Mandarin class HK- pressure

♦A:宋,你看上去脸色不好。怎么了?
Sòng, nǐ kàn shàngqù liǎnsè bù hǎo. Zěnme liǎo?
Song, you look pale. What’s wrong with you?
♦B:我昨晚一夜没睡,而且心情郁闷。
Wǒ zuó wǎn yīyè méi shuì, érqiě xīnqíng yùmèn.
I didn’t sleep a wink last night. And I feel depressed.
♦A:遇到什么麻烦事了吗?跟我说说,也许我能帮你。
Yù dào shénme máfan shì le ma? Gēn wǒ shuō shuō, yěxǔ wǒ néng bāng nǐ.
Have you met any troubles? Tell me, maybe I can help you.
♦B:嗯,我最近压力很大。老板给我派了三项任务,到现在我一项也没完成。
Ń, wǒ zuìjìn yālì hěn dà. Lǎobǎn gěi wǒ pài le sān xiàng rènwù, dào xiànzài wǒ yī xiàng yě méi wánchéng.
Well . I’m under a lot of pressure. My boss assigned me three projects. But now I still haven’t finished any of them.
♦A:如果你完不成的话,就请别人帮帮忙。你必须要走出烦恼,否则的话是对健康有害的。
Rúguǒ nǐ wán bùchéng dehuà, jiù qǐng biérén bāng bāngmáng. Nǐ bìxū yào zǒuchū fánnǎo, fǒuzé dehuà shì duì jiànkāng yǒuhài de.
But if you can’t finish them you can ask someone else to help you. You have to relax, otherwise it is bad to your health.
♦B:谢谢你的指点。
Xièxiè nǐ de zhǐdiǎn.
Thank you for your advice.

Mandarin lesson in hong kong-Fashionable

♦A:你认为我穿这件衣服时尚吗?
Nǐ rènwéi wǒ chuān zhè jiàn yīfú shíshàng ma?
Do you think I still look fashionable in this dress?
♦B:是的,目前蓝色仍然是很时尚的颜色。
Shì de, mùqián lán sè réngrán shì hěn shíshàng de yánsè.
I think so. Blue is still very fashionable at the moment.
♦A:而且这个款式也很流行,我喜欢这件裙子。
Érqiě zhège kuǎnshì yě hěn liúxíng, wǒ xǐhuan zhè jiàn qúnzi.
And this style is popular too. I like the dress.
♦B:你穿这件裙子很好看。
Nǐ chuān zhè jiàn qúnzi hěn hǎokàn.
This dress looks good on you.
♦A:但是如果颜色浅一点儿的话就更好了,这件夏天穿颜色有点儿深。你能帮我找一件吗?
Dànshì rúguǒ yánsè qiǎn yīdiǎn er dehuà jiù gèng hǎo le, zhè jiàn xiàtiān chuān yánsè yǒudiǎn er shēn. Nǐ néng bāng wǒ zhǎo yī jiàn ma?
But if it were a lighter color, I’d like it better. This seems too dark for summer. Do you think you could get me one?
♦B:行,我给你看件颜色浅一点的。这件怎么样?
Xíng, wǒ gěi nǐ kàn jiàn yánsè qiǎn yīdiǎn de. Zhè jiàn zěnme yàng?
All right. I’ll show you something lighter. How about this one?
♦A:看上去挺好。好,我就买这件。
Kàn shàngqù tǐng hǎo. Hǎo, wǒ jiù mǎi zhè jiàn.
It looks good. OK, I’ll take it.

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♦A:请推荐一件纪念日礼物给我好吗?
Qǐng tuījiàn yī jiàn jìniàn rì lǐwù gěi wǒ hǎo ma?
Can you recommend something for an anniversary present?
♦B:当然可以,这条天然珍珠项链可以吗?
Dāngrán kěyǐ, zhè tiáo tiānrán zhēnzhū xiàngliàn kěyǐ ma?
Yes, sure. How about this natural pearl necklace?
♦A:太贵了,有没有人工养殖的珍珠?
Tài guì le, yǒu méiyǒu réngōng yǎngzhí de zhēnzhū?
It’s too expensive. Do you have a cultured one?
♦B:有的,我们确实有人工养殖的,但款式不多,你想定制一条吗?
Yǒu de, wǒmen quèshí yǒu réngōng yǎngzhí de, dàn kuǎnshì bù duō, nǐ xiǎng dìngzhì yì tiáo ma?
Yes, we do have cultured pearls, but there is not much choice. Would you like us to custom-set one?
♦A:不用了,谢谢。让我看看那对耳环可以吗?
Bùyòng le, xièxiè. Ràng wǒ kàn kàn nà duì ěrhuán kěyǐ ma?
No, thanks. Can I have a look at that pair of earrings?
♦B:是心形的那对儿,对吗? 这是本店最漂亮的耳环。
Shì xīn xíng dì nà duì er, duì ma? Zhè shì běndiàn zuì piàoliang de ěrhuán.
The heart-shaped ones? They are the most beautiful ones in our shop.
♦A:多少钱?
Duōshǎo qián?
How much is it?
♦B:2000美元。
2000 Měiyuán.
Two thousand dollars.
♦A:好的,我买了。
Hǎo de, wǒ mǎi le.
OK, I’ll take it.

