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Four New Mandarin Chinese Lessons - "A Trip to Dalian?"

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 A Trip To Dalian? #1


Announcer:

A Trip To Dalian? #1
Qù Dàlián Lǔyóu? Yī
去大连旅游?一

Vocabulary
Cíhuì
词汇

A:

Authorized
Tèxǔ
特许

B:

Economy
Jīngjì
经济

A:

Special economic zone
Jīngjì tèqū
经济特区

B:

Develop
Fāzhǎn
发展

A:

Rapid
Xùnsù
迅速

B:

Attract or Appeal to
Xīyǐn
吸引

A:

Foreign investment
Wàizī
外资

B:

Intel
Yīngtèěr
英特尔

A:

To set up
Shè


B:

Branch office
Fēnbù
分部

A:

Set up a branch
Shè le fēnbù
设了分部

B:

High-tech zone
Gāoxīnqū
高新区

A:

Software park
Ruǎnjiànyuán
软件园

B:

Science and engineering
Lǐgōng
理工

A:

West suburb
Xījiāo
西郊

B:

To be located
Zuòluò
坐落

A:

Concentrate
Jízhōng
集中

B:

Dell
Dàiěr
戴尔

A:

HP
Huìpǔ
惠普

B:

Panasonic
Sōngxià
松下

A:

Thomas Friedman
Tuōmǎsī Fúlǐdémàn
托马斯弗里德曼

B:

Gradually
Zhúbù
逐步

A:

Outsource
Wàibāo
外包

B:

Bangalore
Bānjiāluóěr
班加罗尔

A:

Wind
Fēng


B:

Scenery
Jǐng


A:

Scenic view
Fēngjǐng
风景

B:

Scenic district
Fēngjǐngqū
风景区

A:

Air
Kōngqì
空气

B:

Quality
Zhìliàng
质量

A:

Air quality
Kōngqì zhìliàng
空气质量

B:

Medical treatment
Yīliáo
医疗

A:

Facility
Shèshī
设施

B:

Sick person or Patient
Huànzhě
患者

A:

Inquire or Consult
Zīxún
咨询

Announcer:

Dialogue
Duìhuà
对话

A:

I would like to go to Dalian for fun - you went there - or not?
Wǒ xiǎng qù Dàlián wánr, nǐ qùguò nàr méi?
我想去大连玩,你去过那儿没?

B:

I haven't gone there - however - hear-tell - not bad.
Wǒ méi qùguò nàr, búguò tīngshuō búcuò.
我没去过那儿,不过听说不错。

A:

I would like to ask some questions about traveling in Dalian.
Wǒ xiǎng wèn xiē guānyú zài Dàlián lǚyóu de wèntí.
我想问些关于在大连旅游的问题。

Furthermore - I hear-tell - Dalian's economy - developing very rapidly.
Érqiě wǒ tīngshuō Dàlián jīngjì fāzhǎn hěn xùnsù.
而且我听说大连经济发展很迅速。

By the way, ...
Duì le, ...
对了,……

it is Chinese government - authorized - special economic zone, ...
tā shì Zhōngguó zhèngfǔ tèxǔ de jīngjì tèqū ne, ...
它是中国政府特许的经济特区呢,……

attracted a lot of foreign investment.
xīyǐn le hěnduō wàizī.
吸引了很多外资。

At first - was mainly some Japanese companies, ...
Qǐxiān zhǔyào shì yīxiē Rìběn gōngsī, ...
起先主要是一些日本公司,……

but now Intel - also set up a branch there.
dànshì xiànzài Yīngtèěr yě zài nàlǐ shè le fēnbù.
但是现在英特尔也在那里设了分部。

B:

Yeah, as far as I know ...
Shìde, jù wǒ suǒzhī, ...
是的,据我所知,……

Dalian Hi-Tech Zone and Dalian Software Park - located at the western suburbs, ...
Dàlián Gāoxīnqū hé Dàlián Ruǎnjiànyuán zuòluò zài xījiāo, ...
大连高新区和大连软件园坐落在西郊,……

they both at - Dalian Science And Engineering University's vicinity.
tāmen dōu zài Dàlián Lǐgōng Dàxué fùjìn.
它们都在大连理工大学附近。

