1 March 2017

Conversation: how to buy a flight ticket to Beijing

Conversation: 北京的机票

Do you need help to buy a flight ticket in Chinese? This short dialog will help you to buy a ticket to fly to Beijing, but the structure will be the same to buy any kind of ticket. Remember the most important words like 预订 to book, 机票 flight and  ticket.





我要预订一张到北京的机票?
Wǒ yào yùdìng yī zhāng dào běijīng de jīpiào?
Can I book a ticket to Beijing?

经济舱还是头等舱的?
Jīngjì cāng háishì tóuděng cāng de?
Economy class or first class?

经济舱的
Jīngjì cāng de
Economy class

单程票还是来回票?
Dānchéng piào háishì láihuí piào?
One way ticket or return ticket?

来回票
Láihuí piào
Return ticket

哪一天出发?
Nǎ yītiān chūfā?
Day of departure?

七月十一号
Qī yuè shíyī hào
July 11th

哪一天回来?
Nǎ yītiān huílái?
Day back?

八月二十三号
Bā yuè èrshísān hào
August 23rd


6 October 2016

Conversation: Weather 天气 (tiānqì) conversation

Conversation about weather 天气

This is a basic two-person conversation about the weather. One of the speakers ask about weather, rain, cold, etc. This is a common topic in the first steps in first level HSK studies.


天气



你家乡的天气怎么样?
Nǐ jiāxiāng de tiānqì zěnme yàng?
What's the weather like in your hometown?

非常好,在春天和秋天通常都是温暖和阳光明媚的。
Fēicháng hǎo, zài chūntiān hé qiūtiān tōngcháng dōu shì wēnnuǎn huo yángguāng míngmèi de.
It's very nice. It's usually warm and sunny in spring and autumn.

那里经常下雨吗?
Nàlǐ jīngcháng xià yǔ ma?
Does it often rain there?

是的,特别是在夏天。
Shì de, tèbié shì zài xiàtiān.
Yes, it does, especially in summer.

那里冬天非常冷吗?
Nàlǐ dōngtiān fēicháng lěng ma?
Is it very cold in winter?

不,不很冷。那里冬天很少下雪。
Bù, bù hěn lěng. Nàlǐ dōngtiān hěn shǎo xià xuě.
No, it isn't. It seldom snows there.


Vocabulary: 100 Chinese Erhuayin Words (part 1)

100 Chinese Erhua Words (part 1)

Erhua words refers to the addition of a final "er" (-r) sound to the words, especially common in the Beijing dialect, but is also accepted into Mandarin. this is the first part of a list of common words that add at the end the of the word the (r) particle

Erhua Words


这儿
(这里 zhèlǐ)
zhèr
here

那儿
(那里 nàlǐ)
nàr
there

哪儿
(哪里 nǎlǐ)
nǎr
where

事儿
shìr
matter, affair

字儿
zìr
character

词儿
cír
word

画儿
huàr
painting, drawing

门儿
ménr
door

活儿
huór
work

花儿
huār
flower

边儿
biānr
side

今儿
jīnr
today

明儿
míngr
tomorrow

昨儿
zuór
yesterday

绳儿
shéngr
rope

皮儿
pír
skin

头儿
tóur
head, leader, boss, supervisor

会儿
huìr
moment

空儿
kòngr
free time, spare time

片儿
piānr
sheet, disk, movie

块儿
kuàir
piece

玩儿
wánr
to play

托儿
tuōr
shill, plant

壳儿
kér
shell

歌儿
gēr
song

碗儿
wǎnr
bowl

瓶儿
píngr
bottle

板儿
bǎnr
board, plank

兜儿
dōur
pocket, small bag

盖儿
gàir
lid, cap, cover

套儿
tàor
cap, cover, condom

枣儿
zǎor
jujube

信儿
xìnr
information, news

管儿
guǎnr
tube

班儿
bānr
work shift

主儿
zhǔr
master, employer, husband, fiancé, boyfriend, partner

伴儿
bànr
partner, companion

味儿
wèir
taste, flavour

眼儿
yǎnr
eye, tiny hole, orifice

点儿
diǎnr
spot, point

末儿
mòr
powder

沫儿
mòr
foam

盆儿
pénr
basin, tube

口儿
kǒur
cut, split

卷儿
juǎnr
roll

圈儿
quānr
circle

冻儿
dòngr
jelly

馅儿
xiànr
stuffing, filling

丝儿
sīr
shredded strands