Goal: The goal of this lesson is to use what you have learned about telling time to plan a time to meet with someone. You will learn how to ask someone to meet you, respond when someone asks you what time, etc.
What you need to know: You must understand how to express the time, date, and day of the week. You must also use the information you learned previously about asking simple questions in Chinese. The lesson will review these concepts, but you must have a strong foundation and understanding to build on.
Explanation: Planning a time to meet with someone is critical to have interactions in Chinese; it is something we do in our daily schedules. Learning how to do this will allow you to interact and plan to meet with other Chinese speakers.
|位||Wèi||polite measure word for people|
|吃饭||Chīfàn||eat a meal|
|请问||Qǐngwèn||May I ask (polite)|
|几点||Jǐ diǎn||what time|
Phrases from Vocabulary
吃饭 to eat a meal/food
请问 may I ask...
是哪位 who is this (interrogative)
什么时候 what time
有空 to have free time
一起吃饭 to eat a meal together
几点 what time (interrogative)
在哪儿 where (interrogative) 在 means at a location 哪儿 means where (interrogative), and together they translate to at where (interrogative).
北京饭店 the Beijing hotel
Fill the blanks in the dialogue below and then translate it.
王朋 ： 喂，请问是那位？
王朋： 小云！ 你好吗？
小云 ： 我很好，你呢？
王朋 ： 有，我们一起吃晚饭， 好不好？
小云： 好。 我们几点见面？在_儿？
小云： 很好！ 再见。
Skyping with your Language Partner
Now you are ready to skype with your language partner. Before you skype, think of questions you may want to ask your language partner and write them down. Have a conversation with your partner using the content and grammar from this lesson. Have a conversation with your partner about meeting at a certain time and place.
Now you should write a brief dialogue at the following link.
Answers to the missing characters:
Xiao Yun : Hello Wang Peng.
Wang Peng : Hello, who is this?
Xiao Yun : It is Xiao Yun.
Wang Peng : Xiao Yun, how are you?
Xiao Yun : I am very good, how are you?
Wang Peng : I am also very good.
Xiao Yun : Do you have free time tomorrow evening?
Wang Peng : I do, we should go eat dinner together, how does that sound?
Xiao Yun : Great. When will I meet you? Where?
Wang Peng : 6:30 at my house.
Xiao Yun : Very good. Goodbye.
Wang Peng : Goodbye.