CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Lesson 142 MovieⅡ

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:  It’s time to perfect Chinese your way in only five minutes a day.  Welcome to Chinese Studio, wo shi Cam.
Yajie:  And wo shi Yajie.  Cam, what is your favorite movie genre?
Cam: …I believe it’s comedy. But I don’t know how to say it in Chinese!
Yajie: Don’t worry. Listen up!

Key Words of the Day
comedy喜剧,tragedy.悲剧action film 动作片 horror movie恐怖片,animation动画片 What’s your favorite genre? 你最喜欢什么类型的电影?All in today’s Chinese Studio.

YJ: Cam, as we heard in key words of the day, comedy is 喜剧 (xi3 ju4)
Cam: 喜剧(xi3 ju4). 
YJ: 喜(xi3 )means happy,
Cam: 喜(xi3 )
YJ: 剧 (ju4)means film
Cam:剧 (ju4)
YJ: 喜剧 (xi3 ju4) comedy.
Cam: 喜剧 (xi3 ju4). And my favorite 喜剧(xi3 ju4) is … Yajie, then what is the opposite of 喜剧 (xi3 ju4).
YJ: It’s 悲剧 (bei1 ju4),tragedy.  
Cam: 悲剧(bei1 ju4)
YJ: 悲(bei1)means sad, sorrowful,
Cam: 悲 (bei1). 
YJ: so tragedy is 悲剧 (bei1 ju4)
Cam: 悲剧(bei1 ju4).

Conversation1:
A:我爱看喜剧,你呢?
B:我也爱看喜剧。我不喜欢悲剧。

YJ: Cam, I can’t figure out why so many people like horror films. They are so scary and bloody sometimes…
Cam: Yes, but it’s always been a conflict between good and evil, and you may learn something from it. Yajie, I’d like to know the Chinese for horror film.
YJ:  it’s 恐怖片(kong3 bu4 pian1)
Cam: 恐怖片(kong3 bu4 pian1)
YJ: 恐怖(kong3 bu4) means horrified, scary,
Cam: 恐怖 (kong3 bu4 )
YJ: 片 (pian1) means film
Cam: 片( pian1), I guess it has the same meaning with 剧(ju4), which means film,right?
YJ: Yes, almost. 恐怖片(kong3 bu4 pian1), horror film,
Cam: 恐怖片 (kong3 bu4 pian1). And another movie genre is action film, what’s the Chinese for that?
YJ: it’s 动作片(dong4 zuo4 pian1)
Cam: 动作片(dong4 zuo4 pian1)
YJ: 动作(dong4 zuo4 )means action,
Cam: 动作(dong4 zuo4 )
YJ: 动作片(dong4 zuo4 pian1)
Cam: 动作片 (dong4 zuo4 pian1) action film.

Conversation2:
A: 我不喜欢恐怖片,但我喜欢动作片。
B: 那你可以看看成龙的动作片。

YJ: Cam, I know a movie genre which is good for both kids and adults. Animation!
Cam: That’s true. What’s the Chinese for animation?
YJ: it’s 动画片(dong4 hua4 pian1)。
Cam: 动画片(dong4 hua4 pian1)
YJ: So I have to say that animation is my favorite genre. Cam,What’s your favorite genre? 你最喜欢什么类型的电影?(ni3 zui4 xi3 huan1 shen2me lei4 xing2 de dian4ying3)
Cam: 你最喜欢什么类型的电影? (ni3 zui4 xi3 huan1 shen2me lei4 xing2 de dian4ying3)
YJ: 你 (ni3) means you ,
Cam: 你(ni3)。
YJ: 最喜欢(zui4 xi3 huan1 ),like something the best, favorite,
Cam: 最喜欢(zui4 xi3 huan1)
YJ: 什么(shen2me),what
Cam: 什么 (shen2me)
YJ: 类型 (lei4xing2 ) type , genre.
Cam: 类型(lei4xing2 )
YJ: 电影 (dian4 ying3),film,
Cam: 电影(dian4 ying3)。
YJ: 你最喜欢什么类型的电影?(ni3 zui4 xi3 huan1 shen2me lei4 xing2 de dian4ying3)
Cam: 你最喜欢什么类型的电影(ni3 zui4 xi3 huan1 shen2me lei4 xing2 de dian4ying3)?What is your favorite genre?

Conversation3:
A: 你最喜欢什么类型的电影?
B: 我最喜欢动画片,你呢?
A:我最喜欢喜剧。

Key Words Reminder
comedy喜剧,tragedy.悲剧action film动作片 horror film. 恐怖片,animation动画片 What’s your favorite genre? 你最喜欢什么类型的电影?All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam:  Yajie, I can’t believe it!  We’ve run out of time already.  So let’s check today’s question. 
YJ:  How do you say “comedy” in Chinese?  Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. See you tomorrow!
Cam:  Ming tian jian.
YJ:  Zai jian!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program