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Chinese Lesson #18Words used in the conversation
zheng4zai4 - in process of, in course of
jin4xiu1 - take a refresher course
mei3 - every, each
hui4hua4 - conversation, talk
yue4du2 - read, reading
nan2 - difficult
ke3shi4 - but
nu3li4 - hard; exert onself
jin4bu4 - progression; progress
kuai4 - quick, fast
hui4 - can
shang4...qu4 - go to
kou3yu3 - spoken language
fu4xi4 - review
ke4wen2 - text
zuo4 - do; make
lian4xi2 - exercise
youn4 - in; use
zhidao4 - know
zen3meban4 - what can we do?
hao3 - can
wen4 - ask
wei4 shen2me - why
cha2 - look up
cai4dan1 - menu
zhong1hua2 jin4xiu1 xue2xiao4 - Zhonghua Advanced school
wo xianzai zhengzai zhonghua jinxiu xuexiao xuexi hanyu, meixingqi xuexi liang ge wanshang, yi ge wanshang xuexi huihua, yi gewanshang xuexi yuedu. Wo juede Hanyu hen nan xue, keshi wo hen nuli. Laoshi shuo wo jinbu hen kuai.
I am learning chinese in zhonghua advanced school now. We have classes for two evenings during a week. One evening is for oral practice, the other is for reading. It's difficult for me to learn chinese, but I work hard. The teacher says I have made a great progress.
A: Ni hui shuo hanyu ma?
Can you speak Chinese?
B: Wo zhi hui shuo yidianr. Wo zhengzai xue.
Only a little. I am learning now.
A: Ni mei xingqi xuexi duoshao shijian?
How many hours do you study in a week?
B: Mei xingqi liang ge wanshang, mei ge wanshang liang ge ban xiaoshi.
Two evenings in a week, two and a half hours each evening.
A: Xuexi hanyu nan bu nan?
Do you think it's difficult to learn chinese?
B: Hanyu hen nan xue, keshi wo hen nuli.
Yes, I am working hard though it's difficult.
A: Ni shang nar qu?
Where are you going?
B: Wo qu shang hanyu ke.
Going to the chinese class.
A: Shi shang kouyu ke haishi shang yuedu ke?
What class do you have?
B: kouyu ke.
A: Wanshang ni hai you ke ma?
Do you stil have classes in the evening?
B: Wanshang mei you ke. Wanshang wo fuxi kewen, zuo lianxi.
No, but I am going to review the texts and do the exercises in the evening.
A: Mali, "menu" yong hanyu zenme shuo?
Mary, how can I say "menu" in chinese?
B: Wo ye bu zhidao.
Sorry, I don't know either.
A: Na zenmeban? Zhi haomingtianqu wen laoshi.
What can I do now? I have to wait til tomorrow and ask the teacher.
B: Wei shenmebu cha cidian? Ni bu shi you Ying-Han cidian ma?
Why not look it up in the dictionary? Don't you have an English-Chinese dictionary?
A: Dui, women keyi cha cidian. Ni kan, zai zher, "menu" jiu shi caidan.
You are right. We can look it up in the dictionary. Oh look, here it is, "menu" means (chinese characters here)
"Progress is impossible without changes, and those who can never change their opinion can neither change the world nor change themselves". -- George Bernard Shaw