New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Asking For Directions

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We're excited to announce that 席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana) has just published "Asking For Directions", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor! 

Lesson Script

Announcer:

Asking For Directions
Wènlù
问路

A:

Excuse me, how do I go to the Bank of China?
Qǐngwèn, qù Zhōngguó yínháng zěnme zǒu?
请问,去中国银行怎么走?

B:

Go straight ahead, turn left at the crossroad.
Yìzhí wǎngqián zǒu, dào lùkǒu xiàng zuǒguǎi.
一直往前走,到路口向左拐。

A:

Is that place far from here or not?
Nàge dìfāng lí zhèr yuǎnbùyuǎn?
那个地方离这儿远不远?

B:

A little far.
Yǒudiǎner yuǎn.
有点儿远。

A:

Go by walking - needs how much time?
Zǒulù qù xūyào duōjiǔ?
走路去需要多久?

B:

Half an hour more or less.
Bàngè xiǎoshí zuǒyòu.
半个小时左右。

A:

Take a taxi - needs how much time?
Dǎdi qù xūyào duōjiǔ?
打的去需要多久?

Can we get there within 10 minutes?
Shí fēnzhōng néng dào ma?
10分钟能到吗?

B:

This road has some traffic jams.
Zhètiáolù yǒudiǎnr dǔchē.
这条路有点儿堵车。

May need fifteen minutes.
Kěnéng xūyào 15 fēnzhōng.
可能需要15分钟。

A:

Okay, thanks.
Hǎode,xièxiè.
好的,谢谢。

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