So you want to find how to get somewhere, maybe a restaurant or the cinema or a shopping centre.. but you are not sure how. You have the telephone number of the place, so why not give them a call? But do you understand what they are telling you?
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) How to ask for instructions about how to find a place
(2) To repeat the directions you are given, just to be sure
Dialogue: A caller needs directions to a restaurant:
服务员：您好！四川人家。Nín hǎo! Sìchuān rénjiā.
Hello, this is Family of Si Chuan (restaurant’s name)
顾客：您好！我想问一下去您餐馆该怎么走。Nín hǎo! Wǒ xiǎng wèn yīxià qù nín cānguǎn gāi zěnme zǒu.
Hello, I want to know how to get to your restaurant.
服：哦没问题。您现在在哪里？Ó méi wèntí. Nín xiànzài zài nǎlǐ?
Okay, no problem, I can tell you. Where are you now?
顾：我现在在西单地铁站B口这里。Wǒ xiànzài zài xīdān dìtiě zhàn B kǒu zhèlǐ.
I am at Xidan Subway station, exit B.
服：哦，那您得先过马路，然后沿着西单大街往北走。Ó, nà nín dé xiānguò mǎlù, ránhòu yánzhe xīdān dàjiē wǎng běi zǒu.
Oh, first you have to cross the road, then walk north along Xidan Street.
顾：哦，过马路，然后往北走。Ó,guò mǎlù, ránhòu wǎng běi zǒu.
Okay, cross the road, then walk north.
服：对，我们餐馆就在西单大厦的二层。Duì, wǒmen cānguǎn jiù zài xīdān dàshà de èr céng.
Correct! Our restaurant is on the second floor of Xidan Building.
顾：好嘞，我知道了。谢谢您啊！Hǎole, wǒ zhīdàole. Xièxiè nín a!
All right, got it. Thank you.
You are welcome!
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
谢谢您： thank you