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095: Going to See a Film in Mandarin Chinese

By Learnmandarinnow

Watching films at both the cinema and/or at home is very popular in China. People love to be entertained! Can you discuss going to see a film at the cinema, and arranging for the tickets? Or do you understand if someone invites you to go?

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) How to arrange to go and see a film at the cinema

(2) To talk about getting the tickets

Dialogue: A couple are at home getting ready to going out to see a film:

A: 娜娜,快点儿!已经6点了!电影7点就要开始了。Nà nà, kuài diǎn er! Yǐjīng 6 diǎnle! Diànyǐng 7 diǎn jiù yào kāishǐle.

Nana, hurry up. It’s already 6pm. The film is due to start at 7pm.

B: 知道了知道了,我已经准备好了。Zhīdàole zhīdàole, wǒ yǐjīng zhǔnbèi hǎole.

I know, I know. I am still getting ready.

A: 那咱们走吧。对了,你订好票了吧?Nà zánmen zǒu ba. Duìle, nǐ dìng hǎo piàole ba?

Then let’s go. Oh, have you booked the tickets?

B:票?啊呀,我给忘了!Piào? Aya, wǒ gěi wàngle!

What tickets? Aya. I forgot!

A: 天哪,你怎么能忘了订票呢!你真够可以的。Tiān nǎ, nǐ zěnme néng wàngle dìng piào ne! Nǐ zhēn gòu kěyǐ de.

Oh my god, how can you forget? You really are something!

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:



6点:six o’clock

7点:seven o’clock

电影:film, movie


知道了:got it (repeat the expression to show emphasis)


订好票:booked the tickets

我给忘了:I forgot

天哪:Oh my

你怎么能:How can you ?

你真够可以的:You really are something (casual for you are unbelievable or similar)

Mandarin Chinese learning resources we recommend:

Keats Chinese School
Keats Chinese School, which was founded in 2004, is one of the top Mandarin Chinese language schools in China, offering both one-on-one immersion Mandarin courses and small group Chinese classes. Located in Kunming, Keats develops personalised exercises and materials for students to meet their learning goals and requirements and can arrange a student visa for its 16 week course. Why not try one of their highly recommended courses?

Skritter allows you to learn to write Chinese characters quickly and effectively. You choose the vocabulary lists you wish to learn, set the pace, and Skritter handles the rest. Say goodbye to forgetting characters, making tone mistakes, and your piles of flashcards—and say 你好 to the right way in mastering Chinese characters!

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