Learn Chinese-Having meal 2

♦A:您看完菜单了吗?
Nín kàn wán càidān le ma?
Have you had enough time to look through the menus?
♦B:我还不确定是否大家都看好了。
Wǒ hái bù quèdìng shìfǒu dàjiā dōu kànhǎo le.
I’m not sure if we’re all ready yet.
♦A:你想再看几分钟吗?
Nǐ xiǎng zài kàn jǐ fēnzhōng ma?
Would you like a few more minutes?
♦B:是的。能再说一遍你们的特色菜吗?
Shì de. Néng zàishuō yībiàn nǐmen de tèsè cài ma?
Yes,please,but could you go through your specials one more time first?
♦A:当然,我们今天的特色菜是糖醋鸡块。
Dāngrán, wǒmen jīntiān de tèsè cài shì táng cù jī kuài.
Sure. Our special today is the sweet and sour chicken.
♦B:能搭配米饭或者面条一起吃吗?
Néng dāpèi mǐfàn huòzhě miàntiáo yīqǐ chī ma?
Does that come with rice or noodles?
♦A:这两种都可以。
Zhè liǎng zhǒng dōu kěyǐ.
It comes with either one.
♦B:你们今天的汤是什么?
Nǐmen jīntiān de tāng shì shénme?
And what kind of soup do you have today?
♦A:是奶油蘑菇汤。
Shì nǎiyóu mógu tāng.
Our soup de jour is cream of  mushroom.
♦B:好的。谢谢。
Hǎo de. Xièxiè.
Ok,thanks.
A:您想喝点儿饮料开胃吗?
Nín xiǎng hē diǎn er yǐnliào kāiwèi ma?
Would you like to start with some drinks?
B:对,好主意。
Duì, hǎo zhǔyì.
Yes,that’s probably a good idea.
A:那我给你拿什么饮料呢?
Nà wǒ gěi nǐ ná shénme yǐnliào ne?
What can I get for you then?
B:我们要两杯椰汁,两瓶啤酒。
Wǒmen yào liǎng bēi yē zhī, liǎng píng píjiǔ.
We’ll have two glasses of coconut juice and two bottles of beer,please.
A:好的,我先把饮料拿来再给您点菜。
Hǎo de, wǒ xiān bǎ yǐnliào ná lái zài gěi nín diǎn cài.
Ok, I’ll be right back with your drinks and then I’ll take your order.
B:谢谢。
Xièxiè.
Thanks.

Learn Chinese-Having meal 1

♦A:这里是星巴克,我能帮您什么?
Zhèlǐ shì xīngbakè, wǒ néng bāng nín shénme?
Starbucks,how may I help you?

♦B:我想要一杯咖啡。
Wǒ xiǎng yào yībēi kāfēi.
I’d like to order a coffee,please.
♦A:好的,您想要哪种咖啡?
Hǎo de, nín xiǎng yào nǎ zhǒng kāfēi?
Ok,what kind of coffee would you like?
♦B:嗯,美式咖啡是什么?
Ń, měi shì kāfēi shì shénme?
Um,what is an Americano?
♦A:它基本上就是过滤咖啡的别名。
Tā jīběn shàng jiùshì guòlǜ kāfēi de biémíng.
It’s basically a fancy name for filtered coffee.
♦B:要加煮好的牛奶吗?
Yào jiā zhǔ hǎo de niúnǎi ma?
Does ti come with steamed milk?
♦A:不加,但是拿铁和卡布奇诺咖啡都加牛奶。
Bù jiā, dànshì ná tiě hé kǎ bù jī nuò kāfēi dōu jiā niúnǎi.
No,but both a latte and a cappuccino do.
♦B:拿铁和卡布奇诺咖啡有什么区别呢?
Ná tiě hé kǎ bù jī nuò kāfēi yǒu shé me qūbié ne?
What’s the difference between a latte and a cappuccino?
♦A:他们都是用特浓咖啡豆、蒸奶、泡沫牛奶制作而成,但是卡布奇诺咖啡的蒸奶比拿铁的少一点。
Tāmen dōu shì yòng tè nóng kāfēi dòu, zhēng nǎi, pàomò niúnǎi zhìzuò ér chéng, dànshì kǎ bù jī nuò kāfēi de zhēng nǎi bǐ ná tiě de shǎo yīdiǎn.
They are both made with espresso beans,steamed milk and foamed milk,but a cappuccino has less steamed milk than a latte.
♦B:明白了,我来拿铁吧。
Míngbái le, wǒ lái ná tiě ba.
I see.I think I’ll have a latte.
♦A:您要多大号的?
Nín yào duōdà hào de?
What size would you like?
♦B:我来小杯吧。
Wǒ lái xiǎo bēi ba.
Can I have a small cup,please?
♦A:你想用外卖杯装吗?
Nǐ xiǎng yòng wàimài bēi zhuāng ma?
Would you like that in a to-go cup?
♦B:是的。
Shì de.
Yes,please.

