Dialogue – Do you like surfing the Internet?

  nǐ xǐ huān shàng wǎng ma?
  你喜欢上网吗?
  Do you like surfing the Internet?

The Internet entered China in 1994 and in recent years the number of users has increased rapidly. Currently the number of Internet surfers in China is second only to the United States.The Ministry of Information Industry vows to extend phone services to every village and enable every township to gain access to the Internet by 2010.

Mài kè:     Zhè gè zhōu mò nǐ dǎ suàn zuò shén me?
麦克:     这个周末你打算做什么?
Mike:    

What are you up to this weekend?
   
Lì li:     Wǒ dǎ suàn shàng wǎng chá yuè yī xiē guān yú hǎi nán de zī liào.
丽丽:     我打算上网查阅一些关于海南的资料。
Lili:     I am going to surf the Internet for some information about Hainan Island.
   
Mài kè:     Nǐ zhǔn bèi qù nàr lǚ yóu ma?
麦克:     你准备去那儿旅游吗?
Mike:     Are you going there for a tour?
   
Lì li:     Shì de. Nǐ zhōu mò yǒu shén me ān pái?
丽丽:     是的。你周末有什么安排?
Lili:     What’s your plan for the weekend?
   
Mài kè:     Wǒ yě yào shàng wǎng, chá yuè yī xiē yǒu guān hàn yǔ xué xí de xìn xī.
麦克:     我也要上网,查阅一些有关汉语学习的信息。
Mike:     I’m going to surf the net too, to get some information about Chinese learning.
   
Lì li:     Wǒ gěi nǐ fā yī xiē wǎng zhǐ, kě néng duì nǐ huì yǒu bāng zhù.
丽丽:     我给你发一些网址,可能对你会有帮助。
Lili:     I can send you some websites that may be helpful to you.
   
Mài kè:     Xiè xie. Wǒ xū yào yī suǒ xū nǐ dà xué de wǎng zhǐ.
麦克:     谢谢。我需要一所虚拟大学的网址。
Mike:     Thanks. I need a virtual university website.
   
Lì li:     Wǒ men kě yǐ zài wǎng shàng sōu suǒ yī xià, kěn dìng huì zhǎo dào de.
丽丽:     我们可以在网上搜索一下,肯定会找到的。
Lili:     We can search on the net and I am sure we can find some.
   
Mai kè:     Duì, nǐ yě kě yǐ zhǎo dào hé shì de xū nǐ jià rì shèng dì.
麦克:     对,你也可以找到合适的虚拟假日圣地。
Mike:     Yes, and you can find some suitable virtual holiday destinations, too.
   
Lì li:     Xiàn zài hù lián wǎng shǐ rén men de shēng huó fāng biàn duō le.
丽丽:     现在互联网使人们的生活方便多了。
Lili:     Nowadays the Internet has made people’s lives more convenient.
   
Mài kè:     Shì a, lián wǒ de fù mǔ dōu zài wǎng shàng gòu wù, liáo tiānr, wánr yóu xì.
麦克:     是啊,连我的父母都在网上购物、聊天、玩游戏。
Mike:     Yes, even my parents do online shopping and chatting and play online games.
   
Lì li:     Lián wǒ de xiǎo wài sheng yě huì zì jǐ xià zǎi dòng huà piānr le.
丽丽:     连我的小外甥也会自己下载动画片了。
Lili:     Even my little nephew can download cartoon movies by himself.
上网 shàng wǎng: surf the Internet     资料 zī liào: material
信息 xìn xī: information     网址 wǎng zhǐ : website
搜索 sōu suǒ: search     大学 dà xué : university
方便 fāng biàn: convenient     外甥 wài sheng : nephew
下载 xià zǎi: download     虚拟大学 xū nǐ dà xué: virtual university
假日圣地 jjià rì shèng dì: holiday destination     网上购物 wǎng shàng gòu wù: online shopping
网上聊天 wǎng shàng liáo tiān: online chatting     网络游戏 wǎng luò yóu xì: online game

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