(Sound of a busy restaurant)
LL: Hi, Xiaoyan. I was in the neighborhood and wanted to stop and say "Hi." -- Wow. This place is jumping!
LL: So, Xiaoyan, you obviously know that when a person says a place is "jumping" - they mean it is very busy.
LL: Say, Xiaoyan, I'd like to stay and chat with you, but I know you have a lot of work to do. Is there a time when the restaurant isn't jumping?
LL: But surely there are times when "The Golden Dragon" is not as jumping as it is tonight.
LL: Okay, I will. See you later, Xiaoyan.
LL: Are you sure she doesn't mind working for you when the place is jumping, Xiaoyan?
LL: That's nice of you, Xiaoyan. You know, I was hoping to have dinner here at "The Golden Dragon", but I didn't expect that it would be jumping like this. How long is the wait for a table, anyway?
LL: Thirty minutes to an hour? That's too long. Is there anyplace nearby I can have dinner that isn't jumping?
LL: Well, I guess I will have to try the German joint, Xiaoyan.
XY: 你刚才说joint, 我以前也经常听人这么说，joint到底是什么意思啊？
LL: "Joint" is a slang for "place" - and it is often used to refer to restaurants, clubs or other places of entertainment.
XY: 哦，我明白了，joint指的是饭馆、酒吧和夜总会这类地方。我今天又学了个新词。You should go to the German joint then.
LL: I'm just sad I can't eat at your joint, Xiaoyan. After all, the Golden Dragon is the best Chinese restaurant in town.
LL: Say, Xiaoyan, maybe I can come back after I have dinner and you get off work, and we can go grab a beer at some joint nearby. What do you think about that?
LL: Okay. See you later!
(Incidental music, door opening sound)
LL: Hello, Xiaoyan.
XY: Larry, 你回来了！Good to see you again.
LL: Good to see you, too, Xiaoyan. So, is this joint still jumping or has business slowed down since earlier this evening?
LL: Do you know of any good joints nearby, Xiaoyan, where you can have a beer and listen to music?
LL: That does sound like fun, Xiaoyan. How do we get to this Irish Pub from here anyway?
LL: Well, let's hurry over to the Irish joint, Xiaoyan. I could really use a beer!
我们今天学习了两个常用语。一个是jumping, 是指一个地方客人多，生意繁忙。另一个是joint, 是指餐馆、酒吧、夜总会和俱乐部等消遣的地方。