Mandarin Chinese Lesson 28 Giving Advice

√  我不认为这是最好的决定。
Wǒ bù rènwéi zhè shì zuì hǎo de juédìng.
I’m not sure that’s the best decision.

√  我想你应该考虑考虑。
Wǒ xiǎng nǐ yīnggāi kǎolǜ kǎolǜ.
I think you should reconsider.

√  我怎么才能劝你改变想法呢?
Wǒ zěnme cáinéng quàn nǐ gǎibiàn xiǎngfǎ ne?
How can I persuade you to change your mind?

√  你要改变主意还来得及。
Nǐ yào gǎibiàn zhǔyì hái láidejí.
There’s still time to change your mind.

√  在做出决定前要把你所有的选择都考虑进去。
Zài zuò chū juédìng qián yào bǎ nǐ suǒyǒu de xuǎnzé dōu kǎolǜ jìnqù.
Just consider all your options before making a decision.

√  如果你一直这么辛苦工作的话,你的身体会垮掉的。
Rúguǒ nǐ yīzhí zhème xīnkǔ gōngzuò dehuà, nǐ de shēntǐ huì kuǎ diào de.
You’re going to burn out if you keep working so hard.

√  就我而言,我会建议不这样做。
Jiù wǒ ér yán, wǒ huì jiànyì bù zhèyàng zuò.
Personally, I would advise against it.

√  我劝你戒烟。
Wǒ quàn nǐ jièyān.
I would advise you to quit smoking.

√  我很想见见你,跟你谈谈我们怎么能帮你回到正路。
Wǒ hěn xiǎngjiàn jiàn nǐ, gēn nǐ tán tán wǒmen zěnme néng bāng nǐ huí dào zhènglù.
I’d be glad to meet with you to discuss how we can help you get back on the track.

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♦A:你好,想买点儿什么?
Nǐ hǎo, xiǎng mǎidiǎn er shénme?
Hello! What do you want to choose?
♦B:你好,我想买套黑色西装。
Nǐ hǎo, wǒ xiǎng mǎi tào hēisè xīzhuāng.
Hello, I’m looking for a black suit.
♦A:这套怎么样?是名牌。
Zhè tào zěnme yàng? Shì míngpái.
How do you like this one? It’s a name brand.
♦B:不,这套太贵了。我只想买一套去参加我姐姐的婚礼。
Bù, zhè tào tài guì le. Wǒ zhǐ xiǎng mǎi yī tào qù cānjiā wǒ jiejie de hūnlǐ.
No, it’s too expensive. I just want one to take part in my sister’s wedding ceremony.
♦A:我明白了。看看这一套,很便宜的。因为它不是很耐穿。
Wǒ míngbái le. Kàn kàn zhè yī tào, hěn piányi de. Yīnwèi tā bùshì hěn nài chuān.
I see. Have a look at this one. It’s very cheap because it’s not very durable.
♦B:但是看起来蛮好的,让我试试。
Dànshì kàn qǐlái mán hǎo de, ràng wǒ shì shì.
But it looks good. Let me try it on.
♦A:好的,镜子在那边。
Hǎo de, jìngzi zài nà biān.
OK, the mirror is over there.

