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How’s Your Summer Vacation?

Jul. 6, 2015
Essential Chinese phrases

Beginner Level/初级(chūjí)

Joey: Zuìjìn tiānqì búcuò, zánmen qù páshān ba!
Joey: 最近   天气   不错, 咱们    去    爬山   吧!

Joey: The weather is fine recently. Let’s go hiking!

Amy: Kěshì wǒ juéde tài rè le, háishì gǎitiān qù ba!
Amy: 可是  我  觉得 太 热 了,还是   改天  去  吧!

Amy: I think it’s too hot. Let’s change to a different day!

生词(shēngcí)Vocabulary

改天(gǎitiān): v change to a different day

Intermediate Level/中级 (zhōngjí)

Joey: Shŭjià néng chūlái túbù lǚxíng zhēn bú cuò!
Joey: 暑假    能     出来  徒步  旅行    真  不  错!

Joey: It’s wonderful to take a walk during summer vacation.

Amy: Shì a! Wǒmen hái rènshi le hěnduō péngyou.
Amy: 是 啊!我们   还   认识  了   很多     朋友。

Amy: Yes, you are right! We also made a lot of friends.

Joey: Wǒmen zuòxià xiūxi yíhuìr zài zǒu ba!
Joey: 我们       坐下 休息 一会儿 再 走 吧!

Joey: Let’s sit down and have a rest, and then go from here.

Amy: Hǎo a! Zhèngwŭ de tàiyáng shài de wǒ dōu yóudiǎn tóuyūn le.
Amy: 好 啊!    正午   的   太阳     晒   得 我  都    有点      头晕   了。

Amy: Ok! The sun at noon makes me feel a little dizzy.

Joey: Hē diǎn shuĭ ba, nĭ liǎnsè kànqĭlái yóudiǎn cāngbái.
Joey: 喝    点   水  吧,你 脸色  看起来     有点    苍白。

Joey: Have some water please! You look a little pale.

Amy: Xièxiè. Wǒ xiǎng xiūxi yíhuì jiù hǎo le.
Amy: 谢谢。我   想    休息 一会  就 好 了。

Amy: Thanks. I will feel a little better after a rest.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary

正午(zhèngwŭ): adv at noon

头晕(tóuyūn): adj dizzy


High level/高级
(gāojí)

Joey: Zhècì wǒmen lái Xī’ān lǚxíng, yídìng yào hǎohǎo wánr!
Joey: 这次   我们       来 西安  旅行,      一定    要    好好      玩儿!

Joey: Let’s enjoy ourselves during our stay in Xi’an this time.

Amy: Nà dāngrán le! Wǒ yìzhí xiàngwǎng zhe lái Xī’ān ne!
Amy: 那     当然  了!   我  一直     向往            着    来 西安 呢!

Amy: Of course! I have been always looking forward to coming to Xi’an.

Joey: Zuótiān yitiān dōu zài guàng, jīntiān nĭ bù juéde lèi ma?
Joey: 昨天     一天   都   在     逛, 今天   你 不 觉得  累 吗?

Joey: We were strolling around yesterday. Don’t you feel tired today?

Amy: Búshì hěnlèi, dànshì wǒ gǎnjué hǎoxiàng zhòngshŭ le.
Amy: 不是   很累,但是    我  感觉      好像        中暑     了。

Amy: Not very tired, but I feel that I have suffered sunstroke.

Joey: Zhòngshŭ le? Nĭ yǒu shénme zhèngzhuàng?
Joey: 中暑        了?你 有    什么       症状?

Joey: Sunstroke? What are your symptoms?

Amy: Wǒ yóudiǎn fārè, sǎngzi bù shūfu, tóuténg.
Amy: 我     有点  发热,嗓子   不  舒服,  头疼。

Amy: I have a fever, a sore throat and a headache.

Joey: Ò, kěnéng shì règǎnmào! Nà wǒmen xiān qù kànyīshēng ba!
Joey: 哦,可能   是    热感冒! 那    我们    先   去     看医生    吧!

Joey: Oh, that might be a wind-heat cold in summer. Let’s go to see the doctor firstly.

Amy: Hǎo ba, děng wǒ hǎo le, wǒmen zài qù guàngjiē ba!
Amy: 好  吧,  等   我  好  了, 我们   再 去    逛街    吧!

Amy: Ok. Let’s go shopping after I recover!

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary

向往(xiàngwǎng): v to expect, to look forward to

中暑(zhòngshŭ): n sunstroke

症状(zhèngzhuàng): n symptom

发热(fārè): n fever

头疼(tóuténg): n headache

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