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Lesson 150 X'mas-2

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam: It’s Christmas week on Chinese Studio.  Welcome to the show, wo shi Cam.
YJ:  And wo shi Yajie.  I can’t wait for Christmas Eve!
Cam:  Yeah, same here.   It’s a lot of fun.   We are going to learn how to say some Christmas traditions on today’s show.

Key Words of the Day
Santa Claus 圣诞老人 chimney 烟囱, Christmas stockings. 圣诞袜
fireplace 壁炉, Christmas tree 圣诞树 Merry Christmas 圣诞快乐

YJ: Cam, who is this fat, bearded old man coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve?
Cam:  haha, very funny. It’s Santa. How do you say Santa in Chinese?
YJ: it’s 圣诞老人(sheng4 dan4 lao3 ren2)
Cam: sheng4 dan4 lao3 ren2
YJ: sheng4 dan4 is Christmas,
Cam: sheng4 dan4, yes, I remember we learned that in our first Christmas show. 
YJ: lao3 ren2 in Chinese means an old man, a senior citizen.
Cam: 老人( lao3 ren2)
YJ: 圣诞老人(sheng4 dan4 lao3 ren2)
Cam: 圣诞老人(sheng4 dan4 lao3 ren2), Santa Claus.
YJ: and chimney in Chinese is 烟囱(yan1cong1)
Cam: yan1cong1, chimney.

Conversation1:
(1)A:圣诞老人一般会从哪里进来呢?
B:据说他会从烟囱里钻进来。
(2)A:你相信圣诞老人吗?
B:我相信圣诞老人。

YJ: Cam, I know one Christmas Eve tradition is to hang up Christmas stockings
Cam: Yes, the next day, you’ll find the stockings are filled with Christmas presents. But what’s the Chinese for stockings?
YJ: it’s 圣诞袜(sheng4 dan4 wa4)
Cam: sheng4 dan4 wa4
YJ: sheng4 dan4 is Christmas.
Cam: right, sheng4 dan4
YJ: wa4 is short for wa4zi, which means stockings.
Cam: wa4
YJ: 圣诞袜(sheng4 dan4 wa4)
Cam: 圣诞袜(sheng4 dan4 wa4) Christmas stockings.
YJ: Usually stockings are hung by the fireplace. Fireplace is 壁炉(bi4 lu2)
Cam: 壁炉(bi4 lu2)
YJ: bi4 means wall
Cam:  bi4
YJ: lu2 means stove
Cam: lu2
YJ: 壁炉(bi4 lu2)
Cam: 壁炉(bi4 lu2)fireplace.
YJ: and by the fireplace is 壁炉边(bi4 lu2 bian1)
Cam: 壁炉边(bi4 lu2 bian1)


Conversation2:
A: 应该把圣诞袜挂在哪儿呢?
B: 挂在壁炉边吧。
A:可是我们家没有壁炉。
B:那就挂在床边吧。


YJ: What do you normally do on Christmas day, Cam?
Cam: Wake up early, head downstairs, and open presents under the Christmas tree.  It’s a lot of fun. Yajie, how do you say Christmas tree in Chinese?
YJ: it’s 圣诞树 (sheng4 dan4 shu4)
Cam:  圣诞树 (sheng4 dan4 shu4)
YJ: shu4 means tree.
Cam: shu4.and Christmas is sheng4 dan4. so it’s 圣诞树 (sheng4 dan4 shu4), Christmas tree.
YJ: right, 圣诞树 (sheng4 dan4 shu4).
Cam: Got. Then I’d like to know how to say “Merry Christmas” in Chinese?
YJ: it’s 圣诞快乐(sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4)
Cam: 圣诞快乐(sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4)
YJ: kuai4 le4 means merry or happy
Cam: kuai4 le4
YJ: 圣诞快乐(sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4)Merry Christmas.
Cam: 圣诞快乐(sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4)to every listener of Chinese Studio!

Conversation3:
A: 今天是圣诞节!
B: 圣诞快乐!

 

Key Words Reminder
Santa Claus 圣诞老人 chimney 烟囱, Christmas stockings. 圣诞袜
fireplace 壁炉, Christmas tree 圣诞树 Merry Christmas 圣诞快乐.
 

Cam:  It’s been really helpful Yajie, learning all the Christmas sayings. Let’s get to our question of the day.
YJ: How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Chinese? 
Cam: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. Prize. See you tomorrow!
Yajie:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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