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♦A:您要买什么,先生?
Nín yāomǎi shénme, xiānshēng?
May I help you, sir?
♦B:我要买一件运动服,42码的。
Wǒ yāomǎi yī jiàn yùndòng fú,42 mǎ de.
Yes, I want to buy a sports jacket, size forty-two.
♦A:我们有几种不同颜色的款式。
Wǒmen yǒu jǐ zhǒng bùtóng yánsè de kuǎnshì.
We have a few styles in different colors.
♦B:我想要红色的。
Wǒ xiǎng yào hóngsè de.
I’d like something in red.
♦A:这件怎么样?只要30美元,含税。
Zhè jiàn zěnme yàng? Zhǐyào 30 měiyuán, hán shuì.
How about this one? It’s just $ 30, plus tax.
♦B:看上去不错。我试试看。
Kàn shàngqù bùcuò. Wǒ shì shìkàn.
That looks fine. Let me try it on.
♦A:太合适了,先生。
Tài héshì le, xiānshēng.
It fits you perfectly, sir.
♦B:那好,我买了。你们接受信用卡吗?
Nà hǎo, wǒ mǎi le. Nǐmen jiēshòu xìnyòngkǎ ma?
All right. I’ll take it. Do you accept credit cards?
♦A:当然接受。
Dāngrán jiēshòu.
Of course.

Mandarin Chinese Lesson 27 Offering Help

√  你需要帮忙吗?
Nǐ xūyào bāngmáng ma?
Would you like a hand?

√  你真是太好了。
Nǐ zhēnshi tài hǎo le.
That’s very kind of you.

√  我很感激你的帮助。
Wǒ hěn gǎnjī nǐ de bāngzhù.
I appreciate your offer.

√  我能帮您吗?
Wǒ néng bāng nín ma?
Can I give you a hand?

√  你真是太好了。
Nǐ zhēnshi tài hǎo le.
That’s very nice of you.

√  我能帮忙吗?
Wǒ néng bāngmáng ma?
Can I help?

√  你能搬走这箱瓷器吗?
Nǐ néng bān zǒu zhè xiāng cíqì ma?
Could you carry this box of china, please?

√  我也帮你把这包书拿走吧。
Wǒ yě bāng nǐ bǎ zhè bāo shū ná zǒu ba.
Let me help with that bag of books as well.

√  这有什么我能做的吗?
Zhè yǒu shé me wǒ néng zuò de ma?
Is there anything I can do?

√  需要帮忙吗?
Xūyào bāngmáng ma?
Need any help?

√  你能帮我把那些植物从车后座搬到公寓吗?
Nǐ néng bāng wǒ bǎ nàxiē zhíwù cóng chē hòu zuò bān dào gōngyù ma?
Could you take those plants from the back seat of the car into the flat for me, please?

√  我能帮上什么忙吗?
Wǒ néng bāng shàng shénme máng ma?
Can I be of any assistance?

√  我去给大家沏点茶。
Wǒ qù gěi dàjiā qī diǎn chá.
I’ll make myself useful by making some tea.

√  谢谢大家的帮助!
Xièxiè dàjiā de bāngzhù!
Thanks for your help, everyone!

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♦A:早上好,宋夫人。哪儿不舒服吗?
Zǎoshang hǎo, sòng fūrén. Nǎer bú shūfú ma?
Good morning, Mrs. Song. What’s wrong with you?
♦B:早上好,医生。我感觉特别烦躁不安。
Zǎoshang hǎo, yīshēng. Wǒ gǎnjué tèbié fánzào bùān.
Good morning, doctor. I feel very upset.
♦A:能描述一下你的症状吗?
Néng miáoshù yīxià nǐ de zhèngzhuàng ma?
Could you describe the disease, please?
♦B:好的。我想我有点儿胖,我想苗条些。
Hǎo de. Wǒ xiǎng wǒ yǒudiǎn er pàng, wǒ xiǎng miáotiáo xiē.
Yes. I think I’m a bit fat. I want to be thin.
♦A:那很容易,夫人。每天多锻炼………
Nà hěn róngyì, fūrén. Měi tiān duō duànliàn………
That’s easy, madam. Doing morning exercises every day…….
♦B:但问题是我不想锻炼。
Dàn wèntí shì wǒ bùxiǎng duànliàn.
But the question is that I don’t want to do exercises.
♦A:那么你可以少吃点儿。
Nàme nǐ kěyǐ shǎo chī diǎn er.
Then you can eat a little.
♦B:我认为我吃得就很少。
Wǒ rènwéi wǒ chī de jiù hěn shǎo.
I think I eat little now.
♦A:你昨天吃的什么?
Nǐ zuótiān chī de shénme?|
What did you eat yesterday?
♦B:2个热狗,3杯牛奶,6个汉堡和8个苹果,就这些。
2 Gè règǒu,3 bēi niúnǎi,6 gè hànbǎo hé 8 gè píngguǒ, jiù zhèxiē.
Two hot dogs, three glasses of milk, six hamburgers and eight apples. That’s all.
♦A:噢,你吃得太多了,我想这就是原因。
Ō, nǐ chī de tài duō le, wǒ xiǎng zhè jiùshì yuányīn.
Oh, you eat too much. I think that’s the reason.