IT enterprises from all over the world - all concentrated there, ...
Shìjiè gèdì de IT qǐyè dōu jízhōng zài nàlǐ, ...
世界各地的IT企业都集中在那里,……

such as Dell, HP, Panasonic.
bǐrú Dàiěr, Huìpǔ, Sōngxià.
比如戴尔,惠普,松下。

I also read a book written by Thomas Friedman ...
Wǒ hái dúguò Tuōmǎsī Fúlǐdémàn de yīběn shū ...
我还读过托马斯弗里德曼的一本书……

called "The World Is Flat".
jiào "Shìjiè Shì Píng De".
叫"世界是平的"。

In the book he mentions Dalian's IT industry.
Tā zài shūlǐ tídào le Dàlián de IT yè.
他在书里提到了大连的IT业。

He says Dalian - gradually becoming an outsourcing center ...
Tā shuō Dàlián zhúbù chéngwéi yīgè wàibāo zhōngxīn, ...
他说大连逐步成为一个外包中心,……

like India's Bangalore.
xiàng Yìndù de Bānjiāluóěr.
像印度的班加罗尔。

A:

Not bad.
Búcuò ma.
不错嘛。

Then could you help me ask about Dalian tourism matters?
Nà nǐ néng bāng wǒ wènwèn guānyú Dàlián lǚyóu de shì ma?
你能帮我问问关于大连旅游的事吗?

B:

Of course. I can help you ask.
Dāngrán le. Wǒ kěyǐ bāng nǐ wènwèn.
当然了。我可以帮你问问。

I checked Dalian tourist office's inquiry phone line.
Wǒ chádào le Dàlián lǚyóu jú de zīxún diànhuà.
我查到了大连旅游局的咨询电话。

You can call - ask them.
Nǐ kěyǐ dǎ diànhuà wèn tāmen.
你可以打电话问他们。

Telephone is 0411-96181.
Diànhuà shì língsìyāoyāo jiǔliù yāobāyāo.
电话是 0411 96 181。

A:

My Chinese isn't that good ...
Wǒ Zhōngwén bú tài xíng, ...
我中文不太行,……

I'm afraid they - not know what I'm saying.
wǒ pà tāmen bù zhīdào wǒ zài shuō shénme.
我怕他们不知道我在说什么。

Please - you help me ask - okay?
Qǐng nǐ bāng wǒ wènwèn xíng ma?
请你帮我问问行吗?

B:

Sure, no problem.
Hǎode, méi wèntí.
好的,没问题。

What would you like to ask?
Nǐ xiǎng wèn xiē shénme?
你想问些什么?

A:

I mainly would like to ask - Dalian's air quality, ...
Wǒ zhǔyào xiǎng wènwèn Dàlián de kōngqì zhìliàng, ...
我主要想问问大连的空气质量,……

natural scenic districts, how are medical facilities, ...
zìrán fēngjǐngqū, yīliáo shèshī zěnmeyàng, ...
自然风景区,医疗设施怎么样,……

how do they deal with - foreign language speaking - foreign patients?
tāmen zěnme chǔlǐ shuō wàiyǔ de wàiguó huànzhě?
他们怎么处理说外语的外国患者?

You know - me and my husband's Chinese - both very limited.
Nǐ zhīdào, wǒ gēn wǒ lǎogōng de Zhōngwén dōu hěn yǒuxiàn.
你知道,我跟我老公的中文都很有限。

B:

Okay - I help you ask and see.
Hǎo, wǒ bāng nǐ wènwèn kàn.
好,我帮你问问看。



A Trip To Dalian? #2

Announcer:

A Trip To Dalian? #2
Qù Dàlián Lǚyóu? Èr
去大连旅游?二

Vocabulary
Cíhuì
词汇

B:

Coastal waters - literally, Nearby-sea
Jìnhǎi
近海

C:

Seaside
Hǎibīn
海滨

B:

United Nations
Liánhéguó
联合国

C:

Confer or Award
Shòuyǔ
授予

B:

Reside



C:

Award or Prize
Jiǎng


B:

People's Habitat Award
Rénjūjiǎng
人居奖

C:

Environment
Huánjìng
环境

B:

Good
Jiā


C:

Global Environment 500 Best City
Huánjìng Quánqiú Wǔbǎi Jiā Chéngshì
环境全球500佳城市

B:

Green space
Lǜhuà
绿化

C:

Cover
Fùgài
覆盖

B:

