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Unit6 Lesson6 Discounting

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New words
kuài soon, fast
gǎo to carry on/to set up
活动 huódòng promotion/campaign/activity
怎么 zěnme how, why
这么 zhème so,such
cāi to guess
为什么 wèishénme why
超市 chāoshì supermarket
商场 shāngchǎng shop/department store
打折 dǎzhé to give a discount
wàng to forget
Dialogue
Wáng Lán bà: Duānwǔjié kuài dào le, chāoshì zài gǎo huódòng.
王兰爸: 端午节快到了,超市在搞活动。
  Dragon Boat Festival is coming. The supermarket is having a promotion right now.
Wáng Lán mā: Shìmā? Tài hǎo le! Wǒmen kuài qù kànkan.
王兰妈: 是吗?太好了!我们快去看看。
  Is it? Great! Let's go check it out.
Wáng Lán: Yà! Zěnme mǎi le zhème duō dōngxi?
王兰: 呀!怎么买了这么多东西?
  Ah! How come you have bought so many things?
Wáng Lán bà: Hāhā! Nǐ cāi shì wèi shénme?
王兰爸: 哈哈!你猜是为什么?
  Ha ha! Guess why?
Wáng Lán: En……Shì chāoshì zài gǎo huódòng ba?
王兰: 嗯……是超市在搞活动吧?
  hum…There must be some promotions in the supermarket!
Wáng Lán mā: Hāhā, duì le!
王兰妈: 哈哈,对了!
  Haha. Bingo!
Lucas: Zhège xīngqītiān nǐ dǎsuan gàn shénme?
Lucas: 这个星期天你打算干什么?
  What are you going to do on Sunday?
   
Wáng Lán: Wǒ dǎsuan qù shāngchǎng kànkan. Nàge shāngchǎng dǎ wǔzhé.
王兰: 我打算去商场看看。那个商场打五折。
  I am going to go to the shopping mall. That shopping mall is offering 50% discounts.
Lucas: Hǎo, wǒ hé nǐ yìqǐ qù!
Lucas: 好,我和你一起去!
  OK, I will go with you!
Wáng Lán: Nǐ? Nǐ xǐhuan qù shāngchǎng ma?
王兰: 你?你喜欢去商场吗?
  You? Are you sure you want to go to shopping mall?
Lucas: Wǒ yǐqián bù xǐhuan qù, kěshì xiànzài wǒ xǐhuan le.
Lucas: 我以前不喜欢去,可是现在我喜欢了。
  I didn't like to go before, but I like to go now.
Wáng Lán: Hēhē, xíng a, bié wàng le dài qián o!
王兰: 呵呵,行啊,别忘了带钱哦!
  Hehe, OK. Don't forget to bring money!
Sentence Pattern
chāoshì zài gǎo huódòng
1、超市在搞活动The supermarket is having a promotion right now.
Usage: "zài + V. + O. " indicates something is in progress.
e.g.
Jim zài gōngzuò.
1) Jim在工作。
Jim is working.
Wáng Lán zài hē chéngzhī.
2) 王兰在喝橙汁。
Wang Lan is drinking orange juice.
Exercise:
Picture Description
  
Zěnme mǎi le zhème duō dōngxi?
2、怎么买了这么多东西?How come you have bought so many things?
Usage: "zěnme…?" is a rhetorical question. It's used to show one's surprise.
e.g.
Nǐ zěnme hē le zhème duō jiǔ?
1) 你怎么喝了这么多酒?
How come you have drunk so much wine?
Nǐ zěnme shàng le zhème duō kè?
2) 你怎么上了这么多课?
How come you have had so many classes?
Exercise:
Please choose the right word.
怎么(zěnme)    什么(shénme)
Nǐ ( ) chuān le zhème duō yīfu?
1) 你( )穿了这么多衣服?
Míngtiān nǐ dǎsuan gàn ( )?
2) 明天你打算干( )?
dǎ wǔ zhé
3、打五折to offer 50% discount
e.g.
Q: Zhè jiàn dàyī dǎ jǐ zhé
这件大衣打几折?
How much discount on this overcoat?
A: Dǎ bā zhé.
打八折。
We offer 20% discount.
Exercise
说汉语:Speak Chinese
The shopping mall near your home is offering some discount, you and you family will go there this weekend, please make a dialogue of it.