FSI Mandarin

Directions, unit 3

Target list

你出去啊!我想出去买几本书。Oh, you are going out! I thought I would go out to buy a few books.
Nǐ chūqu a! Wǒ xiǎng chūqu mǎi jiběn shū.
劳驾,哪儿有卖书的? 王府井大街有一个新华书店,很大。Excuse me, where is there a place to buy books? There is a New Chine Bookstore on Wangfǔjǐng Boulevard that is very large.
Láojià, nǎr yǒu mài shūde? Wángfǔjǐng Dàjiē yǒu yige Xīnhuá Shūdiàn, hěn dà.
劳驾,新华书店离这儿远吗? 不远,很近。Excuse me. Is the New China bookstore far from here? It's not far; it's very close.
Láojià, Xīnhuá Shūdiàn lí zhèr yuǎn ma? Bù yuǎn, hěn jìn.
怎么去? 走着去可以吗? 走着去可以。How do I go? Is it possible to get there by walking?
Zěnme qù? Zǒuzhe qù kěyi ma? Zǒuzhe qù kěyi.
走多远? 走不远,路东的第一个大楼就是新华书店。How far do I go? Go a short distance, and the first building on the east side of the street is the New China bookstore.
Zǒu duó yuǎn? Zǒu bù yuǎn, lùdōngde dìyīge dàlóu jiù shi Xīnhuá Shūdiàn.
到新华书店去,怎么走? How do I get to the New China bookstore?
Dào Xīnhuá Shūdiàn qù, zěnme zǒu?
从大门出去,朝北拐,就是王府井大街。You go out of the entrance, turn to the north, and that's Wángfǔjǐng Boulevard.
Cóng dàmén chūqu, cháo běi guǎi, jiùshi Wángfǔjǐng Dàjiē.
劳驾,那个大楼是新华书店吗? 是。Excuse me, is that building the New China bookstore? Yes.
Láojià, nèige dàlóu shi Xīnhuá Shūdiàn ma? Shì.

Vocabulary

百货大楼【bǎihuò dàlóu】 (name of department store in Beijing)
百货公司【bǎihuò gōngsī 】 department store
【cháo】facing; towards.
出来【chúlái】 come out
出去【chúqu】 go out; get out.
大街【dàjiē】 main street; boulevard; street
大楼【dàlóu】 multi-storied building.
大门【dàmén】 entrance (or front) door; gate.
底下【dǐxia】 under; below; beneath; next; later; afterwards.
多远【duō yuǎn】 how far
【guǎi】 turn; limp; crutch; abduct
【jǐ】 how many; a few; several; some.
几个【jīgè】 several.
【jìn】 near; close; approaching; approximately; close to; intimate; closely related; easy to understand.
劳驾【láojià】 <polite> excuse me.
【lí】 leave; part from; apart from;
路北【lùběi】 north side of the street
路东【lùtōng】 east side of the street
路南【lùnán】 south side of the street
路西【lùxī】 west side of the street
旁边(儿)【pángbiān(r)】 beside, next to, alongside, the side.
上边(儿)【shàngbian(r)】 above; over; on top of; on the surface of;
书店【shūdiàn】 bookshop; bookstore; bookseller's.
下边(儿)【xiàbian(r)】 below; under; underneath; next
新华书店【xīnhuàshūdiàn】 New China bookstore (Beijing)
一个【yīgè】 a; an; one; singleton.
【yuǎn】 far; distant; remote.
中间(儿)【zhōngjiān(r)】among; between; centre; middle.
【zhuǎn】 turn; shift; change; pass on; transfer.
走着【zǒuzhe】 walking
戴表【dàibiǎo】wear a watch
汉日字典【hànrìzìdiǎn】 Chinese-Japanese dictionary.
【niàn】be pronounced; think of; miss; read aloud; study
日汉字典【rìhànzìdiǎn】 Chinese-Japanese dictionary.
一件衣裳【yījiàn yīshang】a piece of clothing
【zǎo】be early; in advance; (early) morning; long ago; as early as; for a long time; <polite> good morning.
走到【zǒudào】walk to