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Making Travel Arrangements III

Y: It’s travel preparation week on Chinese Studio. 5 minutes a day, and you will be perfecting
your Chinese. Wo shi Y.
B: Da jia hao, wo shi B. Welcome along for the ride. I’ve got a few more questions for you
today Y, ke2 yi3 ma?
Y: That’s always a good sign. Let’s look at our key words of the day.

Key words of the day


Passport 护照 visa签证I’ve got a Multiple entry visa 我的是多次入境签
Customs 海关I’ve got nothing to declare. 我没有什么东西要申报.Souvenirs 纪念品All in today’s
Chinese Studio

B: let’s say I want to fly to HK, with my passport too of course. Yajie, what’s the Chinese word
for passport?
Y: it’s hu4 zhao4. We’ve mentioned it before.
B: hu4 zhao4 I’ve got my hu4 zhao4, I also need a visa.
Y: Ah, you mean a qian1 zheng4.
B: qian1 zheng4. I’m lucky; I’ve actually got a multiple entry visa. How do I say that?
Y: 多次入境签证is a multiple entry visa.
B: duo1 ci4 ru2 jing4 qian1 zheng4.
Y: duo1 ci4 means multiple,
B: duo1 ci4
Y: ru2 jing4 means entry,
B: ru2 jing4
Y: qian1 zheng4 means visa,
B: qian1 zheng4
Y: duo1 ci4 ru2 jing4 qian1 zheng4
B: duo1 ci4 ru2 jing4 qian1 zheng4 a multiple entry visa. Then how do I say I’ve got a multiple
entry visa.
Y: And you can say, 我的是多次入境签证
B: wo3 de shi4 duo1 ci4 ru2 jing4 qian1 zheng4
Y: wo3 de means mine, my passport,
B: wo3 de,
Y: shi4 means is.
B: shi4.
Y: wo3 de shi4 duo1 ci4 ru2 jing4 qian1 zheng4
B: wo3 de shi4 duo1 ci4 ru2 jing4 qian1 zheng4 I’ve got a multiple entry visa.

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Conversation 1
(1)A: 请出示您的护照。
B: 好的,给你。
(2)A:你的签证是哪种的?
B:我的是多次入境签证。

B: When we fly internationally we need to pass through customs. What’s that Y?


Y: it’s hai3 guan1.
B: hai3 guan1. And I’ll say, I’ve got nothing to declare.
Y: you mean 我没有什么东西要申报.
B: wo3 mei2 you3 shen2me dong1xi yao4 shen1 bao4.
Y: wo3 means I,
B: wo3,
Y: mei2 you3 means not,
B: mei2 you3,
Y: shen2me dong1xi anything,
B: shen2me dong1 xi
Y: mei2 you3 shen2me dong1xi, have nothing,
B: mei2 you3 shen2me dong1xi
Y: yao4 means need,
B: yao4
Y: shen1 bao4 means declare,
B: shen1 bao4,
Y: wo3 mei2 you3 shen2me dong1xi yao4 shen1 bao4
B: wo3 mei2 you3 shen2me dong1xi yao4 shen1 bao4 I’ve got nothing to declare.

Conversation2
A:有需要申报的东西吗?
B: 我没有什么东西需要申报。

B: I usually end up with far more luggage to come home with than I took.
Y: Ah, you like souvenirs,
B: Right, Souvenirs. They make great gifts and provide wonderful memories. How do you say
that in Chinese Yajie?
Y: it’s ji4 nian4 pin3.
B: ji4 nian4 pin3.
Y: ji4 nian4 means memorable.
B: ji4 nian4
Y: pin3 means gift,
B: pin3,
Y: ji4 nian4 pin3
B: ji4 nian4 pin3 souvenirs.

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Conversation 3
A: 你的行李怎么这么重?
B: 因为我买了很多纪念品。

Key words reminder


Passport 护照 visa签证I’ve got a Multiple entry visa 我的是多次入境签
Customs 海关I’ve got nothing to declare. 我没有什么东西要申报.Souvenirs 纪念品All in today’s
Chinese Studio

B: My bags are packed and I’m ready to go.


Y: Hey that’s a good line, you should use it in a song B.
B: Maybe someone already has. It’s time for us to disappear. Question time though.
Y: Yes, how do you say, “I’ve got nothing to declare?” in Chinese?

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