FSI Mandarin

Money, unit 6

Target list

你们这里可以换美金吗? 对不起,不可以。您得在台湾银行换。Can US currency be changed here? I'm sorry, that's not possible. You must change it at the Bank of Taiwan.
Nǐmen zhèli kéyi huàn Měijīn ma? Duìbùqǐ, bù kéyi. Nín děi zài Táiwān Yínháng huàn.
银行几点钟开门,几点钟关门? 九点钟开门,三点半关门。What time does the bank open and what time does it close? It opens at nine o'clock and closes at three-thirty.
Yínháng jǐdiǎn zhōng kāi mén, jīdiǎn zhōng guān mén? Jiǔdiǎn zhōng kāi mén, sāndiǎn bàn guān mén.
我要换一点台币。好。一块美金换三十八块台币。I want to change some money into Taiwan currency. Certainly. One US dollar is thirty-eight dollars in Taiwan currency.
Wǒ yào huàn yīdiǎn Táibì. Hǎo. Yíkuài Měijīn huàn sānshibākuài Táibì.
情你等一等。我就来。Please wait a moment. I'll be right back.
Qǐng ni děngyiděng? Wǒ jiù lái.
请给我点小票子,行不行? Please give me some small bills. Would that be allright?
Qǐng gěi wo diǎn xiǎo piàozi, xíng bu xíng?
没什么。It's nothing.
Méi shenme.

Vocabulary

半【bàn】 half; semi-; in the middle; halfway; very little; the least bit; partly; about half.
半夜【bànyè】 midnight; in the middle of the night.
【děi】 need; must, have to.
【děng】 class; grade; rank; equal; wait; await; when; till; and so on
等一点【děng yīdiǎn】wait a moment
·点【·diǎn】 o'clock; (counter for hours on the clock)
【gěi】 give; grant; let; allow.
【guān】 shut; close; turn off; lock up; shut in; close down; pass;
关门【guānmén】 close; behind closed door; slam the door on smth
【jiàn】 see; meet; catch sight of.
几点钟【jīdiǎn zhōng】 what time?; when?
【jiù】 at once; right away; as early as; already; as soon as; right after
【kāi】 open
开门【kāimen】 open the door (shop etc for business day)
可以【kěyǐ】 can; may; (informal) passable; pretty good; not bad;
马马虎虎【mǎmǎhūhū】 careless; casual; fair; not so bad; not very good; just passable; so-so.
没什么【méishénme】 it doesn't matter; it's nothing; that's all right; never mind.
门(儿)【mén(er)】 entrance; door; gate; valve; switch; way to do sth.; knack; family; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum; a surname.
票子(一张)【yīzhāng piàozi】 a bank note; paper money; bill.
上午【shàngwǔ】 forenoon; morning.
台币【táibì】 New Taiwan dollar.
晚上【wǎnshàng】 (in the) evening; (at) night.
下午【xiàwǔ】 afternoon.
【xíng】 all right; O.K.
夜里【yèli】 at night.
早晨【zǎochén】 (early) morning.
早上【zǎoshàng】 morning.
【zhōng】 bell; clock; time as measure in hours and minutes;
中午【zhōngwǔ】 noon; midday.
开始【kāishǐ】 begin; start; initial stage; beginning; outset.
有的时候【yǒudé shíhòu】 sometimes
·堂【·táng】 (counter for class periods) ;the main room of a house