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now let’s practice asking directions

M: Péngyǒumen, nǐmen hǎo! Huānyíng nǐmen dào Xiànzài Xué Hànyǔ. Wǒ shì
ML.

S: Dàjiā hǎo, wǒ shì Stuart. Today it’s mostly a 复习课 revision lesson.

M: And lots to 练习 practice, lian4xi.

S: Like, ‘we can take the subway? 我们可以坐地铁 wǒmen kěyǐ zuò dìtiě.
‘Subway?dìtiě.

M: Or ‘we can take a taxi? 我们可以坐出租车. Say it, everybody. wǒmen kěyǐ zuò
chūzūchē.

S: And can you say, ‘we can take the public bus?

M. Hěn hǎo. 我们可以坐公共汽车 wǒmen kěyǐ zuò gōnggòngqìchē.

S. And we can 问路, ask directions, wèn lù.

M. 现在我们练习问路 now let’s practice asking directions, liànxí wèn lù.

M. Mister, we want to go to the Friendship Store. Could you please tell us how to
get there? 先生, 请问,友谊商店怎么走?xiānshēng, qǐng wèn, Yǒuyí Shāngdiàn
zěnme zǒu?

MAN. Go north. 往北走 wǎng běi zǒu. When you get to Chang’an Avenue, head
east 到了长安街,往东走,dào le Chang’an Jie, wǎng dōng zǒu.

S: 往北走 wǎng běi zǒu.到了长安街,往东走,dào le Chang’an Jie, wǎng dōng zǒu.


Duì ma?

MAN. Duì le.

M. xièxie nín.

MAN: bú kèqi.

M. Let’s do the same again, but this time we want to get to another place. Listen,
and then tell us where we’re trying to get to, and how to get there.

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S: We’re still at the south side of Tiananmen Square 我们还在天安门的南边,
wǒmen hái zài Tiān'ānmén de nán biān.

M: 先生, 请问,去西单怎么走 xiān shēng, qǐng wèn, qù Xīdān zěnme zǒu?

MAN. 往北走 wǎng běi zǒu. 到了长安街,往西走,dào le Chang’an Jie, wǎng xī zǒu.

S: 往北走 wǎng běi zǒu.到了长安街,往西走,dào le Chang’an Jie, wǎng xī zǒu. Duì


ma?

MAN. Duì le.

M. xièxie nín.

MAN:bú kè qi.

S. Dear listeners, 我们要去哪儿 wǒ men yào qù nǎr?

M. Duì le. 西单。我们要去西单 Wǒmen yào qù Xī dān.

S.Xiī dān is a famous shopping street about one kilometer west of Tiananmen.

M. And tell us in Chinese how we get to Xidan from Tiān ān mén de nán biān.

S. Duì le. 往北走。到了长安街,往西走 head north, at Chang’an Avenue, head


westwards.

M. Wǎng běi zǒu. Dào le Chang’an Jie, wǎng xī zǒu.

M. Needed that break. Now, 大家猜一猜,guess, cāi yì cāi, 这是什么东西 what


thing is this, zhè shì shén me dōng xī?

S. Duì le, it’s a ‘place diagram? a 地图, a map. 这是一张地图 zhè shì yì zhāng dì
tú.

M. Before we xià kè, repeat again with us. 这是什么东西 zhè shì shén me dōng
xī?

S. 这是一张地图 zhè shì yì zhāng dì tú.

M. Hěn hǎo, now we can xià kè. Zài jiàn.

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