Lesson 157 Hotel 第一百五十七课 酒店 (1) - China Plus

Lesson 157 Hotel 第一百五十七课 酒店 (1)

Gao Huiying China Plus Published: 2018-05-31 14:42:05
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Lesson 157 Hotel (1) 第一百五十七课 酒店(1)

Cam: It’s a brand new week on Chinese Studio. Welcome to the show everyone. I’m Cam with my wonderful laoshi, Yajie.
YJ: Thank you Cam, last week we talked about vacations, and usually you need to book a hotel first. 
Cam: Yes, I remember we learned the Chinese for hotel is-- fan dian.  
YJ: Right, this week we are going to learn how to book a hotel room in Chinese, and what to say when doing so.
Cam: Sounds useful. Let’s begin!

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Key Words of the Day 
“Can I help you?” 我能帮您吗? “I’d like to book a room.” 我想定一个房间“For how many days? 请问您住几天? ” I’ll stay for four days. 住四天 All in today’s Chinese Studio.
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Yajie: So Cam, let’s say you call a hotel in Sanya on Hainan island and want to book a room. Do you know what the hotel clerk will say?
Cam: I know in English it’s Can I help you.
YJ: In Chinese it’s ok for you to say wo3 neng2 bang1 nin2 ma? 我能帮您吗?
Cam: wo3 neng2 bang1 nin2 ma?
YJ: 我 wo3 means I,
Cam: wo3,
YJ: 能 neng2 means could,
Cam: neng2,
YJ: 帮 bang1 means to help,
Cam: bang1,
YJ: 您 nin2, is the polite form of ni3, which means you,
Cam: nin2,
YJ: 吗 ma, usually put at the end of a question,
Cam: ma, 
YJ: 我能帮您吗?wo3 neng2 bang1 nin2 ma?
Cam: wo3 neng2 bang1 nin2 ma? Can I help you? 
YJ: but usually the hotel clerk will say “ni2 hao3” for short. 
Cam: which simply means hello, I see.

Conversation 1:
A:你好,
B:你好,我想定一个单人间。
A:请稍等,让我帮您查一下。
B:谢谢

Cam: Okay, so then I will tell them I’d like to book a room 
YJ: Right… you would say…. Wo3 xiang3 ding4 yi2 ge4 fang2 jian1. 我想定一个房间
Cam: Wo3 xiang3 ding4 yi2 ge4 fang2 jian1.
YJ: 我想 wo3 xiang3, I’d like to do something, 
Cam: wo3 xiang3,
YJ: 订 ding4 means to book,
Cam: ding4, 
YJ: 一个房间 yi2 ge4 fang2 jian1 means one room,
Cam: yi2 ge4 fang2 jian1
YJ: 一个 yi2 ge4 means one, 
Cam: yi2 ge4,
YJ: 房间 fang2 jian1 means room,
Cam: fang2 jian1,
YJ: 我想订一个房间 Wo3 xiang3 ding4 yi2 ge4 fang2 jian1.
Cam: Wo3 xiang3 ding4 yi2 ge4 fang2 jian1. I’d like to book a room.

Conversation 2:
A: 你好,
B: 你好, 我想定一个房间
A:您需要什么样的房间?
B:我要一个单人间。

YJ:  Then they may ask how many days you want to stay. In Chinese it’s 请问您住几天? 
Cam: qing3 wen4 nin2 zhu4 ji3 tian1?
YJ: 请问 qing3 wen4 means may I ask,
Cam: qing3 wen4,
YJ: 您 nin2 means you,
Cam: nin2, the polite form of ni3,
YJ: 住 zhu4 means to stay in hotel,
Cam: zhu4,
YJ: 几天 ji3 tian1. how many days,
Cam: ji3 tian1,
YJ: 天 tian1 means days,
Cam: tian1 How do I say I need to stay for four days?
YJ: You will say….住四天.
Cam: zhu4 si4 tian1. I know 住 zhu4 means to stay in a hotel,
YJ: right, 四天 si4 tian1 means four days,
Cam: si4 tian1, as four in Chinese is si4, 
YJ: then what if you’ll stay for three days,
Cam: I’ll say “住三天 zhu4 san1 tian1” as san1 means three in English,
YJ: very good. Zhu4 san1 tian1, I’ll stay for three days.

Conversation 3: 
A: 请问您住几天?
B: 住四天

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Key Words Reminder 
“Can I help you?” 我能帮您吗? “I’d like to book a room.” 我想定一个房间 “For how many days? 请问您住几天? ” I’ll stay for four days. 住四天 All in today’s Chinese Studio.
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Cam: We’ve reached the end already. Time for our question of the day.
YJ: How do you say “I’ll stay for four days” in Chinese?
Cam: See ya tomorrow! 
Yajie: Ming tian jian.

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