第十三课 离天安门远不远Lesson 13 Is it far from Tiananmen

《第十三课 离天安门远不远》 Lesson 13 Is it far from Tiananmen

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盼盼:百货大楼在什么地方?
路人:在王府井。
盼盼:离天安门远不远?
路人:不远。您怎么去?
盼盼:坐地铁,请问在哪儿坐地铁?
路人:就在银行旁边。
盼盼:怎么走?
路人:往前走。

Panpan:Now I know how to go to the Department Store. Do you understand what we were talking?
Tom :No. I just understand some words.Please tell me the deteil!
Panpan:Ok.I asked that man "百货大楼在什么地方?" which means "Where is the Department Store?""百货大楼" is just the Department Store."什么地方"means "where".
Tom:Wait a moment,please! I remember you told me that "在哪儿"can be used to asked "where is"
Panpan: Yeah, you are right.According to what we have learned, we can also ask"百货大楼在哪儿?" .But here, "地方" means place.So"什么地方" can be translated to "what place"or "where".
Tom:OK.I get it. Then what is his reply?
Panpan: He said "在王府井。"
Tom:But where is 王府井?
Panpan:Tom, do you know where is 天安门?
Tom:Of course,I have visited there four several times.
Panpan:Haha,really? I asked the man "离天安门远不远?" which means "is it far from 天安门?" Then he answered"不远"."离"means away from someplace."远"means far. You can say"A 离B很远",which means A is far away from B.
Tom:You mean if I want to express that my house is not far away from the school .I can say "我家离学校不远。",right?
Panpan:Right.You are always a good learner.
Tom:Thank you! So how to go there?
Panpan:That man asked me the same question. He asked"您怎么去?" “怎么” were used to ask the way how to do something. Then I answered "坐地铁" which means "take the subway."
Tom:Where is the subway station?
Panpan: I didn't know . So I asked "请问在哪儿坐地铁?" which means "where can we take the subway? " His reply is "就在银行旁边。"which means " Right beside the bank"."就" is used to be heighten the positive tone.You also can say"就在那儿"which means "Right over there." "在someplace 旁边" just means "beside someplace"
Tom: I see. But what was he saying at last when he pointed ahead?
Panpan: Oh, he said"往前走" which means "go forward"
Tom:Go forward, we will see the subway beside the bank ,right?
Panpan:Right. Ok,it's time to review.Let's go!
(重放刚才的对话)

盼盼:百货大楼在什么地方?
路人:在王府井。
盼盼:离天安门远不远?
路人:不远。您怎么去?
盼盼:坐地铁,请问在哪儿坐地铁?
路人:就在银行旁边。
盼盼:怎么走?
路人:往前走。

(盼盼在黑板旁边做最后的总结)
盼盼:At last, please follow me to read the key sentences.

百货大楼在什么地方? Where is the Department Store?
在王府井。 In Wangfujing.
离天安门远不远? is it far from Tiananmen.
不远。 Not far.
您怎么走? How do you go ?
坐地铁? Take the subway.
请问在哪儿坐地铁? May I ask where can I take the subway?
就在银行旁边。 Right beside the bank.
往前走。 Go forward.

Now, do you master all of these sentences? Don′t forget to review , please.
Goodbye, everyone. See you next time!


  • 1. 百货大楼在什么地方?
    Pinyin:   Bǎihuò dàlóu zài shénme dìfāng? Meaning: Where is the Department Store?
  • 2. 在王府井。
    Pinyin:   Zài Wáng fǔ jǐng。 Meaning: In Wangfujing.
  • 3. 离天安门远不远?
    Pinyin:   Lí Tiān'ānmén yuǎn bu yuǎn ? Meaning: Is it far from Tiananmen.
  • 4. 您怎么走?
    Pinyin:   Nín zěnme zǒu? Meaning: How do you go?
  • 5. 坐地铁。
    Pinyin:   Zuò dìtiě. Meaning: Take the subway.
  • 6. 请问在哪儿坐地铁?
    Pinyin:   Qǐng wèn zài nǎr zuò dìtiě? Meaning: May I ask where can I take the subway?
  • 7. 就在银行旁边。
    Pinyin:   Jiù zài yínháng pángbiān. Meaning: Right beside the bank.
  • 8. 往前走。
    Pinyin:   Wǎng qián zǒu. Meaning: Go forward.

