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Lesson 208 Making Travel Arrangements 第二百零八课 旅行计划 (1)

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.

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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.

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B: I love traveling whenever I have an opportunity. So I'm off to see a travel agency.
Y: That's a 旅行社 lv3 xing2 she4.
B: lv3 xing2 she4
Y: 旅行 lv3 xing2 means travel,
B: lv3 xing2
Y: 社 she4 means agency,
B: she4.
Y: 旅行社 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 我要订一张去上海的机票。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: 我要 wo3 yao4 means I want to do sth,
B: wo3 yao4,
Y: 订 ding4 means book a ticket,
B: ding4,
Y: 一张 yi4 zhang1 means one,
B: yi4 zhang1,
Y: 去上海 qu4 shang4 hai3 to Shanghai,
B: qu4 shang4 hai3
Y: 机票 ji1 piao4, plane ticket,
B: ji1 piao4
Y: 我要订一张去上海的机票
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 旅行社 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.下周二 xia4 zhou1 er4.
Y: 下周 xia4 zhou1 means next week,
B: xia4 zhou1,
Y: 二 er4 is short for xing1 qi1 er4, which means Tuesday,
B: er4,
Y: 下周二 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 经济舱 jing1 ji4 cang1.
B: jing1 ji4 cang1.
Y: economy in Chinese is 经济 jing1 ji4
B: jing1 ji4
Y: and class in Chinese is 舱 cang1.
B: cang1.
Y: 经济舱 jing1 ji4 cang1
B: jing1 ji4 cang1 economy class. How about business lass?
Y: it's shang1 wu4 cang1.
B: does 商务 shang1 wu4 means business in Chinese?
Y: yes. Shang1 wu4. and class in Chinese is 舱 cang1.
B: cang1.
Y: 商务舱 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 头等舱 tou2 deng3 cang1.
B: tou2 deng3 cang1
Y: 头等 tou2 deng3 means first class,
B: tou2 deng3
Y: 头等舱 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。

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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.

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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?
B: Mingtian jian.
Y: Mingtian jian.

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