Learn Chinese-How about a Game? 2

♦A:你在干什么呢?
Nǐ zài gànshénme ne?
What are you doing?
♦B:我正在玩今天报纸上的填字游戏。只要一有时间,我就喜欢玩报纸上的填字游戏。
Wǒ zhèngzài wán jīntiān bàozhǐ shàng de tián zì yóuxì. Zhǐyào yī yǒu shíjiān, wǒ jiù xǐhuan wán bàozhǐ shàng de tián zì yóuxì.
I’m just trying to complete today’s crossword puzzle.Whenever I get the time,I like to do the crossword puzzles in the paper.

♦A:你真是喜欢玩那种需要动脑子的益智游戏,没错吧?
Nǐ zhēnshi xǐhuan wán nà zhǒng xūyào dòng nǎozi de yì zhì yóuxì, méi cuò ba?
You really like brains that make you think, don’t you?
♦B:我就知道你会这么说。你喜欢玩什么类型的游戏?
Wǒ jiù zhīdào nǐ huì zhème shuō. Nǐ xǐhuan wán shénme lèixíng de yóuxì?
I guess you could say that.What kind of games do you like?
♦A:只要是我能玩得好的,我都喜欢。
Zhǐyào shi wǒ néng wán de hǎo de, wǒ dū xǐhuan.
I guess the games I like the most are the ones that I’m good at!
♦B:什么都可以吗?都包括什么游戏呢?
Shénme dōu kěyǐ ma? Dōu bāokuò shénme yóuxì ne?
Doesn’t everyone?Which games are those?
♦A:嗯,我喜欢玩飞镖。每次一去酒吧,我都能玩上好几个钟头。
Ń, wǒ xǐhuan wán fēibiāo. Měi cì yī qù jiǔbā, wǒ dū néng wán shàng hǎojǐ gè zhōngtóu.
Well,I like to play darts.Whenever I go to a bar,I usually play for a few hours.
♦B:你小时候经常玩游戏吗?
Nǐ xiǎoshíhou jīngcháng wán yóuxì ma?
Did you play a lot of games when you were little?
♦A:我爸爸妈妈喜欢玩跳棋和多米诺骨牌。我们每周末都会组织家里内部的比赛。
Wǒ bà ba māmā xǐhuan wán tiàoqí hé duōmǐnuò gǔpái. Wǒmen měi zhōumò dūhuì zǔzhī jiālǐ nèibù de bǐsài.
My parents used to love to play checkers and dominoes.We used to have family tournaments every weekend.
♦B:你现在还喜欢玩那些吗?
Nǐ xiànzài hái xǐhuan wán nàxiē ma?
Do you still like playing those games?
♦A:不了。老实说,我从来都不是发自内心地喜欢。你呢?你们家里人过去一起玩游戏吗?
Bùliǎo. Lǎoshí shuō, wǒ cónglái dōu bùshì fā zì nèixīn dì xǐhuan. Nǐ ne? Nǐmen jiālǐ rén guòqù yīqǐ wán yóuxì ma?
Not at all. I never really did,to be honest.What about you?Did your family used to play games together?
♦B:我们家每个人都喜欢玩扑克牌。
Wǒmen jiā měi gèrén dōu xǐhuan wán pūkè pái.
Everyone in my family really enjoys playing card games.
♦A:我的很多朋友都上网玩牌。你试过在网上玩吗?
Wǒ de hěnduō péngyǒu dōu shàngwǎng wán pái. Nǐ shì guò zài wǎngshàng wán ma?
Some of my friends play cards on the internet.Have you ever tried that?
♦B:没有,我还是比较喜欢和认识的人一起玩。
Méiyǒu, wǒ háishì bǐjiào xǐhuan hé rènshi de rén yīqǐ wán.
No,I prefer to play with people I know.

