Chinese Lesson 8: Please speak more slowly.

Sentence Pattern

请慢一点儿说。(Qǐn màn yìdiǎnr shuō. )
Please speak more slowly.
Words
1.这(zhè):[pron]here
2.意思(yìsi):[n]meaning
3.慢(màn):[adj]slow
4.一点儿(yìdiǎnr):a little bit
5.说(shuō):[v]to say, to speak
6.空调(kōngtiáo):[n]air-conditioner
7.打开(dăkāi):[v]to open; to turn on
8.不好意思(bù hăo yìsi):sorry, excuse me
9.知道(zhīdào):[v]to know
10.感冒(gănmào):[v.,n]cold; to catch a cold
11.没关系(méiguānxi):it doesn’t matter

Background
Dachuan and Sun Dawei sit on the campus lawn. Dachuan asks Sun Dawei some questions.

Dialogue One

Zhè shì shénme yìsi?
这是什么意思?
What does this mean?
Qǐng màn yìdiǎnr shuō.
请慢一点儿说。
Please speak more slowly.
Background
In the classroom during break time. Dachuan has a bad cold. Sun Dawei comes back from playing basketball. Sun picks up a remote control to turn on the air-conditioner.

Dialogue Two

Qǐnɡ bú yào dǎkāi kōnɡtiáo!
请不要打开空调!
Please do not turn on the air conditioner.
Bù hǎo yìsi. wǒ bù zhīdào nǐ ɡǎnmào le.
不好意思。我不知道你感冒了。
Sorry. I didn’t know you had a cold.
Méiɡuānxi.
没关系。
It’s all right.

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