When people have free time they often like to do something—maybe go out or stay in. If they plan to go out, who will suggest where to go and what to do? Learn how to make suggestions or listen and understand whilst someone else does!
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) To discuss some options about what activities to do
(2) How to suggest some ideas of things to do, places to go
A:今天晚上你想干嘛？Jīntiān wǎnshàng nǐ xiǎng gàn ma?
What do you want to do tonight?
Er… I have no idea
A:咱们在家看电视好么？Zánmen zàijiā kàn diànshì hǎo me?
Shall we just stay in and watch TV at home?
B嗯……不想看。要不咱们出去吧？En……bùxiǎng kàn. Yào bù zánmen chūqù ba?
No. How about we go out?
A:哦好啊。那咱们去喝一杯怎么样？Ó hǎo a. Nà zánmen qù hè yībēi zěnme yàng?
Good. Shall we go out to have a drink?
No, not interesting
Duìle, yào bù zánmen qù chī xīn kāi dì nà jiā yìdàlì cāntīng ba?
Oh right, so why don’t we go to that new Italian restaurant?
B:哎好主意，咱们走吧。Duìle, yào bù zánmen qù chī xīn kāi dì nà jiā yìdàlì cāntīng ba?
Great idea. Let’s go!
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
你想干嘛：what do you want to do?
不知道：don’t know, no idea
新开的意大利餐厅：newly opened Italian restaurant
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