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Lesson 141 MovieⅠ

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Yajie:  Welcome to Chinese Studio on China Radio International.  Dajia hao, wo shi Yajie.
Cam: And wo shi Cam.  Yajie, I love watching movies, what about you?
Yajie: Yes, same here. I’m a big movie fan…
Cam:  My favorite Chinese movie star is Zhang Ziyi… she is so pretty!
Yajie:  Yes, She is very popular with foreigners… This week, we are going to talk about movies on Chinese Studio.
Cam: let’s get started.

Key Words of the Day
movie, 电影,  movie star. 电影明星, director导演,actor,男演员actress女演员 What is your favorite movie? 你最喜欢哪部电影?All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam: Yajie, First i need to know how to say “movie” in Chinese.
YJ: Sure. It’s电影( dian4 ying3)
Cam: 电影( dian4 ying3). Then I’m wondering how to say “movie star”?
YJ: star is 明星(dian4 ying3).
Cam: 明星(ming2 xing1).
YJ: 明 (ming2) means bright, 
Cam: 明 (ming2).
YJ: 星(xing1) originally means a star in the sky.
Cam: 星.(xing1)
YJ: Here a bright star stands for a famous actor or actress. 明星(ming2 xing1)
Cam: I see. 明星(ming2 xing1).
YJ: Then a movie star would be…
Cam: 电影明星(dian4 ying3 ming2 xing1)!Got it.
YJ: Very good. 电影明星(dian4 ying3 ming2 xing1).


YJ: You can’t be a movie star without being discovered by a good director.
Cam: I agree. So how do you say “director” in Chinese? 
YJ:  it’s 导演(dao3yan3)。
Cam: 导演(dao3yan3)。
YJ: Then a film also needs investors, playwrights, photographers and more.  It’s a collaboration between many people.
Cam: Yes, but the main theme needs to be conveyed by the actor and actress… 
YJ: Right. Do you know the Chinese for actor and actress?
Cam: Not really…
YJ: ok, let’s learn them one by one. actor is 男演员(nan2 yan3 yuan2)。
Cam: 男演员(nan2 yan3 yuan2)
YJ: 男(nan2)means male .
Cam: 男(nan2)
YJ:  演(yan3) to act,
Cam: 演(yan3)
YJ: 员(yuan2) means a person,
Cam: 员(yuan2)
YJ: so 演员(yan3 yuan2) means a person to act in a film.
Cam: I see. then, 演员(yan3 yuan2)
YJ: 男演员(nan2 yan3 yuan2), actor.
Cam: 男演员(nan2 yan3 yuan2)。
YJ: 女(nv3) means female.
Cam: 女(nv3)
YJ: so actress would be…
Cam: 女演员(nv3 yan3 yuan2)
YJ: Very good. 

A: 导演需要几个演员?
B: 一个男演员,一个女演员。

Cam: Yajie, what is your favorite movie?
YJ: Oh, it varies from time to time…why do you ask? 
Cam: My point is… how do I ask this question in Chinese. 
YJ: I see, you can say “你最喜欢哪部电影?”(ni3 zui4 xi3 huan1 na3 bu4 dian4 ying3)
Cam: 你最喜欢哪部电影?(ni3 zui4 xi3 huan1 na3 bu4 dian4 ying3)
YJ: 你 (ni3) means you ,
Cam: 你(ni3)。
YJ: 最喜欢(zui4 xi3 huan1),like something the best, favorite,
Cam: 最喜欢 (zui3 xi3 huan1)
YJ: 哪部(na3 bu4),which one
Cam: 哪部 (na3 bu4)?
YJ: 部 (bu4) is the measure word for film
Cam: 部 (bu4)
YJ: 电影 (dian4 ying3),film,
Cam: 电影(dian4 ying3)。
YJ: 你最喜欢哪部电影?(ni3 zui4 xi3 huan1 na3 bu4 dian4 ying3)
Cam: 你最喜欢哪部电影?(ni3 zui4 xi3 huan1 na3 bu4 dian4 ying3) What is your favorite movie?

A: 你最喜欢哪部电影?
B: 我最喜欢 <<霸王别姬>>

Key Words Reminder
movie, 电影,  movie star. 电影明星, director导演,actor,男演员actress女演员 What is your favorite movie? 你最喜欢哪部电影?All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam:  I can now practice some of these lines while I’m talking with my other Chinese friends about movies. 
YJ:  And you’ll learn more in the following days. Now it’s time for our question of the day:  How do you say “What is your favorite movie” in Chinese?
Cam: Send your answer to For our lucky listener this week, he is Joachim Pfaender ,18 Sterne Close, Cambridge, CB1 3RA,congratulations!
YJ: right, if you want to be as lucky as Mr. , drop us a line right now! See ya tomorrow!
Cam:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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