Ratio



C:

Coverage ratio
Fùgàilǜ
覆盖率

B:

According to



C:

Statistic
Tǒngjì
统计

B:

Green space coverage ratio - according to statistics
Lǜhuà fùgàilǜ jù tǒngjì
绿化覆盖率据统计

C:

Green field
Lǜdì
绿地

B:

Light
Guāng


C:

Sunlight or Sunshine
Yángguāng
阳光

B:

Scenic sight
Fēngguāng
风光

C:

Site, Area or Court
Chǎng


B:

Wide or Extensive
Guǎng
广

C:

Public square
Guǎngchǎng
广场

B:

Bath or Bathe



C:

Bathing place
Yùchǎng
浴场

B:

Slip or Slide
Huá


C:

Snow
Xuě


B:

Ski area
Huáxuěchǎng
滑雪场

C:

Fountain or Spring
Quán


B:

Hot spring
Wēnquán
温泉

C:

Spend, in the sense of spending time



B:

Vacation
Jià


C:

Spend one's holiday or vacation
Dùjià
度假

B:

Resort area
Dùjiàqū
度假区

C:

Sandy beach or Beach
Shātān
沙滩

Announcer:

Dialogue
Duìhuà
对话

B:

Hello, my main reason for calling is ...
Nǐ hǎo, wǒ dǎ diànhuà lái zhǔyào shì ...
你好,我打电话来主要是 ……

would like to consult about Dalian tourism matters.
xiǎng zīxún guānyú zài Dàlián lǚyóu de shìqíng.
想咨询关于在大连旅游的事情。

C:

Hello. Please speak.
Nǐ hǎo. Qǐng shuō.
你好。请说。

B:

The first one is - question related to Dalian's air quality.
Dìyīgè shì guānyú Dàlián de kōngqì zhìliàng wèntí.
第一个是关于大连的空气质量问题。

Dalian's air quality - compared with the whole country - how is it?
Dàlián de kōngqì zhìliàng gēn quánguó bǐ, shì zěnyàng de?
大连的空气质量跟全国比,是怎样的?

C:

Dalian is - seaside city - air very good, ...
Dàlián shì hǎibīn chéngshì, kōngqì hěnhǎo, ...
大连是海滨城市,空气很好,……

Dalian - by the United Nations - awarded ...
Dàlián bèi Liánhéguó shòuyǔ ...
大连被联合国授予……

"People's Habitat Award" and "Global Environment 500 Best City".
"Rénjūjiǎng" hé "Huánjìng Quánqiú Wǔbǎi Jiā Chéngshì".
"人居奖"和"环境全球500佳城市"。

B:

How is the green space?
Lǜhuà zěnmeyàng a?
绿化怎么样啊?

C:

Dalian city - green space coverage ratio - according to statistics - is 42%.
Dàlián chéngshì lǜhuà fùgàilǜ jù tǒngjì shì bǎifēnzhī sìshíèr.
大连城市绿化覆盖率据统计是42%。

Mainly - we - here - lots of green fields - and trees.
Zhǔyào zánmen zhèr lǜdì háiyǒu shù hěnduō.
主要咱们这儿绿地还有树很多。

B:

Can you introduce a little ...
Nǐ néng jièshào yīxià ...
你能介绍一下……

natural scenic districts in Dalian's vicinity?
Dàlián fùjìn de zìrán fēngjǐngqū ma?
大连附近的自然风景区吗?

C:

Actually - have lots of natural scenic districts in Dalian's vicinity.
Qíshí Dàlián fùjìn de zìrán fēngjǐngqū yǒu hěnduō.
其实大连附近的自然风景区有很多。

Have mountains - have lakes - have sea, ...
Yǒu shān yǒu shuǐ yǒu hǎi, ...
有山有水有海,……

within the urban district - also have lots of beautiful public squares ...
shìqū nèi háiyǒu hěnduō piàoliàng de guǎngchǎng, ...
市区内还有很多漂亮的广场,……

We also have ski area - hot spring resort area.
Wǒmén háiyǒu huáxuěchǎng, wēnquán dùjiàqū.
我们还有滑雪场,温泉度假区。

However - if - are speaking of - short trip ...
Búguò rúguǒ shì duǎnqī lǚxíng de huà, ...
不过如果是短期旅行的话,……

I suggest - at this time - you can go to - seaside bathing place ...
wǒ jiànyì, zài zhèigè shíjiān, nǐmen kěyǐ qù hǎibīn yùchǎng ...
我建议,在这个时间,你们可以去海滨浴场……

such as Bangchui Island Seaside Bathing Place.
xiàng Bàngchuídǎo Hǎibīn Yùchǎng.
像棒棰岛海滨浴场。
Note: Bàngchuí means "wooden club", which is an implement used to beat clothes while washing them.

