New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Visiting A Home

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

Lesson Script

Announcer:

Visiting A Home
Bàifǎng Jiātíng
拜访家庭

Invitation
Yāoqǐng
邀请

A:

I'd like to invite you to come to my home this weekend.
Zhège zhōumò huānyíng nǐ dào wǒ jiā lái wánr.
这个周末欢迎你到我家来玩儿。
Note: "Lái wáner" is literally translated as "come play" but is often used, as in this case, as part of a set phrase indicating that an activity is recreational in nature.

B:

Thank you for your invitation.
Xièxiè nǐde yāoqǐng.
谢谢你的邀请。

A:

Bring your friend along.
Dài nǐ péngyǒu yìqǐ lái ba.
带你朋友一起来吧。

Announcer:

At The Home
Zài Jiālǐ
在家里

B:

Your home is decorated really beautifully.
Nǐ jiā bùzhì de zhēn piàoliang!
你家布置得真漂亮!

A:

I'll take you on a tour.
Wǒ dài nǐ cānguān yíxià.
我带你参观一下。

Our house has three bedrooms and two sitting rooms.
Wǒmen jiā shì sānshìliǎngtīng.
我们家是三室两厅。

This the is kitchen and the dining room.
Zhèlǐ shì chúfáng hé cāntīng.
这里是厨房和餐厅。

This room is the bedroom.
Zhège fángjiān shì wòshì.
这个房间是卧室。

This is my daughter's room..
Zhè shì wǒ nǚer de fángjiān.
这是我女儿的房间。

The bathroom is here.
Wèishēngjiān zài zhèr.
卫生间在这儿。

B:

This furniture is very special.
Zhèxiē jiājù hěn yǒutèsè.
这些家具很有特色。

The scenery outside the window is really beautiful.
Chuāngwài de fēngjǐng zhēn piàoliang.
窗外的风景真漂亮。

A:

The environment in this neighborhood is really good, ...
Zhège xiǎoqū de huánjìng zhēn búcuò, ...
这个小区的环境真不错,……

The nearbye transportation is also very convenient.
Zhè fùjìn de jiāotōng yě hěn fāngbiàn.
这附近的交通也很方便。

Announcer:

When Leaving
Líkāi Shí
离开时

B:

I really must go now.
Wǒ zhēnde děi zǒu le.
我真的得走了。

Thank you for your hospitality.
Xièxiè nǐde kuǎndài.
谢谢你的款待。

A:

Later - come visit often!
Yǐhòu chánglái wánr!
以后常来玩儿!

Walk slow.
Mànzǒu.
慢走。
Note: Idiomatically, "take care".


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