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Lesson Script

Announcer:

Looking For A Hotel On The Street
Zai4 Jie1 Shang4 Xun2zhao3 Bin1guan3
在街上寻找宾馆

Vocabulary
Ci2hui4
词汇

A:

Hotel
Bin1guan3
宾馆

C:

Reservation or to reserve
Yu4ding4
预定

A:

Completely or Very
Man3


C:

Single room
Dan1ren2 jian1
单人间

A:

Double room
Shuang1ren2 jian1
双人间

C:

Two person bed
Shuang1ren2 chuang2
双人床

A:

Two person room with two person bed
Shuang1ren2 chuang2 de shuang1ren2 jian1
双人床的双人间

C:

Standard or Norm
Biao1zhun3
标准

A:

Two person room with two single beds
Shuang1ren2 biao1zhun3 jian1
双人标准间

C:

Landscape view
Jing3guan1
景观

A:

Balcony
Yang2tai2
阳台

C:

Chinese unit of currency
Ren2min2bi4
人民币

A:

Informal term for one Renminbi
Kuai4


C:

A more formal term for Renminbi
Yuan2


A:

Discount
Da3zhe2
打折

C:

Deposit
Ding4jin1
定金

A:

Return room, or check out
Tui4 fang2
退房

C:

Give back
Fan3huan2
返还

A:

Wireless
Wu2xian4
无线

C:

Network wire
Wang3xian4
网线

Announcer:

Dialogue
Dui4hua4
对话

A:

Hello, I would like to book a two person room.
Ni3 hao3, wo3 xiang3 ding4 ge shuang1ren2 jian1.
你好,我想订个双人间。

B:

Do you have reservation?
Ni3 you3 yu4ding4 ma?
你有预定吗?

A:

Don't have.
Mei2you3.
没有。

B:

Sorry, we - all booked.
Bu4hao3yi4si, wo3men dou1 ding4 man3 le.
不好意思,我们都订满了。

A:

Okay, thanks.
Hao3 ba, xie4xie4.
好吧,谢谢。

Hello, I would like to book a two-person room.
Ni3 hao3, wo3 xiang3 ding4 yi4 jian1 shuang1ren2 jian1.
你好,我想订一间双人间。

C:

May I ask how many days you stay?
Qing3 wen4 nin2 zhu4 ji3 tian1?
请问您住几天?

A:

Seven nights, from today to 15th.
Qi1 wan3 ba, cong2 jin1tian1 yi4zhi2 dao4 shi2wu3 hao4.
七晚吧,从今天一直到十五号。

C:

Please wait a moment - I check computer a bit.
Qing3 shao1deng3, wo3 cha2 yi2xia4 dian4nao3.
请稍等,我查一下电脑。

We have here - two-person bed - two-person room, ...
Wo3men zhe4li3 you3 shuang1ren2 chuang2 de shuang1ren2 jian1, ...
我们这里有双人床的双人间,……

also have standard two-bed room.
hai2you3 shuang1ren2 biao1zhun3 jian1.
还有双人标准间。

You would like to have - which kind?
Nin2 xiang3yao4 na3 yi4zhong3?
您想要哪一种?

A:

I want - two-person bed - room.
Wo3 yao4 shuang1ren2 chuang2 jian1.
我要双人床间。

May I ask how much money - one night?
Qing3 wen4 duo1shao3 qian2 yi4 wan3?
请问多少钱一晚?

C:

Two-person bed - room - is 200 renminbi - one night.
Shuang1ren2 chuang2 jian1 shi4 er4 bai3 yuan2 yi4 wan3.
双人床间是200元一晚。

A:

May I take a look at the room?
Wo3 ke3yi3 kan4 xia4 fang2jian1 ma?
我可以看下房间吗?

C:

Of course can.
Dang1ran2 ke3yi3.
当然可以。

Please come with me.
Qing3 gen1 wo3 lai2.
请跟我来。

Is this room.
Jiu4shi4 zhei4 jian1.
就是这一间。

How do you feel about it?
Nin2 jue2de2 zen3meyang4?
您觉得怎么样?

