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posted by gangking08
In China people usually say "wei" (hello) first when beginning a telephone conversation. If tu call an old acquaintance and recognize his/her voice, tu may address him/her directly por name. Otherwise, tu have to make clear who the other person is por saying, "Hello! Excuse me. Are tu so-and-so?" o "Hello! Are tu so-and-so?" instead of saying "I an so-and-so" first. "So-and-so" may be name of a person o a company.
e.g.
--Wèi, shì lǐ míng ma?
   (Hello! Are tu Li Ming?)
--Duì, shì wǒ. Nǐ shì Qí Qí ma?
   (Yes, I am Li Ming. tu are Qi Qi, aren't you?)
One usually says, "You...
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Checking the Competition Schedule
chá sài chéng
查 赛 程
Additional Expressions
Traveling Vocabulary
gold medal 金牌 jīn pái silver medal 银牌 yín pái
champion冠军 guàn jūn segundo place 亚军 yà jūn
Dialogues

(1)In the Hotel Lobby 在宾馆大堂 zài bīn guǎn dà táng

Jack: Excuse me. Can I get online in my room?
杰克: 请问,房间里可以上网吗? qǐng wèn, fáng jiān lǐ kéyǐ shàngwǎng ma

Manager: Yes, tu can get on-line in any room.
经理: 可以,每个房间都能上。ké yǐ měi gè fáng jiān dōu néng shàng

Jack: I tried but failed.
杰克: 我试了,上不去。...
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