Finding somewhere to live is a basic necessity of life, but it’s not always easy as accommodation is in high demand and rent and prices are often high in the cities. It’s even harder though when you want to have a pet. Can you explain to the building management that you want to have a cat or dog? Then understand their reply?
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) How to ask about the availability of apartments to rent
(ii) To talk with the rental person about the need to have a pet
Someone is looking to rent an apartment:
(zài gōng yù lóu bàn gōng shì)
(at the office of the apartment building)
Nín hǎo, zū fáng shì me?
Hello, are you looking to rent an apartment?
Duì, zhè lǐ yǒu yī shì yī tīng de fáng jiān me?
Yes, are there any one bedroom, one living room apartments?
Yǒu, hái yǒu wǔ tào.
There are, we still have five apartments left.
Òu, wǒ hái xiǎng wèn wen, zhè gōng yù yǔn xǔ yǎng chǒng wù me?
Okay, good. I’d like to ask if tenants are allowed to have pets in this apartment building.
Kě yǐ yǎng.
Yes, they are allowed.
Òu, nà tài hǎo le. Wǒ xiǎng zū yī jiān bù lín jiē de fáng jiān. Wǒ pà chǎo.
Oh, that’s great. I want to rent a room that is not facing the street. I’d like it to be quiet.
Hǎo, méi wèn tí. Wǒ dài nín qù kàn kan fáng.
Okay, no problem. I will show you some apartments.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
一室一厅：one bedroom one living room
套：a common measuring word for apartments
怕：be afraid of
怕吵：I don’t like noisy places
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