B:

"Bangchuidao" - is because - formed like - wooden club?
"Bàngchuídǎo" shì yīnwéi zhǎng de xiàng bàngchuí?
"棒棰岛"是因为长的像棒棰?

C:

Right. On the island have hill - height approximately 53 meters.
Duì. Dǎo shàng yǒu zuò shān, gāo yuē wǔshísān mǐ.
对。岛上有座山,高约五十三米。
Note: Literally... island ~ on ~ have ~ m.w. ~ hill/mountain, ~ high ~ approximate ~ 53 ~ point ~ one ~ meter.

On hilltop you can see...
Zài shānshàng nǐ kěyǐ kàndào ...
在山上你可以看到……

Dalian urban area and coastal waters' scenic sights.
Dàlián shìqū hé jìnhǎi de fēngguāng.
大连市区和近海的风光。

Island's east side is - sandy beach.
Dǎo de dōngmiàn shì shātān.

岛的东面是沙滩。



A Trip To Dalian? #3

Announcer:

A Trip To Dalian? #3
Qù Dàlián Lǚyóu? Sān
去大连旅游?三

Vocabulary
Cíhuì
词汇

C:

Village
Cūn


B:

Resort town
Dùjiàcūn
度假村

C:

Prohibited
Jìnzhǐ
禁止

B:

Prohibited zone
Jìnqū
禁区

C:

Villa
Biéshù
别墅

B:

Water quality
Shuǐzhì
水质

C:

Soft
Róuruǎn
柔软

B:

Scene or Scenery
Jǐng


C:

Landscape
Jǐngsè
景色

B:

Scenic spot
Jǐngdiǎn
景点

C:

Landscape view
Jǐngguān
景观

B:

Humanities or Human culture
Rénwén
人文

C:

Landscape view crafted by humans
Rénwén jǐngguān
人文景观

B:

Natural landscape view
Zìrán jǐngguān
自然景观

C:

Distance
Jùlí
距离

B:

City center
Shìzhōngxīn
市中心

C:

Vicinity or Surroundings
Zhōuwéi
周围

B:

Seashore
Hǎiàn
海岸

C:

Sea beach or Beach
Hǎitān
海滩

B:

Wax museum
Làxiàngguǎn
蜡像馆

C:

Develop or Open up
Kāifā
开发

B:

Economic Development District
Jīngjì Kāifāqū
经济开发区

C:

General, in the sense of a military rank
Jiàng


B:

Call roll of officers and assign tasks
Diǎnjiàng
点将

C:

Assigning Tasks Platform
Diǎnjiàngtái
点将台

B:

Visibility
Néngjiàndù
能见度

C:

Graceful or Exquisite
Yōuměi
优美

B:

According to legend
Xiāngchuán
相传

C:

Release from suffering
Pǔdù
普渡

B:

All living creatures
Zhòngshēng
众生

C:

Save all living creatures
Pǔdù zhòngshēng
普渡众生

B:

Dragon king
Lóngwáng
龙王

C:

Holy
Shèng


B:

Holy water
Shèngshuǐ
圣水

Announcer:

Dialogue
Duìhuà
对话

B:

I hear-tell - Dalian has some islands ...
Wǒ tīngshuō Dàlián yǒuxiē dǎoyǔ ...
我听说大连有些岛屿……

are prohibited for foreigners to go onto - is this the case?
shì jìnzhǐ wàiguórén shàngqù de, yǒu zhè huí shì ma?
是禁止外国人上去的,有这回事吗?
Note: "zhè huí shì" is an idiomatic expression that means "is like that" or "is the case".

