4. Translations and
A. Make sentences
with the expressions and sentence patterns.
B. Translate the
following sentences into Chinese.
If you place the mouse on the sentences the Chinese
translation will pop up on your screen. Click on the
sentences to hear the answers spoken.
the following passage into Chinese.
(No sound in the following passages.)
Xiao Li is an extremely stingy character
I think he is the number one mean person in the university.
Everybody calls him “Stingy”.
Last Sunday, he came with me and a few friends of mine to
the outskirts of the city.
Long before lunchtime, Xiao Li had already begun saying
that he was hungry,
so I started to look for a cheap restaurant where we
could have a simple meal.
When we reached a noodle bar, Xiao Li said, "What is so
good about eating noodles?
I'll take you to an excellent Shanghainese restaurant,
where you can have huge quantities of delicious food and,
what is more, you can have snacks such as jiaozi and
I thought that Xiao Li was going to treat us to a
We followed him to the restaurant.
The food there was unexpectedly good.
Just before we had finished eating, Xiao Li said he was
going to make a phone call to his girlfriend.
Well, the phone call lasted at least an hour and a half.
We couldn't wait any longer.
We paid the bill.
Just before we reached the door, Xiao Li came in.
I said, "We all thought that you had left us and gone
But he said, "How could I? I have to get a lift from you."
I was angry, "By the way, we have paid your share of the
He replied immediately, “Oh, thanks so much. I've
spent all my money on the call. Next time it will be my
So, for God's sake don't go out with Xiao Li!