Previous Lesson: Lesson 15: Giving Something for Somebody and Some Arithmetics

Here you are.

For you.

Is it for me? (var 1)

Is it for me? (var 2)

Yes, it’s for you.

Thank you.

Don’t mention it.

What did you say?

What would you like to buy?

I don’t know.

How much money?

10 Renminbi.

I don’t have any.

What about American dollars? How much money?

Give me Renminbi.

I don’t have any Renminbi.

I don’t understand.

I can.

Or, “I’m able to.”

You can.

Can you? (var 1)

Can you? (var 2)

I can give you American dollars.

Do you want American dollars? (var 1)

Do you want American dollars? (var 2)

I don’t want any American dollars.

I give.

Or, “I’m giving.”

I’m giving you 17 American dollars.

That’s a lot of money.

18 American dollars. That’s a lot of money.

Too.

Or, “excessive”.

It’s too much.

The “la” at the end is a particle that has no equivalent in English, but it’s used with “too”.

It’s too much money.

How much money do you have?

12

20

I have 20 American dollars.

24

I have 25 American dollars.

28

30

I have 30 American dollars.

I have 30 Renminbi.

I have 39 Renminbi.

29 units.

19

It’s enough.

It’s not enough.

In the negative form, you don’t need the “la”.

35, it’s enough.

Is it too much? (var 1)

Is it too much? (var 2)

No, but it’s enough.

40

40 American dollars.

14 American dollars.

40, 14.

Give me 47 Renminbi.

46, it’s enough.

I want 48 Renminbi.

48

38

18

How many American dollars do you want?

Give me some American dollars.

I can’t.

I don’t have any American dollars.

Do you have any money (var 1)

Do you have any money (var 2)

I want some money.

I’d like to buy something.

Can you give me some money? (var 1)

Can you give me some money? (var 2)

I don’t have any money.

Yes, you have some.

You have a lot.

Okay, here’s 25 Renminbi.

Thank you. It’s enough.

Scene #1: Arithmetic

Now, let’s do some arithmetic.

2 plus 3 is how much?

5

5 plus 3 is how much?

8

8 plus 5 is how much?

13

11 plus 4 is how much?

15

13 plus 4 is how much?

17

16 plus 4 is how much?

20

20 plus 6 is how much?

26

28 plus 4 is how much?

32

32 plus 2 is how much?

34

33 plus 10 is how much?

43

It’s enough! It’s enough!

Scene #2: Conversation

Now, a conversation with a gentleman.

Excuse me. Do you have money?

Yes, I have money.

Do you have a lot of money?

Yes, I have a lot of money.

Do you have American dollars?

Yes, I have American dollars.

Would you like to drink something with me?

Yes, I’d like to drink something with you.

Would you like to drink some beer?

Yes, I’d like to drink some beer.

But I don’t have any. Can you buy some?

Yes, I can buy some.

Okay.

Next Lesson: Lesson 17: A Conversation With A Desk Clerk

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