C:

Yes, some islands are - military restricted zone.
Shì a, yǒuxiē dǎo shì jūnshì jìnqū.
是啊,有些岛是军事禁区。

But foreigners can go to Bangchui Island.
Dànshì Bàngchuídǎo wàiguórén shì kěyǐ qù de.
但是棒棰岛外国人是可以去的。

Foreigners who go - quite a lot.
Qù de wàiguórén tǐng duō de.
去的外国人挺多的。

Country's leaders also will - at vicinity's villas - spend vacations.
Guójiā lǐngdǎo rén yě huì zài fùjìn de biéshù dùjià.
国家领导人也会在附近的别墅度假。

Mainly because - sunshine good - water quality good, ...
Zhǔyào shì yángguāng hǎo, shuǐzhì hǎo, ...
主要是阳光好,水质好,……

air is good - beach sands very soft.
kōngqì hǎo, shātān hěn róuruǎn.
空气好,沙滩很柔软。

B:

Sounds nice.
Tīng qǐlái búcuò.
听起来不错。

Also have any other recommendations?
Háiyǒu shénme tuījiàn de?
还有什么推荐的?

C:

You also can go to Golden Sands Beach Seaside Bathing Place, ...
Nǐ hái kěyǐ qù Jīnshātān Hǎibīn Yùchǎng, ...
你还可以去金沙滩海滨浴场,……

landscape also very pretty.
jǐngsè yě hěn piàoliàng.
景色也很漂亮。

Also have Big Black Stone Seaside Bathing Place, ...
Háiyǒu Dàhēishí Hǎibīn Yùchǎng, ...
还有大黑石海滨浴场,……

however the distance from city center - comparatively far, ...
búguò jùlí shìzhōngxīn jiào yuǎn, ...
不过距离市中心较远,……

surroundings - have some resort towns.
zhōuwéi yǒu yīxiē dùjiàcūn.
周围有一些度假村。

also have Ten Li Golden Seashore, ...
Háiyǒu Shí Lǐ Huángjīn Hǎiàn, ...
还有十里黄金海岸,……
Note: A "lǐ" is 1/2 kilometer.

July - will hold - international beach culture festival.
qīyuèfèn huì jǔbàn guójì shātān wénhuà jié.
七月份会举办国际沙滩文化节。
Note: Literally... seventh ~ month ~ will ~ hold ~ international ~ sandy beach ~ culture ~ holiday.

There - also have - golf course - wax museum - park - etc.
Nàbiān háiyǒu gāoěrfū qiúchǎng, làxiàngguǎn, gōngyuán děngděng.
那边还有高尔夫球场,蜡像馆,公园等等。
Note: Literally... that place ~ also have ~ golf course, ~ wax museum, ~ park ~ etc.

B:

Besides sea beaches, ...
Chúle hǎitān zhīwài, ...
除了海滩之外,……

also have - any comparatively worthwhile places to go?
háiyǒu shēnme bǐjiào zhídé qù de dìfang?
还有什么比较值得去的地方?

C:

You can go to Big Black Mountain Scenic District, ...
Nǐmen kěyǐ qù Dàhēishān Fēngjǐngqū, ...
你们可以去大黑山风景区,……

distance from city center - 25 kilometers.
jùlí shìzhōngxīn èrshíwǔ gōnglǐ.
距离市中心二十五公里。

At Assigning Tasks Platform - can view Yellow Sea sunrise, ...
Zai Diǎnjiàngtái kěyǐ kàn Huánghǎi rìchū, ...
在点将台可以看黄海日出,……

Bo Sea sunset.
Bóhǎi rìluò.
渤海日落。

B:

Speaking like this - scenic view should - very good.
Zhème shuō lái fēngjǐng yīnggāi hěnhǎo.
这么说来风景应该很好。

C:

If visibility is good - can see ...
Rúguǒ néngjiàndù hǎo de huà, kěyǐ kàndào ...
如果能见度好的话,可以看到……

Jinzhou Urban District - Dalian Economic Development District, ...
Jīnzhōu Chéngqū, Dàlián Jīngjì Kāifāqū, ...
金州城区、大连经济开发区、……

Dalian's old town.
Dàlián de lǎo shìqū.
大连的老市区。

Also can see Yellow Sea Gulf and Bo Sea Gulf.
Hái néng kàndào Huánghǎiwān hé Bóhǎiwān.
还能看到黄海湾和渤海湾。

