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Lesson 128 - Revision of Expressions about Cars

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

YJ:  Hi, every one. Welcome to Chinese Studio on CRI – Wo shi Yajie.
Cam: And wo shi Cam. Another weekend is coming. Before going for the weekend, first let’s review what we’ve learned during this week.
YJ: Ok. Let’s check Sentences in the Week.
 
Sentences in the Week 
Where can I park? (哪儿能停车 Nar3 neng2 ting2 che1) Where is a reliable garage? 哪儿有好的修理厂?(nar3 you3 hao3 che1 ku4.) Please fill my tank with gas. 请加满油. (Qing3 jia1 man3 you2.) All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Yajie: Cam, do you remember how to say driving in Chinese?
Cam: I think it’s 开车 (kai1che1) ,right?
YJ:  Right. Then what’s Chinese for parking?
Cam: It’s 停车(ting2 che1)
YJ: 停(ting2) means to stop. (开车, kai1che1) Driving. (停车,ting2 che1)Parking.
Cam: 开车 (kai1che1);停车(ting2 che1)。
YJ: Cam, how do you say “Where can I park?” in Chinese?
Cam: You can say哪儿能停车 (Nar3 neng2 ting2 che1)
YJ: very good. 哪儿(Nar3), Where.
Cam: 哪儿(Nar3)
YJ: 能 (neng2), can.
Cam: 能 (neng2)
YJ: 停车(ting2 che1), Parking
Cam: 停车(ting2 che1)
YJ: 哪儿能停车 (Nar3 neng2 ting2 che1)
Cam: 哪儿能停车 (Nar3 neng2 ting2 che1) Where can I park?

Conversation1:
(1)A: 哪儿能停车?
B: 饭店旁边有停车场。
(2)A: 哪儿能停车?
B: 前面有个车位。
A: 谢谢。

YJ: Cam, do you know “Where is a reliable garage?” 哪儿有好的修理厂?(nar3 you3 hao3 che1 ku4.)
Cam: I’m sorry, could you repeat the question in Chinese again? It’s a little difficult for me to remember.
YJ: sure. It’s哪儿有好的修理厂?(nar3 you3 hao3 che1 ku4.)
Cam: 哪儿有好的修理厂?(nar3 you3 hao3 che1 ku4.)
YJ: 哪儿 (nar3), where.
Cam: 哪儿 (nar3)
YJ: 有 (you3), to have.
Cam: 有 (you3)
YJ: 好的, good.
Cam: 好的. (hao de)
YJ: garage, here it means 修理厂
Cam: 修理厂 (xiu1 li2 chang3)
YJ: 哪儿有好的修理厂?(nar3 you3 hao3 che1 ku4.)
Cam: 哪儿有好的修理厂?(nar3 you3 hao3 che1 ku4.) Where is a reliable garage?

Conversation2:
(1)A:哪儿有好的修理厂?
B:你可以上网查查。
(2)A:哪儿有好的修理厂?
B:对不起,我也不太清楚。


Cam: Yajie, sometimes I need to fill my tank with gas, but how do I say that in Chinese?
YJ: Well, you can say, 请加满油. (Qing3 jia1 man3 you2.)
Cam: 请加点油. (Qing3 man3 dian3 you2.)
YJ: 请 (qing3), please.
Cam: 请 (qing3)
YJ: 加 (jia1),  the first tone, means to refuel
Cam: 加 (jia1)
YJ: jia1man3, to fill with sth
Cam: jia1 man3.
YJ: 油 (you2), the second tone., here it means gas.
Cam: 油 (you2)
YJ: 加满油(jia1 man3 you2) to fill with gas.
Cam: 加满油(jia1 man3 you2)
YJ: 请加满油. (Qing3 jia1 man3 you2.)
Cam: 请加满油. (Qing3 jia1 man3 you2.) Please fill my tank with gas.
YJ: or you can say jia man for short.
Cam: jia man, much easier.

Conversation3:
A: 请给我加点油.
B: 好的。您加多少?
A: 加满。

Sentences in the Week 
Where can I park? (哪儿能停车 Nar3 neng2 ting2 che1) Where is a reliable garage? 哪儿有好的修理厂?(nar3 you3 hao3 che1 ku4.) Please fill my tank with gas. 请加满油. Qing3 jia1 man3 you2.)

Cam: That’s it for the week. Here comes question of the week: How do you say, “Please fill my tank with gas” in Chinese?
Yajie: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. And we have some CRI prize for you. See ya next week!
Cam: Zai jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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