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Lesson 152 - Revision of Expressioins for the X'mas

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam: Merry Christmas and welcome to Chinese Studio!  Wo shi Cam.
YJ:  圣诞快乐wo shi Yajie.  It is Christmas Day today, and thanks for spending it with us.
Cam: That’s right Yajie, it is sheng4 dan4 jie2  A Time for us to relax AND to have a quick review about this week’s lesson.
YJ: All righty, let’s get started!

Sentences in the Week
Christmas day 圣诞节, Merry Christmas 圣诞快乐,Christmas present圣诞礼物, Santa Claus圣诞老人Can you please pass the salt and pepper?   请把盐和胡椒递给我好吗?

Cam: Yajie. Today is Christmas day,
YJ:  it’s sheng4 dan4 jie2,
YJ: sheng4 dan4 means Christmas,
Cam: sheng4 dan4
YJ: jie2, means festival,
Cam: jie2 .
YJ: sheng4 dan4 jie2,
Cam:  sheng4 dan4 jie2, Christmas day. Then I need to know how to say “Merry Christmas” in Chinese, because I want to say it to all the Chinese people.
YJ: Cam, that’s a very good idea! it’s 圣诞快乐(sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4)
Cam: 圣诞快乐(sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4)
YJ: sheng4 dan4 we just mentioned it’s Christmas.
Cam:  sheng4 dan4
YJ: kuai4 le4 means merry or happy
Cam: kuai4 le4
YJ: 圣诞快乐(sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4), let’s say it together, Cam.
Cam/YJ: 圣诞快乐(sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4)
Cam: Merry Christmas everyone!

Conversation1:
A:今天是圣诞节。
B:祝你圣诞快乐!
A:也祝你圣诞快乐!

Cam: Yajie, what did you get for Christmas?
YJ: Oh, I got an ipod shuffle! Now I can download all my favorite music!  How about you?
Cam: I got a wonderful new laptop computer!  I love it. Yajie, what’s the Chinese for Christmas present?
YJ: it’s圣诞礼物 (sheng4 dan4 li3 wu4)
Cam: sheng4 dan4 li3 wu4
YJ: sheng4 dan4 is Christmas,
Cam: sheng4 dan4
YJ: li3 wu4 means present.
Cam: li3 wu4.
YJ: sheng4 dan4 li3 wu4
Cam: sheng4 dan4 li3 wu4 Christmas present.
YJ: Cam, do you still believe in Santa?
Cam: Of course!  He comes down the chimney and eats milk and cookies!
YJ: Anyway, Santa in Chinese is 圣诞老人(sheng4 dan4 lao3 ren2)
Cam: sheng4 dan4 lao3 ren2
YJ: Christmas in Chinese is…
Cam: …sheng4 dan4!
YJ: lao3 ren2 in Chinese means an old man,
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. 

Conversation2:
A:你相信圣诞老人吗?
B:我相信圣诞老人。
A:那你也相信他会带来圣诞礼物喽?
B: 那当然。

Cam: Yajie, we learned a very long sentence this week, I think we’d better review it now.
YJ: OK. It’s 请把盐和胡椒递给我, 好吗?(qing3 ba3 yan2 he2 hu2jiao1 di4gei3wo3 hao3 ma?) which means “Can you please pass the salt and pepper?”
Cam: I still don’t get it. 
YJ: haha, only if you know what it means. qing3 means please.
Cam: qing3
YJ: Salt is yan2
Cam: yan2
YJ: pepper is hu2jiao1
Cam: hu2jiao1
YJ: he2 means and
Cam: he2
YJ: pass is chuan2 di4, here is short as di4.
Cam: di4
YJ: hao3 ma? it’s a polite way of asking.
Cam:  hao3 ma?
YJ: 请把盐和胡椒递给我, 好吗?(qing3 ba3 yan2 he2 hu2jiao1 di4gei3wo3 hao3 ma?)
Cam: 请把盐和胡椒递给我, 好吗?(qing3 ba3 yan2 he2 hu2jiao1 di4gei3wo3 hao3 ma?) “Can you please pass the salt and pepper?”

Conversation3:
A: 请把盐和胡椒递给我, 好吗?
B: 好的,给你。

Sentences in the Week
Christmas day 圣诞节, Merry Christmas 圣诞快乐,Christmas present圣诞礼物, Santa Claus圣诞老人Can you please pass the salt and pepper?   请把盐和胡椒递给我好吗?

Cam: That’s it for this wonderful Christmas week on Chinese Studio. Here is question of the week: How do you say “Santa Claus” in Chinese?
YJ: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. Prize. Have a Merry Christmas! Sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4.
Cam: and next week we’re going to talk all about New Year, until now, see you next time. zai jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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