New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Haircut

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

Lesson Script

Announcer:

Haircut
Jiǎn Tóufa
剪头发

A:

I want to get a haircut.
Wǒ yào lǐfà.
我要理发。

B:

How do you want it cut?
Nǐ yào jiǎnchéng shénme yàng de?
你要剪成什么样的?

A:

I'd like a trim.
Wǒ xiǎng jiǎn duǎndiǎnr.
我想剪短点儿。
Note: Literally... I ~ want ~ cut ~ short, a little

I want it cut like this.
Wǒ yào jiǎnchéng zhèiyàng de.
我要剪这样的。

And I'd like to have my hair permed.
Érqiě wǒ xiǎng tànggè tóufa.
而且我想烫个头发。

Then I'd like to dye my hair yellow.
Ránhòu wǒ xiǎng bǎ tóufa rǎnchéng huángse.
然后我想把头发染成黄色。

Can you help me design a hairstyle?
Néng bāngwǒ shèjì yígè fàxíng ma?
能帮我设计一个发型吗?

B:

Okay.
Hǎode.
好的。

Wash, cut and blow-dry - a total of thirty.
Xǐjiǎnchuī yígòng 30.
洗剪吹一共30。

Perm and dye - a total of 500 yuan.
Tàngrǎn yígòng 500.
烫染一共500。


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