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Lesson 136 - Revision of Chores

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam: Hello everyone! Welcome to Chinese Studio on CRI.  Wo shi Cam.
YJ: Welcome. Another weekend is coming and time for us to review what we learned during the week.
Cam: First, listen to the Sentences in the Week!

Sentences in the Week
I’d like to help you wash the dishes. 我帮你洗碗。(wo3 bang1 ni3 xi3 wan3.) I cook breakfast every day. 我每天都做早饭 (wo3 mei3tian1 dou1zuo4 zao3 fan4) Where is the iron? 熨斗在哪儿?(yun4dou3 zai4 nar3 ?) All in today’s Chinese Studio.

YJ: Well before going to the sentences, I’d like to test some of the words we mentioned during the week. Kitchen, you remember how to say it in Chinese ?
Cam: 厨房 (chu2fang2)
YJ: Right. all in the second tone. 厨房 (chu2fang2)Then how about living room and dining room?
Cam: 客厅(ke4ting1), 餐厅(can1ting1).
YJ: Well done! How about bedroom?
Cam: 卧室(wo4 shi4)
YJ: Great! You certainly made a great progress in the last week.
Cam: Yes. Thanks.

Conversation1:
A:这是客厅,那是卧室,旁边是餐厅。。。
B: 你们家可真大。

Cam: Well, yajie, I’m not sure if the Chinese for washing the dishes is 洗碗(xi3 wan3).
YJ: It is. 洗碗(xi3 wan3). But as we mentioned during the lessons, wan3 is the general term for dishes, such as plates, forks, chopsticks and so on.
Cam: Ok. 洗碗(xi3 wan3), to wash the dishes. But how do you say I’d like to help you wash the dishes? 
YJ: You can say我帮你洗碗。(wo3 bang1 ni3 xi3 wan3.)
Cam: 我帮你洗碗。(wo3 bang1 ni3 xi3 wan3.)
YJ: 帮 (bang1), to help.
Cam: 帮 (bang1)
YJ: 我帮你洗碗。(wo3 bang1 ni3 xi3 wan3.)
Cam: 我帮你洗碗。(wo3 bang1 ni3 xi3 wan3.) I’d like to help you wash the dishes.

Conversation2:
(1) A:我帮你洗碗。
B: 好的。谢谢。
(2) A:小王,我来帮你洗碗吧。
B:不用了,谢谢。

Cam: Yajie, it’s interesting that the Chinese friends often ask me “chi1 le ma?”, have you eaten, when they see me every morning. In fact I cook breakfast every day. How do I say that in Chinese?
YJ: You can tell them 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: 每天 (mei3tian1),every day.
Cam: 每天 (mei3tian1)
YJ: 做(zuo4), to cook.
Cam: 做(zuo4)
YJ: 早饭( zao3 fan4), breakfast.
Cam:早饭( zao3 fan4).
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.

Conversation3:
(1) A:你吃早饭了吗?
B:吃了,我每天都做早饭。
(2) A:吃了吗?
B:吃了。我每天都做早饭。

YJ: Cam, do you remember how to ask “Where is the iron?” in Chinese?
Cam: I think it’s 熨斗在哪儿?(yun4dou3 zai4 nar3 ?) right?
YJ: Right. 熨斗 (yun4dou3), iron.
Cam: 熨斗 (yun4dou3)
YJ: 在哪儿(zai4 nar3), at where.
Cam: 在哪儿(zai4 nar3)
YJ: 熨斗在哪儿?(yun4dou3 zai4 nar3 ?) Where is the iron?
Cam: 熨斗在哪儿?(yun4dou3 zai4 nar3 ?)

Conversation4:
(1) A:熨斗在哪儿?
B:在抽屉里。
(2) A:你知道熨斗在哪儿吗?
B:就在那个盒子里。

Sentences in the Week
I’d like to help you wash the dishes. 我帮你洗碗。(wo3 bang1 ni3 xi3 wan3.) I cook breakfast every day. 我每天都做早饭 (wo3 mei3tian1 dou1zuo4 zao3 fan4) Where is the iron? 熨斗在哪儿?(yun4dou3 zai4 nar3 ?)

Cam: with that we come to the end of this week’s Chinese Studio. Now come question of the week: How do you ask “Where is the iron?” in Chinese?
Yajie:: Please send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. See ya next week!
Yajie: See ya!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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