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♦A:对不起,我在哪儿可以买到裤子?
Duìbùqǐ, wǒ zài nǎer kěyǐ mǎi dào kùzi?
Excuse me, where can I buy pants?
♦B:一直往前走,左边的柜台就是。
Yīzhí wǎng qián zǒu, zuǒbiān de guìtái jiùshì.
Go ahead, you will see the pants on your left.
♦A:谢谢。
………
Xièxiè.
Thank you.
………
………
♦B:我们有许多种裤子,您喜欢哪一条?
Wǒmen yǒu xǔduō zhǒng kùzi, nín xǐhuan nǎ yītiáo?
We have a large variety of pants. Which one do you like best?
♦A:我想买条裤子配我的衬衣,你能帮我选一条吗?
Wǒ xiǎng mǎi tiáo kùzi pèi wǒ de chènyī, nǐ néng bāng wǒ xuǎn yītiáo ma?
I would like to buy a pair of pants to match my shirt. Can you give me any advice?
♦B:让我看看,这条蓝色的怎么样?我想它与你的浅棕色的衬衣很匹配。
Ràng wǒ kàn kàn, zhè tiáo lán sè de zěnme yàng? Wǒ xiǎng tā yǔ nǐ de qiǎn zōngsè de chènyī hěn pǐpèi.
Let me see. How about this blue one? I think they go well with your light-brown shirt.
♦A:真的吗?那让我试一条大号的。
Zhēn de ma? Nà ràng wǒ shì yītiáo dà hào de.
Really? Then let me try on the large size.
♦B:您穿起来真帅。
Nín chuān qǐlái zhēn shuài.
You really look handsome in them.
♦A:谢谢,我买了。
Xièxiè, wǒ mǎi le.
Thank you! I’ll take it .

Mandarin Chinese Lesson 26 Expressing Regret

√ 我本该至少试一试。
Wǒ běn gāi zhìshǎo shì yī shì.
I should have at least tried.

√ 我本该再早点儿开始学习。
Wǒ běn gāi zài zǎodiǎn er kāishǐ xuéxí.
I should have started studying earlier.

√ 我本应该多了解一些。
Wǒ běn yìng gāi duō liǎo jiè yīxiē.
I ought to have known better.

√ 我本不该做这事。
Wǒ běn bù gāi zuò zhè shì.
I shouldn’t have done that.

√ 我本不该买股票。
Wǒ běn bù gāi mǎi gǔpiào.
I shouldn’t have bought that stock.

√ 我知道这错了。
Wǒ zhīdào zhè cuò le.
I know it was a mistake.

√ 很遗憾我没能继续上我的钢琴课。
Hěn yíhàn wǒ méi néng jìxù shàng wǒ de gāngqín kè.
It’s a pity that I didn’t continue my piano lessons.

√ 回过头想想,我真不该告诉他。
Huí guòtóu xiǎng xiǎng, wǒ zhēn bù gāi gàosu tā.
Looking back, I probably shouldn’t have told him.

√跟她说了那些话,我后悔极了。
Gēn tā shuō le nàxiē huà, wǒ hòuhuǐ jí le.
I’m filled with regret about what I said to her.

√我多希望我能及时回头,重新开始。
Wǒ duō xīwàng wǒ néng jíshí huítóu, chóngxīn kāishǐ.
I wish I could go back in time and start over.

√我多希望我没有被学校开除。
Wǒ duō xīwàng wǒ méiyǒu bèi xuéxiào kāichú.
I wish I hadn’t dropped out of college.

√我真不相信我说了这话。
Wǒ zhēn bù xiāngxìn wǒ shuō le zhè huà.
I can’t believe I actually said that.

√我真希望我不是这么做的。
Wǒ zhēn xīwàng wǒ bùshì zhème zuò de.
I wish I had done it differently.

√我真为自已感到惭愧。
Wǒ zhēn wèi zìyǐ gǎndào cánkuì.
I feel ashamed of myself.