Chinese (Mandarin)/Lesson 9
Lesson 9: 請問火車站在哪裡？[edit | edit source]
Dialogues[edit | edit source]
Dialogue 1[edit | edit source]
Vocabulary[edit | edit source]
|不好意思||不好意思||bùhǎo yìsi||phrase - excuse me / sorry / to feel embarrassed|
|請||请||qǐng||verb - please, may (always an honorifics)|
|請問||请问||qǐng wèn||phrase - may I ask...|
|車||车||chē||noun - a vehicle, usually a car.|
|火車||火车||huǒ chē||noun - train|
|火車站||火车站||huǒchē zhàn||noun - train station|
|開車||开车||kāi chē||phrase - to drive a car|
|碰到/遇見||碰到/遇见||pèngdào/yùjiàn||verb - encounter|
|路人||路人||lùrén||noun - passerby|
|往前||往前||wǎng qián||- to move forwards|
|燈||灯||dēng||noun - light, lamp, a device for giving light|
|紅綠燈/信號燈||红绿灯/信號燈||hónglǜdēng/xìnhàodēng||noun - traffic light|
Translation[edit | edit source]
(Nong Nong ran into a walker, Miao Miao, while driving)
Nong Nong: Excuse me, may I ask you where the train station is?
Miao Miao: Drive forward, turn right at the traffic light and it will be on your left.
Nong Nong: How long will it takes?
Miao Miao: About ten minutes.
Nong Nong: So drive forward, turn right at the traffic light, the station will be on my left, about ten minutes?
Miao Miao: That's right, very correct.
Nong Nong: Thank you very much.
Grammar[edit | edit source]
……在哪里？ / ……在哪裡？[edit | edit source]
The sentence means "where is ...?". In Chinese, we can use this phrase to ask something's location.
If we get to characters, the sentence would be like "... is where?", which is just like “……是什么”(literally ... is what) and “……是谁”(literally ... is who).
In spoken Chinese, it's also possible to attach an -r sound to the character "哪", therefore it changes to “……在哪儿？”