FSI Mandarin

Arranging a Meeting, unit 7

Target list

我有一件事想跟您打听打听。I have something I would like to ask you about.
Wǒ yǒu yíjiàn shì xiǎng gēn nín dǎting dǎting.
听说您那边新来了一位方先生;他的名字我忘记了。I have heard that you recently had a Mr. Fāng join you. I have forgotten his given name.
Tīngshuō nín nàbian xīn láile yíwèi Fāng Xiānsheng; tāde míngzi wǒ wàngji le.
不错。方德明是上个礼拜派到我们这里来的。That's right. Fāng Démíng was sent over here last week.
Bú cuò, Fāng Démíng shi shàngge lǐbài pài dào wǒmen zhèli láide.
怎么?你认识他吗?Why, do you know him?
Zěnme? Nǐ rènshi tā ma?
我是加州大学毕业的。I graduated from the University of California.
Wǒ shi Jiāzhōu Dàxué bìyède.
你能不能马上到我办公室来?没问题。差不多半个钟头就到。Can you come to my office right away? No problem. I'll be there in about half an hour.
Nǐ néng bu néng mǎshàng dào wo bàngōngshì lái? Méi wènti. Chàbuduō bànge zhōngtóu jiù dào.

Vocabulary

毕业【bìyè】 graduate; finish school.
不错【bùcuò】 correct; right; <informal> not bad; pretty good.
差不多【chàbuduō】 almost; nearly; about the same; similar.
打听【dǎting】 ask about; inquire about.
记得【jìde】 remember.
马上【mǎshàng】 at once; immediately; straight away; right away.
没问题【méiwèntí】 no problem.
派到【pài dào】 send to
派来【pài lái】 send here
认得【rènde】 know; recognize.
认识【rènshi】 know; understand; recognize; understanding
认识子【rènshizǐ】to know to read
听说【tīngshuō】 be told; hear of.
【wàng】 forget; overlook; neglect.
忘记【wàngjì】 forget; overlook; neglect.
完全【wánquán】 complete; whole; completely; fully; wholly; entirely; absolutely.
问题【wèntí】 question; problem; issue; trouble; mishap.
想起来【xiǎngqǐlái】 think of; remember
左右【zuǒyòu】 the left and right sides; around; about; master
聪明【cōngmíng】 intelligent; bright; clever.
多的多【duōdeduō】 much more
可能【kěnéng】 possible; probable; probably; maybe; possibility.
世界银行【shìjiè yínháng】 World Bank
休假【xiū jià】 (of workers,休假students, etc.) have (or take, go on) a holiday or vacation; (of soldiers; personnel working abroad, etc.) be on leave or furlough.
研究院【yánjiū yuàn】graduate school
要不是... 就是【yàobushi... jiùshì】 if it is not... then it will be...
用功【yònggōng】 hardworking; diligent; studious.
月初【yuèchū】beginning of the month
月底【yuèdǐ】 end of the month