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Hotel Review

YJ: Dajia hao… welcome to Chinese Studio on CRI. Wo shi Yajie, and I’m here with Cam.
Cam: We learned how to book in a hotel, on this week’s shows. So let’s review.

Sentences in the week


What kind of room would you like? 您需要什么样的房间? I’d like to book a suite. 我要一间套
房 “For how many days? 请问您住几天? ” I’ll stay for four days. 住四天 “What time is
check-out?” 几点退房? All in today’s Chinese Studio

Yajie: Usually the hotel clerk will ask you What kind of room would you like? In Chinese it’s
您需要什么样的房间?
Cam: nin2 xu1 yao4 shen2me yang4 de fang2 jian1?
YJ: nin2 means you,
Cam: nin2,
YJ: xu1 yao4 means need,
Cam: xu1 yao4,
YJ: shen2me yang4, what kind of,
Cam: shen2me yang4,
YJ: shen2me means what,
Cam: shen2me,
YJ: yang4 means kind,
Cam: yang4,
YJ: fang2 jian1, room,
Cam: fang2 jian1.
YJ: nin2 xu1 yao4 shen2me yang4 de fang2 jian1? What kind of room would you like?
Cam: nin2 xu1 yao4 shen2me yang4 de fang2 jian1? we learned how to say “ I’d like to book
a suite.” What’s the Chinese for that?
YJ: it’s 我要一间套房
Cam: wo3 yao4 yi4 jian1 tao4 fang2.
YJ: wo3 yao4 means I need,
Cam: wo3 yao4,
YJ: yi4 jian1 means one, jian1 is the measure word,
Cam: yi4 jian1.
YJ: tao4 fang2 means suite,
Cam: tao4 fang2
YJ: I’d like to book a suite, in Chinese is wo3 yao4 yi4 jian1 tao4 fang2.
Cam: wo3 yao4 yi4 jian1 tao4 fang2.

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Conversation1:
A:您要什么样的房间?
B: 我要一间套房

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:qing3 wen4 means may I ask,
Cam: qing3 wen4,
YJ: nin2 means you,
Cam: nin2, the polite form of ni3,
YJ: zhu4 means to stay in hotel,
Cam: zhu4,
YJ: ji3 tian1. how many days,
Cam: ji3 tian1,
YJ: tian1 means days,
Cam: tian1
YJ: qing3 wen4 nin2 zhu4 ji3 tian1? For how many days?
Cam: qing3 wen4 nin2 zhu4 ji3 tian1?
YJ: let’s say you’ll stay for four days, in Chinese it’s .住四天.
Cam: zhu4 si4 tian1. zhu4 means to stay in a hotel,
YJ: 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 “zhu4 san1 tian1” as san1 means three in English,
YJ: very good.

Conversatio2:
A: 请问您住几天?
B: 住四天

YJ: And when your stay is finished, you need to check out. For that you can say 几点退房?
Cam: ji2 dian3 tui4 fang2?
YJ: ji2 dian3 means what time,
Cam: ji2 dian3,
YJ: tui4 fang2 means to check out,
Cam: tui4 fang2
YJ: ji2 dian3 tui4 fang2?
Cam: ji2 dian3 tui4 fang2? What time is check-out?

Conversation3:
A: 几点退房?
B: 中午 12 点之前。

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Sentences in the week
What kind of room would you like? 您需要什么样的房间? I’d like to book a suite. 我要一间套
房 “For how many days? 请问您住几天? ” I’ll stay for four days. 住四天 “What time is
check-out?” 几点退房? All in today’s Chinese Studio

Cam: Time for our question of the day.


YJ: How do you say “I’d like to book a suite” in Chinese?

  Coryright 2007 cchello.com