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Conversation 1 : Do you sell Beijing maps?

- Xiǎojiě,
小姐,
yǒu
Běijīng
北京
dìtú
地图
ma ?
吗?
- Yǒu,
有,
zhè
xiē
dōu
shì.
是。
yào
zhǒng ?
种?
- Zhè
zhǒng
dìtú
地图
duōshao
多少
qián
zhāng?
张?
- Liǎng
kuài
5
zhāng.
张。
-
yào
zhāng.
张。
yǒu(v)there is
xiē(m)some
yào(v)want, wish
zhǒng(m)kind, sort
多少duōshao(pro)how many, how much
qián(n)money
kuài(m)(unit of money = yuan)

Translation

- Miss, do you sell ( have ) Beijing maps here?
- Yes, those all are. What kind dou you want?
- This kind of map, how much for one?
- 2.5 Yuans for one.
- I want one.

Conversation 2 : How much for one pound of grape?

- Pútao
葡萄
duōshao
多少
qián
jīn ?
斤?
- Liǎng
kuài
5
jīn.
斤?
yào
jīn ?
斤?
-
yào
sān
3
jīn
bàn.
半。
jīn(m)( unit of weight ) 0.5 kg
bàn(n)half

Translation

- How much for one pound of grape? ( grapefruit, how much one pound? )
- 2.5 Yuans one pound. How many pound do you want?
- I want 3 pounds and an half.

Conversation 3 : Do you need something else?

- Nín
hái
yào
shénme ?
什么?
- Hái
yào
sān
3
jīn
cǎoméi.
草莓。
Xīguā
西瓜
zěnme
怎么
mài ?
卖?
-
8
máo
jīn.
斤。
chàbuduō
差不多
yǒu
4
jīn.
斤。
- Zài
lái
xīguā.
西瓜。
hái(adv)also
怎么zěnme(pro)how
mài(v)sell
máo(m)( a unit of money ) 0.1 yuan
差不多chàbuduō(adv)almost, nearly
zài(n)again
lái(v)come, take

Translation

- Do you need something else?
- I also want 3 pounds of strawberry. How do you sell watermelon?
- 8 Maos one pound. One is around 4 pounds.
- I take a watermelon aswell.

Conversation 4 : How much in all?

- Yígòng
一共
duōshao
多少
qián ?
钱?
- Yígòng
一共
èrshíjiǔ
29
kuài
jiǔ
máo
fēn.
分。
-
méi
língqián,
零钱
zhè
shi
wǔshí,
50,
nín
zhǎo
ba !
吧!
一共yígòng(adv)all told, in all
fēn(m)(a unit of money, cent)
零钱língqián(n)small change
zhǎo(v)give change
ba(part)(a modal particle)

Translation

- How much in all?
- In all, 29.95 Yuans ( 29 Yuans 9 Maos 5 Cents ).
- I don't have small change, here is 50 ( Yuans ), please give the change.

Grammar

Demonstrative pronouns 这 and 那

When the demonstrative pronoun 这 or 那 functions as an attributive, the noun it qualifies also takes a measure word before it.
Example:
- 这地图 this kind of map
- 这this month
- 那老师 that teacher

The measure word 些

些 is a measure word showing an indefinite quantity and is usually used after 这, 那, 哪... to modifiy nouns.
Example:
- 一 些 东西 some stuff
- 这 些 地图 those maps
- 哪 些 人? which people?

Exercises : Substitution Drills

Exercise 1

- Xiǎojiě,
小姐
yǒu
Běijīng dìtú
北京 地图
ma ?
- Yǒu,
zhè
xiē
dōu
shì.
铅笔qiānbǐpen
杂志zázhìmagazine
杯子bēiziglass
本子běnzinotebook
bàobag
香蕉xiāngjiāobanana
樱桃yīngtáocherry

Exercise 2

- Zhè
zhǒng
dìtú
地图
duōshao
多少
qián
zhāng ?
-
kuài
zhāng.
NounMeas.Price
铅笔qiānbǐpenzhī1.50
杂志zázhìmagazineběn6.20
杯子bēiziglass3.45
雨伞yǔsǎnumbrella54.30

Exercise 3

-
yào
jīn ?
-
yǎo
sān jīn.
3斤
VerbMeas.Quantity
mǎibuy1
láitakejīnbànhalf
yǎowantzhāngsān

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