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Lesson 174--In a Bar 2

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:  It’s my favorite week on Chinese Studio Yajie – bar week.  Welcome to the show everyone. Wo shi Cam.
YJ: wo shi Yajie. Cam, I thought your news years resolution was to drink less?
Cam: Well… uhm… I can always teach my other foreigner friends what to ask at the bar…

Key Words of the Day
“I’d like a beer” 我要一瓶啤酒 “What kind would you like?” 您要哪种啤酒?
 “What do you suggest?” 你有什么建议?  I’d like a bottle of draft beer. 我要一杯扎啤 Bottled beer. 瓶装的 All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam:  Okay Yajie, so I walk up to the bar and sit down and ask for a beer… what do I say?
Yajie:  you can say “我要一瓶啤酒”
Cam:  wo3 yao4 yi4 ping2 pi2 jiu3.
YJ:  wo3 yao4, I’d like to,
Cam: wo3 yao4,
YJ: yi4 ping2, a bottle of…
Cam: yi4 ping2
YJ: pi2 jiu3, beer,
Cam: pi2 jiu3.
YJ: wo3 yao4 yi4 ping2 pi2 jiu3.
Cam: wo3 yao4 yi4 ping2 pi2 jiu3. I’d like to a beer. 

Conversation1:
A:我要一瓶啤酒
B: 您要哪种的?
A:我要一杯扎啤。

YJ:  The bartender will then ask what kind of beer you want, which is您要哪种啤酒?
Cam:  nin2 yao4 nei2 zhong3 pi2 jiu3?
YJ: nin2 is the polite form of ni3, which means you
Cam: nin2,
YJ: yao4 means want,
Cam: yao4,
YJ: nei2 zhong3, which kind of,
Cam: nei2 zhong3,
YJ: pi2 jiu3, beer,
Cam: pi2 jiu3. 
YJ: nin2 yao4 nei2 zhong3 pi2 jiu3?
Cam: nin2 yao4 nei2 zhong3 pi2 jiu3? What kind of beer do you want?

Conversation2:
A: 您要哪种啤酒?
B: 我要瓶装的。

Cam:  And I will ask him what beer he suggests…
YJ:  you can ask him: 你有什么建议?
Cam:  ni2 you3 shen2me jian4 yi4.
YJ: ni3 means you,
Cam: ni3
YJ: you3, have,
Cam: you3,
YJ: shen2me, what,
Cam: shen2me,
YJ: jian4yi4, suggestion,
Cam: jian4yi4,
YJ: ni2 you3 shen2me jian4 yi4.
Cam: ni2 you3 shen2me jian4 yi4. “What do you suggest?”

Conversation3:
A: 我要一瓶啤酒
B: 你有什么建议?
A: 我们这里的扎啤不错。
B: 那我要一杯。

Cam: Yajie, after listening to the suggestion from the bartender, I’d like to have a glass of draft beer, what’s the Chinese for that?
YJ: you can say “我要一杯扎啤”
Cam: wo3 yao4 yi4 bei1 zha1 pi2. 
YJ: wo3 yao4 I’d like to have…
Cam: wo3 yao4,
YJ: yi4 bei1, a glass of,
Cam: yi4 bei1.
YJ: zha1 means draft, it’s an example of similar pronunciation.
Cam: zha1
YJ: pi2 is short for pi2 jiu3, which means beer,
Cam: pi2
YJ: zha1 pi2 draft beer,
Cam: zha1 pi2
YJ: wo3 yao4 yi4 bei1 zha1 pi2. 
Cam: wo3 yao4 yi4 bei1 zha1 pi2.  I’d like to have a glass of draft beer. Then what if I want a bottled one?
Y: you can say “我要瓶装的”
C: wo3 yao4 ping2 zhuang1 de,
Y: since ping2 zhuang1 means bottled,
C: ping2 zhuang1.

Conversation 4:
A: 我要一杯扎啤。
B: 好的,马上就来。

Key Words Reminder
“I’d like a beer” 我要一瓶啤酒 “What kind would you like?” 您要哪种啤酒?
 “What do you suggest?” 你有什么建议?  I’d like a bottle of draft beer. 我要一杯扎啤 Bottled beer. 瓶装的 All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam: This is good, Yajie.  One of the most important things I can do in China is ask for a beer… I’m amazed it took me this long to learn it!
Yajie:  Time for our question of the day.
Cam:  How do you say “draft beer” in Chinese?
YJ: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. Prize. See ya tomorrow!
CM:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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