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Broadcast dates: 2014-10-30 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han
Conversation

Broadcast date: October 30, 2014

Host: Huang Shih-han

 

Conversation

 

A: 您好,我要訂位,

nín hǎo,wǒ yào dìng wèi

(Literally: Hello, I want to book seat.)

Hi, I would like to make a reservation.

 

中午十二點半兩位。

zhōng wǔ shí èr diǎn bàn liǎng wèi

(Literally: Noon twelve half two.)

A table for two at twelve thirty, please?

 

B: 不好意思,我們午餐只有兩個時段:

bù hǎo yì sī,wǒ men wǔ cān zhǐ yǒu liǎng ge shí duàn

(Literally: Sorry, we lunch only has two time slots.)

Sorry, we only have two lunchtime sittings

 

十一點半到一點,還有一點到兩點半。

shí yī diǎn bàn dào yī/yì diǎn,hái yǒu yī diǎn dào liǎng diǎn bàn

(Literally: Eleven half until one, and one until two thirty.)

the first from eleven thirty to one o'clock and the second from one to two thirty.

 

A: 這樣啊,十一點半吃午餐太早了,

zhè yàng a,shí yī diǎn bàn chī wǔ cān tài zǎo le

(Literally: This way. Eleven half eat lunch too early.)

Oh, I see. Eleven thirty is rather early for lunch.

 

那我訂一點半好了。

nà wǒ dìng yī/yì diǎn bàn hǎo le

(Literally: Then I book one half OK.)

In that case it had better be one thirty.

 

Vocabulary

 

您好nín hǎo

hello (polite)

 

我 wǒ

I; me

 

要 yào

to want to

 

訂位 dìng wèi

to book a seat

 

中午 zhōng wǔ

noon

 

十二點 shí èr diǎn

twelve o’clock

 

半 bàn

half

 

十二點半 shí èr diǎn bàn

twelve thirty

 

兩 liǎng wèi

a more spoken way of saying “two”

 

位 wèi

a measure word for people.

 

不好意思 bù hǎo yì sī

sorry; excuse me

 

我們 wǒ men

we; us

 

午餐 wǔ cān

lunch

 

只 zhǐ

only

 

有 yǒu

to have

 

個 ge

the most common measure word in Chinese

 

時段 shí duàn

time slot

 

十一點半 shí yī diǎn bàn

eleven thirty

 

到 dào

until

 

一點 yī/yì diǎn

one o’clock

 

還有 hái yǒu

and

 

兩點半 liǎng diǎn bàn

two thirty

 

這樣 zhè yàng

this way

 

吃 chī

to eat

 

太 tài

excessively

 

早zǎo

early

 

那 nà

then

 

訂 dìng

to book; to reserve

 

好了 hǎo le

an expression indicating concession