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机场迎接 (Jī chăng yíng jiē) Greeting at the Airport

Apr. 1, 2015

Background

George, an American, a sports fan, comes to Beijing for the 29th Olympic Games. As George walks out of the Beijing Capital International Airport, he sees somebody holding up a sign with his name on it.

Dialogues

Qiáozhì: Nín hăo, wŏ shì Qiáozhì • Shĭmìsī. Nín shì Wáng xiānsheng ma?
乔    治::您  好,我   是    乔治 • 史密斯。 您  是    王      先生       吗?
George: Hello! I’m George Smith. Are you Mr. Wang?

Wáng Bō: Duì, wŏ shì Wáng Bō, shì nĭ gēge de hăo péngyou. Huānyíng lái dào Bĕijīng.
王       波:对,我  是  王    波,是 你 哥哥 的   好    朋友。     欢迎      来  到  北京。
Wang Bo: Yes, I’m Wang Bo, your older brother’s friend. Welcome to Beijing.

Qiáozhì: Hĕn gāoxìng rènshí nín. Zhè shì wŏ de tóngxué Mălì • Qióngsī.
乔    治:很    高兴     认识   您。这   是  我  的    同学    玛丽•   琼斯。
George: Nice to meet you. This is my schoolmate Mary Jones.

Wáng Bō: Hēi Mălì, huānyíng nĭ lái Bĕijīng.
王      波:嗨  玛丽,  欢迎    你 来  北京。
Wang Bo: Hi Mary, Welcome to Beijing.

Mă lì: Nín hăo Wáng Bō. Tiānqì bù hăo,   fēijī wăndiăn, ràng nín jiŭ dĕng le.
玛 丽:您  好   王    波。 天气  不  好, 飞机   晚点,   让   您   久   等  了。
Mary: Hello Wang Bo. The flight was delayed because of bad weather.
Sorry to keep you waiting for so long.

Wáng Bō: Méi guān xi, zánmen zŏu ba. Nĭmen yĭqián lái guò Zhōngguó ma?
王      波:没   关  系,  咱们    走   吧。你们   以前  来  过    中国        吗?
Wang Bo: Never mind! Let’s go. Have you ever been to China before?

Qiáozhì: Wŏmen qù guò Shànghăi, zhè shì dì yī cì   lái Bĕijīng.
乔    治:我们     去  过     上海,    这  是 第 一 次 来 北京。
George: We’ve been to Shanghai. This is the first time to visit Beijing.

Basic Sentences

Huān yíng lái dào Bĕijīng. Hĕn gāoxìng rènshí nín. Ràng nín jiŭdĕng le.
欢     迎    来  到    北 京。 很    高 兴      认识   您。 让     您    久等   了。
Welcome to Beijing. Nice to meet you. Sorry to keep you waiting for so long.

New Words

机场    (jī chăng) airport 抵达    (dĭ dá) arrival 海关    (hăi guān) customs
起飞    (qĭ fēi) take off 准时   (zhŭn shí) punctual; on time 行李    (xíng lĭ) luggage
降落    (jiàng luò) land 晚点    (wăn diăn)
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