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Do you how to borrow books?

Posted by leapurcop August 16, 2009 in the Group General Discussion.

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借书(jièshū) Borrow a Book

Beginner Level / 初级chūjí    
A: 嗨,莉莉,你去哪儿呀?
    Hài, Lily, nǐ qù nǎér ya?
    Hi, Lily, Where are you going?
B: 哦,我准备去图书馆呢,听说图书馆最近进了一批新书,我去看看有没有《杜拉拉升职记》。
    Ò, wǒ zhǔnbèi qù túshūguǎn ne , tīngshuō túshūguǎn zuìjìn jìn le yì pī xīnshū, wǒ qù kànkan yǒu méiyǒu Dù Lālā     shēngzhí jì.
    Oh, I am going to the library. It's said that the library has bought a number of new books. I want to have a look if     there is a book called The Story of Du Lala Getting Promoted. 
A: 杜拉拉升职记?听说那是一本畅销书,应该有的。
    Dùlālā shēngzhí jì? tīngshuō nà shì yì běn chàngxiāoshū, yīnggāi yǒu de.
    The Story of Du Lala Getting Promoted? I heard it's a bestseller, they should have it.
B: 希望有吧。
    Xīwàng yǒu ba.
    I hope so.

生词(
shēngcí) Vocabulary:    
图书馆(túshūguǎn): n library
升职(shēngzhí): v promote
畅销书(chàngxiāoshū): n bestseller

Intermediate Level / 中级zhōngjí     

A: 喂,是莉莉吗?我是艾拉。
    Wèi,shì lìlì ma?wǒ shì àilā.
    Hello, is that Lily? This is Ira.
B: 是我,有事吗,艾拉?
    Shì wǒ, yǒu shì ma,àilā?
    Yes, this is. What can I do for you, Ira?
A: 我想问问你那天借到书了吗?
    Wǒ xiǎng wèn wen nǐ nàtiān jièdào shū le ma?
    I wonder if you borrowed the book on that day.
B: 书?你说的是《杜拉拉升职记》吧,借到了,我借的时候刚好剩下最后一本。
    Shū?Nǐ shuō de shì Dùlālā shēngzhí jì ba, jiè dào le, wǒ jiè de shíhou gānghǎo shèngxià zuìhòu yì běn.
    Book? You mean The Story of Du Lala Geting Promoted? I did. That was just the last copy when I borrowed.
A: 运气真好!难怪我去借的时候没有了,听说那本书是关于职业生涯的,我们也快找工作了,看看对我们很有启发的。
    所以我想问问你,你看完后可以借给我看看吗?
    Yùnqi zhēn hǎo! Nánguài wǒ qù jiè de shíhou méiyǒu le, tīng shuō nà běn shū shì guānyú zhíyè shēngyá de,     wǒmen yě kuài zhǎo gōngzuò le, kàn kan duì wǒmen hěn yǒu qǐfā de. Suǒyǐ wǒ xiǎng wèn wèn nǐ, nǐ kàn wán     hòu kéyǐ jiè gěi wǒ kàn kan ma?
    So lucky! No wonder there wasn't that book when I went there. I heard that it's about career and can help us when
    we do job-hunting. So I wonder if you can lend me after complete it.

B: 没问题呀,我正好快看完了,还有十几页,你明天过来取吧!
    Méi wèntí ya, wǒ zhènghǎo kuài kàn wán liǎo, háiyǒu shí jǐ yè, nǐ míngtiān guòlái qǔ ba!
    No problem. I just need to read over ten pages until I finish the book. You can take it tomorrow.
A: 太好了,我明天就去取,谢谢了。
    Tài hǎo le, wǒ míngtiān jiù qù qǔ, xièxie le.
    It's very kind of you. I will take it tomorrow. Thanks.
B: 不客气。
    Bú kèqi.
    My pleasure.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary:    
借(jiè): n borrow
职业生涯(zhíyè shēngyá): n career
找工作(zhǎo gōngzuò): n job-hunting

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