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
Bai4fang3 Jia1ting2
拜访家庭

Invitation
Yao1qing3
邀请

A:

I'd like to invite you to come to my home this weekend.
Zhe4ge zhou1mo4 huan1ying2 ni3 dao4 wo3 jia1 lai2 wanr2.
这个周末欢迎你到我家来玩儿。
Note: "Lai2 wan2er" 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.
Xie4xie4 ni3de yao1qing3.
谢谢你的邀请。

A:

Bring your friend along.
Dai4 ni3 peng2you3 yi4qi3 lai2 ba.
带你朋友一起来吧。

Announcer:

At The Home
Zai4 Jia1li3
在家里

B:

Your home is decorated really beautifully.
Ni3 jia1 bu4zhi4 de zhen1 piao4liang!
你家布置得真漂亮!

A:

I'll take you on a tour.
Wo3 dai4 ni3 can1guan1 yi2xia4.
我带你参观一下。

Our house has three bedrooms and two sitting rooms.
Wo3men jia1 shi4 san1shi4liang3ting1.
我们家是三室两厅。

This the is kitchen and the dining room.
Zhe4li3 shi4 chu2fang2 he2 can1ting1.
这里是厨房和餐厅。

This room is the bedroom.
Zhe4ge fang2jian1 shi4 wo4shi4.
这个房间是卧室。

This is my daughter's room..
Zhe4 shi4 wo3 nv3er de fang2jian1.
这是我女儿的房间。

The bathroom is here.
Wei4sheng1jian1 zai4 zher4.
卫生间在这儿。

B:

This furniture is very special.
Zhe4xie1 jia1ju4 hen3 you3te4se4.
这些家具很有特色。

The scenery outside the window is really beautiful.
Chuang1wai4 de feng1jing3 zhen1 piao4liang.
窗外的风景真漂亮。

A:

The environment in this neighborhood is really good, ...
Zhe4ge xiao3qu1 de huan2jing4 zhen1 bu2cuo4, ...
这个小区的环境真不错,……

The nearbye transportation is also very convenient.
Zhe4 fu4jin4 de jiao1tong1 ye3 hen3 fang1bian4.
这附近的交通也很方便。

Announcer:

When Leaving
Li2kai1 Shi2
离开时

B:

I really must go now.
Wo3 zhen1de dei3 zou3 le.
我真的得走了。

Thank you for your hospitality.
Xie4xie4 ni3de kuan3dai4.
谢谢你的款待。

A:

Later - come visit often!
Yi3hou4 chang2lai2 wanr2!
以后常来玩儿!

Walk slow.
Man4zou3.
慢走。
Note: Idiomatically, "take care".


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