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
Wen4lu4
问路

A:

Excuse me, how do I go to the Bank of China?
Qing3wen4, qu4 Zhong1guo2 yin2hang2 zen3me zou3?
请问,去中国银行怎么走?

B:

Go straight ahead, turn left at the crossroad.
Yi4zhi2 wang3qian2 zou3, dao4 lu4kou3 xiang4 zuo3guai3.
一直往前走,到路口向左拐。

A:

Is that place far from here or not?
Na4ge di4fang1 li2 zher4 yuan3bu4yuan3?
那个地方离这儿远不远?

B:

A little far.
You3dian3er yuan3.
有点儿远。

A:

Go by walking - needs how much time?
Zou3lu4 qu4 xu1yao4 duo1jiu3?
走路去需要多久?

B:

Half an hour more or less.
Ban4ge4 xiao3shi2 zuo3you4.
半个小时左右。

A:

Take a taxi - needs how much time?
Da3di qu4 xu1yao4 duo1jiu3?
打的去需要多久?

Can we get there within 10 minutes?
Shi2 fen1zhong1 neng2 dao4 ma?
10分钟能到吗?

B:

This road has some traffic jams.
Zhe4tiao2lu4 you3dianr3 du3che1.
这条路有点儿堵车。

May need fifteen minutes.
Ke3neng2 xu1yao4 15 fen1zhong1.
可能需要15分钟。

A:

Okay, thanks.
Hao3de,xie4xie4.
好的,谢谢。

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