The Bank A
I want to open an account at the bank. Are the procedures troublesome?
The procedures are simple. What kind of account would you like to open?
I would like to open a savings account.
Do you want a checking account or a time deposit?
Checking account. It is more convenient to deposit and withdraw.
All you need your ID card and your stamp.
Do I need to fill out any forms?
You need to fill out one form. Then you need to put the money in your account
The bookstore A
Miss, do you sell Chinese -English dictionaries here?
Which publisher would you like? Would you prefer hardcover or paperback?
I would like to see them first then decide.
The Chinese -English dictionaries are all on aisle 3. You may go and browse through them.
What other kinds of books do you sell here?
We also sell novels and magazines.
I’ll take a book first. If I see anything used for then I will buy it
Would you like to buy a copy of one of these months best selling novels.
I am not interested in novels. I’ll just buy a dictionary
The bookstore B
來請喝茶。 Please, have tea.
咦！ 你在看什麼？ What are you looking at?
I’m looking at the magazine you bought. You can see how beautiful these Taiwanese landscape photos are.
Yeah, it’s a very popular magazine. I just love these beautiful photos so much that I keep them.
By the way, the novel I bought you last week. Like it?
like! I put it on the third row of bookshelves.
Next time I’ll borrow your other books.
對了。 我的表妹剛從美國來，也想看這本小說。 可是有一些生字他看不懂。 你能不能幫我買一本漢英字典呢？
Correct. My cousin just came from America and wants to read this novel too. But there are some new words he can’t understand. Can you buy me a Chinese-English dictionary?
Yes, which publisher do you want to buy? Hardcover or paperback?
Please help me choose a suitable one.
Who were those two people who just said goodbye to you?
They are all my relatives. One is my cousin and the other is my cousin.
堂弟？ 表妹？ cousin? cousin?
My cousin is my uncle’s son, younger than me.
My cousin is my aunt’s daughter. Also younger than me.
Chinese relatives are more complicated.
Do you meet frequently?
是啊，像是生日、過年、過節，我們一定團聚在一起。 Yes, like birthdays, New Years, and festivals, we must be together.
真好。 very nice.
Sometimes just free. We also treat each other and eat together.
I haven’t had lunch yet? Shall we go to dinner together now?
No problem, I’ll treat you.
Could you introduce me an English teacher for my cousin?
Sure, what kind of relative is Tongdi to you?
He’s my uncle ‘s son on my father’s side. He is two years younger than I.
What is Ayi’s daughters called?
Those older than I are called biaojie and those younger than I called biaomei.
Chinese addressing terms for family members and relatives are very complex.
That’s true if I didn’t explain them to you, you could mix up.
Do your relatives and family often keep in touch?
是的，只要是過年過節，我們一定團聚在一起。Yes, Every Chinese New Year’s we all gather together.
哇，好大的蛋糕好啊。 Wow, what a big cake.
The cake it’s tonight for your birthday party?
Yes, my dad’s sixtieth birthday. Everyone pays attention.
Are there many guests tonight?
沒有！ 只請幾位親戚而已。 no! Just a few relatives.
可是聽說你有很多親戚。 But I heard that you have many relatives.
是呀，你等一下。 Yes, wait a minute.
來！ 你看。 這一位是我的叔叔。 Come! look. This one is my uncle.
那，這一位呢？ Well, what about this one?
這位是我舅舅。 This is my uncle.
這一位是你媽媽。 This one is your mother.
對！ 你見過我媽媽。 Right! You have seen my mother.
這兩位是我的阿姨。 These two are my aunts.
The uncle and aunt are my mother’s siblings.
Well, you really have a lot of relatives.
我真希望能認識他們。 I really wish I could meet them.
今天晚上就會認識了。 Will meet tonight.
Great, let’s go to the birthday party.
How was your father‘s birthday party yesterday?
all of our relatives came. we had a lot of guests.
I couldn’t go because I was busy. It‘s a pity. Do you have a lot of relatives?
I have three shushu on my father side， one JiuJiu and two Ayi
what relative is shushu to you?
My father’s younger brother
What about the JiuJiu and Ayi?
I my JiuJiu is my mother’s brother and my Ayi are my mother’s sisters.
I really wish I could meet them.
Seeing A Doctor-B
You see, I bought a delicious cake to eat together?
Are you sick? You haven’t eaten anything?
I have a bad appetite and don’t want to eat.
Do you have a cough?
你可能感冒了！You may have a cold!
And I just had my temperature taken and I have a little fever.
那你頭痛嗎？Do you have a headache?
It was yesterday that the headache started today, and it got worse today.
You should see a doctor.
I don’t need to see a doctor!
The doctor will prescribe medicine for you, as long as you take the medicine on time and rest more, you should get better soon.
Thanks! I’ll go to the doctor in a minute.