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Pinyin 中文 English   Pinyin 中文 English
ná 哪里 where   xuéxiào 学校 school
nàlǐ 那里 there   bàngōngshì 办公室 office
go   shāngdiàn 商店 store
lái come   fàndiàn 饭店 restaurant
zài at   ké 可以 can
ba (none)   jiàn meet

place = xuéxiào, bàngōngshì, shāngdiàn, fàndiàn, zhèlǐ
city = Běijīng, Shànghǎi, Xī’ān
drink = píjiǔ, kāfēi, chá, shuǐ, kělè, lǜ chá, hóng chá
Note: Underlined words are substitutions

# Prompt Response
1 Nǐ qù nálǐ?
(Where are you going?)
Wǒ qù xuéxiào.
(I’m going to school.)
2 Nǐ lái bàngōngshì ma?
(Are you coming to the office?)
Bù, wǒ bú qù. Wǒ qù shāngdiàn.
(No, I’m not going.  I’m going to the store.)
3 Wǒmen zài nálǐ jiàn?
(Where should we meet?)
Zài fàndiàn, hǎo bù hǎo?
(At the restaurant, okay?)
4 Nǐ kéyǐ lái zhèlǐ ma?
(Can you come to here?)
Duì bu qǐ, bù kéyǐ。 Wǒ yóu diǎn máng.
(Sorry, its not possible. I’m a little busy.)
5 Ní xiǎng lái xuéxiào ma?
(Would you like to come school?)
Xiǎng. Wǒ yào qù.
(Yes.  I want to go.)
6 Nàlí yǒu méiyǒu kāfēi?
(Do they have coffee there?)
Yǒu. wǒmen qù ba!
(Yes.  Let’s go!)
7 Nálí yǒu píjiǔ?
(Where has beer?)
Fàndiàn yǒu.
(The restaurant has it.)
8 Wǒmen qù nálǐ chī fàn?
(Where should we go to eat lunch?)
xuéxiào ba.
(Let’s go to school.)

Telephone simulation …

1 Wéi ní hǎo Ní hǎo. Zhè shì [name]. [name2] zài ma?
2 Zài. Wǒ jiǔ shì. Ní hǎo, nǐ máng ma?
3 Bù máng。Nǐ ne? Wó yě bù máng. Wǒmen qù chī fàn ba.
4 Hǎo. Qù nǎli? Qù [place1] hǎo ma?
5 Hǎo de. Nǐ zài nálǐ?
6 Wǒ zài [place2] Wǒmen zài [place1] jiàn hǎo ma?
5 Hǎo de. Zài [place1] jiàn.  
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