Mandarin language learning HK-Beijing for the Olympics

 

♦A:你去北京观看奥运会了吗?
Nǐ qù běijīng guānkàn àoyùnhuì le ma?
Did you go to Beijing for the Olympics?
♦B:我去了。那真是一个激动人心的时刻。
Wǒ qù le. Nà zhēnshi yīgè jīdòng rénxīn de shíkè.
Yes, I did. That was really an exciting time.
♦A:你还记得上一届在雅典举行的奥运会吗?
Nǐ hái jìde shàng yī jiè zài yǎdiǎn jǔxíng de àoyùnhuì ma?
Can you remember the last Olympics in Athens?
♦B:当然记得,而且我还记得在奥运会召开之前的紧张气氛。
Dāngrán jìde, érqiě wǒ hái jìde zài àoyùnhuì zhàokāi zhīqián de jǐnzhāng qìfēn.
I certainly can. And I can remember the panic beforehand.
♦A:是的,直到最后一刻才一切准备就绪。
Shì de, zhídào zuìhòu yīkè cái yīqiè zhǔnbèi jiùxù.
Yes, nothing was ready until the very last minute.
♦B:但是北京截然不同,一切都按时齐备。
Dànshì běijīng jiérán bùtóng, yīqiè dōu ànshí qíbèi.
But it wasn’t like that in Beijing. Everything was ready on time.
♦A:顺便说一句,我听说奥运会期间有很多志愿者在工作,是这样子吗?
Shùnbiàn shuō yījù, wǒ tīng shuō àoyùnhuì qíjiān yǒu hěnduō zhìyuàn zhě zài gōngzuò, shì zhèyàng zi ma?
By the way, I am told there were a lot of people volunteering for the work, is it right?
♦B:是的,和我姐姐在一个小组工作的就是一个志愿者。
Shì de, hé wǒ jiejie zài yīgè xiǎozǔ gōngzuò de jiùshì yīgè zhìyuàn zhě.
Yes. The person working with my sister is just a volunteer.


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