When traveling on business or pleasure, if you’re staying overnight somewhere, it’s likely you’ll stay in a hotel or inn. Be sure you know how to give your name and can confirm your booking details to the receptionist.
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) How to give your name when booking into a hotel
(2) To confirm your booking details
Dialogue: At the hotel front desk, Li Hong is checking-in to a hotel and the front desk receptionist is confirming the actual booking name.
A-您好，我叫李红。我预订了一个单人间。Hello, my name is Li Hong. I’d like to book a single room.
B- 好，请稍等。呃……请问一下，红是哪个红？Certainly, please wait for a moment to check. Hmm.., which character is it for Hong?
A-是红色的红。It’s the Hong for red.
B-哦，好，请稍等。Okay, please wait for a moment.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
您好：Hello in a polite way. This is usually used by customer services’ people to show respect
我叫：My name is
请问一下：May I ask
请稍等：Wait for a moment
Grammar note: in Chinese, it’s best to use this expression to confirm the actual character as there are lots of characters which have the same pronunciation.
(Chinese character) 是哪个 (Chinese Character)
To answer and confirm the character, people will make up a well-known word and phrase with that character in it:
Eg. 红色的红: Hong is for red
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