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Money Change, Oral Chinese Lesson


 

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Money Change

 

 Huang:

míng tiān zán men qù nǎ ér chī fàn? 
  明     天   咱   们    去  哪 儿 吃 饭 ? 
Where should we eat tomorrow?

XuEmei
nǐ shuō ne?shì zài fàn diàn chī hái shì chū qu chī? 
 你  说     呢?  是  在   饭   店    吃    还  是     出 去 吃 ? 
What do you think? Should we eat at the hotel or somewhere outside?

Huang: 
hái shì chū qu chī ba。āi,zán men qù shuàn yang ròu zěn me yàng? 
还 是   出   去   吃  吧。 哎,  咱    们    去   涮      羊       肉    怎   么   样 ? 
Let’s eat somewhere out of the hotel. How about having lamb hotpot?

Xuemei:
hǎo! 
 
好 ! 
Great!

Huang:
wǒ xiǎng hái shì yīng gāi xiān yù ding yí xià。 
我 想      还  是   应    该    先     预   订   一  下 。 
I think we should book in advance.

Xuemei:
duì,wǒ men hái yīng gāi qù huàn qián。 
 对 , 我 们     还    应    该   去  换      钱 。
Yes,we should also change some money.

Huang:
zán men yì qǐ qù ba。 
 咱     们    一 起 去 吧。 
 Let’s go.

Xuemei:
èn,hao
 嗯,好 。 
Great!
 


(at the bank)
 

Bank clerk:
nín hǎo,qǐng wèn bàn lǐ shén me yè wù? 
  您 好 ,    请    问    办  理  什 么   业   务? 
Hi, what can I do for you?

Huang:    
nín hǎo, wǒ xiǎng yòng měi yuán huàn rén mín bì。 
您 好,    我    想     用      美     元      换     人 民 币。 
 Hi, I’d like to change some renminbi with US dollars.

Bank clerk
qǐng tián yí xià zhè zhāng dān zi. 
 
请      填   一 下   这      张     单   子。 
 Please fill in this form.

Huang:       
jīn tiān de huì lǜ shì duō shǎo? 
今 天     的  汇   率 是 多 少 ? 
What’s the exchange rate today?

Bank clerk: 
měi yuán de mài chū jià shì 8.26.
美       元   的    卖    出   价 是 8.26 。 
The sell rate for US dollars is 8.26.

Huang:       
ò ,huàn 500 měi yuán ba.
哦, 换    500   美   元 吧。 
I’ll change 500 dollars.

Bank clerk:
qǐng gěi wǒ kàn kan nín de hù zhào. 
  请    给   我   看   看   您    的 护 照 。 
Please show me your passport.

Huang:          
hǎo
 好 。 
OK.


(bank clerk processes the application)

Bank clerk:
qǐng zài zhè zhāng dān zi shàng qiān zì
 请    在    这      张     单  子     上      签    字。 
Sign on this form, please.

Huang:     
zài nǎ ér qiān zì?
在 哪 儿 签 字?
Where should I sign?

Bank clerk:
yòu xià jiǎo
右 下 角 。 
At the bottom right hand corner.

Xuemei:
(zhǐ yòu xià jiǎo) zhè lǐ
(指 右 下 角 )        这 里。 
(points to bottom right hand corner)Here.

Bank clerk:
zhè shì nín huàn de rén mín bì,nín diǎn yí xià 
 这     是 您     换    的  人   民    币, 您 点 一 下 。 
This is your renminbi, please count it.

Huang:
(shùqián) méi wèn tí,xiè xiè
 (数 钱 ) 没 问 题,谢 谢 。 
(counts money)No problem. Thank you!

Bank clerk:
bú kè qi 
不 客 气 
You’re welcome!

Grammar:

1. ……还是…… [… … háishì … … ] : or ; still e.g.  

nǐ duì cǐ shì shì fǎn duì ne hái shì zàn chéng ?

你 对 此 事 是 反 对 呢 还 是 赞 成 ?
Are you against it or for it?

tā hái shì jiān chí tā zì jǐ de guān diǎn 。
她 还   是   坚     持 她 自 己 的 观 点 。
She still holds to her own views.


 

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