In this HSK 2 listening practice, we will practice with a dialogue, which is a phone call between a husband and a wife in Chinese.
zhàngfu zài gěi qīzi dǎ diànhuà
The husband is calling the wife.
*The English translation is made to be literal for a better understanding of the Chinese sentence structures and language flow.
丈夫 Husband 妻子Wife
丈夫：Hello, what o'clock are you returning home today? Me and the kids want to go with you to (our) friend's home to watch a movie.
妻子：(I) don't know, our company plans to have a meeting today.
丈夫：Why does your company need to have a meeting today?
妻子：Because our manager is going to Shanghai next week, he’s in the company today, so (we) have the meeting today.
丈夫：Are you going to Shanghai with your guys’ manager too?
妻子：I am not going, I need to work overtime in the office. He goes by himself.
丈夫：How come you work overtime every day? Do other people work overtime every day as well?
妻子：Our company’s every person all need to work overtime every day.
丈夫：You need to work, and also need to rest, don’t work overtime every day (anymore)!
妻子：I got (it), this Friday I don’t work overtime, let’s watch a movie with the kids (then)!
丈夫：OK, I love you.
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