Learn Chinese: dialogue 10

Recording of the dialogue:

王:"李小姐在做什么呢?
李:她在睡觉呢!
王:都十一点了,她在睡觉呢!这个人也太喜欢睡觉。*
李:她不是喜欢睡觉的,她是爱睡觉的!你怎么了?
王:我想请她吃饭。
李:你想请她吃什么饭?
王:中国饭。
李:她不喜欢吃中国菜。
王:好的。那,我请她去看电影。
李:我能不能和你们去?
王:你不是在学习吗?
李:我不想学习了。我想出去。
王:好的。我们三个人去看电影。
李:什么时候去?
王:今天晚上六点二十分,怎么样?
李:很好。我们怎么去?
王:我们坐出租车。我们不能坐飞机去看电影!
李:好了,好了。晚上见*!
王:晚上见!”


NOTE:

* dōu can be placed in front of the time to express the idea of "already". It is very much spoken Chinese without being familiar. before tài strengthens this meaning. It is also very much a spoken language use without being familiar.

* 晚上见 wǎnshàng jiàn: see you tonight. Composed of 晚上 wǎnshàng "evening" and jiàn as in 再见 zàijiàn "goodbye". This word will be detailed in Lesson 2 of Level 2.


TRANSLATION

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. "

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