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lesson 126 - Cars (2)

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam: Welcome to another edition of Chinese Studio on CRI – wo shi Cam.
Yajie:  And wo shi Yajie.  So Cam, if you are getting your driver’s license, you are going to need some driving lessons.
Cam:  Right – and I need some relevant Chinese lessons. So let’s check key words of the day. 

Key Words of the Day
Stop at a red light. 红灯停。(hong2deng1 ting2) You are speeding. 你超速了。(Ni3 chao1su4 le.) Slow down. 减速!(Jian3 su4!) When should I change lanes? 我什么时候并线?(wo3 shen2me shi2hou bing4 xian4?) Use your turn signal. 请打转向灯。 (Qing3 da3 zhuan3 xiang4 deng1.) All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Yajie: Stop at a red light. 红灯停。(hong2deng1 ting2)
Cam: 红灯停。(hong2deng1 ting2)
Yajie: 红灯(hong2deng1), red light.
Cam: 红灯(hong2deng1) Then how do you say green and yellow light?
Yajie: green light is 绿灯 (lv4deng1).
Cam: 绿灯 (lv4deng1)
Yajie: Yellow light is黄灯 (huang2 deng1),
Cam: 黄灯 (huang2 deng1)
Yajie: 停 (ting2), to stop.
Cam: 停 (ting2)
Yajie: So stop at red light is 红灯停。(hong2deng1 ting2)
Cam: 红灯停。(hong2deng1 ting2) Stop at a red light.

Conversation1:

Yajie: You are speeding. 你超速了。(Ni3 chao1su4 le.)
Cam: 你超速了。(Ni3 chao1su4 le.)
Yajie: 你(ni3), you.
Cam: 你(ni3)
Yajie: 超速(chao1su4), speeding
Cam: 超速(chao1su4)
Yajie: 你超速了。(Ni3 chao1su4 le.)
Cam: 你超速了。(Ni3 chao1su4 le.) You are speeding.
Yajie: so I think you need to slow down. 减速!(Jian3 su4!)
Cam: 减速!(Jian3 su4!)
Yajie: 减 (Jian3) means to slow down.
Cam: 减 (Jian3).
Yajie: 速 (su4) is short for 速度, which means speed.
Cam: 速 (su4)
Yajie: 减速!(Jian3 su4!) Slow down.
Cam: 减速!(Jian3 su4!)

Conversation2:

Cam: I’m not sure when I should change lanes. 
Yajie:  我什么时候并线?(wo3 shen2me shi2hou bing4 xian4?)
Cam: 我什么时候并线?(wo3 shen2me shi2hou bing4 xian4?)
Yajie: 我 (wo3), I.
Cam: 我 (wo3)
Yajie: 什么时候 (shen2me shi2hou), when.
Cam: 什么时候 (shen2me shi2hou)
Yajie: 并线(bing4 xian4), to change lanes.
Cam: 并线(bing4 xian4)
Yajie: 我什么时候并线?(wo3 shen2me shi2hou bing4 xian4?)
Cam: 我什么时候并线?(wo3 shen2me shi2hou bing4 xian4?) When should I change lanes?

Conversation3:

Yajie: 请打转向灯。(Qing3 da3 zhuan3 xiang4 deng1.) Use your turn signal.
Cam: 请打转向灯。(Qing3 da3 zhuan3 xiang4 deng1.)
Yajie: 请 (qing3), please.
Cam: 请 (qing3)
Yajie: 打 (da3), here it means to turn on.
Cam: 打 (da3)
Yajie: 转向灯(zhuan3 xiang4 deng1.), turn signal
Cam: 转向灯(zhuan3 xiang4 deng1.)
Yajie: 请打转向灯。(Qing3 da3 zhuan3 xiang4 deng1.)
Cam: 请打转向灯。(Qing3 da3 zhuan3 xiang4 deng1.) Use your turn signal.

Conversation4:

Key Words Reminder
Stop at a red light. 红灯停。(hong2deng1 ting2) You are speeding. 你超速了。(Ni3 chao1su4 le.) Slow down. 减速!(Jian3 su4!) When should I change lanes? 我什么时候并线?(wo3 shen2me shi2hou bing4 xian4?) Use your turn signal. 请打转向灯。 (Qing3 da3 zhuan3 xiang4 deng1.)

Cam:  We’ve run out of time for another class.
Yajie:  Before we go, we have the question of the day… How do you say “Use your turn signal” in Chinese?
Cam: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com, we have CRI prize for you. See ya tomorrow!
Yajie:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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