2,
YJ: fan4 dian4 you3 you2 yong3 chi2 ma? 饭店有游泳池吗?
Cam: fan4 dian4 you3 you2 yong3 chi2 ma? Does the hotel have a pool?

Conversation3:
 
A: 饭店有游泳池吗?
B: 饭店有游泳池。

Key Words Reminder
What kind of room would you like? 您需要什么样的房间? I’d like to book a suite. 我要一间套房 I’d like a non-smoking room. 我要不吸烟的房间. Does the hotel have a pool? 饭店有游泳池吗? All in today’s Chinese studio.

Cam:  This is good Yajie… when I go to Sanya, where I’ve always wanted to go, this info will come in handy.
YJ:  Let’s get to today’s question.  How do you say “Does the hotel have a pool” in Chinese?
Cam: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. Prize. See ya tomorrow!
Yajie:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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