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Making Travel Arrangements I

Y: Dajia hao, hello everyone, improve your Chinese every day, right here in the Chinese
Studio. Welcome in, Wo shi Y.
B: And, wo shi B. Y, I still need to make some travel arrangements. Can you help me with that
this week please?
Y. Sure. Let’s check our key words of the day.

Key words of the day


Travel agency 旅行社 ,business class商务舱economy class经济舱 First class 头等舱 ,Next
Tuesday. 下周二。 I want to book a flight to Shanghai . 我要订一张去上海的机票。All in today’s
Chinese Studio.

B: I love traveling whenever I have an opportunity. So I’m off to see a travel agency.
Y: That’s a lv3 xing2 she4.
B: lv3 xing2 she4
Y: lv3 xing2 means travel,
B: lv3 xing2
Y: she4 means agency,
B: she4.
Y: lv3 xing2 she4
B: lv3 xing2 she4 travel agency. Then I want to book a flight to Shanghai, how do I say that
Yajie?
Y: You can say wo3 yao4 ding4 yi4 zhang1 qu4 shang4 hai3 de ji1 piao4.
B:… it’s a long one, let me try that. wo3 yao4 ding4 yi4 zhang1 qu4 shang4 hai3 de ji1 piao4.
Y: wo3 yao4 means I want to do sth,
B: wo3 yao4,
Y: ding4 means book a ticket,
B: ding4,
Y: yi4 zhang1 means one,
B: yi4 zhang1,
Y: qu4 shang4 hai3 to Shanghai,
B: qu4 shang4 hai3
Y: ji1 piao4, plain ticket,
B: ji1 piao4
Y: 我要订一张去上海的机票

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B: wo3 yao4 ding4 yi4 zhang1 qu4 shang4 hai3 de ji1 piao4. I want to book a flight to
Shanghai.

Conversation 1
A: 我要订一张去上海的机票
B: 好的。您要哪天的?
A: 明天的有吗?
B:请稍等,我帮您查一下。

B: So the lv3 xing2 she4 asks me when I want to go. Next week, actually next Tuesday.
Y: next Tuesday in Chinese is xia4 zhou1 er4.
B: Let’s try that. xia4 zhou1 er4.
Y: xia4 zhou1 means next week,
B: xia4 zhou1,
Y: er4 is short for xing1 qi1 er4, which means Tuesday,
B: er4,
Y: xia4 zhou1 er4,
B: xia4 zhou1 er4 next Tuesday.,

Conversation 2
A: 我要订一张去上海的机票。
B: 好的。您需要哪天的?
A: 下周二

B: Of course there are different types of tickets. What’s economy class?


Y: it’s jing1 ji4 cang1.
B: jing1 ji4 cang1.
Y: economy in Chinese is jing1 ji4
B: jing1 ji4
Y: and class in Chinese is cang1.
B: cang1.
Y: jing1 ji4 cang1
B: jing1 ji4 cang1 economy class. How about business lass?
Y: it’s shang1 wu4 cang1.
B: does shang1 wu4 means business in Chinese?
Y: yes. Shang1 wu4. and class in Chinese is cang1.
B: cang1.
Y: shang1 wu4 cang1
B: shang1 wu4 cang1 business class. And for when I when the lottery, how do we say, first
class?
Y: it’s tou2 deng3 cang1.
B: tou2 deng3 cang1

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Y: tou2 deng3 means first class,
B: tou2 deng3
Y: tou2 deng3 cang1
B: tou2 deng3 cang1 first class,

Conversation 3
A:有去香港的经济舱的机票吗?
B:对不起,我们现在只剩头等舱了。

Key words reminder


Travel agency 旅行社 ,business class商务舱economy class经济舱 First class 头等舱 ,Next
Tuesday. 下周二。 I want to book a flight to Shanghai . 我要订一张去上海的机票。All in today’s
Chinese Studio.

B: I’m getting excited at the prospect of more travel. You better bring me back down to earth
though Y with today’s question.
Y: Here we are. How do you say, “I want to book a flight to Shanghai” in Chinese?

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