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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Hotels: Arriving At A Hotel

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

Lesson Script

Arriving At A Hotel
Dào Fāndiàn
到饭店

A:

I already booked - room.
Wǒ yǐjīng yùdìng le fángjiān.
我已经预定了房间。

I want - transact - check in - procedure.
Wǒ yào bànlǐ rùzhù shǒuxù.
我要办理入住手续。

Clerk:

May I ask - you - called - what name?
Qǐngwèn, nín jiào shénme míngzi?
请问,您叫什么名字?

A:

Angelina Jolie.
Ānjílìnà Zhūlì.
安吉丽娜 朱莉。

Clerk:

Okay - you wait a bit.
Hǎode, nín shāoděng.
好的,您稍等。

This is your room card, please hold on to it.
Zhèshì nínde fángkǎ, qǐng náhǎo.
这是您的房卡,请拿好。

Your room - on the sixth floor, room 602.
Nínde fángjiān zài liù céng, liù líng èr fángjiān.
您的房间在6层,602房间。

A:

Okay, which floor is breakfast on?
Hǎode, zǎocān zài jǐ céng?
好的,早餐在几层?

Clerk:

Breakfast - on the third floor, from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Zǎocān zài sān lóu, cóng qīdiǎn dào jiǔdiǎn.
早餐在三楼,从7点到9点。

A:

Is buffet?
Shì zìzhùcān ma?
是自助餐吗?

Clerk:

Yes - is buffet.
Shìde, shì zìzhùcān.
是的,是自助餐。

A:

Great!
Tàihǎole!
太好了!

Do you have wifi here?
Nǐmen zhèr yǒu wifi ma?
你们这儿有wifi吗?

Clerk:

Have, Ma'am. Wifi password is - hotel's name.
Yǒude, nǚshì. Wifi mìmǎ shì jiǔdiàn de míngzi.
有的,女士。wifi 密码是酒店的名字。

A:

Do you have printers and computers here that guests can use?
Nǐmen zhèr yǒu kèrén kěyǐ yòng de dǎyìnjī hé diànnǎo ma?
你们这儿有客人可以用的打印机和电脑吗?

Clerk:

No computer, but if you need to print things, ...
Méiyǒu diànnǎo, danshì rúguǒ nín xūyào dǎyìn dōngxi, ...
没有电脑, 但是如果您需要打印东西,……

you can use the front desk's printer.
nín kěyǐ yòng qiántái de dǎyìnjī.
您可以用前台的打印机。

A:

Okay. Thank you.
Hǎode. Xièxiè nǐ.
好的。谢谢你。

Do you have - gym?
Nǐmen yǒu jiànshēnfáng ma?
你们有健身房吗?

Clerk:

Have - gym is also on the third floor.
Yǒu, jiànshēnfáng yě zài sān lóu.
有,健身房也在三楼。

A:

What time does it open?
Jǐdiǎn kāimén?
几点开门?

Clerk:

From 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Cóng shàngwǔ jiǔdiǎn dào wǎnshàng shí diǎn.
从上午九点到晚上十点。

A:

Okay. Extremely grateful. Where is the elevator?
Hǎode. Fēicháng gǎnxiè. Zhítī zài nǎr?
好的。非常感谢。直梯在哪儿?

Clerk:

That way, then turn left.
Nèibiān, ránhòu zuǒguǎi.
那边,然后左拐。

Need help - you take luggage?
Xūyào bāng nín ná xínglǐ ma?
需要帮您拿行李吗?

A:

Okay. Thanks. Here - generally - give tip?
Hǎode. Xièxiè. Zhèlǐ yìbān gěi xiǎofèi ma?
好的。谢谢。这里一般给小费吗?

Clerk:

In China - generally - no need to give tip.
Zài Zhōngguó, yìbān bù xūyào gěi xiǎofèi.

在中国,一般不需要给小费。 


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