Learn Chinese-How about a Game? 1

♦A:你喜欢玩游戏吗?
Nǐ xǐhuan wán yóuxì ma?
Do you like playing games?
♦B:我喜欢玩电脑游戏,但是不喜欢玩棋类游戏。
Wǒ xǐhuan wán diànnǎo yóuxì, dànshì bù xǐhuan wán qí lèi yóuxì.
I like playing computer games,but I’m not really into board games.
♦A:单人游戏比如魔方或者单人扑克怎么样?
Dān rén yóuxì bǐrú mófāng huòzhě dān rén pūkè zěnme yàng?
How about individual games like the Rubik’s cube or solitaire?
♦B:魔方太难了,我觉得应该禁止。
Mófāng tài nán le, wǒ juéde yīnggāi jìnzhǐ.
The Rubik’s cube is so difficult to solve that I think it should be banned!
♦A:要是我来教你怎么玩,我敢保证你能玩的好。
Yàoshi wǒ lái jiào nǐ zěnme wán, wǒ gǎn bǎozhèng nǐ néng wán de hǎo.
If I taught you how to do it, I’m sure you could solve it.
♦B:你是怎么搞明白魔方怎么玩的?
Nǐ shì zěnme gǎo míngbái mófāng zěnme wán de?
How did you figure out how to solve the Rubik’s cube?
♦A:我其实也没搞明白怎么玩好魔方,我只是按照说明书做的。
Wǒ qíshí yě méi gǎo míngbái zěnme wán hǎo mófāng, wǒ zhǐshì ànzhào shuōmíngshū zuò de.
I didn’t really have to figure it out.I just followed the instructions!
♦B:我搞不懂那一长串的说明书。我觉得所有能玩好魔方的人都是天才。
Wǒ gǎo bù dǒng nà yī cháng chuàn de shuōmíngshū. Wǒ juéde suǒyǒu néng wán hǎo mófāng de rén dōu shì tiāncái.
I had no idea there were a set of instructions.I thought everyone who could solve it were all geniuses!
♦A:当我们玩解迷游戏的时候,攻略的提示非常重要。如果你能教我怎么玩好ps2游戏,我就教你怎么转魔方。
Dāng wǒmen wán jiě mí yóuxì de shíhou, gōnglüè de tíshì fēicháng zhòngyào. Rúguǒ nǐ néng jiào wǒ zěnme wán hǎo ps2 yóuxì, wǒ jiùjiào nǐ zěnme zhuǎn mófāng.
Hints are really important when you’re solving puzzles.If you give me some hints about playing that PS2 game,I’ll show you how to solve the Rubik’s cube.
♦B:一言为定。
Yī yán wéi dìng.
It’s a deal.

Learn Chinese-Driving Cars 2

♦A:准备好上第一节驾驶课了吗?
Zhǔnbèi hǎo shàng dì yī jié jiàshǐ kè le ma?
Are you ready for your first driving lesson?
♦B:准备好了。再告诉我一遍哪个是刹车?
Zhǔnbèi hǎo le. Zài gàosu wǒ yībiàn nǎge shì shāchē?
Yes. Which one is the brake again?
♦A:你左脚边那个踏板是刹车,右边那个踏板是油门。
Nǐ zuǒ jiǎo biān nàgè tàbǎn shì shāchē, yòubiān nàgè tàbǎn shì yóumén.
The pedal on your left is the brake and the one on your right is the gas.
♦B:我很喜欢这车是自动档的。我可不喜欢换档。
Nǐ hěn xǐhuan zhè chē shì zìdòng dàng de. Wǒ kěbù xǐhuan huàn dǎng.
I’m glad this car is an automatic.I don’t like having to change gears.

