In this HSK 2 listening test, we will practice with a dialogue, where a man and a woman are having a blind date. Learn some dating talk in Chinese.
yí ge nánrén hé yí ge nǚrén zài fànguǎn
A man and a woman are at a restaurant.
*The English translation is made to be literal for a better understanding of the Chinese sentence structures and language flow.
男人：Hello, I am Zhong Leming, (I am) very happy (to) meet you.
女人：I also (am) very happy (to) meet you, I am Zhou Xixi, you (can) call me Xixi! Sorry, (you) long waited!
男人：No, (it was) also 5 minutes ago (that) I arrived, (I am) looking at their menu (right now)! (Have) you ever come to this “jia” (of) restaurant?
女人：I (have) not ever come, but I quite like this place, very beautiful.
男人：Their dishes (are) also especially tasty, hope you like (them).
女人：Thanks. You (have) already come (here for) very many times?
男人：I (have) ever come (here for) twice.
女人：What dishes (of) theirs (are) tasty? Can you introduce really quick for me?
男人：(Do) you like (or) not like pizza and beef? Here exists (the) menu, (do) you want (or) not want to look really quick?
女人：OK, thanks. I want to order chicken pizza.
男人：I want beef pizza. What (will) you drink?
女人：I (will) drink fruit tea.
男人： I want coffee (then)!
（After ordering dishes）
男人：(Let) us be waiting, (it) will not (be) very long.
女人：Little Gao said to me, you are his coworker.
男人：Yes, we both work in “Health” Hospital, we (have) met (for) almost 10 years.
女人：Right, he said to me very many things about you. He said you like riding bicycle and paddling boat. I also am practicing paddling boat.
男人：Is (it)? So great, (that) you also are interested in paddling boat. When you have time, we can go paddling boat together!
男人：(I do) not know Little Gao (did or) not tell you, (it was) last year (that) I got divorced, till now (it is) almost one year.
女人：He (has) ever tell me. I also (has been) divorced (for) 3 years. After me and (my) ex-husband got married (for) one year, he went to Beijing to work, (at) that time I still lived in Shanghai. Because (we) were not together, we started to have very many problems.
男人：This I understand, not living together would (be) very difficult.
女人：We ever tired, every day (we) made phone calls, sent emails, wrote letters, all did not work. So we also got divorced.
男人：It’s okay, you and me in the future both still have very many time, (we) will meet the right person.
女人：Right, I now already (am) ready (to) start to be in a relationship.
男人：I (am) very happy (that I) can at this time meet you.
女人：I also am (this way)! / Me too!
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