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At Wangfujing head north

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

S: Wǒ shì Stuart. Ok, everybody say with ML, ‘today we learn Lesson 91?

M: Hěn hǎo.今天我们学第九十一课 jīn tiān wǒmen xué dì jiǔ shí yī kè.

S: ML, 今天我们学什么 jīntiān wǒmen xué shénme?

M. Well, we still have to get to the Wàiwén Shūdiàn. So we'll keep learning how.

S: We have a map 我们有张地图 wǒmen yǒu zhāng dì ú.

M. Head north. 往北走 wǎng běi zǒu.

S. At Chang'an Street, turn right. 在长安街往右拐 zài Cháng’ān jiē wǎngyòu guǎi.

M: Head east. 往东走 wǎng dōng zǒu.

S. Walk two kilometers, about. 走两公里左右 zǒu liǎng gōnglǐ zuǒyòu.

M. At Wangfujing head north. 在王府井往北走 zài Wángfǔjǐng wǎng běi zǒu.

S. Go one kilometer, about, 走一公里左右 zǒu yì gōnglǐ zuǒyòu.

M. And the Foreign Languages Bookstore is on the left, which is the west side.
外文书店就在左边,那就是在西边
Wàiwén Shūdiàn jiù zài zuǒbiān, naà jiù shì zài xībiān.

S. Altogether, about three kilometers. 一共三公里 yígòng sān gōnglǐ.

M. Not too far. 不太远 bú tài yuǎn.

S. Now, let's look at the new stuff.

M: Head east. 往东走 wǎng dōng zǒu. That's easy. Just like ‘head north?往北走
wǎng běi zǒu.

S. 走两公里左右

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M. zǒu liǎng gōnglǐ zuǒyòu. 公里 GONG LI gōnglǐ. A lǐ is a Chinese unit of
distance, which is half a kilometer. Gōng here means ‘metric, so what is a gōnglǐ?
Duìle, a kilometer 公里. One kilometer yì gōng1lǐ, three kilometers sān gōnglǐ,
sān gōnglǐ. Note that we don't use a measure word.

S. Go one kilometer, about, 走一公里左右

M. zǒu yì gōnglǐ zuǒyòu, go one kilometer 左右, zuǒyòu, literally, left right, and
it means ‘about? or ‘roughly?zuǒyòu.

S. So try to say ‘about seven kilometers? Dui4le, 七公里左右 qī gōnglǐ zuǒyòu.

M. Now say ‘about 8 o'clock? Méi cuò, 八点左右 bā diǎn zuǒyòu.

S. Hěnhǎo. Now, 外文书店就在左边

M. Wàiwén Shūdiàn jiù zāi zuǒbiān, jiù zài zuǒbiān. 就 jiù here means, ‘right,
just? Go one kilometer and then the bookstore is right on the left. 书店就在左边
shūdiàn jiù zài zuǒbiān.

S. Finally, 不太远.

M. bú tài yuǎn. 远 YUAN yuǎn means ‘far?or ‘distant?yuǎn. bú tài yuǎn ?not too
far, bú tài yuǎn.

M. So, today we learnt kilometer gōnglǐ

S. About, roughly zuǒyòu

M. And ‘jiù zài zuǒbiān? and then it's on the left, jiù zài zuǒ biān.

S. And far or distant, yuan3, like in ‘not too far?bú tài yuǎn.

M. 不太远 bú tài yuǎn.

S. Not too far, so maybe we can get there next lesson. Zài jiàn.

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