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Lesson 27 - It's time for dinner. - 该吃晚饭了。

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Dialogue 1

甲:几点了,弗雷德?
jiǎ : jǐ diǎn le , fú léi dé ?

乙:七点半了。
yǐ : qī diǎn bàn le .

甲:该吃晚饭了,是吗?
jiǎ : gāi chī wǎn fàn le , shì ma ?

乙:是的。我都没意识到是该吃晚饭的时候了。
yǐ : shì de . wǒ dōu méi yì shí dào shì gāi chī wǎn fàn de shí hòu le .

甲:我们去餐厅好吗?
jiǎ : wǒ mén qù cān tīng hǎo ma ?

乙:好,走吧。
yǐ : hǎo , zǒu ba .

A: What time do you have, Fred?
B: It's half past seven.
A: It's time for dinner, isn't it?
B: Yes. I didn't realize that. It is dinner time.
A: Shall we go into the dining room?
B: OK. Let's go.

Dialogue 2

甲:约翰,你到底在干什么呢?。
jiǎ : yuē hàn , nǐ dào dǐ zài gàn shén me ne ?.

乙: 我在看电视。
yǐ : wǒ zài kàn diàn shì .

甲:得了,很晚了。把电视关了好吗?该睡觉了。
jiǎ : dé le , hěn wǎn le . bǎ diàn shì guān le hǎo ma ? gāi shuì jiào le .

乙:好的,我看完新闻就去睡。
yǐ : hǎo de , wǒ kàn wán xīn wén jiù qù shuì .

A: John, what on earth are you doing there?
B: I'm watching TV.
A: Come on. It's rather late. Switch off the TV, would you?
B: All right. I'll go to bed after the news.

Dialogue 3

甲:快一点,苏,该上学了。
jiǎ : kuài yī diǎn , sū , gāi shàng xué le .

乙:好的。让我把床收拾一下。
yǐ : hǎo de . ràng wǒ bǎ chuáng shōu shí yī xià .

甲:得了,别管了。别上课迟到了。
jiǎ : dé le , bié guǎn le . bié shàng kè chí dào le .

乙:我来了。
yǐ : wǒ lái le .

A: Hurry up, Sue. It's time for school.
B: All right. Let me finish making my bed.
A: Come on. Let it be. Don't be late for class.
B: I'm coming.


*Tips:

It's time for something/ to do something can be translated in to Chinese like this '该....了'. Like in the dialogues above, '该吃饭了;该睡觉了;该上学了'. We also say ‘该起床了(time to get up);该上班了(time to work);该上车了(time to catch the bus)’ etc.

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