Learn Chinese: dialogue 10
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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:
Wang: "What is Miss Li doing?"
Li: She's sleeping!
Wang: It is (already) 11 hours and she is sleeping! She really likes to sleep too much!
Li: It's not that she likes to sleep, she loves to sleep. What's the matter with you?
Wang: I would like to invite her to eat.
Li: You wish to invite her to eat which kind of food?
Wang: Chinese food.
Li: She does not like Chinese food.
Wang: Okay. So I'm going to invite her to go to the cinema.
Li: Can I go with you?
Wang: You're not studying?
Li: I do not want to study anymore. I would like to go out.
Wang: Okay. Let's go to the cinema all three of us.
Li: When are we going?
Wang: At 6:20 pm tonight. What do you think?
Li: All right. How are we going?
Wang: By taxi! You cannot fly to the movies!
Li: Alright, alright. See you tonight.
Wang: See you tonight. "