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Lesson 167--Hotel 3

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:  It’s time to perfect Chinese your way in only five minutes a day… welcome to hotel week on Chinese Studio.  Wo shi Cam.
YJ:  And wo shi Yajie.  Think about what else you might need to ask a hotel clerk Cam, so I can teach it to you in Chinese!
Cam: Well, I always seem to need an early morning wake-up call.
YJ:  Then listen carefully! 

Key Words of the Day
“Is breakfast included?” 房费包括早餐吗?  I need a wakeup call at 7 a.m. 我要7点的叫早服务  “What time is check-out?” 几点退房? All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam:  Yaj, one of the most important things for me is to have breakfast in the morning… and it’s great when it’s included with the room price.  Can I ask them that?
Yajie:  Sure… you can say…房费包括早餐吗?
Cam: fang2 fei4 bao1 kuo4 zao3 can1 ma?
YJ:  fang2 is short for fang2 jian1, it means room,
Cam: fang2
YJ: fei4 means the price,
Cam: fei4.
YJ:  bao1 kuo4 means include,
Cam: bao1 kuo4,
YJ: zao3 can1, breakfast,
Cam: zao3 can1.
YJ: fang2 fei4 bao1 kuo4 zao3 can1 ma?
Cam: fang2 fei4 bao1 kuo4 zao3 can1 ma? Is breakfast included with the room price?

B: 房费包括早餐。 

Cam:  To wake up in time for breakfast, I need a wakeup call… for say, 7am…
YJ: Well, call the front desk and tell them…我要7点的叫早服务.….
Cam: wo3 yao4 qi1 dian3 de jiao4 zao3 fu2 wu4.
YJ: wo3 yao4 means I need,
Cam: wo3 yao4,
YJ: qi1 dian3 means 7 o’clock,
Cam: qi1 dian3.
YJ: jiao4 zao3 means a wakeup call, 
Cam: jiao4 zao3.
YJ: fu2 wu4, service,
Cam: fu2 wu4,
YJ: 我要7点的叫早服务
Cam: wo3 yao4 qi1 dian3 de jiao4 zao3 fu2 wu4. I need a wakeup call at 7 a.m.

A: 我要7点的叫早服务
B: 好的。

YJ:  And when your stay is finished, you need to check out.
Cam:  What time is that?
YJ: I don’t know!  You’ll have to ask them.  You can say几点退房?
Cam: ji2 dian3 tui4 fang2?
YJ: ji2 dian3 means what time, 
Cam: ji2 dian3,
YJ: tui4 fang2 means to check out,
Cam: tui4 fang2
YJ: ji2 dian3 tui4 fang2?
Cam: ji2 dian3 tui4 fang2? What time is check-out?

A: 几点退房?
B: 中午12点之前。


Key Words Reminder
“Is breakfast included?” 房费包括早餐吗?  I need a wakeup call at 7 a.m. 我要7点的叫早服务  “What time is check-out?” 几点退房? All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Yajie:  We’ve come to the end of the show… Cam, would you like the honour of asking our question of the day?
Cam:  I would love it.   How do you say “What time is check-out” in Chinese?
YJ: Send your answer to maybe lucky enough to get a CRI prize See ya tomorrow!
CM:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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