Chinese Lesson 20: Have you ever been to the Jiuzhaigou Valley?

Sentence Pattern

你去过九寨沟吗?(Nǐ qù guo Jiǔ Zhài Gōu ma?):
Have you ever been to the Jiuzhaigou Valley?
Words
1.过(guò):(part.,v)
2.夏威夷(Xià Wēi Yí):[proper n]Hawaii
3.九寨沟(Jiǔ Zhài Gōu):[proper n]name of a beautiful place in Sichuan province in China
4.风景(fēngjǐng):[n]view
5.美(měi):[adj]beautiful
6.极(jí):[adv]badly; terribly
7.听说(tīngshuō):[v]to hear to
8.了解(liǎojiě):to know; to learn about
9.空气(kōngqì):[n]air
10.新鲜(xīnxiān):[adj]fresh
11.山清水秀(shān qīng shuǐ xiù):green hills and clear waters
12.一起(yìqǐ):[adv]together
Background
Sun Dawei and Dachuan are watching TV. The program "World View" is being broadcast. They discuss the program while watching it.

Dialogue One

Nǐ qù guò Xià Wēi Yí ma?
你去过夏威夷吗?
Have you been to Hawaii?
Wǒ méi qù guo.
我没去过。
Not yet.
Nǐ qù guò Jiǔ Zhài Gōu ma?
你去过九寨沟吗?
Have you been to Jiuzhaigou?
Méiyǒu.
没有。
Not yet.
Wǒ qù guò. Jiǔ Zhài Gōu de fēngjǐng měi jí le!
我去过。九寨沟的风景美极了!
I have. The scenery in Jiuzhaigou is wonderful!
Background
Li Mei and Dachuan are talking about Jiuzhaigou, a beautiful place in China’s Sichuan province, while walking on their university’s campus. They decide to pay a visit to Jiu Zhai Gou.

Dialogue Two

Nǐ tīngshuō guò Jiǔ Zhài Gōu ma?
你听说过九寨沟吗?
Have you heard of Jiuzhaigou?
Tīngshuō guò, dànshì bú tài liǎojiě.
听说过,但是不太了解。
Yes. I have. But I do not know much about it.
Nàr kōngqì xīnxiān, shān qīng shuǐ xiù.
那儿空气新鲜,山清水秀。
Wǒmen yìqǐ qù ba!
我们一起去吧!
The air is clean, the hills are green, and the water is clear. Let’s go there!
Hǎo a!
好啊!
Ok.

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