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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: The Workaholic

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

Lesson Script

The Workaholic
Gōngzuòkuáng
工作狂

Vocabulary
Cíhuì
词汇

A:

King - also a family name
Wáng


B:

Boss
Lǎobǎn
老板

A:

Suggestion or acknowledgement particle
Ba


B:

Office
Bàngōngshì
办公室

A:

Embarrassed
Bùhǎoyìsi
不好意思

B:

Work
Gōngzuò
工作

A:

To think or believe incorrectly
Yǐwéi
以为

B:

Some
Yìxiē
一些

A:

To rest
Xiūxi
休息

B:

Disturb
Dǎrǎo
打扰

Announcer:

Dialogue
Duìhuà
对话

A:

Hello.
Wèi.
喂。

B:

Young Wang.
Xiǎo Wáng.
小王。

A:

Hello boss.
Wèi, lǎobǎn.
喂,老板。

B:

May I ask you a question?
Wǒ kěyǐ wèn nǐ yí gè wèntí ma?
我可以问你一个问题吗?

A:

Go ahead - ask.
Wèn ba.
问吧。

B:

Where are you?
Nǐ zài nǎr?
你在哪儿?

A:

I - at - office.
Wǒ zài bàngōngshì.
我在办公室。

B:

You - doing - what?
Nǐ zài zuò shénme?
你在做什么?

A:

I - not do anything.
Wǒ méi zuò shénme.
我没做什么。

B:

You - not do anything - then why - at office?
Nǐ méi zuò shénme nà wèishénme zài bàngōngshì?
你没做什么那为什么在办公室?

A:

Embarrassed - boss, ...
Bùhǎoyìsi, lǎobǎn, ...
不好意思,老板,……

now I - at office - working.
xiànzài wǒ zài bàngōngshì gōngzuò.
现在我在办公室工作。

B:

I thought - work all finished.
Wǒ yǐwéi gōngzuò dōu zuòwán le.
我以为工作都做完了。

A:

Right, boss, work all finished.
Duì, lǎobǎn, gōngzuò dōu zuòwán le.
对,老板,工作都做完了。

But I feel work - done - not well.
Dànshì wǒ juéde gōngzuò zuò de bù hǎo.
但是我觉得工作做得不好。

Some work - done - not well.
Yìxiē gōngzuò zuò de bù hǎo.
一些工作做得不好。

B:

You work too much.
Nǐ gōngzuò tài duō le.
你工作太多了。

Too tired.
Tài lèi le.
太累了。

You need rest.
Nǐ xūyào xiūxi.
你需要休息。

A:

I like working.
Wǒ xǐhuān gōngzuò.
我喜欢工作。

I'm a workaholic!
Wǒ shì yí gè gōngzuòkuáng!
我是一个工作狂!

B:

Then I won't disturb you.
Nà wǒ bù dǎrǎo nǐ le.

那我不打扰你了。 


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