Getting to know new people or re-connecting with old friends and talking about their plans is always enjoyable. Find what they have been doing or plan to do in the future.
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) How to ask other people how they have been
(2) How to tell others about your future plans
If you have just met one of your invited guests at your gathering, how do you start a conversation with them?
A- 啊呀，你能来我真高兴！ I am so happy you can come.
B- 我也很开心。谢谢你邀请我。 I am also very happy. Thank you for inviting me!
A- 你春节过得怎么样？ How was your Spring Festival?
B- 挺好的。我回老家了，每天没事儿就吃吃喝喝。呵呵。你最近怎么样？ Pretty good! I went back to my hometown. Mainly eating and drinking every day. Ha-ha. How have you been?
A- 我也挺好的。我和我老婆月底准备去日本旅游。 I am fine. My wife and I are going to Japan at the end of this month.
B- 是嘛！真不错！ Really? That’s great.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
啊呀（哎呀）expresses surprise or other kinds of emotional response
过得怎么样：How are things going?
吃吃喝喝：eating and drinking
你最近怎么样：How have you been?
我也挺好的：I am fine
这个月底：at the end of this month
日本旅游：travel to Japan
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