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Lesson 175--In a Bar 3

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

YJ:  Dajia hao, welcome to Chinese Studio.  Wo shi Yajie.
Cam:  And wo shi Cam.  We learned about beer yesterday Yajie, now time to move to the hard stuff.  I want to learn how to order a g ‘n t!
YJ:  Then listen up!

Key Words of the Day
I’d like a glass of long island iced tea. 我要一杯长岛冰茶 “Rum and coke.” 郎姆酒加可乐  “Do you serve soft drinks?” 有没有碳酸饮料  Can I get an ashtray?请给我一个烟灰缸  All in today’s Chinese Studio.

C: Yaj, I want to buy my friend a glass of long island iced tea, how do I tell bartender that?
Y: oh. You can say “我要一杯长岛冰茶”
C: wo3 yao4 yi4 bei1 chang2 dao3 bing1 cha2.
Y: wo3 yao4, I’d like to…
C: wo3 yao4
Y: yi4 bei1, a glass of
C: yi4 bei1
Y: chang2 dao3, long island, since chang2 means long and dao3 means island
C: chang2 dao3
Y: bing1 cha2, iced tea
C: bing1 cha2.
Y: wo3 yao4 yi4 bei1 chang2 dao3 bing1 cha2
C: wo3 yao4 yi4 bei1 chang2 dao3 bing1 cha2 I’d like a glass of long island iced tea.

Conversation 1
A: 您要点什么?
B: 我要一杯长岛冰茶
A: 好的,请稍等。
B: 谢谢。

Cam:  So Yajie, not everyone likes beer… sometimes we need a good spirit to end the day.
Yajie:  What is your favorite?
Cam:  Probably a rum and coke.
YJ:  Rum and coke is 郎姆酒加可乐. 
Cam: lang2 mu2 jiu3 jia1 ke3 le4
YJ: lang2 mu3 jiu3 is rum,
Cam: lang2 mu3 jiu3
Y: jia1 means to add
C: jia1,
Y: coke is ke3 le4
C: coke
Y: lang2 mu2 jiu3 jia1 ke3 le4
C: lang2 mu2 jiu3 jia1 ke3 le4  a rum and coke

Conversation1:
A:您要点什么?
B:我要郎姆酒加可乐。
A:好的,马上就来。
B: 谢谢。

YJ:  Now, not everyone will want to drink in the bar.  Some will just want a soft drink.
Cam:  Right… I have friends like that.  What should they say to the bartender?
YJ: they can say “有没有碳酸饮料”
Cam: you3 mei2 you3 tan4 suan1 yin3 liao4?
YJ: you3 mei2 you3 it’s a common sentence structure, which means do you have something or not?
Cam: you3 mei2 you3.
YJ: tan4 suan1 means carbonated, beverage like soda and these soft drinks.
Cam: tan4 suan1
YJ: yin3 liao4 means beverage.
Cam: yin3 liao4.
YJ:tan4 suan1 yin3 liao4 soft drinks
Cam: tan4 suan1 yin3 liao4
YJ: you3 mei2 you3 tan4 suan1 yin3 liao4?
Cam: you3 mei2 you3 tan4 suan1 yin3 liao4? Do you serve soft drinks?

Conversation2:
A: 有没有碳酸饮料?
B: 有,您要哪种?
A: 我要一瓶可乐。
B: 好的,请稍等。

Cam:  Bars are often filled with smokers.
YJ:  If you need an ashtray, you can say 请给我一个烟灰缸
Cam:  qing3 gei2 wo3 yi2 ge4 yan1 hui1 gang1.
YJ: qing3 means please,
Cam: qing3,
YJ: gei3 wo3, give me something,
Cam: ge3 wo3.
YJ: yi2 ge4 means one,
Cam: yi2 ge4.
YJ: yan1 hui1 gang1, ashtray, yan1 hui1 is smoke ash,
Cam: yan1 hui1 gang1
YJ: qing3 gei2 wo3 yi2 ge4 yan1 hui1 gang1
Cam: qing3 gei2 wo3 yi2 ge4 yan1 hui1 gang1 Can I get an ashtray? 

Conversation3:
A: 您好,需要帮忙吗?
B: 请给我一个烟灰缸
A: 好的。

Key Words Reminder
I’d like a glass of long island iced tea. 我要一杯长岛冰茶 “Rum and coke.” 郎姆酒加可乐  “Do you serve soft drinks?” 有没有碳酸饮料  Can I get an ashtray?请给我一个烟灰缸  All in today’s Chinese Studio.


Yajie:  Time for our question of the day.
Cam:  How do you say “Can I get an ashtray” in Chinese?
YJ: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. See ya tomorrow!
CM:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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