♦A:自动档的车很好开。你要做的头一件事就是要系好安全带。
Zìdòng dàng de jū hěn hǎo kāi. Nǐ yào zuò de tóu yī jiàn shì jiùshì yào xì hǎo ānquán dài.
Automatics are very simple to drive.The first thing you should do is put your seat belt on.
♦B:你应该把你那边也系上。你永远也不会知道驾驶员这边会发生什么事!
Nǐ yīnggāi bǎ nǐ nà biān yě xì shàng. Nǐ yǒngyuǎn yě bù huì zhīdào jiàshǐ yuán zhè biān huì fāshēng shénme shì!
You should also put yours on.You never know what will happen with me in the driver’s seat!
♦A:真好笑。下一步,你要记得检查两边的侧镜和后视镜。你都能看见吗?
Zhēn hǎoxiào. Xià yībù, nǐ yào jìde jiǎnchá liǎngbiān de cè jìng hé hòu shì jìng. Nǐ dōu néng kànjiàn ma?
Very funny.Next you should check your side mirrors and your rear view mirror.Can you see out of  them?
♦B:你那边的侧镜我一点都看不见。你能帮我往前调一下吗?
Nǐ nà biān de cè jìng wǒ yīdiǎn dōu kàn bùjiàn. Nǐ néng bāng wǒ wǎng qián diào yīxià ma?
I can’t see anything out of the side mirror on your side of the car.Could you move it forward a bit,please?
♦A:怎么样?
Zěnme yàng?
How’s that?
♦B:好多了。现在该做什么?
Hǎoduō le. Xiànzài gāi zuò shénme?
That’s better.Now what?
♦A:检查一下你的油表。
Jiǎnchá yīxià nǐ de yóu biǎo.
Check your petrol situation.
♦B:油箱几乎都空了。我想我得开到加油站去加油。
Yóuxiāng jīhū dōu kōng le. Wǒ xiǎng wǒ de kāi dào jiāyóu zhàn qù jiāyóu.
The tank is almost empty.I guess I’ll drive to the petrol station to fill it up.
♦A:你说的很对。把钥匙插进点火开关里。发动车,把档位调到倒车档,等路面的车都通过后,慢慢倒出机动车道。
Nǐ shuō de hěn duì. Bǎ yàoshi chā jìn diǎnhuǒ kāiguān lǐ. Fādòng chē, bǎ dàng wèi tiáo dào dàochē dàng, děng lùmiàn de jū dōu tōngguò hòu, màn man dào chū jīdòng chēdào.
That’s a good idea.Put your keys in the ignition,start it up,put the car in reverse,wait for the road to be clear,and then back out of the driveway.
♦B:我知道了。别担心。我保证你能安全到达。
Wǒ zhīdào le. Bié dānxīn. Wǒ bǎozhèng nǐ néng ānquán dàodá.
I got it. Don’t worry.I’ll get you there in one piece.

Lesson 21 Warning & Reminder

  • 我警告你,再这样我就对你不客气了。
    wǒ jǐng gào nǐ , zài zhè yàng wǒ jiù duì nǐ bù kè qì le 。
    I warn you. If you continue behaving like this, I will not stand it any longer.

  • 我可告诉你,你再迟到的话就不要来上班了。
    wǒ kě gào sù nǐ , nǐ zài chí dào de huà jiù bù yào lái shàng bān le 。
    I would like to mind you if you are late again, you’ll get fire.

  • 要是你不准时来,我们就不等你了。
    yào shì nǐ bù zhǔn shí lái , wǒ mén jiù bù děng nǐ le 。
    If you don’t come on time, we will not wait you.

  • 出去,不然我要报警了。
    chū qù , bù rán wǒ yào bào jǐng le 。
    Get out, or I call the police.

  • 除非你答应我们的条件,否则我们就不走。
    chú fēi nǐ dā yīng wǒ mén de tiáo jiàn , fǒu zé wǒ mén jiù bù zǒu 。
    Unless you accept our terms, we are not leaving.

  • 不按合同办事,后果自负。
    bù àn hé tóng bàn shì , hòu guǒ zì fù 。
    You will take the consequences if you don’t follow the contract.

  • 小心汽车!
    xiǎo xīn qì chē !
    Look out! Here comes a car.

  • 小心别摔倒了!
    xiǎo xīn bié shuāi dǎo le !
    Mind your way.

  • 打雷呢,别在树下站!
    dǎ léi ne , bié zài shù xià zhàn !
    It’s thundering. Don’t stand beneath the tree.

  • 过马路要当心。
    guò mǎ lù yào dāng xīn 。
    Be careful while crossing the road.

