Name *:
Email *:
Date *:
Time *:
Tel. :
 (Optional)

h
i
d
e
/
s
h
o
w

l
e
f
t

l
i
s
t

Lesson 1 Occupation

Add to Favorites
New words 1:
nín you
请问 qǐngwèn excuse me
guì expensive; honorable
xìng surname
贸易 màoyì trade
公司 gōngsī company
经理 jīnglǐ manger
秘书 mìshu secretary
幸会 xìnghuì I'm glad to meet you.
Dialogue 1:
Wáng Lán: Nín shì Green xiānsheng ma?
王兰: 王兰:您①是Green先生吗?
Jim: Duì. Wǒ shì JimGreen. Qǐngwèn nín guì xìng?
Jim: 对。我是Jim Green。请问②您贵姓?
Wáng Lán: Wǒ xìng Wáng, jiào Wáng Lán.
王兰: 我姓王,叫王兰。我是斯特贸易公司的经理秘书!
Fúwùyuán: Xìnghuì, xìnghuì!
服务员: 幸会,幸会③!
Wang Lan: Are you Mr.Green?
Jim: Yes. I am Jim Green. May I have your name please?
Wang Lan: My surname is Wang, I am Wang Lan. I'm the manager's secretary of Site company.
Jim: I am so glad to meet you.
New words 2:
以前 yǐqián before
工作 gōngzuò work/job
职员 zhíyuán clerk
上班 shàngbān to go to work
现在 xiànzài now
jiā a measure word
企业 qǐyè enterprise
著名 zhùmíng famous
会计 kuàiji accountant
合作 hézuò to cooperate; to work together
Dialogue 2:
Jim: Wáng Lán, yǐqián nǐ zài nǎlǐ gōngzuò?
Jim: 王兰,以前④你在哪里工作?
Wáng Lán:

Yǐqián wǒ zài Huìpǔgōngsī shàngbān, shì gōngsī zhíyuán. Nǐ ne?

王兰: 以前我在惠普公司上班,是公司职员。你呢?
Jim: Yǐqián wǒ zài yìjiā zhùmíng de qǐyè zuò kuàiji, mìshu, xiànzài zài AA gōngsī zuò zhùlǐ.
Jim: 以前我在一家著名的企业做会计、秘书,现在在AA公司做助理⑤。
Wáng Lán: Qǐng nǐ duōduō zhǐjiào!
王兰: 请你多多指教⑥!
Jim: Bùgǎndāng.
Jim: 不敢当⑦。
Jim: Wang Lan, where did you work before?
Wang Lan: I worked for the HP company, as a clerk. And you?
Jim: I worked for a famous enterprise, and my work was secretarial and accounting. Now I work in the AA company as an assistant.
Wang Lan: Please give me as much advice as possible.
Jim: You are flattering me!
Notes:
① 您
您(nín)is the polite equivalent of 你(nǐ).

② 请问

“请问”(qǐngwèn) means “Excuse me, may I
ask……”.When we ask a stranger about something, we usually begin with this word.


③ 幸会
“幸会”(xìnghuì) means “It is a pleasure to
meet you.”When you meet a stranger first time,
you might say it.

④ 以前你在哪里工作yǐqián nǐ zài nǎlǐ gōngzuò
以前”(yǐqián) means “before”.It refers to a time
earlier than the present time or a specific moment.
e.g.
Yǐqián wǒ zài AA gōngsī gōngzuò.
以前我在AA公司工作。
I worked in the AA company.
Wǒ yǐqián zài AA gōngsī gōngzuò.
我以前在AA公司工作。
I worked in the AA company.

⑤ 助理
“助理”(zhùlǐ) means “assistant”.

⑥多多指教
“多多指教”(duōduō zhǐjiào) means “please give me advice”.Most of the time we don’t need advice from a stranger, but we still say it like this because it’s polite.

⑦不敢当
“不敢当”(bùgǎndāng)isoften used to answer
this kind of sentence “多多指教”(duōduō zhǐjiào).It means “I don’t deserve your compliment”,or “you flatter me”.

Key sentences:
Qǐngwèn nín guìxìng?
1)请问您贵姓?
Wǒ xìng Wáng, jiào Wáng Lán.
2)我姓王,叫王兰。
Yǐqián wǒ zài Huìpǔgōngsī shàngbān, shì gōngsī zhíyuán.
3)以前我在惠普公司上班,是公司职员。
Qǐng nǐ duōduō zhǐjiào!
4)请你多多指教!>
Exercise:
1、替换(Substitution)
我姓 王兰。
张丹。
李宁。
刘慧兰。
Wǒ xìng Wáng jiào Wáng Lán.
Zhāng Zhāng Dān.
Lǐ Níng.
Liú Liú Huìlán.
我在 微软公司 上班,我是 秘书。
雅虎公司 经理。
福特公司 会计。
大众公司 职员。
Wǒ zài Wēiruǎngōngsī

shàngbān,

wǒ shì

mìshu.

Yǎhǔgōngsī jīnglǐ.

Fútègōngsī

kuàiji.

Dà zhòng gōngsī

zhíyuán.

2、说汉语(Speak Chinese)
If you go to China for business, you might meet the clerk of the Chinese company you are going to see. How would you introduce yourself? Make up a dialogue using the content of this lesson.
Proper Nouns
张丹 Zhāng Dān a name
李宁 Lǐ Níng a name
刘慧兰 Liú Huìlán a name
微软公司 Wēiruǎngōngsī Microsoft company
雅虎公司 Yǎhǔgōngsī Yahoo company
福特公司 Fútègōngsī Ford company
大众公司 Dàzhònggōngsī Volkswagen
斯特贸易公司 Sītèmàoyìgōngsī Site company