Also have a Two Dragon Mountain National Park, ...
Háiyǒu gè Èrlóngshān Guójiā Gōngyuán, ...
还有个二龙山国家公园,……

close to Pulandian city, developed fairly early, ...
kàojìn Pǔlándiàn shì, kāifā de bǐjiào zǎo, ...
靠近普兰店市,开发的比较早,……

the various tourist facilities - all relatively perfect.
gèxiàng lǚyóu shèshī dōu bǐjiào wánshàn.
各项旅游设施都比较完善。

Scenic view - also very beautiful.
Fēngjǐng yě hěn piàoliàng.
风景也很漂亮。

The main thing is - natural environment - exquisite, ...
Zhǔyào shì zìrán huánjìng yōuměi, ...
主要是自然环境优美,……

combines many landscape views crafted by humans with natural landscape views.
jíhé le hěnduō rénwén jǐngguān gēn zìrán jǐngguān.
集合了很多人文景观跟自然景观。

In total - have more than twenty scenic spots.
Gòng yǒu èrshí duō chù jǐngdiǎn.
共有二十多处景点。

On the mountain - also have - over 400 year old - ancient temple ...
Shānshàng háiyǒu zuò sìbǎi duō nián lìshǐ de gǔmiào, ...
山上还有座四百多年历史的古庙,……
Note: Literally... mountain on ~ also have ~ m.w. ~ 400 ~ more ~ years ~ history ~ de ~ ancient temple.

called Two Dragon Mountain Temple.
jiàozuò Èrlóngshān Miào.
叫做二龙山庙。

Also have - ancient well called "God Dragon Well" ...
Háiyǒu yī kǒu gǔjǐng, jiào "Shénlóngjǐng", ...
还有一口古井,叫"神龙井",……

according to legend - this well is ...
xiāngchuán cǐ jǐng shì ...
相传此井是 ……

holy water - of dragon king that saved all living creatures.
lóngwáng pǔdùzhòngshēng de shèngshuǐ.

龙王普渡众生的圣水。



A Trip To Dalian? #4

Announcer:

A Trip To Dalian? #4
Qù Dàlián Lǚyóu? Sì
去大连旅游?四

Vocabulary
Cíhuì
词汇

C:

Dangerous
Xiōngxiǎn
凶险

B:

Boundary
Fēnjièxiàn
分界线

C:

Design or Manufacture
Zhìzào
制造

B:

What one knows
Suǒzhī
所知

C:

Obstruction
Bùtōng
不通

B:

Affiliated
Fùshǔ
附属

C:

Sun Yatsen
Zhōngshān
中山

B:

Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University
Dàlián Dàxué Fùshǔ Zhōngshān Yīyuàn
大连大学附属中山医院

C:

Medical science
Yīkē
医科

B:

First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University
Dàlián Yīkē Dàxué Fùshǔ Dìyī Yīyuàn
大连医科大学附属第一医院

C:

Public praise
Kǒubēi
口碑

B:

Staff or Personnel
Rényuán
人员

C:

Medical care
Yīhù
医护

B:

Medical personnel
Yīhù rényuán
医护人员

C:

Lost, as in not knowing where one is
Mílù
迷路

B:

GPS
Dǎohángyí
导航仪

C:

Place
Chǎngsuǒ
场所

B:

Public place
Gōnggòng chǎngsuǒ
公共场所

C:

Occasion or Situation
Chǎnghé
场合

B:

Public situation or Public place
Gōnggòng chǎnghé
公共场合

C:

Sign, in the sense of a directional sign
Biāozhìpái
标志牌

Announcer:

Dialogue
Duìhuà
对话

B:

Also have - any other fun places?
Háiyǒu shénme hǎowánr de dìfāng?
还有什么好玩的地方?

C:

You also can go - Old Iron Mountain.
Nǐmén hái kěyǐ qù Lǎotiěshān.
你们还可以去老铁山。

Old Iron Mountain's coastal waters ...
Lǎotiěshān de jìnhǎi ...
老铁山的近海……

people say - is our country's most dangerous water route.
jùshuō shì wǒguó zuì xiōngxiǎn de shuǐdào.
据说是我国最凶险的水道。

There - also is - Yellow Sea and Bo Sea boundary.
Nàbiān yě shì Huánghǎi gēn Bóhǎi de fēnjièxiàn.
那边也是黄海跟渤海的分界线。

If speaking of - liking lighthouses, ...
Rúguǒ xǐhuān dēngtǎ de huà, ...
如果喜欢灯塔的话,……

also can go take a look.
yě kěyǐ qù kànkan.
也可以去看看。

B:

There - also has a lighthouse?
Nàr háiyǒu zuò dēngtǎ?
那儿还有座灯塔?