  • 明天有重要会议,千万别迟到。
    míng tiān yǒu zhòng yào huì yì , qiān wàn bié chí dào 。
    Don’t be late tomorrow! There is an important meeting.

  • 别忘了出门前检查一下煤气。
    bié wàng le chū mén qián jiǎn chá yī xià méi qì 。
    Remember to check the gas before you leave.

  • 照这样下去,你的朋友都会离你而去。
    zhào zhè yàng xià qù , nǐ de péng yǒu dōu huì lí nǐ ér qù 。
    All your friends will leave you if you continue doing this.

  • 别哭了,对身体不好。
    bié kū le , duì shēn tǐ bù hǎo 。
    Don’t cry anymore. It’s bad to your health.

  • 别忘了我说的话。
    bié wàng le wǒ shuō de huà 。
    Never forget what I told you.

Learn Chinese-Driving Cars 1

♦A:哇塞,这是你的跑车吗?
Wasāi, zhè shì nǐ de pǎochē ma?
Wow, is that your sports car?
♦B:是的,你觉得怎么样?
Shì de, nǐ juéde zěnme yàng?
Yes, do you like it?
♦A:我喜欢!我以前一直想要一辆绿色的本田。这车的车况怎么样?
Wǒ xǐhuan! Wǒ yǐqián yīzhí xiǎng yào yī liàng lǜsè de běntián. Zhè chē de jū kuàng zěnme yàng?
I love it! I used to always want to drive a green honda.Is it in good condition?
♦B:从外观看起来还不错,不过里面就大不一样。再上路的话可能要好好保养一下。
Cóng wàiguān kàn qǐlái hái bùcuò, bùguò lǐmiàn jiù dà bù yīyàng. Zài shànglù dehuà kěnéng yào hǎohǎo bǎoyǎng yīxià.
It looks good on the outside,but the inside is a different story.It needs a lot of servicing before it can go out on the roads again.
♦A:有什么问题?
Yǒu shé me wèntí?
What’s wrong with it?
♦B:恩,首先,要换一个新的引擎,那个可能会很贵。
Ēn, shǒuxiān, yào huàn yīgè xīn de yǐnqíng, nàgè kěnéng huì hěn guì.
Well,first of all,it needs a new engine,which is extremely expensive.
♦A:你上次保养是什么时候?
Nǐ shàng cì bǎoyǎng shì shénme shíhou?
When’s the last time you had it serviced?
♦B:大概好几年前了。
Dàgài hǎojǐ nián qián le.
It must have been a few years ago now.
♦A:我觉得每辆车最好每年都做一些定期的基本保养。
Wǒ juéde měi liàng chē zuì hǎo měinián dōu zuò yīxiē dìngqí de jīběn bǎoyǎng.
I thought all cars needed regular servicing on a yearly basis.
♦B:没错。
Méi cuò.
They do.
♦A:还有什么别的毛病吗?
Hái yǒu shé me bié de máobìng ma?
What else is wrong with it?
♦B:空调坏了,所以车里总感觉像是有100度,尤其是在夏天!
Kòngtiáo huài le, suǒyǐ chē lǐ zǒng gǎnjué xiàng shì yǒu 100 dù, yóuqí shì zài xiàtiān!
The heating controls don’t work anymore,so ti always feels like it’s about 100 degrees in the car-even in the summer!
♦A:你为什么不做一次大修呢?
Nǐ wèishéme bù zuò yīcì dàxiū ne?
Why don’t you get it all fixed?
♦B:养一辆车比你想象的要花很多钱,特别是有好多零件不好用的时候。
Yǎng yī liàng chē bǐ nǐ xiǎngxiàng de yāo huā hěnduō qián, tèbié shì yǒu hǎoduō língjiàn bù hǎo yòng de shíhou.
It costs more than you think to run a car-especially when there are so many things wrong with it!
♦A:你修好告诉我一下,我特别喜欢驾驶的感觉!
Nǐ xiūhǎo gàosu wǒ yīxià, wǒ tèbié xǐhuan jiàshǐ de gǎnjué!
Well,let me know when you get it fixed.I’d love to go for a ride in it!

