FSI Mandarin

Directions, unit 5

Target list

对不起。你有什么事啊? Excuse me. What can I do for you?
Duìbuqǐ。nǐ yǒu shénme shì a?
你找什么地方? 我找南京东路一段,五十四巷。What place are you looking for? I am looking for Lane 54 of Nanjin East Road, Section 1.
Nǐ zhǎo shénme dìfāng? Wǒ zhǎo Nánjīng Dōnglù Yíduàn, Wǔshisì xiàng.
你往那边走。过三条街,就是南京东路一段。到了一段以后,请再问别人吧。You go that way. Cross three streets, and that's Nanjing East Road, Section 1. After you have gotten to section one, please ask somebody else.
Nǐ wàng nàbian zǒu. Guò sāntiáo jiē, jiù shi Nánjīng Dōnglù Yíduàn. Dàole Yíduàn yǐhòu, qǐng zài wèn biéren ba.
请问,五弄在哪里? 你再往前走一点。右边第一个路口就是五弄。May I ask, where is Alley 5? You walk (straight) ahead a little further. The first intersection on the right is Alley 5.
Qǐngwèn, Wǔnòng zài nǎli? Nǐ zài wàng qián zǒu yīdiǎn. Yòubian dìyīge lùkǒu jiù shi Wǔnòng.
请问这条路是什么路? 这是中山北路。哦,我走错了。May I ask, what road is this? This is Zhōngshān North road. Oh, I went the wrong way.
Qǐngwèn zhètiáo lù shì shénme lù? Zhè shi Zhōngshān Běilù. Òu, wǒ zǒucuò le.

Vocabulary

别人【biérén】 other people; others; people.
【cuò】 wrong; mistaken; bad
大门【dàmén】 entrance (or front) door; gate.
·道【dào】 road, way, path
地下【dìxia】 on the ground.
地下行人道【dìxiaxíngréndào】pedestrian underground crossing
·段【duàn】 section; segment; part; block
【guò】 cross; pass; across;
胡同(儿)【hútòng(r)】 lane; alley (Beijing)
【lòng nòng】 <dialect> lane; alley; alleyway (nòng: Taiwan)
门(儿)【mén(r)】 entrance; door; gate
门口(儿)【ménkǒu(r)】 entrance; doorway.
哪·【nǎ·】 which; what.
哪个【nǎge】 which; <dialect> who.
南京东路【NánJīngdōnglù】 Nanjing East Road
南京西路【NánJīngxīlù】 Nanjing West Road
【qiáo】 bridge.
【shì】 matter; affair; thing; business
天桥【tiānqiáo】 (pedestrian) overpass; platform bridge.
·条【tiáo】 twig; (counter for) long narrow piece; strip; slip; item; order.
【wèn】 ask; inquire; ask after; inquire after; interrogate; examine.
【xiàng】 lane; alley.
行人【xíngrén】 pedestrian.
【zhǎo】 look for; try to find; give change
中山北路【ZhōngShānBěiLù】 Zhongshan North Road
走错了【zǒucuòle】 have gone the wrong way
搬家【bānjiā】 move (hresidence)
大概【dàgài】 probably; general idea; broad outline; general; rough; approximate; probably; most likely; presumably.
【huí】 opposite direction; circle; wind; return; go back; turn around; answer;
走过了【zǒuguòle】 to have walked past