Chinese by Catherine Meek, Mao Yan (auth.), Brian Hill (eds.)

By Catherine Meek, Mao Yan (auth.), Brian Hill (eds.)

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Gei wo yi bai lin shi Sl ba give me one hundred and sixty-four. The waitress is disregarding the small change. Ba here indicates a suggestion, as in Dialogue l. hao hao hao, xiexie xiexie xiexie xiexie 34 BREAKTHROUGH CHINESE good, thanks. Chinese people are fond of repeating words - remember zuo zuo zuo in Dialogue 6, Unit 1. Here the speaker is being polite and grateful. nin yao fapiao rna? Do you want a receipt? zhang (lit. a sheet, as in a sheet of paper) in this case referring to the receipt, yi zhang fapiao, 'a / one receipt'.

3 north? D Your turn to speak. Have a go at asking a passer-by the way to different places. LI will prompt you. Dialogues 3 Where is the post office? L1STE FOR... ca t dong ZhangLi Passer-by ZhangLi Passer-by ZhangLi Passer-by Xiiinsheng, qing wen zhe fujin you y6uju rna? Li zher bu yuan jiu you. Zenme zou? Wang dong zou, yi zhi'm di, jiu dao Ie. Ao, xiexie nln. Bu yang xie, bu yang xie. Hao, zaijian a! dong east dl distance, land zhan bus stop, station from, used when talking about distance from a place.

Selecting from the box below, write the name of the drink on the dotted line in Pinyin beneath the pictures. ) ( I ) ..... ........ .......... (3) .... . pijiu 6 New phrase: cha (2) ............................................. (4) ............................................. kafei piiLaojiu Wang Dong and his two colleagues are ordering drinks. Listen to what they say on the recording, and when you have worked out which drinks they are having, connect each person with his or her drink. Wang Dong and his colleagues are pictured in the order in which they speak.

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