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Lesson 145 MusicⅠ

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:  Welcome to Chinese Studio on CRI, wo shi Cam.

Yajie:  And wo shi Yajie.  Cam, last week we talked about movies.  I am a big movie fan, but I know you are a much bigger fan of music!

Cam:  I love music Yajie, and love listening to my iPod all the time… that was, until I forgot it in a taxi!

Yajie:  That’s awful!  Well, this week we’ll talk all about music.  Let’s begin!

Key Words of the Day

Music 音乐pop singer 歌星, fans,歌迷,粉丝 concerts,演唱会 When is it on? 什么时候播出?All in today’s Chinese studio

Cam: Yajie, as a big fan of music, I need to know how to say music in Chinese.

YJ: Sure. It’s yin1 yue4

Cam:  yin1 yue4. Yajie, I’d like to know how to say pop singer in Chinese. Like Avril Lavigne from Canada is a pop singer…

YJ: I see. You can say ge1 xing1.

Cam:  ge1 xing1.

YJ: ge1 means song.

Cam: ge1

YJ: xing1, originally means a star in the sky, which we learned last week  Here it stands for a pop star.

Cam: xing1

YJ: ge1 xing1. pop singer

Cam: ge1 xing1.

YJ: We can also say “ge1 shou3” for an artist who writes and performs his or her own music. 

Cam: I see, ge1 shou3.

 

Conversation1:

A:你平时喜欢干什么?

B:我喜欢听音乐。

A: 你喜欢哪个歌手的音乐?

B: 我觉得许巍的音乐不错。

 

YJ: Cam, have you heard of the Chinese Supergirl contest?

Cam: Yes, I heard it’s quite popular among youngsters.

YJ: And it’s a successful Chinese version of “American Idol”

Cam: True. And these girls have lots of fans thanks to their good looks and fabulous voices. Yajie, I wonder how to say fans in Chinese? 

YJ: Oh it depends on what kind of fan you mean. For the fans of these pop singers, you can say “ge1 mi2”

Cam: ge1 mi2

YJ: ge1 means song.

Cam: ge1

YJ: mi2 an admirer or enthusiast

Cam:  mi2

YJ:  ge1 mi2,

Cam:  ge1 mi2, fans of pop singer.

YJ: There is another popular saying. They are called “fen3 si1” in Chinese.

Cam: fen3 si1. What’s special about it, Yajie?

YJ: Originally fen3 si1 is a kind of food made of bean starch, and it’s pronunciation  is similar to the English word “fans”.  So people use this word to describe fans.

Cam: Interesting… fen3 si1.  Yajie, I also know the supergirls were having concerts around China. I’d like to know how to say concert in Chinese?

YJ: it’s yan3 chang4 hui4

Cam: yan3 chang4 hui4

YJ: yan3 chang4 means to sing,

Cam:  yan3 chang4

YJ: hui4 here means a big gathering

Cam: hui4, a big gathering for pop stars and fans.

YJ: Yep. yan3 chang4 hui4.concert

Cam: yan3 chang4 hui4

Conversation2:

A: 我是celin dion 的粉丝。

B: 粉丝是什么意思?

A: 粉丝就是歌迷的意思。

Cam: Yajie, I missed that Chinese pop singer’s live concert. But I know I can still watch it on TV. Can you tell me when it’s on?

YJ: wo bu zhi dao. Sorry I don’t know. How about asking some other Chinese friends?

Cam: Not until you tell me how to ask it in Chinese. 

YJ: Sure. You can say “什么时候播出?”

Cam:  shen2me shi2hou bo1chu1 ?

YJ: shen2me shi2hou, what time, when

Cam: shen2me shi2hou

YJ: bo1chu1, broadcasted on TV.

Cam: bo1chu1

YJ: shen2me shi2hou bo1chu1 ?

Cam: shen2me shi2hou bo1chu1 ? When is it on?

Conversation3:

A: 哎呀,我错过了那场演唱会。

B: 没关系,你可以看电视转播。

A: 什么时候播出?

B: 这周五晚上。

Key Words Reminder

Music 音乐pop singer 歌星, fans,歌迷,粉丝 concerts,演唱会 When is it on? 什么时候播出?All in today’s Chinese studio

Yajie:  Cam, it’s now time for our question of the day. 

Cam:  Right.  How do you say “fans” in Chinese?  Send your answer to Chinese@cri.com.cn. For our lucky listener this week, he is Richard L. Damrow from the United States.  Congrats! See ya tomorrow!

YJ:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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