FSI Mandarin

Society, unit 8

Reference list

明天都有谁考试?Who's taking the test tomorrow?
Míngtiān dōu yǒu shéi kǎoshì?
等一下我给你写一个单子。I'll write you a list in a minute.
Děng yíxià wǒ gěi ni xiě yíge dānzi.
伯母睡午觉呢吧?Is your mother taking a [noontime] nap?
Bómǔ shuì wǔjiào ne ha?
嘘, 小声点儿!别把她吵醒了。Sh! Keep it down. Don't wake her up.
X, xiǎo shēng diǎnr. Bié bǎ ta chǎoxǐng le.
你看这次的生意怎么样?How do you think business will go this time?
Nǐ kàn zhèicìde shēngyì zěnmeyàng?
不知道。要看运气了。It depends on luck.
Bù zhīdào. Yào kàn yùnqi le. I don't know.
我想去买些工艺品带回美国。I want to go buy some handicrafts to take hack to America.
Wǒ xiǎng qù mǎi xiē gōngyìpǐn dàihuí Měiguo.
我这儿正好有几件,你都带上吧。I just happen to have some here. Take them with you.
Wǒ zhèr zhènghǎo yǒu jǐjiàn, nǐ dōu dàishang ba.
好想是小李从门口儿过去了。That looked like Xiǎo Lǐ who just passed hy the door.
Hǎoxiàng shi Xiǎo Lǐ cóng ménkǒur guòqu le.
你好好儿的在这儿念书吧!别想东想西的。You just tend to your studies [properly]! Don't he thinking of this and that.
Nǐ hǎohāorde zài zhèr niàn shù ba! Bié xiǎng dōng xiǎng xǐde.
去年他的英文还说的那么难听,今年好像好多了。是怎么回事儿?Last year his English still sounded so awful, hut this year it seems a lot better. What happened?
Qùnián tāde Yīngwén hái shuō­de nàme nántīng, jīnnián hǎoxiàng hǎoduō le. Shi zěnme huí shì?
是怎么回事儿,他母亲疼他,送他去英国念了一年书。It's this way: his mother dotes on him and sent him to school in England for a year.
Shi zènme huí shì, tā mǔqin téng ta, sòng ta qù Yīngguó niànle yìnián shū.
他还去找小蓝干什么,人家又不喜欢他!What is he going to see Xiǎo Lán for? After all, she doesn't like him.
Tā hái qù zhǎo Xiǎo Lán gàn shenme, rénjia yòu bù xǐhuan ta!
你别急,我来劝劝他。Don't get upset, I'll try to persuade him.
Nī bié jí, wǒ lái quànquan ta.
你说我该不该去?Do you think I should go?
Nǐ shuō wǒ gāi bu gai qù?
你看着办吧,听说那个地方儿快打战了。You do as you see fit, hut I hear that there's about to he a war there.
Nǐ kànzhe bàn ba, tīngshuō nèige dìfangr kuài dǎ zhàng le.
刚才我去给王大夫送行,他说他愿意给您看看。Just now when I went to see Dr. Wáng off, he said he would he willing to see you [medically].
Gāngcái wǒ qù gěi Wáng Dàifu sòngxíng, tā shuō tā yuànyi gěi nín kànkan.
这一下子好了。等他回来我去看他。(Now) that's great. I'll go see him when he gets back.
Zhèi yíxiàzi hǎo le. Děng tā huílai wǒ qù kàn ta.
这个傻孩子,怎么大的事儿也不早点儿告诉我!What a stupid kid, why didn't you tell me about this before, since it's such an important thing.
Zhèige shǎ háizi, zènme dàde shìr yě bu zǎo diǎnr gàosu wo!
我原来跟您说过,您忘了。I did tell you, but you've forgotten.
Wǒ yuánlái gēn nín shuōguo, nín wàng le.

Vocabulary

伯父【bófù】 uncle (father's elder brother); term for the father of one's friend
伯母【bómǔ】 aunt (wife of father's elder brother); term for the mother of one's friend
【chǎo】 to be noisy; to disturb by making noise
吵醒【chǎoxǐng】 to wake (somebody) up by being noisy
带上【dàishang】 to take along (Beijing)
单子【dānzi】 list; form
打仗【dǎzhàng】 to fight a war; to go to war
得看【děikàn】 to depend on
【děng】 when; by the time; till
等一下【děng yīxià】 wait a while; in a little while
【gāi】 should, ought to; to be sb.'s turn to
干吗【gànmá】 to do what; (colloquial) why on earth; what for
干什么【gànshēnme】 to do what; (colloquial) why on earth; what for
工艺品【gōngyìpǐn】 handicraft
过去【guòqu】 to pass
好好儿【hǎohǎor】 well; properly; thoroughly
好像【hǎoxiàng】 to seem as if
·回【·huí】 (counter for shì, "matter")
【kàn】 to depend
看着【kànzhe】 (followed by a verb) as one sees fit, as one deems reasonable
【kǎo】 to give/take an exam, test or quiz
考试【kǎoshì】 to give/take an exam, test or quiz
【lái】 to do (something), to perform (something); to have (an event), to help oneself (to food, etc.), to join in (a game, etc.)
难听【nántīng】 to be unpleasant to hear; to sound bad; to offend the ears; to be scandalous
【quàn】 to advise; to urge; to try to persuade
【shǎ】 to be stupid, to be dumb, to be silly, to be naive
生意【shēngyi】 business; trade.
送行【sòngxíng】 see (someone) off, to wish (someone) a good trip; to give a going-away party
【téng】 to be very fond of, to be attached to, to dote on.
午觉【wǔjiào】 noontime nap
要看【yàokàn】 to depend on
【yòu】 anyway; after all (used in negative statements)
原来【yuánlái】 original; former.
愿意【yuànyì】 be willing; be ready; wish; like; want.
运气【yùnqi】 fortune; luck
怎么(一)回事【zěnme (yì) huíshì】 what it's all about
怎么(一)回事【zènme (yì) huíshì】 like this
这一下子【zhèi yīxiàzi】 after this, as a result of this
这么回事【zhème huíshì】 like this
正好儿【zhènghǎo (r)】 it just so happens that, to happen to, as it happens; just in time, just right, just enough