Learn Mandarin Chinese-Common Health Problems 1

♦A:你看起来气色不太好。也许你应该请一天假。
Nǐ kàn qǐlái qìsè bù tài hǎo. Yěxǔ nǐ yīnggāi qǐng yītiān jiǎ.
You don’t look too well.Maybe you should take the day off from work.
♦B:我不会请假。今天我还有一个重要的会议要参加。
Wǒ bù huì qǐngjià. Jīntiān wǒ hái yǒu yīgè zhòngyào de huìyì yào cānjiā.
I couldn’t do that.I have an important meeting to go to today.
♦A:你感觉还好吗?
Nǐ gǎnjué hái hǎo ma?
Do you feel OK?
♦B:不怎么样。坐了10个小时的飞机,时差还没有倒过来,更要命的是,我感觉我还感冒了。
Bù zě me yàng. Zuò le 10 gè xiǎoshí de fēijī, shíchā hái méiyǒu dào guòlái, gèng yàomìng de shì, wǒ gǎnjué wǒ hái gǎnmào le.
Not really.After a 10-hour flight.I’ve got  jetlag,and on top of  that,I think I’ve also got the flu.
♦A:你为什么不给你的秘书打个电话让她重新给你安排一下你今天的会议呢?你应该休息一下,要不然一会儿可能会比现在还要难受。
Nǐ wèishéme bù gěi nǐ de mìshū dǎ gè diànhuà ràng tā chóngxīn gěi nǐ ānpái yīxià nǐ jīntiān de huìyì ne? Nǐ yīnggāi xiūxí yīxià, yào bùrán yīhuǐer kěnéng huì bǐ xiànzài hái yào nánshòu.
Why don’t you call your secretary and tell her to reschedule the meeting?You should really get some rest or you’ll end up feeling even worse than you do now.
♦B:你能不能摸我的脑儿门,看我是不是有点发烧?
Nǐ néng bùnéng mō wǒ de nǎo er mén, kàn wǒ shì bùshì yǒudiǎn fāshāo?
Could you feel my forehead and check to see if I have a fever?
♦A:真的很烫。我去给你找点泰诺退烧吧。
Zhēn de hěn tàng. Wǒ qù gěi nǐ zhǎo diǎn tài nuò tuìshāo ba.
You’re really hot.Let me get you some Tylenol to bring the fever down.
♦B:好的。我今天上午就在家里休息了,不过,如果我下午好一些的话,我还得回去开会。
Hǎo de. Wǒ jīntiān shàngwǔ jiù zài jiālǐ xiūxí le, bùguò, rúguǒ wǒ xiàwǔ hǎo yīxiē dehuà, wǒ hái de huíqù kāihuì.
Ok.I’ll stay home this morning and rest,but if I feel better in the afternoon,I’m going to go to the meeting.
♦A:你胳膊上是什么东西?
Nǐ gē bó shàng shì shénme dōngxi?
What’s that on your arm?
♦B:我不知道。看来有点发红,但我肯定什么事都没有。
Wǒ bù zhīdào. Kàn lái yǒudiǎn fà hóng, dàn wǒ kěndìng shénme shì dōu méiyǒu.
I don’t know.It looks a bit red,but I’m sure it’s nothing.
♦A:我们最好去看医生,开点药。
Wǒmen zuì hǎo qù kàn yīshēng, kāi diǎn yào.
We’d better go to the doctor to get some medicine.
♦B:随你说什么。我只是想回去开会。
Suí nǐ shuō shénme. Wǒ zhǐshì xiǎng huíqù kāihuì.
Whatever you say.I just want to get to my meeting!

