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
Jiu3ba1 He2 Ka1fei1ting1
酒吧和咖啡厅

A:

Long time no see. Shall we chat this evening?
Hao3jiu3bu2jian4le, jin1wan3 liao2liao2 ba?
好久不见了,今晚聊聊吧?

B:

Okay, let's meet at the bar.
Hao3 a, wo3men zai4 jiu3ba1 jian4 ba.
好啊,我们在酒吧见吧。

Announcer:

At The Bar
Zai4 Jiu3ba1
在酒吧

A:

I'll have a whisky.
Lai2 yi4bei1 wei1shi4ji4.
来一杯威士忌。

B:

I'll have a cocktail.
Lai2 yi4bei1 ji1wei3jiu3.
来一杯鸡尾酒。

This kind of cocktail's flavor is very unique.
Zhe4zhong3 ji1wei3jiu3 wei4dao4 hen3 du2te.
这种鸡尾酒味道很独特。

A:

Right, their beer is also not bad.
Dui4, ta1men de pi2jiu3 ye3 bu2cuo4.
对,他们的啤酒也不错。

Red wine and white wine are also good.
Hong2jiu3 he2 bai2pu2taojiu3 ye3 hen3hao3.
红酒和白葡萄酒也很好。

Every evening from 6pm to 8pm is happy hour, ...
Mei3tian1 wan3shang4 cong2 liu4 dian3 dao4 ba1 dian3 shi4 kuai4le4 shi2guang1, ...
每天晚上从六点到八点是快乐时光,……

Buy one, get one for free.
Mai3yi1song4yi1.
买一送一。

Thursday night from 8pm to 12pm is ...
Xing1qi1si4 wan3shang4 cong2 ba1 dian3 dao4 shi2er4 dian3 shi4 ...
星期四晚上从八点到十二点是 ……

ladies night, women could get drinks for free.
nv3shi4 zhi1ye4, nv3shi4 jiu3shui3 main3fei4.
女士之夜,女士酒水免费。

The bar is a bit noisy.
Jiu3ba1 you3dianr3 chao3.
酒吧有点儿吵。

I know a very elegant coffee house, ...
Wo3 zhi1dao4 yi2 ge4 hen3 you3qing2diao4 de ka1fei1ting, ...
我知道一个很有情调的咖啡厅,……
Note: We're translating "you3qing2diao4" 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.
hai2 ke3yi3 shang4wang3.
还可以上网。

B:

Great, then let's go to that coffee house.
Tai4hao3le, na4 wo3men qu4 nei4ge4 ka1fei1ting1 ba.
太好了,那我们去那个咖啡厅吧。

Announcer:

At The Coffee House
Zai4 Ka1fei1ting1
在咖啡厅

A:

I'll have a Cappuccino.
Lai2 yi4bei1 ka3bu4qi2nuo4.
来一杯卡布奇诺。

Waiter:

Do you want to add some ice cubes?
Yao4 jia1 bing1kuai4 ma?
要加冰块吗?

A:

Right, add ice.
Dui4, jia1 bing1.
对,加冰。

B:

I want a cup of coffee.
Wo3 yao4 yi4 bei1 ka1fei1.
我要一杯咖啡。

With sugar - with milk.
Jia1 tang2, jia1 niu2nai3.
加糖,加牛奶。

Waiter:

Okay.
Hao3de.
好的。

Announcer:

Vocabulary
Ci2hui4
词汇

Vocabulary:

Ale
Mai4jiu3
麦酒

Vodka
Fu2te4jia1
伏特加

Martini
Ma3ti2ni2
马提尼

Bloody Mary
Xue3xing1ma3li4
血腥玛丽

Rum and Cola
Lang3mu3ke3le4
朗姆可乐

Margarita
Ma3ge2li4te4
玛格丽特

Black Russian
Hei1e2luo2si1
黑俄罗斯

White Russian
Bai2e2luo2si1
白俄罗斯

Orange Blossom
Jv2zi1hua1
橘子花


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