An Appointment with Xiaolin

An Appointment with Xiaolin

Xiaolin and I made an appointment yesterday, but he did not arrive on time. Why is he late?


昨天我和小林想要一起去图书馆。我们说好了,早上九点见面。我八点五十五到了。因为时间还没到,我就等他。我等到九点十分钟了,他也还没来。我很好奇,他现在在哪里?我给他打电话。打了三次的电话,他还没接。时间已经九点半。我不要等了,所以我自己去图书馆。


到了图书馆,小林的电话来了。我接小林的电话。他说:「对不起,我迟到了,我昨天太晚睡,所以今天很晚才起床」我回答:「没关系,可是我已经到图书馆了,你自己来这里可以吗?」他回答:「好,我们在图书馆见面!」



昨天我和小林想要一起去圖書館。我們說好了,早上九點見面。我八點五十五到了。因爲時間還沒到,我就等他。我等到九點十分鐘了,他也還沒來。我很好奇,他現在在哪裡?我給他打電話。打了三次的電話,他還沒接。時間已經九點半。我不要等了,所以我自己去圖書館。


到了圖書館,小林的電話來了。我接小林的電話。他說:「對不起,我遲到了,我昨天太晚睡,所以今天很晚才起床」我回答:「沒關係,可是我已經到圖書館了,你自己來這裡可以嗎?」他回答:「好,我們在圖書館見面!」


English translation:

Yesterday, I and Xiaolin wanted to go to the library together. We have said, we will meet at nine in the morning. I arrived at 8:55. Because the time has not arrived, so I wait for him. I waited until 9:30, he has not come yet. I am very curious, where is he now? Then I call him. After three calls, he did not pick up. I don't want to wait, so I go to the library myself.

When I arrived at the library, Xiaolin’s phone came. I picked up Xiaolin’s phone. He said, "I'm sorry, I am late. I slept too late yesterday, so I got up very late today." I replied: "It doesn't matter, but I have already arrived at the library. Can you come here?" He replied: "Good! We meet in the library then!"


Special notes:

  • 圖書館 - tú shū guǎn - library
  • 見面 - jiàn miàn - meetup
  • 好奇 - hào qí - curious
  • 現在 - xiàn zài - now
  • 接 - jiē - receive, pick up (a phone)
  • 遲到 - chí dào - late
  • 晚 - wǎn - late

Photo by Benjamin Ashton

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