Learn Chinese: dialogue 6 in traditional characters
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Study the text by following these steps:
- You must be able to read it aloud, and understand it. Reading aloud trains your reading comprehension and your pronunciation.
- The next exercise consists of writing the Chinese text and translating it into English, without looking at the translation.
- The last exercise is to write in Chinese from English, it is the most difficult. When you get there without error, the "traditional writing" section can be considered as achieved.
Recording of the dialogue:
* In China, if we are familiar with someone, we add 小 Xiǎo or 老 Lǎo in front of the name of our interlocutor, according to whether the person is respectively younger or older.
* 了 le can be placed just after the verb to indicate that the action is completed. This syntax is discussed in more detail in Level 2.
Wang: "Hi ! Is Miss Li there?
Mr. Li: She's not at home right now. She has not come back.
Wang: What time is she coming back?
Mr. Li: She's back at 3:00. Who are you ?
Wang: Excuse me. My name is Wang, WANG Xiaomming. I'm a classmate of Miss Li. I invited her to come and see me.
Mr. Li: Her phone number is 136594872.
Wang: Thank you. I call her right now. "
Wang: "Hello, are you Xiaoli?
Miss Li: Yes, who are you?
Wang: I'm Laowang. When can you come to see me?
Miss Li: I can not come this afternoon.
Wang: And tomorrow?
Miss Li: I cannot come tomorrow morning either. (But) I can come tomorrow afternoon.
Wang: What time can you come?
Miss Li: At 2:20 pm is it ok?
Wang: All right, see you tomorrow!
Miss Li: See you tomorrow. "
Wang: "Here you are, I'm glad you can come to see me.
Miss Li: Me too! "