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105: How to Describe Your Vacation in Mandarin Chinese

By Learnmandarinnow

Who doesn’t look forward to their vacation—especially if it might be a special one such as a honeymoon? Make sure you can describe where you went and what you saw on your trip—or maybe ask your friends what they did when they were away…

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(i) How to ask about someone else’s holiday or trip

(ii) To discuss some of the places you or your friend have been or plan to go

Dialogue: A couple receives a postcard from their friends on their honeymoon:

A: 呦,有人给你寄了张明信片。Yōu, yǒurén gěi nǐ jìle zhāng míngxìnpiàn.

Hey, somebody has sent you a postcard.

B:真的呀?快给我看看!……哈哈是娜娜。Zhēn de ya? Kuài gěi wǒ kàn kàn!……Hāhā shì nà nà.

Really? Let me take a look. Haha, it’s from NaNa.

A: 这是巴黎啊?Zhè shì bālí ma?

Is that Paris?

B: 对。娜娜和她老公正在蜜月旅行。他们要去欧洲很多城市呢。巴黎是他们的第一站。

Duì. Nà nà hé tā lǎogōng zhèngzài mìyuè lǚxíng. Tāmen yào qù ōuzhōu hěnduō chéngshì ne. Bālí shì tāmen de dì yí zhàn.

Yes, Nana is on honeymoon with her husband.

A: 真羡慕他们啊!Zhēn xiànmù tāmen a!

I am so jealous of them!

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

有人:somebody

寄:sent

张:measuring word for postcard

明信片:postcard

真的呀:really

快给我看看:hurry

巴黎:Paris

蜜月旅游:honeymoon trip

他们:they

欧洲:Europe

城市:city

第一站:first destination

羡慕:envious

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
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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