Lesson 96 Revision of Making a Phone Call 第九十六课 打电话复习课

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Lesson 96 Revision of Making a Phone Call 第九十六课 打电话复习课

Cam: Welcome to Chinese Studio.  Dajia hao.  Wo shi Cam.
YJ: Dajia hao. Wo shi Yajie. This week we mainly focused on how to talk on the phone. Now let’s listen to the Sentences in the Week and review what we’ve learned during this week.
Cam: Sounds good!

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Sentences in the Week 
Hello, I’d like to speak to Mr. Lee.. 您好。我找李先生。 Would you like to leave a message? 您要留言吗?Who’s calling, please? 请问您哪位?(qing3 wen4, nin2 nei3 wei4?) Sorry, I’m busy now. I will get back to you a bit later, okey? 对不起,我现在忙。待会儿给您打过去,好吗?(dui4buqi3,  wo3xian4zai4 mang2. Dai1 huir4 gei3 nin2 da3 guo4qu, hao3 ma?)All in today’s Chinese Studio.
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Yajie: Cam, do you still remember what to say when making a call in Chinese? For instance, if you want to talk to Mr. Lee, what would you say? 
Cam: Well, I would say “您好。我找李先生。(nin2 hao3.wo3 zhao3 Li3 xian1sheng)” .
Yajie: It’s“您好。我找李先生。(nin2 hao3.wo3 zhao3 Li3 xian1sheng)” .找, originally means to look for. Of course here it means would love to speak to someone. 
Cam: That’s much easier, just one word. Zhao3.And you just need to put the person’s name after zhao3. 
YJ: If the one you want to speak to isn’t in, you may hear this “您要留言吗?(nin2 yao4 liu2 yan2 ma1?)” 
Cam: 您要留言吗?(nin2 yao4 liu2 yan2 ma1?) 
YJ: 您 ,you. 
Cam: nin
YJ: yao4, want to.
Cam: yao.
YJ: liu, to leave
Cam: liu
YJ: yan means message. 
Cam: yan2
YJ: liu2 yan2, to leave a message. 
Cam: liu2 yan2.
YJ: 您要留言吗?(nin2 yao4 liu2 yan2 ma1?) would you like to leave a message? 
Cam: 您要留言吗?(nin2 yao4 liu2 yan2 ma1?)

Conversation 1:

Cam: Yajie, somebody just called me, but he doesn’t speak any English, so how do I know who is calling? 
Yajie: well, you can ask him请问您哪位?(qing3 wen4, nin2 nei3 wei4?) Who’s calling, please?
Cam:  请问您哪位?(qing3 wen4, nin2 nei3 wei4?)
YJ: 请(qing3) 问(wen4)excuse me, may I ask.  
Cam: 请问(qing3 wen4) 
YJ: 哪位(nei3 wei4?) means who, which person.
Cam: 哪位(nei3 wei4?) 
YJ: 请问您哪位?(qing3 wen4, nin2 nei3 wei4?) 
Cam: 请问您哪位?(qing3 wen4, nin2 nei3 wei4?) Who’s calling, please?

Conversation 2:

YJ: Now Cam, if you are really busy and want to call him or her back in a few minutes, how do you say that? 
Cam: Ah, I rememberm, it's a long one. It’s对不起,我现在忙。待会儿给您打过去,好吗?(dui4buqi3,  wo3xian4zai4 mang2. Dai1 huir4 gei3 nin2 da3 guo4qu, hao3 ma?). Right? 
YJ: It’s a long sentence. Now let’s cut it into several parts. 对不起(dui4buqi3)means sorry. 
Cam: 对不起(dui4buqi3).
YJ: 现在 (xian4zai4) now
Cam: 现在 (xian4zai4).
YJ: 忙 (mang2), the second tone, means busy. 
Cam: 忙 (mang2)
YJ: 待会儿 (Dai1 huir4), a moment later. 
Cam: 待会儿 (Dai1 huir4)
YJ: 您 (nin2), you. 
Cam: 您 (nin2).
YJ: 打过去 (da3 guo4qu), to call you back. 
Cam: 打过去 (da3 guo4qu)
YJ: 待会儿给您打过去( Dai1 huir4 gei3 nin2 da3 guo4qu)I will get back to you later.
Cam: 待会儿给您打过去( Dai1 huir4 gei3 nin2 da3 guo4qu) 
YJ: 好吗?(hao3 ma), is it okay?
Cam: 好吗?(hao3 ma), it's okay?
YJ: Let’s put it together. 对不起,I’m sorry. 我现在忙。I’m busy right now. 待会儿给您打过去,好吗?I will get back to you later, ok? (dui4buqi3,  wo3xian4zai4 mang2. Dai1 huir4 gei3 nin2 da3 guo4qu, hao3 ma?) Cam, give it a try.
Cam: 对不起,我现在忙。待会儿给您打过去,好吗?(dui4buqi3,  wo3xian4zai4 mang2. Dai1 huir4 gei3 nin2 da3 guo4qu, hao3 ma?)
YJ: Excellent!

Conversation 3:

YJ: OK,time is up. That’s it for this week’s Chinese Studio. Now it comes question of the week: How do you say “Who’s calling, please?” in Chinese? 
Cam:  And have a great weekend. 
YJ: zhoumo yukuai!

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