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By Catherine Meek, Mao Yan (auth.), Brian Hill (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0333523601

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ISBN-10: 1349273066

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Fa chw'inzhen, keyi qu shangwu zhongxin. Shangwu zhongxin zai yi ceng. Nar hai you shenme fuwu sheshi ne? Nar hai keyi da gu6ji changtu, hai keyi fuyin. fUwli sbesbi nar there service facility ne at the end of a sentence makes it into a question, as does rna. It is not strictly necessary here because zai nar, 'at where', is a question phrase. However, the businessman chose to add ne for emphasis. Ne is the only question element which can properly be used in conjunction with such questions words as nar 'where', and sbenme 'what'.

44 BREAKTHROUGH CHINESE Dialogues 3 What facilities does the room have? LISTEN FOR •.. nfang, shi ba? Dui de, qing wen wo zhe ge fangjian Ii you difmshi rna? You. You dianhua rna? You de. You weishengjian rna? Dangran you. Hi hao Ie! ding to book, reserve fiingjian room dui correct weishengjian bathroom dangriin of course ge the most common of the 'measure words'. ) Ge is used with a variety of words - you will come across many examples throughout the course - and does not have a specific translation into English.

Right? 0 left? 0 0 0 0 BREAKTHROUGH CHINESE 57 (3) After turning left, how long will it take him? five to ten minutes. five to eight minutes. D D (4) (a) What is Z's question? Qing wen, zhe fujln you youj6. rna? Qing wen, dao youj6. zenrne zou? (b) Is there a post office nearby? D Yes, not far. No. D D D (5) When he comes across a set of traffic lights should he go ... D west? 3 north? D Your turn to speak. Have a go at asking a passer-by the way to different places. LI will prompt you. Dialogues 3 Where is the post office?

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