This is a dialogue between two people asking about where they can find things. This dialogue has very useful vocabulary and beginners will definitely learn something new. This dialogue was sent in through our contact form by an anonymous someone, thanks! Let’s get straight into it.

Key words

取款机 – ATM

建筑 – Building.

街区 – Block

Chinese Dialogue

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1. 最近的自动取款机在哪儿?

2.不远,你看到那边的那个黄色建筑了吗?

1.大的还是小的?

2.大的。

1.看到啦。

2.自动取款机就挨着它,在它右边。

1.你知道那附近有便利店吗?
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2.我觉得那边没有便利店,最近的便利店在第三街区,但现在应该关门啦。

1.在我走之前,我真的需要买点东西。

2.嗯,你可以去第二十二街,那里有很多二十四小时都营业的商店。

1.我可以坐地铁过去吗?

2.可以,但是那样的话可能需要半个小时,你应该打的过去。

1.贵吗?

2.不贵,从这里过去只需要大约5美元。

Difficult translations

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大的还是小的?

In this sentence 还是 is used to mean “or”, so the meaning is “The big one or the small one?”

我觉得那边没有便利店,最近的便利店在第三街区,但现在应该关门啦。

“I think the closest convenience store is on the third block there but it is probably closed now.”

不贵,从这里过去只需要大约5美元。

This sentences uses 大约 to indicate an approximation. It translates to…”Not expensive, it costs about 5 dollars to get there from here”

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