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第十一课 去农家院
Lesson Nine: Visiting the Farmyard(1)
   2014-08-28 11:20:40    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Qin Mei

Today we’re on our way to Huairou District, which is about an hour and a half outside of Beijing to visit a 农家院。

GRAPHIC FLASH: 农家院,农the second tone, means farm or farmer, 家 the first tone, means home, 院 the fourth tone, means yard. Let’s try it together, 农家院 the farmyard. Farmyard serves many villagers specialties. It’s a good alternative for urban residents who are tired of the city life and about to temporarily move to the countryside for peace and fresh air.

Andrea: Most people choose to pay a daily, per-person fee which includes three meals and one night of lodging, kind of like all-inclusive resort, just a bit more rustic. Now you can also just book a room. This 农家院 has five rooms with various bedding arrangements according to your group size. First of all, let’s ask if they have a room available.

Andrea: 你好。有地方住吗?
Host of farmyard: 有。
Andrea: Good. They have a room. Now let’s check and see how much it is. 住一天多少钱?
Host of farmyard: 一百块。
Andrea: Good deal! 100 yuan for three meals and one night of lodging.
Host of farmyard: 请跟我来。
Andrea: Let’s go to check out the room.

GRAPHIC FLASH: 有地方住吗?有 the third tone, means to have, 地方 the fourth tone and the light tone, means place, 住 the fourth tone, means to live or stay, 吗is like a question mark here, to indicate this is a question. Let’s try it together, 有地方住吗?Do you have any rooms available?

住一天多少钱? 住 again means to live or stay, 一天 the forth tone and the first tone, means one day, 多少钱means how much money, 多少钱 is a useful phrase when you go shopping and enquire the price for the items you are interested in. Let’s try it together, 住一天多少钱?How much does it cost to stay per day?

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