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Lesson 156 - Revision of Expressions for the New Year

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

YJ: xin1 nian2 kuai4 le4 (Cam) Happy New Year! 
YJ: Welcome to the first Chinese Studio in 2006, as always, wo3 shi4 Yajie,
Cam: and wo shi Cam.
YJ: I can’t believe it’s January again already!
Cam: Yes, indeed, A year goes by so quickly!
YJ: let’s have a review of the past wonderful week.
Cam: let’s do it! 

Sentences in the week
party,聚会, 派对,countdown倒数,Happy New Year!新年快乐, Fireworks烟花,What is your new year’s resolution? 你有什么新年打算?All in today’s Chinese Studio,

YJ: Cam, did you go to a party as you planned?
Cam: Yes, I went to a wonderful new year’s party. ?
YJ: Party is “ju4 hui4”
Cam: ju4 hui4
YJ: both ju4 and hui4 means to get together,
Cam:  ju4 hui4
YJ: or you can say “pai4 dui4”, 
Cam: pai4 dui4, party…a similar of English and Chinese. 
YJ:  ju4 hui4
Cam:  ju4 hui4, party.

A: 31号晚上你是怎么过的?
B: 我去参加了一个新年聚会。

YJ: Did you countdown to the New Year on Dec 31st?
Cam: Of course, it’s a lot fun. What’s the Chinese for countdown again, Yajie?
YJ: it’s dao4 shu3.
Cam: dao4 shu3.
YJ: dao4 means backwards,
Cam: dao4
YJ: shu3 means to count,
Cam: shu3 
YJ: dao4 shu3.
Cam: dao4 shu3, countdown. Then after the countdown we also watched fantastic fireworks. How do you say fireworks in Chinese?
YJ: We say yan1 hua1.
Cam: yan1 hua1.
YJ: yan1 means the smoke
Cam: yan1.
YJ: hua1 means flower. You know many fireworks take the shape of flowers on New Years.
Cam: right, hua1
YJ: yan1 hua1.
Cam: yan1 hua1, fireworks.


Cam: Yajie, we learned how to ask others what their new years resolutions are.
YJ: Yes, “你有什么新年打算?”
Cam: ni2 you3 shen2me xin1 nian2 da3 suan4?
YJ: ni3 means you,
Cam: ni3,
YJ: you3 means to have,
Cam: you3,
YJ: shen2me, what,
Cam: shen2me ,
YJ: xin1 nian2, new year,
Cam: xin1 nian2,
YJ: da3 suan4, resolution, plan,
Cam: dan2 suan4.
YJ: ni2 you3 shen2me xin1 nian2 da3 suan4?
Cam: ni2 you3 shen2me xin1 nian2 da3 suan4? What is your new year’s resolution?

Conversation 3
A: 你有什么新年打算呢?
B: 我打算学做饭。

YJ: Cam, what’s the Chinese for “Happy New Year”?
Cam: it’s “xin1 nian2 kuai4 le4”
YJ: Very good. xin1 means new ,
Cam: xin1
YJ: nian2 means year,
Cam: nian2,
YJ: kuai4 le4 means happy,
Cam: kuai4 le4,
YJ: xin1 nian2 kuai4 le4
Cam: xin1 nian2 kuai4 le4, Happy New Year! Everyone.

A: 祝你新年快乐!
B: 也祝你新年快乐!

Sentences in the week
party,聚会, 派对,countdown倒数,Happy New Year!新年快乐, Fireworks烟花,
What is your new year’s resolution? 你有什么新年打算?All in today’s Chinese Studio,

YJ: May 2006 be one of the best years of your life…
Cam: Question of the day “happy New Year” , prize.
YJ: Happy New Year to you again!
Cam: Bye for now. 

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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