A dialogue about a car that needs fixing. There are a lot of polite ways to say “thanks” and “you’re welcome” in this dialogue between two very friendly people.

Key words

汽车 – Car

问题 – Problem (can also mean question)

应付 – To deal with / to cope

Chinese Dialogue

(Hover over the Chinese for pinyin)

1.有什么问题吗?

2.是的。我的汽车出了点毛病。

1.怎么回事啊?

2.发动不起来了。

1.需要我看一下吗?

2.不用了,谢谢。我想我自己能应付得了。

1.恩,如果你改主意了就和我说一声。

2.我会的。谢谢。你真好。

1.这没什么的。

2.不过我需要些工具。你知道哪儿有吗?

1.当然了。我就有各式各样的工具。向我要就可以了。我很乐意去给你拿。

2.多谢。那真是太好了。

1.不客气。说真的,我不介意帮忙。

2.好吧。如果你一再坚持的话,我还真是需要帮手呢。

Difficult translations

我想我自己能应付得了

This can translate to “I think I can handle this on my own”. 自己 is used to refer to oneself.

没什么的。

Used as a polite way of saying “It’s nothing” or “Don’t mention it”.

我就有各式各样的工具。

This contains an idiom 各式各样. The sentence translates to “I have all kinds of tools”.

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