Chinese Without a Teacher (1922)/In a Shop

IN A SHOP.

Have you any good skins here? 你們這兒有好皮子沒有 Neemun-cher yo how p'eedza mayo?
What kind do you want? 你要甚麼樣兒皮子 Nee yow shummo yahnger p'ee-dza?
I want sable 要貂鼠皮 Yow teeow-shoo p'ee
This jacket is Tls. 150.00 這個馬褂一百五十兩銀子 Chayka mahkwah yee p-wooshirt layi ang yeendza.
Have you a tiger-skin? 有老虎皮沒有 Yo lowhoo-p'ee mayo?
The hair is not long 毛不長 Mow poo ch'ahng.
What skin is this jacket made of ? 這個馬褂是甚麼皮子 Chaykaw mah-kwah shirt shummo p'eedza?
Squirrel 灰鼠 Hwey-shoo.
I don't want it made up 不要現成兒的 Poo yow shen-ch'unger-ty
I want it in pieces 要碎塊兒的 Yow sooey-k'war-ty.
(Looking at the leather side) It's not well made up 板子不好 Pahndza poo how.
It's not a good skin 不是好皮子 Poo shirt how p'eedza.
Have you any sea-otter ? 有海龍皮沒有 Yo hi-loong-p'ee mayo?
Bring some black astracan 拿黑子羔 Nah hay-adze-kow.
I don't want a jacket; I want a robe 不要馬褂要外套兒 Poo yow mah-kwah; yow wi- t'owr.
Have you any unborn lamb-skin ? 有草上霜沒有 Yo ts'ow-shahng-shwong mayo?
This is too dear 這個太貴 Chayka t-i kooey.
Can't let you have it for less ? 少咯不賣 Showla poo mi.
I'll come back to-morrow 我明天囘來 Waw mingt'e-enn hooey-li.
This is cat-skin 這是貓皮 Chaw shirt mow p'ee
Is it dyed ? 染過沒染過 Rahnkwo may rahnkwo?
The quality is not good 成色不好 Ch'ung-saw poo how.
Make me a fur cap 給我做一個皮帽子 Kaw waw dzaw yeeka p'ee pow-dza.
I'll give you $5.00 我給你五塊錢 Waw kay nee woo-k'wi-ch'e-enn.
When will it be finished ? 多𠴰做完咯 Taw dzahn dzaw wahn-la?
Inside I want red silk 裏面兒要紅綢子 Leemyer yow hoong ch'odza.
Make it like this pattern 照着這個樣兒做 Chowja chayka yahnger dzaw.
A little bigger than this 比這個大點兒 Pee chayka tah te-er.
I don't want anything else 不要別的 Poo yow peeayty.
How much do you want for this ? 這個你要多少錢 Chayka, nee yow taw-show-ch'e-enn?
Speak the truth, now ! 你說實話 Nee shwo shirt hwah!
I won't buy any of your things 不要買你的東西 Poo yow me neety toong-shee.