New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Bar And Coffee House

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

Lesson Script

Announcer:

Bar & Coffee House
Jiǔbā Hé Kāfēitīng
酒吧和咖啡厅

A:

Long time no see. Shall we chat this evening?
Hǎojiǔbújiànle, jīnwǎn liáoliáo ba?
好久不见了,今晚聊聊吧?

B:

Okay, let's meet at the bar.
Hǎo a, wǒmen zài jiǔbā jiàn ba.
好啊,我们在酒吧见吧。

Announcer:

At The Bar
Zài Jiǔbā
在酒吧

A:

I'll have a whisky.
Lái yìbēi wēishìjì.
来一杯威士忌。

B:

I'll have a cocktail.
Lái yìbēi jīwěijiǔ.
来一杯鸡尾酒。

This kind of cocktail's flavor is very unique.
Zhèzhǒng jīwěijiǔ wèidào hěn dúte.
这种鸡尾酒味道很独特。

A:

Right, their beer is also not bad.
Duì, tāmen de píjiǔ yě búcuò.
对,他们的啤酒也不错。

Red wine and white wine are also good.
Hóngjiǔ hé báipútaojiǔ yě hěnhǎo.
红酒和白葡萄酒也很好。

Every evening from 6pm to 8pm is happy hour, ...
Měitiān wǎnshàng cóng liù diǎn dào bā diǎn shì kuàilè shíguāng, ...
每天晚上从六点到八点是快乐时光,……

Buy one, get one for free.
Mǎiyīsòngyī.
买一送一。

Thursday night from 8pm to 12pm is ...
Xīngqīsì wǎnshàng cóng bā diǎn dào shíèr diǎn shì ...
星期四晚上从八点到十二点是 ……

ladies night, women could get drinks for free.
nǚshì zhīyè, nǚshì jiǔshuǐ maǐnfèi.
女士之夜,女士酒水免费。

The bar is a bit noisy.
Jiǔbā yǒudiǎnr chǎo.
酒吧有点儿吵。

I know a very elegant coffee house, ...
Wǒ zhīdào yí gè hěn yǒuqíngdiào de kāfēiting, ...
我知道一个很有情调的咖啡厅,……
Note: We're translating "yǒuqíngdiào" as "elegant" here, but this isn't really a complete translation. Literally, the characters mean "has", "feeling" and "melody". When used to describe a coffee house, this word conveys elegance, quiet music, subdued lighting and tendency to impart a warm, romantic and/or mysterious feeling.

also, can get on the Internet.
hái kěyǐ shàngwǎng.
还可以上网。

B:

Great, then let's go to that coffee house.
Tàihǎole, nà wǒmen qù nèigè kāfēitīng ba.
太好了,那我们去那个咖啡厅吧。

Announcer:

At The Coffee House
Zài Kāfēitīng
在咖啡厅

A:

I'll have a Cappuccino.
Lái yìbēi kǎbùqínuò.
来一杯卡布奇诺。

Waiter:

Do you want to add some ice cubes?
Yào jiā bīngkuài ma?
要加冰块吗?

A:

Right, add ice.
Duì, jiā bīng.
对,加冰。

B:

I want a cup of coffee.
Wǒ yào yì bēi kāfēi.
我要一杯咖啡。

With sugar - with milk.
Jiā táng, jiā niúnǎi.
加糖,加牛奶。

Waiter:

Okay.
Hǎode.
好的。

Announcer:

Vocabulary
Cíhuì
词汇

Vocabulary:

Ale
Màijiǔ
麦酒

Vodka
Fútèjiā
伏特加

Martini
Mǎtíní
马提尼

Bloody Mary
Xuěxīngmǎlì
血腥玛丽

Rum and Cola
Lǎngmǔkělè
朗姆可乐

Margarita
Mǎgélìtè
玛格丽特

Black Russian
Hēiéluósī
黑俄罗斯

White Russian
Báiéluósī
白俄罗斯

Orange Blossom
Jǘzīhuā
橘子花


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