FSI Mandarin

Arranging a Meeting, unit 1

Target list

喂, 你是朱科长吗?是。您是哪位? Hello. Are you Section Chief Zhū? Yes. Who is this, please?
Wèi, nǐ shì Zhū Kēzhǎng ma? Shì. Nín shì něiwèi?
我是威廉马丁。哦,马丁先生,好久不见。I'm William Martin. Oh, Mr. Martin - I haven't seen you for a long time.
Wǒ shi Wēilián Mǎdīng. Òu, Mǎdīng Xiānsheng, hǎo jiǔ bú jiàn.
我有点儿事想跟您当面谈谈。I have something I would like to talk with you about in person.
Wǒ yǒu diǎnr shì xiǎng gēn nín dāngmiàn tántan.
您有工夫没有?Do you have any free time?
Nín yǒu gōngfu meiyou?
什么时候对您合适?What time would suit you?
Shénme shíhou duì nín héshì?
三点比两点方便一点儿。因为我一会儿出去,也许两点回不来。Three would be more convenient than two. Since I'm going out in a little while, I might not be able to get back by two.
Sāndiǎn bǐ liǎngdiǎn fāngbian yīdiǎnr. Yīnwei wǒ yīhuǐr chūqu, yěxǔ liǎngdiǎn huíbulái.
那么,我三点钟在楼下的会客室等您。Well then, I'll wait for you in the reception room downstairs at three o'clock.
Nàme, wǒ sāndiǎn zhōng zài lóuxiàde huìkèshì děng nín.

Vocabulary

比【bǐ】 compare; contrast; than...
当面【dāngmiàn】 in person; face to face
【duì】 to, towards, with regard, with respect
工夫【gōngfu】 (free) time; workmanship; skill; art; work; labour; effort.
合适【héshì】 suitable; appropriate; beautifully.
回不来【huíbùlái】unable to get back
回得来【huídelái】able to get back
会客室【huìkèshì 】 reception room
科长【kēzhǎng】 section chief.
空(儿)【kòng(r)】 free time; spare time.
楼上【lóushàng】 upstairs
楼下【lóuxià】 downstairs
那么【nàme】 like that; in that way; about; or so; <conj.> then; in that case; such being the case.
商量【shāngliáng】 consult; discuss; talk over.
【tán】 talk; chat; discuss; what is said or talked about; a surname.
【wèi】 <interj.> hello; hey; feed
也许【yěxǔ】 <adv.> perhaps; probably; maybe.
一会儿【yīhuìr5】 a little while; in a moment; presently; now...now...; one moment...the next....
有工夫【yǒugōngfu】have (free) time;
有空【yǒukòng】 have (free) time