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Lesson 134 - Chores 2

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam: We are learning all about cleaning this week on Chinese Studio.  Welcome to the show everyone, wo shi Cam.
YJ:  And wo shi Yajie.  We talked about the kitchen yesterday Cam,and we’ll continue more of that in today’s show.
Cam: Let’s listen to Key Words of the Day.

Key Words of the Day
living room. 客厅(ke4ting1) dining room 餐厅(can1ting1) bedroom 卧室 watering the plants浇花(jiao1 hua1) cook the breakfast做早饭 (zuo4 zao3 fan4) I cook breakfast every day. 我每天都做早饭 (wo3 mei3tian1 dou1zuo4 zao3 fan4) All in today’s Chinese Studio.

YJ: Cam, we learned kitchen yesterday, which is 厨房(chu2 fang2). Now the first new word today is 客厅(ke4ting1). It means living room.
Cam: 客厅(ke4ting1).
YJ: 客 (ke4) means guest.
Cam: 客 (ke4).
YJ: 厅 (ting 1)means the room,
Cam: 厅 (ting1).
YJ: So客厅(ke4ting1) literally means the room for guests.
Cam: I see, 客厅(ke4ting1). then what’s the chinese for dining room?
YJ: it’s 餐厅(can1ting1)
Cam: 餐厅(can1ting1)
YJ: 餐(can1), the first tone, means food.
Cam: 餐(can1)
YJ: 餐厅(can1ting1), dining room.
Cam: 餐厅(can1ting1) and also I’d like to know the word for bedroom,
YJ: it’s 卧室 (wo4 shi4).
Cam: 卧室 (wo4 shi4).
YJ: 卧(wo4 ). wo means to lie down,
Cam: 卧(wo4 ).
YJ: 室 (shi4), also means the room,
Cam: 室 (shi4).
YJ:  卧室 (wo4 shi4). bedroom,
Cam: 卧室 (wo4 shi4).

B: 你们家可真大。

Cam: Yajie, I have some plants at my bedroom, and I need to water them each day. How do you say that in Chinese? 
YJ: you can say. 我每天都浇花(wo2 mei3 tian1 dou1 jiao1 hua1)
Cam: 我每天都浇花(wo2 mei3 tian1 dou1 jiao1 hua1)
YJ: wo means i.
Cam: wo.
YJ: 每天 (mei3 tian1), every day.
Cam: 每天 (mei3 tian1). 
YJ: 浇花(jiao1 hua1), to water the plants
Cam: 浇花(jiao1 hua1)
YJ: 浇 (jiao1), j-i-a-o, the first tone, means to water.
Cam: 浇 (jiao1)
YJ: 花(hua1), means flower in Chinese. But here it stands for all kinds of plant that you water.
Cam: I see,花(hua1).
YJ: 浇花(jiao1 hua1), to water the plants
Cam: 浇花(jiao1 hua1)
YJ: Cam, did you remember we learned how to say “to wash the dishes” in Chinese?
Cam: Yes, it’s 洗碗(xi3 wan3)… I see,  碗(wan3) means bowl in Chinese, of course I need to wash plates, forks, chopsticks and so on, but wan3 is the general term for dishes.
YJ: very good, Cam! Let’s get back to “I water the plants each day” in Chinese is 我每天都浇花(wo2 mei3 tian1 dou1 jiao1 hua1)
Cam: 我每天都浇花(wo2 mei3 tian1 dou1 jiao1 hua1)

A: 我每天都浇花。
B: 你真勤劳。

Cam: Besides watering the plants, I also cook breakfast each day …. How do I say that in Chinese?
YJ: You can say 我每天都做早饭 (wo3 mei3tian1 dou1zuo4 zao3 fan4)
Cam: 我每天都做早饭 (wo3 mei3tian1 dou1zuo4 zao3 fan4)
YJ: 做(zuo4), to cook.
Cam: 做(zuo4)
YJ: 早饭( zao3 fan4), breakfast.
Cam:早饭( zao3 fan4).
YJ: 早 (zao3) means morning,
Cam: 早 (zao3).
YJ:饭( fan4) means meal,
Cam:饭( fan4).
YJ: 早饭( zao3 fan4), breakfast.
Cam: 早饭( zao3 fan4).
YJ: 每天 (mei3tian1),every day.
Cam: 每天 (mei3tian1)
YJ: 我每天都做早饭 (wo3 mei3tian1 dou1zuo4 zao3 fan4)
Cam: 我每天都做早饭 (wo3 mei3tian1 dou1zuo4 zao3 fan4) I cook breakfast every day.


Cam:  Yajie, I love this lesson! Now what do you have for the question of the day? 
YJ: Okay.  How do you say, “I cook breakfast every day” in Chinese?
Cam:  Send your answer to and you might win a prize from us.  Ming tian jian!
Yajie:  Zai jian!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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