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2.4.1: Open Hours (模块一- 营业时间)

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    Scenario 1.1

    An Dawei and Li Ming check the open hours of the movie theater in a mall.

    AD:

    LM:

    电影院几点开门?

    上午十点开门,半夜两点关门。

    电影院

    diànyǐngyuàn

    movie theater

    开门

    kāimén

    to open (a door)

    上午

    shàngwǔ

    morning

    十点

    shí diǎn

    10 o’clock

    半夜

    bànyè

    midnight

    两点

    liǎng diǎn

    2 o’clock

    关门

    guānmén

    to close (a door)

    Note:

    开门 (lit. “open the door”), and关门 (lit. “close the door”) are the common expressions to indicate the open hours of establishments.

    上午usually refers to the time between 9 am and noon.

    半夜 refers to late night, generally between 12 am midnight to 2 am.

    Scenario 1.2

    Zhang Guoxing calls a company to inquire about the office hours.

    ZhG:

    C:

    ZhG:

    C:

    喂,请问,你们公司每天几点上班?

    周一到周五,早上八点,到晚上五点。

    周末呢?

    周六我们上午十点上班,下午一点下班。周日休息。

    wéi

    hello (on the phone)

    公司

    gōngsī

    company

    每天

    měitiān

    everyday

    上班

    shàngbān

    to start work

    zhōu

    week

    早上

    zǎoshang

    early morning

    dào

    until, to

    晚上

    wǎnshàng

    evening, night

    周末

    zhōumò

    weekend

    下午

    xiàwǔ

    afternoon

    下班

    xiàbān

    to get off from work

    休息

    xiūxi

    to rest, take time off

    Note:

    喂 is the expression people use to speak on the phone, the same as “hello” or “hey” in English.

    早上 refers to early morning, generally before 9:00 am.

    下午 usually between 1 pm and 5 pm is called 下午. 11:30 am to 1 pm is the lunchtime in China, and called 中午 (zhōngwǔ, noon).

    休息 lit. “rest.” In this context, 休息 implies the company office is closed, since the staff rests on Sundays.


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