  • 1. 百货大楼    bǎihuò dàlóu
    noun. Meaning: Department Store
  • 2. 在    zài
    preposition. Meaning: in;at
  • 3. 地方    dìfāng
    noun. Meaning: place;local;space;anywhere
  • 4. 离    lí
    verb. Meaning: be apart from;be away from
  • 5. 远    yuǎn
    adjective. Meaning: far;distant
  • 6. 怎么    zěnme
    adverb. Meaning: how
  • 7. 走    zǒu
    verb. Meaning: go;walk
  • 8. 坐    zuò
    verb. Meaning: sit;take
  • 9. 地铁    dìtiě
    noun. Meaning: subway;metro;underground
  • 10. 银行    yínháng
    noun. Meaning: bank
  • 11. 旁边    pángbiān
    noun. Meaning: side;near by position; right by
  • 12. 往    wǎng
    verb. Meaning: toward
  • 13. 前    qián
    noun. Meaning: front;befor;ahead


  • 1. ...在什么地方?...zài shénme dìfāng? Where is the ...?
    Meaning:       You can just change the subject, and get the answer about any where you want to go.
    Example:    

    1.   学校在什么地方?

        Pinyin: Xuéxiào zài shénme dìfāng?

        Meaning: Where is the school?


    2.   地铁在什么地方?

        Pinyin: Dìtiě zài shénme dìfāng?

        Meaning: Where is the subway?

  • 2. 远 yuǎn;不远bù yuǎn;远不远 yuǎn bu yuǎn?
    Meaning:       远 yuǎn means far; 不远bù yu means not far, near; 远不远? yuǎn bu yuǎn? means far or not? which is a question.
    Example:    
  • 3. 坐 zuò
    Meaning:       "坐 zuò" means sit taken literally, but in the phrase "坐地铁 zuò dìtiě" ,"坐 zuò" means take,like take the subway,take the train, take the bus and so on.
    Example:    

  • 1. Is it far from 王府井to 天安门? A:百货大楼在什么地方? B:在王府井。 A:离天安门远不远? B:远。
    A. I don't know.

    B. Far.

    C. Not far.

    D. Maybe.

  • 2. Please choose the appropriate one from four choices according to the dialogue. A:百货大楼在什么地方? Bǎihuò dàlóu zài shénme dìfāng? B:_______
    A. 去故宫吧。Qu gùgōng ba.

    B. 坐地铁。Zuò dìtiě.

    C. 在银行旁边。Zài yínháng pángbiān.

    D. 往前走。Wǎng qián zǒu.

  • 3. What's meaning of “百货大楼”?
    A. subway

    B. tain

    C. bank

    D. department store

  • 4. Select the right answer fill in the blank: A:您怎么走? Nín zěnme zǒu? B:__________.
    A. 往前走。Wǎng qián zoǔ.

    B. 坐地铁。Zuò dìtiě.

    C. 就在银行旁边。Jiù zài yínháng pángbiān.

    D. 在王府井。 In Wangfujing.

  • 5. Which of the choices has the same meaning as the following sentence 请问在哪儿坐地铁? Qǐng wèn zài nǎr zuò dìtiě?
    A. 地方地铁在什么?Dìfāng dìtiě zài shénme ?

    B. 离天安门远不远? Lí Tiān'ānmén yuǎn bu yuǎn ?

    C. 地铁在什么地方?Dìtiě zài shénme dìfāng?

    D. 在什么地方地铁?Zài shénme dìfāng dìtiě?

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