FSI Mandarin

Arranging a Meeting, unit 2

Target list

喂,美大司。我是加拿大大使馆的乔治达菲。 我有一件事想跟王科长讲一讲。Hello. Department of American and Oceanic Affairs. I am George Duffy of the Canadian Embassy, I have something I would like to discuss with Section Chief Wáng.
Wèi, Měidàsī. Wǒ shi Jiānádà Dàshǐguǎnde Qiáozhì Dáfēi. Wǒ yǒu yíjiàn shì xiǎng gēn Wáng Kēzhǎng jiǎng-yijiǎng.
王科长现在在开会。等她开完会我告诵她给你回电话。Section Chief Wáng is at a meeting now. When she is finished with the meeting, I will tell her to return your call.
Wáng Kēzhǎng xiànzài zài kāi huì. Děng tā kāiwán huì wǒ gàosong tā gěi nǐ huí diànhuà.
好,谢谢你。不谢。Fine. Thank you. Don't mention it.
Hǎo, xièxie nǐ. Bú xiè.
你打电话来的时候我没时间跟你说话。没关系。When you called here, I didn't have time to speak with you. It does not matter.
Nǐ dǎ diànhuà láide shíhou wǒ méi shíjiān gēn ni shuō huà. Méi guānxi.
我给你打电话的目的是想跟你当面谈谈。The reason I called you is that I would like to talk with you in person.
Wǒ gěi nǐ dǎ diànhuàde mùdi shi xiǎng gēn ni dāngmiàn tántan.
你明天能不能到我这儿来?可以。明天什么时候都可以。Can you come over her tomorrow? Yes. Any time tomorrow would be fine.
Nǐ míngtiān néng bu néng dào wǒ zhèr lái? Kěyi. Míngtiān shénme shíhou dōu kěyi.

Vocabulary

不谢【bùxiè】 <polite> don't mention it; not at all.
大使馆【dàshǐguǎn】 embassy
电话【diànhuà】 phone; phone call
关系【guānxi】 relation; relationship
·件【·jiàn】 (counter for matters, business affairs)
【jiǎng】 speak; say; tell; discuss;
讲话【jiǎnghuà】 speak, talk, address
开会【kāihuì】 hold or attend a meeting.
开完会【kāiwánhuì】 finish the meeting
领事官【lǐngshìguān】 consulate
美大司 【měidàsī】Department of American and Oceanic Affairs
没关系【méiguānxi】 it doesn't matter; it's nothing; that' all right; never mind.
目的【mùdì】 purpose; aim; goal; objective; end.
【shì】 matter; affair; thing
事情【shìqing】 affair; matter; thing; business.
说话【shuōhuà】 speak; talk; say; chat; talk; gossip; talk
司长【sīzhǎng】department chief
有关系【yǒuguānxi】 to relate to; to be relevant; to have involvement
【zài】 in the midst (marker of ongoing action)
【chī】 eat; take
大学生【dàxuésheng】 university student.
电话号码【diànhuà hàomǎ】 phone number.
度假【dùjià】 spend one's holidays (or vacation); go vacationing.
后来【hòulái】 afterwards; later.
情报司【qíngbàosī】 Intelligence Bureau (MOF, PRC)
生活【shēnghuó】 life; live; livelihood.
同意【tóngyì】 agree; consent; approve.