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Lesson 209 Making Travel Arrangements 第二百零九课 旅行计划 (2)

Y: Dajia hao, hello everyone, perfect your Chinese every day, right here in the Chinese Studio. Wo shi Y.
B: And, wo shi B. We're making travel arrangements this week, Come and join us.
Y: Here are our key words of the day.

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Key words of the day:
Luggage 行李, Suitcase 手提箱, Backpack 背包, Air hostess 空姐, I'd love a drink please. 请给我来杯饮料。I need a blanket. 请给我拿条毯子。All in today's Chinese Studio.

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B: Earlier in the week we visited a travel agengy, now we've even got a ticket. Time to pack the luggage. What's luggage Y?
Y: That's easy… luggage in Chinese is 行李 xing2 li3.
B: xing2 li3. And what about suitcase?
Y: it's 手提箱 shou3 ti2 xiang1.
B: shou3 ti2 xiang1
Y: 手提 shou3 ti2 means portable,
B: shou3 ti2,
Y: 箱 xiang1 means case or box,
B: 手提箱 shou3 ti2 xiang1.
Y: shou3 ti2 xiang1. suitcase.
B: …. And back pack ?
Y: it's 背包 bei1 bao1.
B: bei1 bao1
Y: 背 bei1 means back,
B: bei1,
Y: 包 bao1 means pack,
B: bao1,
Y: 背包 bei1 bao1
B: bei1 bao1 backpack.

Conversation 1:

A: 你的行李多吗?
B: 还行,有一个手提箱。你呢?
A:我只有一个背包。

B: It's always exciting being on a plane. Lots of expectation and a few nerves too. Just as well the air hostesses are so warm and friendly. What do we call them in Chinese?
Y: 空姐 kong1 jie3,
B: kong1 jie3,
Y: 空 kong1 means air,
B: kong1,
Y: 姐 jie3 means young lady,
B: jie3.
Y: 空姐 kong1 jie3,
B: kong1 jie3, air hostesses. And now I'm quite thirsty after boarding the flight. I'd love a drink.
Y: You should say 请给我来杯饮料。
B: qing3 gei2 wo3 lai2 bei1 yin3 liao4.
Y: 请 qing3 means please,
B: qing3,
Y: 给我 gei2 wo3 means to me,
B: gei2 wo3,
Y: 来 lai2 means bring,
B: lai2,
Y: 杯 bei1 is the measure word of drink, which means one,
B: bei1,
Y: 饮料 yin3 liao4 means drink,
B: yin3 liao4.
Y: 请给我来杯饮料 qing3 gei2 wo3 lai2 bei1 yin3 liao4
B: qing3 gei2 wo3 lai2 bei1 yin3 liao4 I’d love a drink please.

Conversation 2:

A: 请给我来杯饮料。
B: 好的,你要哪种的?
A: 我要一杯可乐。

B: Yajie, what if I need a blanket? You know sometimes I feel cold aboard.
Y: you can say 请给我拿条毯子。
B: qing3 gei2 wo3 na2 tiao2 tan3 zi.
Y: 请 qing3 means please,
B: qing3,
Y: 拿给我 na2 gei2 wo3 means bring me, since na2 means bring,
B: na2 gei2 wo3.
Y: 条 tiao2 is the measure word of blanket, which means one,
B: tiao2,
Y: 毯子 tan3 zi means blanket,
B: tan3 zi.
Y: 请给我拿条毯子。qing3 gei2 wo3 na2 tiao2 tan3 zi
B: qing3 gei2 wo3 na2 tiao2 tan3 zi I need a blanket.

Conversation 3:

A: 请给我拿条毯子,我觉得有点冷。
B: 好的,您稍等。

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Key words reminder
Luggage 行李, Suitcase 手提箱, Backpack 背包, Air hostess 空姐, I'd love a drink please. 请给我来杯饮料。I need a blanket. 请给我拿条毯子。All in today's Chinese Studio.

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B: I need to start packing or I'll really miss my flight Y. Do we have a question of the day?
Y: We always do. Remind us how to say, "air hostess" in Chinese.
B: Mingtian jian.
Y: Zai jian.

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