We all need some time away; some time to enjoy ourselves. So why not travel overseas and go to see some friends? But just how do you ask someone about their forthcoming trip? And where they are going?

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) To ask about someone’s holiday travel plans

(2) To enquire about how someone has been doing

Dialogue: If you meet someone you know, you’ll normally enquire how they are. Then, maybe, ask about their plans for their holidays.

A- 嗨,小王。 Hey, Wang,

B- 呦,小李。你好你好! Hey, Li, hello!

A- 最近怎么样啊? How have you been?

B- 哎,最近事儿挺多的,我不是准备去旅游么? Well, pretty busy lately. I am getting ready to travel.

A- 哦,是吗?你要去哪? Oh, really, where are you going?

B- 我要去美国。我在那边有些朋友。我去看看他们。 I am going to the U.S.A. I have some friends over there and I plan to visit them.

A-真好啊。那祝你旅行愉快! Great! Have a great trip!

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

嗨:Hey

呦:Hey

你好你好:Hello

哎:expresses surprise or other various kinds of emotional response

最近:lately, recently

事儿:things

我:I

准备去:going to

旅游:travel

哦:Oh

是吗:really

你要去哪(儿)?:Where are you going?

美国:U.S.A.

那边:over there

有些:have some

朋友:friends

去:go

看看:look, visit

真好啊:that’s great!

那祝你:wish you

旅行愉快:have a great trip!

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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.