A:

You have this kind of room - with landscape view - or not?
Ni3men you3mei2you3 zhe4yang4 de jing3guan1 fang2?
你们有没有这样的景观房?

I also would like to have - that includes balcony.
Wo3 hai2 xiang3yao4 dai4 yang2tai2 de.
我还想要带阳台的。

C:

Have.
You3 a.
有啊。

You look - this room includes - landscape view and balcony.
Nin2 kan4, zhe4 jian1 shi4 dai4 jing3guan1 he2 yang2tai2 de.
您看,这间是带景观和阳台的。

A:

This room looks better than the first one.
Zhe4 jian1 kan4 qi3lai2 bi3 di4yi1 jian1 hao3.
这间看起来比第一间好。

This room - with previous room - is same price?
Zhe4 jian1 gen1 shang4 yi4 jian1 shi4 yi2yang4 de jia4qian2 ma?
这间跟上一间是一样的价钱吗?

C:

Isn't. This room - one hundred RMB more expensive.
Bu2 shi4. Zhei4 jian1 gui4 yi4 bai3 kuai4 qian2.
不是。这间贵一百块钱。

A:

I actually want - that previous room.
Wo3 hai2shi4 yao4 zhi1qian2 na4 jian1 ba.
我还是要之前那间吧。

It's just that two hundred RMB per day is still quite expensive.
Zhi3shi4 liang3bai3 kuai4 yi4tian1, hai2shi4 man3 gui4 de.
只是两百块一天,还是满贵的。

Can - cheaper - a bit?
Neng2 pian2yi dianr3 ma?
能便宜点儿吗?

C:

This - I have to ask - manager.
Zhe4 wo3 dei3 wen4wen4 jing1li3.
这我得问问经理。

You - please - wait a bit.
Nin2 qing3 shao1deng3 yi2xia4.
您请稍等一下。

Apologies - let you wait a long time.
Bao4qian4 rang4 nin2 jiu3deng3 le.
抱歉让您久等了。

Manager says - can - give you - discount.
Jing1li3 shuo1 ke3yi3 gei3 nin2 da3zhe2.
经理说可以给您打折。

Altogether one thousand two hundred RMB.
Yi2gong4 yi4 qian1 liang3 bai3 kuai4.
一共一千两百块。

But you must pay one thousand five hundred, three hundred RMB is deposit.
Dan4shi4 nin2 bi4xu1 jiao1 yi4 qian1 wu3, san1 bai3 kuai4 shi4 ding4jin1.
但是您必须交一千五,三百块是定金。

When you return the room, ...
Nin2 tui4 fang2 de shi2hou, ...
您退房的时候,……

We will return your three hundred RMB deposit.
Wo3men hui4 fan3huan2 nin2 san1 bai3 kuai4 de ding4jin1.
我们会返还您三百块的定金。

A:

Suppose we have something come up - must leave early?
Yao4shi4 wo3men you3shi4 bi4xu1 ti2qian2 li2kai1 ne?
要是我们有事必须提前离开呢?

For example - I can only stay five days?
Bi3fang1 shuo1 wo3 zhi3neng2 dai1 wu3 tian1?
比方说我只能呆五天?

C:

Then - still is - original price - two hundred per night.
Na4 hai2shi4 yuan2jia4, liang2bai3 yi4wan3.
那还是原价,两百一晚。

A:

You have wireless network or not?
Ni3men you3mei2you3 wu2xian4 wang3luo4?
你们有没有无线网络?

Is free?
Shi4 mian3fei4 de ma?
是免费的吗?

C:

Not have, but ours is wired.
Mei2you3, dan4shi4 wo3men de shi4 you3xian4 de.
没有,但是我们的是有线的。

In room - has - network wire.
Fang2jian1 li3 you3 wang3xian4.
房间里有网线。

Connect onto computer - thus fine.
Lian2jie1 dao4 dian4nao3 shang4 jiu4 ke3yi3 le.
连接到电脑上就可以了。

Is free.
Shi4 mian3fei4 de.
是免费的。

A:

Okay, I will first consult with my wife a bit.
Hao3, wo3 yao4 xian1 gen1 wo3 lao3po2 shang1liang4 yi2xia4.

好,我要先跟我老婆商量一下。 


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