This lighthouse has anything special?
Zhè dēngtǎ yǒu shénme tèbié de ma?
这灯塔有什么特别的吗?

C:

That lighthouse has 100-plus years - history.
Nà zuò dēngtǎ yǒu yībǎi duō nián lìshǐ le.
那座灯塔有一百多年历史了。

Is designed by - French person invited by - that time's Qing government.
Shì dāngshí de Qīng zhèngfǔ qǐng Fǎguórén zhìzào de.
是当时的清政府请法国人制造的。

Once was - world's ten most famous lighthouses - one of.
Céngjīng shì shìjiè shàng shí dà dēngtǎ zhīyī.
曾经是世界上十大灯塔之一。

B:

Not bad.
Búcuò.
不错。

I also have some questions, ...
Wǒ hái yǒuxiē wèntí, ...
我还有些问题,……

would like to help my foreign friend - ask.
xiǎng bāng wǒ wàiguó péngyǒu wènwèn.
想帮我外国朋友问问。

Rely on your knowledge, ...
Jù nǐ suǒzhī ...
据你所知……

Dalian's hospitals - how are they?
Dàlián de yīyuàn zěnmeyàng a?
大连的医院怎么样啊?

Foreigners go - can language obstacles - kind of thing - or not?
Wàiguórén qù huìbúhuì yǔyán bùtōng shénme de ne?
外国人去会不会语言不通什么的呢?

C:

According to what I know, ...
Jù wǒ suǒzhī, ...
据我所知,……

Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University, ...
Dàlián Dàxué Fùshǔ Zhōngshān Yīyuàn, ...
大连大学附属中山医院,……

or First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University ...
huòzhě Dàlián Yīkē Dàxué Fùshǔ Dìyī Yīyuàn ...
或者大连医科大学附属第一医院……

all are well-praised hospitals, ...
dōu shì kǒubēi búcuò de yīyuàn, ...
都是口碑不错的医院,……

furthermore they both have bilingual service personnel.
érqiě tāmen dōu yǒu shuāngyǔ fúwù rényuán.
而且他们都有双语服务人员。

I also hear-tell ...
Wǒ hái tīngshuō, ...
我还听说,……

some medical personnel are quite experienced with foreign patients.
yǒuxiē yīhù rényuán duì wàiguó bìngrén yě hěn yǒu jīngyàn.
有些医护人员对外国病人也很有经验。

B:

I - again - ask a question.
Wǒ zài wèn yígè wèntí.
我再问一个问题。

A foreigner - lost in Dalian - what to do?
Yígè wàiguórén zài Dàlián mílù le zěnme bàn?
一个外国人在大连迷路了怎么办?

C:

Then just look for - person to ask.
Nà jiù zhǎo rén wènwèn bei.
那就找人问问呗。

The majority of people - towards foreigners - all quite friendly.
Duōshù rén duì wàiguórén dōu tǐng yǒuhǎo de.
多数人对外国人都挺友好的。

B:

What I really would like to ask is, ...
Wǒ shì xiǎng wèn, ...
我是想问,……

besides looking at maps, using GPS, ...
chúle zhǎo dìtú, yòng dǎohángyí ...
除了找地图、用导航仪……

and looking for police, and asking people, ...
háiyǒu zhǎo jǐngchá, háiyǒu wèn rén, ...
还有找警察,还有问人,……

public places have translated signs?
gōnggòng chǎngsuǒ yǒu fānyì de biāozhìpái ma?
公共场所有翻译的标志牌吗?

C:

Because - Dalian - foreigners - comparatively many, ...
Yīnwéi Dàlián wàiguórén bǐjiào duō, ...
因为大连外国人比较多,……

so the great majority of public places all have ...
suǒyǐ dàduōshù gōnggòng chǎnghé dōu shì yǒu ...
所以大多数公共场合都是有……

Japanese, Korean, English, and Russian signs.
Rìyǔ, Hányǔ, Yīngyǔ, Éyǔ de biāozhìpái.
日语,韩语,英语,俄语的标志牌。


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