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M: Dàjiā hǎo. Huānyíng nǐmen dào Xiànzài Xué Hànyǔ. Wǒ shì ML.

S: Wǒ shì Stuart. Today we learn Lesson 90.

M: 没错,今天我们学第九十课.

S: ML, jīntiān wǒmen xué shénme?

M. We'll learn how to get from Xidan to the Foreign Languages Bookstore with
things like ‘turn left?and ‘turn right?

S. Good idea. Hǎo zhúyi.

M. I have a map. 我有一张地图 wǒ yǒu yì zhāng dìtú.

S. 我们看一看 wǒmen kàn yi kàn.

M. We're on South Xidan Street 我们在西单南大街 wǒmen zài Xīdān Nán dà Jiē

S. South Xidan Street Xīdān Nán Dàjiē is south of Chang'an Avenue, is less
famous than North Xidan Street, Xīdān Běi Dàjiē, which runs from the north side
of Chang'an Jie.

M: Wǒmen zěnme zǒu? Go north. 往北走 wǎng běi zǒu. 在长安街往右拐 zài
Cháng'ān Jiē wǎng yòu guǎi, turn to the right, wǎng yòu guǎi. Then, go straight
ahead. 一直走 yì zhí zǒu.

S. At Wángfǔjǐng turn left 在王府井往左拐 zài Wángfǔjǐng wǎng zuǒ guǎi.

M. Walk one kilometer, about, 走一公里左右 zǒu yì gōnglǐ zuǒyòu. And the
Foreign Languages Bookstore is on the left . 外文书店就在左边 Wàiwén Shūdiàn
jiù zài zuǒbiān.

S. Wow! That's a lot of Chinese. A break, then we'll have a look at some of the
new stuff, and the rest in the next lesson. By the way, if you have been
repeating everything with us, even the bits that we don't explain in this lesson
have started to be fixed in your brain.

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S. 我们在西单南大街

M. wǒmen zài Xīdān Nán Dàjiē. Nándàjiē. 南 2nd tone, means south, like in
Nánjīng, ‘Southern capital,? 大 DA dà, means ‘big,?dà. 街 JIE jiē, means
‘street,?jiē. So dàjiē, ‘big street,?meaning it's a broad street.

S. South Xidan Street, Xīdān Nándàjiē Xīdān Nándàjiē, and there's North Xidan
Street, Xīdān Běi Dàjiē, Xīdān Běi Dàjiē.

M. Wǒmen zài Xīdān Nándàjiē. Xiànzài wǒmen zěnme zǒu?

S. Go north. 往北走, 在长安街往右拐.

M. Zài Cháng'ān Jiē wǎng yòu guǎi, 右拐 右 YOU yòu, means ‘right.?拐 GUAI guǎi,
3rd tone, means ‘turn.?So what does wǎng yòu guǎi mean? Méi cuò. turn to the
right, wǎng yòu guǎi.

S. 然后, 一直走

M. 一直走 yì zhí YI ZHI yìzhí means ‘straight,?yì zhí zǒu, go straight ahead, yì zhí
zǒu.

S. 在王府井往左拐. What does this mean? zài Wángfǔjǐng wǎng zuǒ guǎi.

M. Duì le. At Wángfǔjǐng turn left. zài Wángfǔjǐng wǎng zuǒ guǎi.

S. And we must be close to the Wàiwén Shūdiàn

4. We'll see next lesson. Now finish with the dialogue again.

M. 我们要去外文书店 wǒmen yào qù Wàiwén Shūdiàn.

S. 我们在西单南大街 women zài Xīdān Nán Dàjiē.

M. 我们怎么走 wǒmen zěnme zǒu?

S. 往北走 wǎng běi zǒu.

M. 在长安街往右拐 zài Cháng'ān Jiē wǎng yòu guǎi.

S. 然后,一直走 yì zhí zǒu.

M. 在王府井往左拐 zài Wángfǔjǐng wǎng zuò3 guai3.

S. And we'll get there next lesson. Zai4 jian4

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