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Broadcast dates: 2014-10-16 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han
Conversation

Broadcast date: October 16, 2014

Host: Huang Shih-han

 

Conversation

 

A: 小姐久等了,

xiǎo jiě jiǔ děng le

(Literally: Ms. long waited.)

Thank you for waiting, Ma'am.

 

現在為您上菜。

xiàn zài wèi nín shàng cài

(Literally: Now for you present dish.)

Here is your food.

 

B: 我沒有點魚,

wǒ méi yǒu diǎn yú

(Literally: I didn’t order fish.)

I didn't order the fish.

 

我點的是羊排。

wǒ diǎn de shì yáng pái

(Literally: I ordered is lamb chop.)

I ordered lamb chop.

 

A: 很抱歉,我們一定是弄錯了,

hěn bào qiàn,wǒ men yí dìng shì nòng cuò le

(Literally: Very sorry. We definitely are make mistake.)

I'm very sorry. There must have been a mix-up.

 

我會馬上處理。

wǒ huì mǎ shàng chǔ lǐ

(Literally: I will immediately tackle.)

I'll see to it straightaway.

 

B: 麻煩快一點,

má fán kuài yī/yì diǎn

(Literally: Trouble quick a bit.)

Please make it quick.

 

我趕時間。

wǒ gǎn shí jiān

(Literally: I rush time.)

I’m in a rush.

 

Vocabulary

 

小姐 xiǎo jiě

Miss; Ms.

 

久等 jiǔ děng

(literally “long wait”) to wait for a long time

 

了 le

a particle indicating that the action is complete

 

現在 xiàn zài

now

 

為 wèi

for

 

您 nín

you (singular, a more respectful form of 你 nǐ)

 

上菜 shàng cài

to bring a dish to the table

 

上 shàng

to present; to bring

 

菜 cài

(literally “vegetable”) dish

 

我 wǒ

I; me

 

沒有 méi yǒu

no; not; without

 

點 diǎn

to order

 

魚 yú

fish

 

是 shì

be-verb

 

羊排 yáng pái

lamb chop

 

很 hěn

very

 

抱歉 bào qiàn

sorry

 

我們 wǒ men

we; us

 

一定 yí dìng

certainly; definitely

 

弄錯 nòng cuò

(literally “to make mistake”) a mix-up

 

會 huì

to be going to

 

馬上 mǎ shàng

(literally “on the horse”) immediately

 

處理 chǔ lǐ

to deal with

 

麻煩 má fán

(literally “trouble”) please

 

快 kuài

fast

 

一點 yī/yì diǎn

1)    a bit

2)    a cue for a comparative

 

趕 gǎn

to rush

 

時間 shí jiān

time