Chinese With Ease Vol. 2

Dì wǔ-shí kè

Fiftieth Lesson

今天三号

Jīntiān sān hào

Today is the Third


今天几号?

Jīntiān jǐ hào?

Whatʼs the date today?

今天三号。

Jīntiān sān hào.

Todayʼs the third.

啊呀!我忘了!应该去买火车票了!

ā ya! Wǒ wàng le! Yīnggāi qù mǎi huǒchē piào le!

Oh no! I forgot! Iʼve to buy my train ticket!

急什么?你礼拜天才走呢!

Jí shénme? Nǐ lǐbài tiān cái zǒu ne!

Whatʼs the hurry? Youʼre only going on Sunday!

谁说的?我后天就走!

Shéi shuō de? Wǒ hòutiān jiù zǒu!

What do you mean? I am going the day after tomorrow!

你真糊涂!后天不就是礼拜天吗?

Nǐ zhēn hútu! Hòutiān bú jiù shi lǐbài tiān ma?

Youʼre really confused! Isnʼt Sunday the day after tomorrow?

哦!我搞错了!

ò! Wǒ gǎo cuò le!

Oh yes! I got it wrong!

好吧,先准备行李,再去买票!

Hǎo ba, xiān zhǔnbèi xíngli, zài qù mǎi piào!

Okay, first pack your bags, then go and buy your ticket!

我的行李快准备好了!

Wǒ-de xíngli kuài zhǔnbèi hǎo de!

Iʼve almost finished my packing!

那一大堆东西是不是你的?

Nà yī dà duī dōngxi shì-bú-shì nǐ-de?

All those things over there, arenʼt they yours?

是我的!都是书!我不要了,都送给你吧!

Shi wǒ-de! Dōu shi shū! Wǒ bú yào le, dōu sòng-gěi nǐ ba!

Yes, they are! Thatʼs all my books! I donʼt want them any more! Iʼm giving them all to you!

不行,我这儿地方小,放不下!

Bù xíng, wǒ zhèr dìfang xiǎo, fàng-bú-xià!

I donʼt agree, my place is small, they donʼt fit in!

那我怎么办呢?恐怕行李已经超重了!

Nà wǒ zěnme bàn ne? Kǒngpà xíngli yǐjīng chāo zhòng le!

What to do? I am afraid my luggage is already over weight limit!

没关系!你又不是坐飞机!坐火车,行李超重,问题不大!

Méi guānxi! Nǐ yòu bú shì zuò fēijī! Zuò huǒchē, xíngli chāo zhòng, wèntí bú dà!

No problem! In fact, youʼre not traveling by plane, youʼre going by train. If your luggage is too heavy, it doesnʼt really matter!

好!那。。。书,我带走吧!

Hǎo! Nà … shū, wǒ dài-zǒu ba!

Good! Well, Iʼll take the books with me then!


练习

Liànxí

Exercises

他们星期六才来。

Tāmen xīngqi liù cái lái.

They are only arriving on Saturday.

我昨天就告诉他了。

Wǒ zuótiān jiù gàosu tā le.

I told him yesterday.

坐飞机方便不方便?

Zuò fēijī fāngbian-bù-fāngbian?

Is it convenient to go by air?

先吃饭,再去看你的朋友!

Xiān chī-fàn, zài qù kàn nǐ-de péngyou!

Letʼs eat first, then go and see your friend!

他昨天才来!

Tā zuótiān cái lái.

He only arrived yesterday!


完成句子

Wánchéng jùzi

Fill in the missing words

Wǒ xià-ge yuè . . . zǒu.

Iʼm only leaving next month.

Tā shàng-ge yuè . . . kāishi xuéxí le.

He already started studying last month.

Wǒmen xīngqi liù qù, . . . . ma?

If we go on Saturday, does that suit you?

Wǒ-de àiren míngtiān jiù . . . .

My spouse is leaving tomorrow.

1. cái 2. jiù 3. xíng 4. zǒu


Common Expressions

Jí-bù-jí? Bù jí! Bù jí!

Is it urgent? No, no!

Zhè bu jiù shi Lǎo Zhāng ma?

But isnʼt this Zhang here?

Zhè bu jiù shi wǒ shuō-de ma?

But isnʼt this what I just said?

Xiān qù xǐ shǒu, zài qù chī-fàn!

Letʼs wash our hands first, then letʼs go to eat!

Xiān shuō zhèi-ge, zài shuō nèi-ge.

First letʼs discuss this, later talk about that.

Xiān chī cài, zài hē tāng!

Letʼs first eat the stirfry, and the soup after that!

Wǒ dōu dǒng!

I understand everything!

Dōu shi wǒ-de péngyou!

They are all my friends!

Wǒ dōu bú yào!

I donʼt want anything!

Tǎmen dōu hěn nían-qīng.

They are all very young!

Sòng-gěi. Huán-gěi.

To give. To give back.

Kǒngpa tā míngtiān yě bú huì lái.

Iʼm afraid he wonʼt be able to come tomorrow either.

Liǎng-kuài qián, kǒngpa háishi bú gòu.

Iʼm afraid that two dollars is still not enough.

Kǒngpa nǐ gēge yě bù xíng.

Iʼm afraid your older brother wonʼt be suitable either.

Fēijī. Fēijī-chǎng. Fēijī-piào.

Airplane. Airport. Plane ticket.


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