FSI Mandarin

Biographic Information, unit 2

Target list

你朋友家在哪里?他家在大理街。Where is your friends house? His house is on Dàlǐ stret.
Nǐ péngyou jiā zài náli? Tā jiā zài Dàlǐ Jiē.
你朋友地址是…?他的地址是大理街四十二号。What is your friend's address? His address is no. 42 Dàlǐ stret.
Nǐ péngyou dìzhǐ shi…? Tāde dìzhǐ shi Dàlǐ Jiē Sìshièrhào.
你是卫少校吧?是的。You are Major Weiss, aren't you? Yes.
Nǐ shi Wèi Shàoxiào ba? Shìde.
那是国宾大饭店吧?是的,那是国宾大饭店。That is the Ambassador Hotel, isn't it? Yes, that's Ambassador Hotel.
Nà shi Guóbīn Dàfàndiàn ba? Shìde, nà shi Guóbīn Dàfàndiàn.
你住在那里吗?不,我住在这里。Are you staying there? No, I'm staying here.
Nǐ zhù zai nàli ma? Bù, wǒ zhù zai zhèli.
你朋友在台北工作吗?他不再台北工作;他在台中工作。Does your friend work in Taipei? He does not work in Taipei; he works in Taichung.
Nǐ péngyou zài Táiběi gōngzuò ma? Tā bú zài táiběi gōngzuò; tā zài Táizhōng gōngzuò.
你在哪里工作?你在武官处工作。我在银行工作。Where do you work? I work at the defence attache's office. I work at a bank.
Nǐ zài nǎli gōngzuò? Nǐ zài Wǔguānchù gōngzuò. Wǒ zài yínháng gōngzuò.

Vocabulary

吧【ba】 <question marker expressing supposition of what answer will be> .
大饭店【dàfàndiàn】 hotel; grandhotel
【de】 (possessive marker)
地址【dìzhǐ】 address.
国宾大饭店【guóbīndàfàndiàn】 Ambassador Hotel
【hào】 number; size; date; order; name; assumed name; alternative name; business house; mark; sign; signal;
【jiā】 family; household; home; house; a person or family engaged in certain trade; a specialist in a certain field; a school or thought; school; domestic; tame.
【jiē】 street;
【lù】 road; path; way; journey; distance; means; sequence; line; logic; region; district; route; sort; grade; class; a surname.
【nà】 that; <conj.> then; in that case.
那个【nàge】 that.
哪里【nǎli】 where; wherever.
那里【nàli】 that place; there.
朋友【péngyǒu】 friend; boy friend or girl friend.
少校【shàoxiào】 major; lieutenant commander; squadron leader.
是的【shìde】 yes; right; that's it.
武官处【wǔguānchù】defence attache's office
银行【yínháng】 bank.
【zài】 to be in/at/on; exist; be living; rest with; depend on.
【zhè】 this; now.
这个【zhègè】 this one; this.
这里【zhelǐ】 here.
第一大饭店【dìyī dàfàndiàn】 First Hotel
美国国际交流总署【Měiguó guójì jiāoliú zǒngshǔ】U.S. International Communications Agency
美国银行【Měiguó yínháng】 Bank of America
台湾银行【Táiwān yínháng】 Bank of Taiwan
邮政局【yóuzhèngjú】 postal bureau; post office.