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Lesson 121 - Sports 1

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Chris: Yajie, Last week we talked about sports on Chinese Studio.  And in keeping with our athletic theme, we are going to learn terms related to the gym this week.  Welcome to the show everyone, wo shi Chris.
Yajie:  And wo shi Yajie.  There are many different forms of working out and different pieces of equipment to use, so this will be a busy but a useful week.
Chris: Good. Let’s start with Key Words of the Day.

Key Words of the Day
Gym 健身房 (jian4 shen1 fang2). weightlifting 举重(ju3zhong4) aerobics有氧运动(you3yang2 yun4 dong4) How much do you weigh? 你体重多少?(ni3 ti3zhong4 duo1shao?) I often go to the gym. 我经常去健身房。(wo3 jing1chang2 qu4 jian4 shen1 fang2) All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Chris: Okay Yajie… let’s start by learning the Chinese term for “gym”.
Yajie: Gym in Chinese is 健身房 (jian4 shen1 fang2).
Chris: 健身房 (jian4 shen1 fang2).
Yajie: 健身 (jian4 shen1) means to work out, to build up your body shape.
Chris: 健身 (jian4 shen1 ). Then what does 房(fang2) mean?
Yajie: 房 (fang2) is an indoor place for doing activities.
Chris: 房 (fang2)
Yajie: So gym is 健身房 (jian4 shen1 fang2).
Chris: I see, 健身房 (jian4 shen1 fang2). Well, sometimes I go to the gym for weightlifting. So I wonder what its Chinese word.
Yajie: It’s 举重(ju3zhong4),weightlifting.
Chris: 举重(ju3zhong4)
Yajie: 举(ju3), ju, the third tone. It means to lift.
Chris: 举(ju3)
Yajie: 重 (zhong4), the fourth tone, means the weight.
Chris: 重 (zhong4)
Yajie: 举重(ju3zhong4), weightlifting.
Chris: 举重(ju3zhong4). Yajie, I hear that more and more Chinese people go to gym and take aerobics.
Yajie: Yes. They do it to keep fitness, to be slim….
Chris: Well, then I was wondering how do you say aerobics in Chinese?
Yajie: It’s 有氧运动(you3yang2 yun4dong4). 有氧(you2 yang3)literally means to “have oxygen”. As you can see that this sports “运动(yun4 dong4)” can produce more oxygen and air while doing it. 有氧运动(you3yang2 yun4dong4), aerobics.
Chris: 有氧运动(you3yang2 yun4dong4)

Conversation1:

Chris: Yajie, how much do you weigh?
Yajie: Chris, that’s a secret! I can’t tell you…although I’m very skinny.
Chris: sorry, I mean… how do I ask that in Chinese.
Yajie: oh, you can say你体重多少?(ni3 ti3zhong4 duo1shao?)
Chris:  你体重多少?(ni3 ti3zhong4 duo1shao?)
Yajie: 你 (ni3), you.
Chris:  你 (ni3)
Yajie: 体重 (ti3zhong4), weight.
Chris: 体重 (ti3zhong4)
Yajie: 多少 (duo1shao), how much?
Chris: 多少 (duo1shao
Yajie: 你体重多少?(ni3 ti3zhong4 duo1shao?)
Chris: 你体重多少?(ni3 ti3zhong4 duo1shao?) How much do you weigh?

Conversation2:

Yajie: Chris, one of the secrets to keep skinny is that I often go to the gym. 我经常去健身房。(wo3 jing1chagn2 jian4 shen1 fang2.)
Chris:  我经常去健身房。(wo3 jing1chagn2 jian4 shen1 fang2.)
Yajie: 我 (wo3), I.
Chris: 我 (wo3)
Yajie: 经常(jing1chang2), often.
Chris: 经常(jing1chang2)
Yajie: 去 (qu4), to go to.
Chris: 去 (qu4)
Yajie: 健身房(jian4 shen1 fang2), gym.
Chris健身房(jian4 shen1 fang2)
Yajie: 我经常去健身房。(wo3 jing1chagn2 jian4 shen1 fang2.) I often go to the gym.
Chris: 我经常去健身房。(wo3 jing1chagn2 jian4 shen1 fang2.)

Conversation3:

Key Words Reminder
Gym 健身房 (jian4 shen1 fang2). weightlifting 举重(ju3zhong4) aerobics有氧运动(you3yang2 yun4 dong4) How much do you weigh? 你体重多少?(ni3 ti3zhong4 duo1shao?) I often go to the gym. 我经常去健身房。(wo3 jing1chang2 qu4 jian4 shen1 fang2) All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Yajie:   Now time for our question of the day. What’s the Chinese for “How much do you weigh”?
Chris:  Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com and you might win a prize. Zai jian.
yajie:  Zai jian!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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