February 6

Ordering Dishes in Mandarin

Ordering Dishes in Mandarin

服务员: Would you like to order now?   kě yǐ diǎn cài le ma ? 可 以点 菜了 吗 ?  客人: I think I’m having some trouble here.   wǒ yù shàng diǎn má fán le 。 我 遇 上 点 麻 烦 了 。  服务员: How may I help you?   wǒ néng bāng shàng máng ma.

May 2

A book signing

               Jīntiān qù wángfǔjǐng shūdiàn ma? Lucy      今天去王府井书店吗?                 Are you going to the Wangfujing Book Store today?                           Zěnme le? bùshì shàngzhōumò gāng qùguò ma? Chen Hong   怎么了?不是上周末刚去过吗?                        What’s up? Didn’t we just go there last weekend?   Jīntiān bùyīyàng. yì zhōngtiān jiàoshòu yào zài wángfǔjǐng shūdiàn qiānmíng shòushū. Lucy      今天不一样。易中天教授要在王府井书店签名售书。 Yes,.

May 2

Address

               O, tiān na. David     哦,天哪。                    Oh, Gosh.                  Zěnme le? Tom     怎么了?                   What’s the matter?                   Jì gěi wǒ āyí de xìn tuì huílái le. David    寄给我阿姨的信退回来了。                    The letter to my aunt was sent back.                  Zěnme huì zhèyàng? Tom     怎么会这样?                   What’s wrong?                   Shuí zhīdào! David    谁知道!                    Who.

April 19

How young are you?

Qǐng wèn nín duōdà niánjì le? Li Lei 请问您多大年纪了? Excuse me, but could I ask you how old you are? Wǒ jīnnián bāshíjiǔ le. Old man 我今年八十九了。 I’m turning 89 this year. Nín kànqǐlái hěn niánqīng ā! Li Lei 您看起来很年轻啊! You still look so young! Wǒ měitiān dōu dǎ Tàijíquán. Old man 我每天都打太极拳。 Well, I.