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Lesson 168 - Revision of Hotel Expressions

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

YJ:  Dajia hao… welcome to Chinese Studio on CRI.  Wo shi Yajie, and I’m here with Cam.
Cam:  We learned how to book in a hotel, on this week’s shows.  So let’s review.

Sentences in the week
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  “For how many days? 请问您住几天? ” I’ll stay for four days. 住四天  “What time is check-out?” 几点退房? 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? we learned how to say “ I’d like to book a suite.” What’s the Chinese for that?
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

YJ:  Then they may ask how many days you want to stay. In Chinese it’s 请问您住几天?
Cam: qing3 wen4 nin2 zhu4 ji3 tian1?
YJ:qing3 wen4 means may I ask,
Cam: qing3 wen4,
YJ: nin2 means you,
Cam: nin2, the polite form of ni3,
YJ: zhu4 means to stay in hotel,
Cam: zhu4,
YJ: ji3 tian1. how many days,
Cam: ji3 tian1,
YJ: tian1 means days,
Cam: tian1
YJ: qing3 wen4 nin2 zhu4 ji3 tian1? For how many days?
Cam: qing3 wen4 nin2 zhu4 ji3 tian1?
YJ: let’s say you’ll stay for four days, in Chinese it’s .住四天.
Cam: zhu4 si4 tian1. zhu4 means to stay in a hotel,
YJ: si4 tian1 means four days,
Cam: si4 tian1, as four in Chinese is si4,
YJ: then what if you’ll stay for three days,
Cam: I’ll say “zhu4 san1 tian1” as san1 means three in English,
YJ: very good.

Conversatio2:
A: 请问您住几天?
B: 住四天

YJ:  And when your stay is finished, you need to check out. For that 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?

Conversation3:
A: 几点退房?
B: 中午12点之前。

Sentences in the week
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  “For how many days? 请问您住几天? ” I’ll stay for four days. 住四天  “What time is check-out?” 几点退房? All in today’s Chinese Studio

Cam: Time for our question of the day.
YJ:  How do you say “I’d like to book a suite” in Chinese?
Cam: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. Prize. See ya next week!
Yajie:  zhou mo yu kuai.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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