Lesson 20 Demand & Command

  • 请你把门关上!
    qǐng nǐ bǎ mén guān shàng !
    Please shut the door!
  • 你要想清楚再说。
    nǐ yào xiǎng qīng chǔ zài shuō 。
    Think clearly before you speak.
  • 明天请早点来。
    míng tiān qǐng zǎo diǎn lái 。
    Get here earlier tomorrow.
  • 我们公司的员工必须讲英语。
    wǒ mén gōng sī de yuán gōng bì xū jiǎng yīng yǔ 。
    Our employees are required to speak English.
  • 别坐在前面,到后面来。
    bié zuò zài qián miàn , dào hòu miàn lái 。
    Come and sit at the back. Don’s sit in the fount.
  • 工作时一定要穿制服。
    gōng zuò shí yī dìng yào chuān zhì fú 。
    You must wear the uniform at work.
  • 没有特殊原因,一律不准请假。
    méi yǒu tè shū yuán yīn , yī lǜ bù zhǔn qǐng jià 。
    No one is to ask for leave unless he’s got a special reason.
  • 快点,要不就来不及了。
    kuài diǎn , yào bù jiù lái bù jí le 。
    Hurry up, or we will be late.
  • 过来一下。
    guò lái yī xià 。
    Come over here.
  • 你必须把作业写完再去玩儿。
    nǐ bì xū bǎ zuò yè xiě wán zài qù wánr。
    You must finish the homework before you go out.
  • 请你出去。
    qǐng nǐ chū qù 。
    Get out of here.
  • 不准在医院里吸烟!
    bù zhǔn zài yī yuàn lǐ xī yān !
    Smoking is not allowed in the hospital.
  • 不要在电影院里大声说话。
    bù yào zài diàn yǐng yuàn lǐ dà shēng shuō huà 。
    Don’t talk aloud in the cinema.
  • 别说别人的坏话。
    bié shuō bié rén de huài huà 。
    Don’t speak ill of others.
  • 马上把房间打扫干净。
    mǎ shàng bǎ fáng jiān dǎ sǎo gān jìng 。
    Clean the room immediately!
  • 这些话你听也得听,不听也得听。
    zhè xiē huà nǐ tīng yě děi tīng , bù tīng yě děi tīng 。
    No matter you like it or not, you must do as I tell you.

Learn Chinese-Entertaining Clients

♦A:你想喝点什么吗?
Nǐ xiǎng hē diǎn shénme ma?
Would you like to have something to drink?
♦B:喔,那太好了。有热咖啡吗?
Ō, nà tài hǎo le. Yǒu rè kāfēi ma?
Yes,please,that would be very nice .Do you have any hot coffee?
♦A:对不起,我们没有咖啡,茶可以吗?
Duìbùqǐ, wǒmen méiyǒu kāfēi, chá kěyǐ ma?
I’m sorry,we don’t have any coffee,would tea be alright?
♦B:可以,那也不错。
Kěyǐ, nà yě bùcuò.
Yes,that would be fine.
♦A:还要什么东西吗?小点心怎么样?
Hái yào shénme dōngxi ma? Xiǎo diǎnxīn zěnme yàng?
Is there anything else I can offer you?Would you like some light refreshments?
♦B:不用了….真的,如果不太麻烦的话,我喝点儿茶就成了。我午饭吃的太晚,吃得也多,所以午饭以后我不想吃什么东西了。
Bùyòng le…. Zhēn de, rúguǒ bù tài máfan dehuà, wǒ hē diǎn er chá jiù chéng le. Wǒ wǔfàn chī de tài wǎn, chī de yě duō, suǒyǐ wǔfàn yǐhòu wǒ bùxiǎng chī shénme dōngxi le.
No,no,no….Actually,I’ll just have some tea if that is not too much trouble.I had a very late and very large lunch,so I don’t expect to eat anything else for the remainder of the day.
♦A:我知道你在倒时差,但我想什么时间我们应该做一下预算评估。明天你什么时候有空我们见面谈谈?
Wǒ zhīdào nǐ zài dào shíchā, dàn wǒ xiǎng shénme shíjiān wǒmen yīnggāi zuò yīxià yùsuàn pínggū. Míngtiān nǐ shénme shíhou yǒu kòng wǒmen jiànmiàn tán tán?
I know you’re probably fighting off your jet lag,but I’m wondering what time we should set for our budget review.What time are you available tomorrow for our meeting?
♦B:别担心我。我今天尽量早点儿睡觉,明天就没事了。我一早还有一个会,不过10点以后应该有时间。
Bié dānxīn wǒ. Wǒ jīntiān jǐnliàng zǎodiǎn er shuìjiào, míngtiān jiù méishì le. Wǒ yīzǎo hái yǒu yīgè huì, bùguò 10 diǎn yǐhòu yīnggāi yǒu shíjiān.
Don’t worry about me.I’ll try to hit the sack a little early tonight and I’ll be fine by the time tomorrow comes.I have a meeting early on,but I should be available after ten o’clock.