Previous Lesson: Lesson 9: What time?

I would like to eat something.

I would like to buy something.

To buy.

What would you like to do?

At what time?

In Mandarin, you literally ask: “Now at what time?”

1 o’clock.

1

I would like to drink some tea.

Some tea.

9 o’clock.

9

Is it at 9 o’clock?

Impossible.

9 o’clock impossible.

8 o’clock.

8

2 o’clock.

2

You don’t understand.

What don’t I understand?

Do you know?

What?

What would you like to drink?

No, I don’t know.

No (don’t know).

Would you like to drink something?

Something.

I would not like to drink anything.

Anything.

What other synonyms does this word have? Right, “thing.”

But I would like to eat something.

Would you like to go to the hotel?

Hotel.

Would you like to order tea or beer?

Or (used for questions).

I don’t know.

Two glasses of beers.

Would you like to eat something with me?

Yes, I would like to eat something with you.

I would not like to go to the hotel.

I would like to go to your place to eat.

Your place.

When?

When would you like to eat something?

What time is it?

In Mandarin, you literally ask: “Now, at what time?”

5 o’clock.

5

3 o’clock.

3

4 o’clock.

4

Is it 4 o’clock?

Is it 9 o’clock?

No (it isn’t).

4 o’clock or 5 o’clock.

Or (used for statements).

I don’t know. But I would like to eat something.

Along with whom?

I would not like to eat now. Later, okay?

I would not like to eat now.

I’m going to have lunch now.

Going to.

This can also mean “to order” or “to want.”

Are you going to eat something?

Are you going to eat something now?

Yes (am).

This is how to say yes to a “going to” question.

Yes, I’m going to have lunch now.

I don’t (would not) like to eat anything.

As for me.

As for me, I’m going to have lunch now.

I’m going to eat at 5 o’clock.

Are you going to eat at 5 o’clock?

No (am not).

I’m going to eat at 8 o’clock.

I’m going to drink something now.

I would like to order two beers.

When are you going to drink something?

Now or later?

3 o’clock or 4 o’clock.

As for me, I’m going to drink at 9 o’clock.

When are you going to eat?

Hello.

No, I would like to eat at 9 o’clock.

9 o’clock, not okay. 2 o’clock, okay?

2 o’clock, not okay. I would like to eat at 3 o’clock.

I would like to eat at 3 o’clock.

3 o’clock, not okay. I would like to eat at 4 o’clock, okay?

As for me, I would not like to eat at 5 o’clock.

When would you like to eat lunch?

Would you like to eat lunch with me?

Yes, I would like to eat lunch along with you.

When would you like to have lunch with me?

Later, okay?

Okay, later.

Next lesson: Lesson 11: Having Dinner Tomorrow Evening

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