Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mandarin Chinese-- Lesson 45 (Answering the telephone in Chinese)

     Chinese Language Learning Program
     Lesson 45 – Answering the telephone in Chinese




Hello, everyone. Welcome back. This is Baixue’s Chinese Language Learning Program. Last time, we talked about dialing a wrong number in Chinese. Today, we are going to talk about answering the telephone in mandarin Chinese.
  
wèi nǎ wèi
 喂,    位?(Hello, who is speaking?)

wèinǐ hǎo, wǒ zhǎo bái xuě.
 喂,  好,我  找 白 雪。
(hi, hello. I want to speak to Bai Xue.)

wǒ jiù shì.
     是。(This is her.)

nǐ hǎobái xuěwǒ shì lǐ tāo.
 好,  白 雪,    涛。
wǒ xiǎng wèn nǐ jīn tiān yǒu kòng yì
     想        天 有  空 一
qǐ  lái xué zhōng wén ma
   学   中    文 吗?
(Hi, Bai Xue. I am Li Tao. I want to ask you if you are available for leaning Chinese with us today?)

hǎo yāwǒ jīn tiān xià wǔ yǒu kòng.
    呀, 我         下 午   有  空。
(Yes, I will be available this afternoon.)

hǎo de jīn tiān xià wǔ 1 diǎn zhōng
      天 下   点  钟
zài wǒ jiā jiàn.
      见。
(Ok, This afternoon 1 o’clock at my apartment.)

hǎo dedào shí hòu jiàn.
    的, 到 时 候 见。
(Ok, see you then.)

Ok, now let’s listen to a conversation about answering the telephone. This will be another test. Please listen carefully and catch up whatever you can. If you can understand the conversation, you will pass the test. Try your best to understand this conversation. Good luck!

video


Today’s idiom is “ài wū jí wū. (爱屋及乌)”---means “Love me, love my dog”.

That is all for today. We will talk about Thanksgiving and Christmas in Chinese in our next class.

xiè  xiè 
    (Thanks!)

xià   cì   jiàn 
       ! (See you next time!)

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