FSI Mandarin

Arranging a Meeting, unit 5

Target list

喂。喂,是外交部吗?我要找林司长说话。Hello. Hello. Is this the Ministry of Foreign Affairs? I want to speak with the Department Chief Lín.
Wài. Wèi, shi Wàijiāobù ma? Wǒ yào zhǎo Lín Sīzháng shuō huà.
您是哪儿啊?我是法国商务经济官。Who is this? I am the French Commercial/Economics Officer.
Nín shì nǎr a? Wǒ shì Fǎguó Shāngwù Jīngjiguān.
林司长这会儿不在。您要留个话儿吗?Department Chief Lín is not here at the moment. Would you like to leave a message?
Lín Sīzháng zhèhuǐr bú zài. Nín yào liú ge huàr ma?
我把您的电话号儿码写下来。I'll write down your phone number.
Wǒ bǎ nínde diànhuà hàomǎr xiěxiàlái.
对不起,你刚才给我打电话,我不在。I'm sorry. When you called me just now, I wasn't in.
Duìbuqǐ, nǐ gāngcái gěi wǒ dǎ diànhuà, wǒ bú zài.
我那天跟您约好了今天到您办公室去谈谈。The other day I made an appointment with you to go to your office today for a talk.
Wǒ nèitiān gēn nín yuēhǎole jīntiān dào nín bàngōngshì qu tántan.
因为我有一件要紧的事,所以不能今天去。改到明天行不行?Because I have an urgent business matter, I can't go today.
Yīnwei wǒ yǒu yījiàn yàojǐnde shì, suǒyi bù néng jīntiān qù. Gǎi dào míngtiān xíng bu xíng?

Vocabulary

把【bǎ】 (preopsitional verb indicating the direct object)
办公室【bàngōngshì】 office.
【gǎi】 change; transform
改到【gǎidào】change to
刚才【gāngcái】 just now; a moment ago.
还是【háishì】 <adv.> still; nevertheless; all the same; had better; or.
号码【hàomǎ】 number
经济官【jīngjìguān】 economics officer
【liú】 leave; remain; stay; ask sb. to stay
留(个)话(儿)【liú(ge)huà(r)】 leave a message
那天【nèitiān】 one day; that day; other day
商务【shāngwù】 commercial affairs; business affairs.
商务官【shāngwù guān】 commercial officer
外国【wàiguó】 foreign country.
外国人【wàiguórén】 foreigner.
外交部【wàijiāobù】 Foreign Affairs ministry; foreign office; Dept. of State.
屋子(一间)【wūzǐ (yījiān)】 room.
写下来【xiěxiàlai】 write down
一(on phone)【yāo】one (on phone)
要紧【yàojǐn】 important; essential; be critical; be serious; matter
约好了【yuēhǎole】 have made an appointment
这会儿【zhèhuìr】 <informal> at the moment; at present (Beijing)
出土文物展览【chūtǔ wénwù zhǎnlǎn】exhibition of archeological finds
打倒【dǎ dao】 make a phone call to
代表团【dàibiǎotuán】 delegation
感不回来【gǎnbùhuílái】 cannot return in time
教员【jiàoyuán】 teacher; instructor
经理【jīnglǐ】 handle; manage; manager; director.
亲自【qīnzì】 personal; in person; oneself.
团长【tuánzhǎng】 regimental commander; head (or chief,chairman) of a delegation,troupe,etc..
主任【zhǔrèn】 director; head; chairman.
自己【zìjǐ】 oneself; closely related; own.
车房【chēfáng】 garage
【dì】 the earth; land; soil; fields; ground; place; locality; position