Learn Mandarin Chinese-Household Appliances

♦A:你女儿快回来了。我该准备晚饭去了。如果想看电视的话,你可以去电视机房看。我们刚刚买了台新电视,是液晶屏的。遥控器就在扶手椅旁边的咖啡桌上。
Nǐ nǚér kuài huílái le. Wǒ gāi zhǔnbèi wǎnfàn qù le. Rúguǒ xiǎng kàn diànshì dehuà, nǐ kěyǐ qù diànshì jīfáng kàn. Wǒmen gānggāng mǎi le táixīn diànshì, shì yèjīng píng de. Yáokòng qì jiù zài fúshǒu yǐ pángbiān de kāfēi zhuō shàng.
Your daughter will be back soon. I’m going to start making dinner. You can just watch some TV in the TV room if you like. We just bought a new TVwith a LCD screen. The remote control is on the coffee table next to the armchair.
♦B:你介不介意我去厨房帮忙?我很喜欢做饭。
Nǐ jiè bù jièyì wǒ qù chúfáng bāngmáng? Wǒ hěn xǐhuan zuò fàn.
Would you mind if I helped out in the kitchen instead? I do enjoy cooking.
♦A:你是来度假的,我们希望你能好好休息。
Nǐ shì lái dùjià de, wǒmen xīwàng nǐ néng hǎohǎo xiūxí.
This is supposed to be your vacation; we’d like you to just relax.
♦B:做饭对我来说就是休息。那么,咱们晚饭做什么?
Zuò fàn duì wǒ lái shuō jiùshì xiūxí. Nàme, zánmen wǎnfàn zuò shénme?
Cooking makes me feel relaxed. So, what are we cooking?
♦A:好吧,呃,我们打算做一锅意大利宽面,一份沙拉还有些大蒜面包。这儿有菜谱。你能把咱们需要用的配料从柜橱里拿出来吗?
Hǎo ba, è, wǒmen dǎsuàn zuò yī guō yìdàlì kuān miàn, yī fèn shālā hái yǒuxiē dàsuàn miànbāo. Zhèer yǒu càipǔ. Nǐ néng bǎ zánmen xūyào yòng de pèiliào cóng guìchú lǐ ná chūlái ma?
OK, well, we’re going to make a pan of lasagne, a salad, and some garlic bread. Here’s the recipe. Do you want to get the ingredients we need out of the cupboard?
♦B:没问题。我们应该现在就把烤箱预热上。
Méi wèntí. Wǒmen yīnggāi xiànzài jiù bǎ kǎoxiāng yù rè shàng.
Sure. We should probably pre-heat the oven right away , too.
♦A:好主意。你可以把烤箱调到200摄氏度。
Hǎo zhǔyì. Nǐ kěyǐ bǎ kǎoxiāng diào dào 200 shèshìdù.
That’s a good idea. Can you set the oven to 200 degree Celsius?
♦B:做意大利宽面这温度有点高了。我想调到180度,这样我们才好把它从里面拿出来。
Zuò yìdàlì kuān miàn zhè wēndù yǒudiǎn gāo le. Wǒ xiǎng diào dào 180 dù, zhèyàng wǒmen cái hǎo bǎ tā cóng lǐmiàn ná chūlái.
That’s a bit high for lasagne. I’ll just set it at 180 degree and we can take it from there.
♦A:好的。我要拿一下烤盘、平底锅、沙拉碗和烤箱垫。
Hǎo de. Wǒ yào ná yīxià kǎo pán, píngdǐ guō, shālā wǎn hé kǎoxiāng diàn.
Fine. I’ll just get out the casserole dish, the saucepan, the salad bowl, and the baking sheet.
♦B:你知道的,这些我可以自已来。你为什么不去找把螺丝刀和钳子把吸尘器修修呢?
Nǐ zhīdào de, zhèxiē wǒ kěyǐ zìyǐ lái. Nǐ wèishéme bù qù zhǎo bǎ luósīdāo hé qiánzi bǎ xīchénqì xiū xiū ne?
You know, I could do this myself. Why don’t you go get the screwdriver and the pliers and go fix the vacuum cleaner so it works better?
♦A:好吧。我去弄吸尘器。如果你需要帮忙就叫我。
Hǎo ba. Wǒ qù nòng xīchénqì. Rúguǒ nǐ xūyào bāngmáng jiù jiào wǒ.
Fine. I’ll go vacuum. Let me know if you need any other help.