Taking some time out and relaxing at the weekend is always enjoyable. And what better way than to go to a friend’s party? Be ready to reply if someone invites you—or maybe hold your own party and invite your friends…

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) How to invite some of your friends to a party

(2) How to tell them what time to come to your place

Dialogue: When planning a party you need to invite guests—and let them know what you are planning:

哎,你这周末有事儿么?

Hey, do you have anything to do this weekend?

嗯…… 我礼拜六和朋友出去。

Er…, I am going out with my friends this Saturday.

A- 那你礼拜天有空么?我在家开个趴,很多朋友都来。

Then are you available on this Sunday? I will be inviting friends over for a party.

B- 行啊!太好啦!我几点到?

Oh, that’s great! What time should I come?

A- 晚上6点左右吧。

Around six o’clock.

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

你:you

周末:weekend

有事:have something to do

嗯:Er… (filler word when you are pondering and thinking)

礼拜六:Saturday

礼拜天:Sunday

有空:available

我:I

趴:party

开个趴:having a party

很多:many

朋友:friends

都:meaning “even to the point that”; in this form it expresses emphasis

行啊:okay, all right

太好啦:That’s great!

几点:What time?

我几点到:What time should I come?

晚上:evening

6点:six o’clock

6点左右:around 6 o’clock

吧:used at the end of a sentence to indicate agreement or acknowledgment

Yes! I’d like to learn Mandarin Chinese more effectively

Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.

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