Level 2 Unit 16

Lesson 16.1

Using the telephone

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Telephone conversation: asking for a friend, but he is not available; talking on another line.

  • How to ask for someone on the phone
  • Go check if someone is available
  • How to leave a message

喂wéi (wèi) hello (on phone)

找zhăo 谁shéi who do you want,

when answering the phone or the door

等děng to wait

一yì 会huǐ 儿r  one moment

去qù 看kàn 看kàn to go have a look

对duì 不bù 起qǐ sorry; excuse me

讲jiăng to talk

您nín 哪nă 儿r who are you (on phone)

留liú to leave something

留liú 话huà to leave a message

告gào 诉sù to tell

回huí to return

回huí 个ge 电diàn(话huà )to call back

电diàn 话huà 多duō 少shăo what’s (your) phone number

Lesson 16.2

Dialling the wrong number

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Telephone conversation: You have the wrong number

  • Please tell someone to do something.
  • from what time to what time
  • The difference between 会 and 能

位wèi 子zi seat

哪nă 位wèi which one/ who

留liú 话huà to leave a message

再zài again

别bié don’t (imperative)

走zǒu 开kāi to go away

见jiàn 面miàn to meet

一yí 定dìng definitely

谁shéi 啊a ? who?

女nǚ 儿ér daughter

儿ér 子zi son

打dă 错cuò call the wrong number

怎zěn 么me 会huì 呢ne ?how can that be?

会huì will; can (learned/ acquired ability)

错cuò mistake

Lesson 16.3

More telephone conversations

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

More telephone conversations: asking a friend out.

  • Catching up with a friend
  • Making an appointment

就jiù  just/ right

您nín 哪nă 里lǐ who are you (on phone)

好hăo 久jiŭ 不bú 见jiàn long time no see

近jìn 来lái recently

晓xiăo 得dé to know (something)

后hòu 天tiān the day after tomorrow

特tè 别bié special

日rì 子zi day/ date

只zhǐ only

只zhǐ 是shì it is only that

见jiàn 面miàn to meet up

聊liáo to chat

聊liáo 天tiān to chat

Audio Review

The help you consolidate what you have learned in the first unit, we have put together a quick audio review recording. The audio review will help you with your listening comprehension and remind you of some Chinese sentence patterns and vocabulary.