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借书 (jièshū) Borrow a Book

Mar. 4, 2015

Beginner Level / 初级(chūjí)

Hài,   Lily,   nĭ qù nǎér ya?
A: 嗨,莉莉,你 去 哪儿 呀?

Hi, Lily, Where are you going?

Ò,   wǒ zhŭnbèi qù túshūguǎn ne , tīngshuō túshūguǎn zuìjìn jìn le yì pī xīnshū, wǒ qù kànkan
B: 哦,我   准备     去    图书馆    呢,  听说       图书馆     最近 进 了一 批  新书,我 去   看看

yǒu méiyǒu Dù Lālā shēngzhí jì

有    没有  《杜 拉拉    升职   记》。.

Oh, I am going to the library. It’s said that the library has bought a number of new books. I want to have a look if  there is a book called The Story of Du Lala Getting Promoted.

Dùlālā shēngzhí jì? tīngshuō nà shì yì běn chàngxiāoshū, yīnggāi yǒu de.
A: 杜拉拉  升职   记?    听说    那  是 一 本       畅销书,      应该    有  的。

The Story of Du Lala Getting Promoted? I heard it’s a bestseller, they should have it.

Xīwàng yǒu ba.
B: 希望      有  吧。

I hope so.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary:

图书馆(túshūguǎn): n library

升职(shēngzhí): v promote

畅销书(chàngxiāoshū): n bestseller


Intermediate Level / 中级(zhōngjí)

Wèi, shì  lìlì  ma?Wǒ shì àilā.
A: 喂,是 莉莉 吗?我 是 艾拉。

Hello, is that Lily? This is Ira.

Shì wǒ, yǒu shì ma, àilā?
B: 是  我,有  事  吗,艾拉?

Yes, this is. What can I do for you, Ira?

Wǒ xiǎng wèn wen nĭ nàtiān jièdào shū le ma?
A: 我    想     问   问   你  那天   借到   书 了 吗?

I wonder if you borrowed the book on that day.

Shū?Nĭ shuō de shì  Dùlālā shēngzhí jì     ba,  jiè dào le,   wǒ jiè de shíhou gānghǎo shèngxià
B: 书?你  说   的 是《杜拉拉   升职   记》 吧,借  到 了,我  借 的  时候      刚好       剩下

zuìhòu yì běn.
最后    一  本。

Book? You mean The Story of Du Lala Geting Promoted? I did. That was just the last copy when I
borrowed.

Yùnqi zhēn hǎo! Nánguài wǒ qù jiè de shíhou méiyǒu le, tīng shuō nà běn shū shì guānyú zhíyè
A: 运气   真     好! 难怪      我 去 借  的   时候    没有   了, 听    说    那  本   书   是    关于   职业

shēngyá de,   wǒmen yě kuài zhǎo gōngzuò le, kàn kan duì wǒmen hěn yǒu qĭfā de. Suǒyĭ wǒ

生涯       的,    我们  也  快    找      工作    了, 看    看  对    我们     很  有  启发 的。所以  我

xiǎng wèn wèn nĭ, nĭ kàn wán hòu kéyĭ   jiè gěi wǒ kàn kan ma?

想       问   问   你, 你 看   完   后   可以  借 给  我  看   看   吗?

So lucky! No wonder there wasn’t that book when I went there. I heard that it’s about career and can help us when we do job-hunting. So I wonder if you can lend me after complete it.

Méi wèntí ya,  wǒ zhènghǎo kuài kàn wán liǎo, háiyǒu shí jĭ yè,   nĭ míngtiān guòlái qŭ ba!
B: 没   问题  呀,我     正好      快   看    完   了,还有    十 几页,你     明天    过来  取 吧!

No problem. I just need to read over ten pages until I finish the book. You can take it tomorrow.

Tài hǎo le,  wǒ míngtiān jiù qù qŭ,  xièxie le.
A: 太  好 了,我     明天    就 去  取,谢谢 了。

It’s very kind of you. I will take it tomorrow. Thanks.

Bú kèqi.
B: 不 客气。

My pleasure.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary:

借(jiè): n. borrow

职业生涯(zhíyè shēngyá): n. career

找工作(zhǎo gōngzuò): n. job-hunting

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