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Lesson 119 - Sports (3)

07-14-2010 11:02 BJT

Yajie:  It’s a sports week on Chinese Studio.  Welcome to the show everyone, wo shi Yajie.
Chris:  And wo shi Chris.  Yajie, today we are going to focus more on playing sports.
Yajie:  Let’s start with Key Words of the Day.

Key Words of the Day
Baseball diamond 棒球场(bang4qiu2 chang3); basketball court, 篮球场(lan2qiu2 chang3); soccer pitch足球场(zu2qiu2 chang3), Is there a soccer pitch near here? 这儿附近有足球场吗?(zhe3er fu4jin4 you3 zu2qiu2 chang3 ma?) Where can I find a basketball court? 哪儿有篮球场?(Nar3 you3 lan2qiu2 chang3?) All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Yajie: our first word today is 棒球场(bang4qiu2 chang3), baseball diamond.
Chris: 棒球场(bang4qiu2 chang3)
Yajie: 棒球, as we learned yesterday, is baseball.
Chris: 棒球.
Yajie: 场 (chang3), the third tone. It means field.
Chris: 场 (chang3)
Yajie: 棒球场(bang4qiu2 chang3), baseball diamond.
Chris: 棒球场(bang4qiu2 chang3), baseball diamond.
Yajie: next comes篮球场(lan2qiu2 chang3) basketball court.
Chris: 篮球场(lan2qiu2 chang3). As basketball is 篮球(lan2qiu2 ), right? 
Yajie: exactly. 篮球(lan2qiu2). And court here also is 场(chang3)in Chinese. So it’s 篮球场(lan2qiu2 chang3)
Chris: 篮球场(lan2qiu2 chang3) basketball court.
Yajie: Now… Chris, I guess you now might know the Chinese for soccer pitch…
Chris: Well… Let me see… I know soccer in Chinese is 足球 (zu2qiu2)
Yajie: Right. 足球 (zu2qiu2).
Chris: So I think soccer pitch would be 足球场 (zu2qiu2 chang3). correct?
Yajie: Very good, Chris. 足球场 (zu2qiu2 chang3), soccer pitch. Now let’s have a quick review with our listeners. Baseball diamond is 棒球场(bang4qiu2 chang3).
Chris: 棒球场(bang4qiu2 chang3).
Yajie: basketball court, 篮球场(lan2qiu2 chang3)
Chris: 篮球场(lan2qiu2 chang3)
Yajie: soccer pitch足球场(zu2qiu2 chang3)
Chris: 足球场(zu2qiu2 chang3)

Conversation1:

Chris: Yajie… Is there a soccer pitch near here?
Yajie: I’m not sure. How about asking someone else for help?
Chris: Not without telling me the Chinese for this question…
Yajie: Ok, you can say 这儿附近有足球场吗?(zhe3er fu4jin4 you3 zu2qiu2 chang3 ma?)
Chris: 这儿附近有足球场吗?(zhe3er fu4jin4 you3 zu2qiu2 chang3 ma?)
Yajie: 这儿(zhe4er), here.
Chris: 这儿(zhe4er)
Yajie: 附近 (fu4jin4), nearby, in the vicinity of somewhere. 
Chris: 附近 (fu4jin4), both in the fourth tone.
Yajie: 有 (you3), to have.
Chris:  有 (you3)
Yajie: 足球场(zu2qiu2 chang3), soccer pitch.
Chris:  足球场(zu2qiu2 chang3)
Yajie: 吗 (ma), a question mark.
Chris: 吗 (ma)
Yajie: 这儿附近有足球场吗?(zhe3er fu4jin4 you3 zu2qiu2 chang3 ma?)
Chris: 这儿附近有足球场吗?(zhe3er fu4jin4 you3 zu2qiu2 chang3 ma?) Is there a soccer pitch near here?

Conversation2:

Chris: Where can I find a basketball court? Yajie, how do I say that in Chinese?
Yajie: it’s 哪儿有篮球场?(Nar3 you3 lan2qiu2 chang3?)
Chris: 哪儿有篮球场?(Nar3 you3 lan2qiu2 chang3?)
Yajie: Where, 哪儿 (nar3)
Chris: 哪儿 (nar3)
Yajie: 有 (you3), to have. Y-o-u, the third tone.
Chris: 有 (you3)
Yajie: 篮球场(lan2qiu2 chang3), basketball court
Chris: 篮球场(lan2qiu2 chang3)
Yajie: 哪儿有篮球场?(Nar3 you3 lan2qiu2 chang3?) Where can I find a basketball court?
Chris: 哪儿有篮球场?(Nar3 you3 lan2qiu2 chang3?)

Conversation3:

Yajie:  That wraps up today’s show. But don’t forget to answer our question of the day.
Chris:  How do you say, “Is there a soccer pitch near here” in Chinese?
Yajie:  you can send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com and you might win a CRI prize. Zai jian.
Chris:  Zai jian!

 

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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