If you want to know where one of your friends or colleagues comes from, how do you ask? Or maybe someone asks you how far it is from one city to another; can you explain?
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) To ask if someone has been to a particular place or city
(2) How to explain where a town or city is in China Dialogue intro: When you meet a friend and want to know if they have been somewhere, you can ask:
A- 你去过大连么？ Have you been to Dalian?
B- 我没去过。问这个干嘛？ I have not been there. Why do you ask?
A- 哦，我老家是大连的。 Oh, my hometown is Dalian.
B- 哦？是吗？大连在哪？ Really? Where is Dalian?
A- 大连在辽宁省，在中国的北部。那儿很美。 Dalian is in Liaoning province. It’s in the northern part of China. It’s beautiful there.
B- 我只去过北京。大连大概离北京有多远？ I’ve only been to Beijing. How far is it from Dalian to Beijing approximately?
A- 嗯……不太远，坐飞机的话大概一个半小时吧。 Er…, not too far. It’s about one and half hours by plane.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
去过：have been to
大连：Dalian. The northern city in Liaoning province.
大连在哪：where is Dalian?
只去过：only have been to
离北京多远：How far is it from Beijing?
不太远：not too far
坐飞机：go by plane
1个半小时：one and half hours