Learning : How to Make Friends in the Bar?
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Abstract : They say it’s better to try and fail, then fail to try! With this experience, we are going to minimize our “failure” in making new friends at a bar, by knowing the best way to start a conversation! Let’s put our “confidence jacket” on and go get ’em!

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Hi Dàjiā hǎo, wǒ shì Benny, do you want to go to a bar with me tonight? Before you answer, let me teach you some Mandarin which we can use once we get in the bar! Making new friends will definitely be much easier!

zhèli

这里

here

fùjìn

附近

nearby/around

jiǔbā

酒吧

bar


FOR EXAMPLE:

Fùjìn yǒu jiǔbā ma?

Is there any bar around?

附近有酒吧吗?

Zhège jiǔbā hǎo ma?

Is it good?

这个酒吧好吗?


Just imagine you find a really nice bar… you meet a girl who is very beautiful and you want to make friends with her…so what will you say? No idea… ok let me help you. Why not try, “Can I buy you a drink?” Good! Here’s how we say it:

néng

can / could

qǐng

treat

yībēi

一杯

one glass


FOR EXAMPLE:

Wǒ néng qǐng nǐ hē yībēi ma?

Can I buy you a drink?

我能请你喝一杯吗?

Nǐ yào hē shénme?

What would you like to drink?

你要喝什么?

Wǒ xǐhuān zhège dìfang.

I like this place.

我喜欢这个地方。


If the girl accepts your invitation, you can start to chat.

Nǐ zhù zài nǎlǐ?

Where do you live?

你住在哪里?

Wǒ zhù zài fùjìn.

I live nearby.

我住在附近。

Nǐ zuò shénme gōngzuò ?

What do you do for living?/ What's your job?

你做什么工作?

Wǒ shì lǎoshī.

I am a teacher.

我是老师。


Ok, let’s stop here, I’ll give you another two important words to remember:

piàoliang

漂亮

beautiful

nánpéngyou

男朋友

boyfriend


Now go ahead and continue chatting,

Nǐ hěn piàoliang.

You are very beautiful.

你很漂亮。

Xièxie.

Thanks.

谢谢。

Nǐ yǒu nánpéngyou ma?

Do you have a boyfriend?

你有男朋友吗?


Great I hope you like today’s experience! See you next time! Zàijiàn.

 

It's easy as ABC!

 

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Daily Juice

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Simplified

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lōu

graft (money)/solicit/to gather/to collect

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