Lesson 1 Listening

I went looking around YouTube for videos on going to a restaurant (that was before I came across FluentU) and I actually found one that is kind of related. Here go watch it, it’s part of an episode from a soap opera. It has subtitles in simplified characters, I transcribed them and made wrote a first-round translation:

Notice the use of 行 and 好. Also how pronouns are omitted like “想请你…” instead of “我想请你”.
And, of course the 北方话儿 (northern accent).

怎么是你呀
zěn me shì ni ah?
Oh! It’s you

还书
hái shū
the book…

卡呢
kǎ ne
your credit card?

对 可能忘了 忘了
dùi kě néng wàng le wàng le
right, maybe I forgot it, I forgot it

有事吗
yǒu shì ma
something else?

我找到一个很好的地方环境也不错
wǒ zhǎo dào yí ge hén hǎo de dì fang huán jìng yě bú cuò
I found a nice place, it also has a pretty good ambience

想请你去吃顿便饭
xiǎng qíng nǐ qù chī dùn pián fàn
I want to treat you to an informal meal

行 那等我一会儿吧
xíng nà déng wǒ yī hùir ba
ok, then give me a moment

好 行 行 那我在门口等你
hǎo xíng xíng nà wǒ zài mén kǒu déng nǐ
ok, sure sure, then I’ll wait for you at the entrance

这个什么 这个牛肉这个炭烧西里牛扒这个
zhè ge shén me zhè ge niú ròu zhè ge tàn shāo xī lǐ niú bā zhè ge
what’s this? this beef this Tandoor chili? steak this one

好的 好吧
hǎo de hǎo ba
Sure ok

真的吃不完 我们不要了
zhēn de chī bù wǎn wǒ men bú yào le
I don’t think we can eat all that, we don’t want that actually

刚才那就够了 行就这些
gāng cái nà jiù gǒu le xíng jiù zhè xiē
These we ordered just now are enough, ok just these then

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