FSI Mandarin

Biographic Information, unit 1

Target list

请问,你住在哪儿?我住在北京饭店。May I ask, where are you staying? I'm staying at the Beijing hotel.
Qǐngwèn, nǐ zhù zài nǎr? Wǒ zhù zài Běijīng Fàndiàn.
你住在哪个饭店?我住在那个饭店。I'm staying at that hotel.
Nǐ zhù zai něige fàndiàn? Wǒ zhù zai nèige fàndiàn.
你住在这个饭店吗?不,我不住在这个饭店。Are you staying at this hotel? No. I'm staying at that hotel.
Nǐ zhù zai zhèige fàndiàn ma? Bù, wǒ bú zhù zai zhèige fàndiàn.
你住在民族饭店吗?不,我不住在民族饭店。Are you staying at Nationalities hotel? No, I'm not stay at the Nationalities hotel.
Nǐ zhù zai Mínzú Fàndiàn ma? Bù, wǒ bú zhù zai Mínzú Fàndiàn.
哪位是高同志?那位是高同志。Which one is comrade Gao? That one is comrade Gao.
Něiwèi shi Gāo Tóngzhì? Nèiwèi shi Gāo Tóngzhì.
早。诺瓦克女士。您好。我很好。Good morning. Miss Novak! How are you. I'm very well.
Zǎo. Nuòwǎkè Nǚshì! Nín hǎo. Wǒ hěn hǎo.
你是美国哪儿的人?我是加州旧金山人。Where are your from in America? I'm from San Franciso, California.
Nǐ shi Měiguo nǎrde rén? Wǒ shi Jiāzhōu Jiùjīnshān rén.

Vocabulary

饭店【fàndiàn】 hotel; <dialect> restaurant.
【gè】 <measure> individual.
【hěn】 <adv.> very; quite; awfully.
旧金山【Jiùjīnshān】 San Francisco.
民族饭店【mínzúfàndiàn】 Nationalities Hotel
【něi】 <informal> which; what?
哪个【nǎge,něige 】 which; <dialect> who?
那个【nàge, nèige】 that.
哪位【něiwèi】 which one (person)?
那位【nèiwèi】that one (person)
女士【nǚshì】 (a polite term for a woman, married or unmarried) lady; madam.
【shì】 yes; is, am, are, were, be, been, being; correct; right;
【wèi】 place; location; position; throne; <math.> place; figure; digit; <counter> (for person).
【zǎo】 (early) morning; long ago; as early as; for a long time; early; in advance; <polite> good morning.
【zhèi】 this.
这个【zhègè】 this one; this.
这位【zhèiwèi】 this.
【zhù】 live; reside; stay; stop; cease.