Dì wǔ-shí-yī kè

Fifty-first Lesson

从图书馆来

Cóng túshūguǎn lái

Coming from the Library


小张!你跟我一块儿近成,好不好?

Xiǎo Zhāng! Nǐ gēn wǒ yí kuàir jìn chéng, hǎo-bù-hǎo?

(Little) Zhang! Do you want to come to town with me?

干嘛去?

Gànmá qù?

What for?

买一本儿词典!

Mǎi yì běnr cídiǎn!

To buy a dictionary!

你为什么不到图书馆去借一本儿呢?

Nǐ wèishénme bú dào túshūguǎn qù jiè yì-běnr ne?

But why don’t you borrow one from the library?

我刚从图书馆来!已经有人借走了!

Wǒ gāng cóng túshūguǎn lái! Yǐjīng yǒu rén jiè-zǒu le!

I’ve just come from the library! Someone has already borrowed it!

真的吗?那本词典叫什么?

Zhēnde ma? Nà-běn cídiǎn jiào shénme?

Really? What’s the name of the dictionary?

叫:“法汉科技小词典”!

Jiào: «Fǎ-Hàn kējì xiǎo cídiǎn»!

It’s called the Shorter French-Chinese technology dictionary.

我怎么没听说过这么一本词典呢?

Wǒ zěnme méi tīng-shuō-guo zhème yì-běn cídiǎn ne?

How come I’ve never heard of this dictionary?

刚出版的嘛!

Gāng chūbǎn de ma!

Well, it’s only just been published!

哦!怪不得!

ò! Guài-bu-dé!

Oh! It’s not surprising then!

好!快去买!

Hǎo! Kuài qù mǎi!

Fine! Let’s go and buy one then!

急什么?下个礼拜去,不行吗?

Jí shénme? Xià-ge lǐbài qù, bù xíng ma?

What’s the rush? Why not go next week?

不行!下个礼拜肯定卖完了!

Bù xíng! Xià-ge lǐbài kěndìng mài-wán le!

No! Next week they’ll sold out!

哦!大家都想买,是吧?

ò! Dàjiā dōu xiǎng mǎi, shi ba?

Oh! So everyone wants to buy one?

是啊!而且又只印了一万本儿!

Shì a! Ěrqiě yòu zhǐ yìn-le yí-wàn běnr!

Oh yes! And anyway, they printed only ten thousand!

那!是太少了!

Nà! Shì tài shǎo le!

Well, that’s really too few!

好!那咱们马上去吧!

Hǎo! Nà zánmen mǎshàng qù ba!

Well! Now we go!


练习

Liànxí

Exercises

我们为什么不到那里去?

Wǒmen wèishénme bú dào nàli qù?

Why don’t we go there?

他们已经卖了两万本儿!

Tāmen yǐjīng mài-le liǎng-wàn běnr!

They have already sold 20,000 copies!

我从来没吃过中国饭。

Wǒ cónglái méi chī-guo Zhōngguó fàn.

I have never eaten Chinese food.

我只去了两次。

Wǒ zhǐ qù-le liǎng cì.

I’ve only been twice.

他们从什么地方来?

Tāmen cóng shénme dìfang lái?

Where do they come from?


完成句子

Wánchéng jùzi

Fill in the missing words

Wǒ . . . xiǎng chī miànbāo.

I only want to eat bread.

Wǒ cónglái . . . chī-guo . . . . . . . . cài.

I have never eaten Chinese food.

Wǒ . . . .  . . . . tāmen shi cóng Sìchuān lái de.

I hear they come from Sichuan.

Nǐ . . . .  . . . lǐbài yǒu kòng ma?

Will you be free next week?

1. zhǐ 2. méi — Zhōngguó 3. tīng-shuō 4. xià-ge


Common Expressions

Spoken by Lulu

Wǒmen yìqǐ qù ba!

Let’s go together!

Tāmen yíkuàir chī-fàn.

They eat together.

Nǐ gànmá qù?

Why are you going?

Nǐ gànmá shuō zhèi-ge?

Why did you say that?

Nǐ cóng nàr lái?

Where do you come from?

Tā cóng Dōngjīng dào Táiběi qù.

He is going from Tokyo to Taipei.

Cóng zhèr dào nàr.

From here to there.

Zhōng-Yīng liǎng guó rénmín.

The people of the two countries China and England.

Yīng-Hàn cídiǎn.

English-Chinese dictionary.

Tā zěnme hái méi yǒu lái?

How come he hasn’t arrived yet?

Nǐ zěnme xiànzài cái gàosu wǒ ne?

Why are you only telling me now?

Zěnme nàme dà?

How come it’s so big?

Zěnme méi yǒu ne?

How come there isn’t any?

Wǒ méi tīng-shuō-guo.

I’ve never heard about it.

Nǐ tīng-shuō-guo ma?

Have you heard about it?

Wǒ tīng-shuō tā dào Guǎngzhōu qù le.

I heard that he went to Canton.

Wǒ cónglái méi chī-guo Běijīng kǎoyā.

I have never eaten Peking roast duck.

ò! zhème guì!

Oh! As expensive as that?!

Zhème hǎo-chī de cài, nǐ zěnme bù chī?

Such good food! Why don’t you eat some?

Nǐ bù xiǎng qù jiù bié qù ma!

If you don’t want to go, then don’t!

Tā běnlái jiù bù xiǎng qù ma.

He never wanted to go in the first place.

Shàng-ge lǐbài. Zhèi-ge xīngqī. Xià-ge lǐbài.

Last week. This week. Next week.

Shàng-ge yuè. Xià-ge yuè.

Last month. Next month.

Wǒ chī-wán le.

I have finished eating.

Nǐ xiě-wán le ma?

Have you finished writing?

Zuò-wán le ma?

Have you finished (what you were doing)?

Wǒmen hái méi yǒu chī-wán ne.

We haven’t finished eating yet.

Wán-le ma?

Is it finished?

Wàn. Shí-wàn. Bǎi wàn.

Ten thousand. Hundred thousand. Million.

Qiān wàn. Yì.

Tens of millions. Hundred million.


汉子

Hanzi

Characters

cóng

from

plan, drawing

gàn

to do

(particle)

word

diăn

register

science

technique

băn

to publish

ér

and

qiĕ

however

yìn

to print

wàn

ten thousand

zán

us, we


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