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This evening

Tomorrow evening

6 o’clock

How about later?

In that case, let’s say 8 o’clock.

What time is it?

Now, it’s 10 o’clock.

Is it 10 o’clock?

No, it’s not 10 o’clock.

5 o’clock

I’m going to eat at 5 o’clock.

Are you going to eat at 5 o’clock?

Yes, with you.

This evening, I’m going to eat supper (or, dinner).

I would like to eat dinner with you.

Okay. I, too, would like to eat.

In that case, let’s say 7 o’clock.

Would you like to drink tea?

No, I would like to drink beer.

Today, I would not like to drink.

Would you like to drink something?

This evening, I would not like to drink.

Anything

I would not like to drink anything.

Today, I’m going to eat at 3 o’clock.

Or eat at 4 o’clock.

This evening, I would not like to drink anything.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow evening, you’re going to drink something.

As for me

As for me, I’m going to eat dinner now.

How much?

Money

How much money?

In other words, this means, “How much does it cost?”

Today, how much money?

Renminbi

Chinese money is called “People’s Currency.”

1 Renminbi.

Literally, “1 unit of People’s Currency.”

8 Renminbi.

11

11 Renminbi.

12

The “ar” part means “2”.

2 cups of beer.

12 Renminbi.

13

13 Renminbi.

10 Renminbi.

2 Renminbi.

6 Renminbi.

Is it 5 Renminbi?

No, it’s 4 Renminbi.

7 Renminbi.

Is it 13 Renminbi?

No, it’s not 13.

Is it 12 units?

No, it’s 11 Renminbi.

Do you understand?

Yes, I understand.

Scene #1

Now, imagine a young man proposing various things you can do together. And you’ll contradict him everytime. Here’s the conversation:

Hello, would you like to eat something with me?

No, thank you.

I would not like to eat anything.

As for me, I would like to drink something.

Would you like to drink some tea?

No, I would like to drink some beer.

Okay, when? Today, okay?

Not okay. Let’s say tomorrow.

This evening, okay?

This evening is not okay. Let’s say tomorrow evening.

At what time? 5 o’clock, okay?

5 o’clock not okay. Let’s say 6 o’clock.

Not okay. Let’s say 7 o’clock.

7 o’clock not okay. Let’s say 8 o’clock.

Okay, this evening at 8 o’clock.

Scene #2

Now, imagine you’ll have a conversation with a saleswoman in a store. You’ve made some purchases and you’re disagreeing with her about the price.

How much money?

13 Renminbi.

No, it’s 12 Renminbi.

No, it’s 11 Renminbi.

It’s not 11 units. It’s 10 units.

10 units impossible! 8 Renminbi, okay?

Not okay. 7 Renminbi, okay?

Okay. Let’s say 7 Renminbi.

Next Lesson: Lesson 13: Currencies and Numbers with Math Addition

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