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Lesson 148 Revision of Music

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

YJ:  Welcome to Chinese Studio on CRI – Wo shi Yajie.
Cam: And wo shi Cam. Another weekend is coming. But before we kick back and relax, let’s review what we’ve learned this week.
YJ: Ok. Let’s check Sentences in the Week.
Sentences in the Week 

Fans粉丝,歌迷。concert 演唱会, alternative rock 另类摇滚jazz爵士乐, classical music古典音乐,  can you play the piano? 你会弹钢琴吗?All in today’s Chinese studio.


Cam: Yajie, can you remind me how to say fans in Chinese? I remember it’s a kind of food name…

YJ: haha, it’s fen3 si1.

Cam: fen3 si1. right. Because it’s pronunciation is similar to the English word “fans”.

YJ: Correct. Fans are crazy about their own pop singers, and they won’t miss any of the concert.

Cam: Right. What’s the Chinese for concert?

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


我是U2乐队 的粉丝。

B: 粉丝是什么意思?

A: 粉丝就是歌迷的意思。


YJ: Do you remember some of the music genres we learned this week?

Cam: I remember my favorite, alternative-rock, is ling4lei4 yao2gun3.

YJ: Good. ling4lei4 means different or unconventional.

Cam: ling4lei4

YJ: rock is short for rock’n roll, yao2gun3.

Cam: yao2gun3.

YJ: ling4lei4 yao2gun3.

Cam: ling4lei4 yao2gun3. alternative rock.

YJ: then what’s Louis Armstrong’s music genre?

Cam: it’s jazz.

YJ: in Chinese It’s 爵士乐

Cam: jue2 shi4 yue4

YJ:  jue2 shi4 , jazz

Cam: jue2 shi4

YJ:  yue4 means music. 

Cam: yue4,

YJ: jue2 shi4 yue4

Cam: jue2 shi4 yue4 jazz. Yajie, do you know Mozart’s genre?

YJ: it’s classical music.

Cam: Good, and what’s the Chinese for that?

YJ: it’s 古典音乐。

Cam: gu3dian3 yin1 yue4

YJ: gu3dian3 means classical,

Cam:  gu3dian3.  and yin1 yue4 means music.

YJ:  gu3dian3 yin1 yue4 古典音乐, classical music.

Cam: gu3dian3 yin1 yue4.


1A: 你喜欢古典音乐还是爵士乐?

B: 我喜欢爵士乐。


B: 有些还可以。


Cam: Yajie, this week we also learned some musical instruments, like piano in Chinese is gang1 qin2.

YJ: Yes, gang1 qin2. Cam, we learned how to say “Can you play the piano?” remember?

Cam: wait a minute… I know that “play” can be different depending on what musical instrument you are playing.

YJ: Then what’s the Chinese for the play the piano?

Cam: it’s… tan2 gang1 qin2, right?

YJ: very good! tan2 gang1 qin2.

Cam: Then “Can you play the piano?” would be “ni3 hui4 tan2 gang1 qin2 ma?”

YJ: ni3 is you.

Cam: ni3

YJ: hui4, be able to.

Cam: hui4

YJ:  tan2 gang1 qin2, play the piano,

Cam:  tan2 gang1 qin2

YJ: ni3 hui4 tan2 gang1 qin2 ma1? Can you play the piano?

Cam: ni3 hui4 tan2 gang1 qin2 ma1?


A: 你会弹钢琴吗?

B: 不会,我会拉小提琴。


Sentences in the Week 
粉丝,歌迷。concert 演唱会, alternative rock 另类摇滚jazz爵士乐, classical music古典音乐,  can you play the piano? 你会弹钢琴吗?All in today’s Chinese studio.


Cam: That’s it for this fabulous music week. Here comes question of the week: How do you say, “Can you play the piano” in Chinese?
Yajie: Send your answer to See you next week!
Cam: Zai jian. 

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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