Multimedia Role Play for Chinese


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Sentence patterns for looking for a room | 找房子句型

Study the sentence patterns before doing the exercises.

  • 我有一朝南的房间要出租。Wǒ yǒu yī jiān cháo nán de fángjiān yào chūzū. I have a south-facing room to let. [ facing, and it is followed by a direction word ]
  • Sb. sth. Sb. Guǎn sth. Sb. is charge of sth. Or sth. is included... [means to provide]

E.g. 我们早饭和晚饭。

  • 吃饭的时间有限制吗?Chīfàn de shíjiān yǒu xiànzhì ma? Is there a restriction for the meal time? [限制 can be used as a noun or a verb.]
         E.g. 吃饭的时间限制在12:00The lunch time is restricted at12:00.
  • sb. 那儿吗?Shì sb. nàr ma? Is this sb.? [This expression is used to start a telephone conversation.]

E.g. 王小姐那儿吗

  • 这套房子一共有五个房间,其中的四个房间已经住了人,只有一个朝北的房间还空着。Zhè tào fángzi yīgòng yǒu wǔ gè fángjiān, qízhōng de sì gè fángjiān yǐjīng zhù le rén, zhǐyǒu yīgè cháo běi de fángjiān hái kōng zhe. This flat has 5 rooms. 4 rooms have been occupied, only the north-facing one is still available. [indicates that the room still in the stae of .]
  • 费用账单都是5个人平摊的。Fèiyòng zhàngdān dōu shì 5 gèrén píng tān de. The bills are shared by 5 people. [The word ‘平摊’does not have the passive implication, so there is no such thing like 被平摊, unless it is used in a formal document. The passive vioce here is 是...的.]
  • 尽快Jǐnkuài... as soon as possible…

E.g. 我想尽快看看房子,可以吗?

  • Sb. sb. Sb. zhǎo sb. Sb. is looking for sb.

E.g. 张先生。

  • 您哪位?有什么事吗?Nín nǎ wèi? Yǒu shé me shì ma? Who is that? What is up? [These two expressions are used on telephone conversations.]
  • 我在报纸上看到一个租房的广告 Wǒ zài bàozhǐ shàng kàn dào yīgè zūfáng de guǎnggào. I have seen an ad. on the newspaper.
  • sth.来作为报答 Yòng sth.lái zuòwéi bàodá. (Use)…in return to do sth.

     E.g. 我们会比较低的房租来作为报答

  • 在我们作决定以前我想跟您面谈一下,可以吗?Zài wǒmen zuò juédìng yǐqián wǒ xiǎng gēn nín miàntán yīxià, kěyǐ ma? Is it possible that we meet each other before making a decision? [Pay attention to the usge of sb. sb. 面谈]
  • 现在只剩一套了。Xiànzài zhǐ shèng yī tào le. Now there is only one set of rooms left.
  • 这得看Zhè děi kàn…It depends on…

      E.g. 这得看有多少人住我们的房子。

  • 我们四个人合租。 Wǒmen sì gèrén hé zū. Four of us are sharing the flat.
  • 床单被子什么的有吗?有没有厨房用具?Chuángdān bèizi shénme de yǒu ma? Yǒu méiyǒu chúfáng yòngjù? Are there bedding and kitchen utensils?
  • 单元房里有没有上网设施? Dānyuán fáng li yǒu méiyǒu shàngwǎng shèshī? Is there an internet access in the flat?
  • 签合同…hé …Qiān hétóng ...sb. signs the contract with sb…

E.g. 我的房东签合同

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