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Lesson 159 Seasons and Weather (3)

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:  We talked all about winter last time, which is my least favorite season.  I am much more of a summer person, and will take heat over cold any day of the week. Welcome to the show, wo shi Cam.

YJ: Same here. Wo shi Yajie. After the dreary and freezing show, let's talk about sunshine today.
Cam: Sounds good!

Key Words of the Day
Sun 太阳 Sunshine 阳光    Sunburn 晒伤   It's too hot!太热了!skirt 裙子,  shorts 短裤   sandals 凉鞋     turn on the air conditioning. 开空调。Ice cream, 冰激凌 chocolate, 巧克力, vanilla 香草。All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam:  Yajie, in the summer, I know I will need to ask somebody to turn on the air conditioning.  Don't do it now though!  This is just for practice.  How do I say that?

Yajie: you can say kai1 kong1 tiao2 开空调.

Cam:  kai1 kong1 tiao2

YJ: kai1 means to turn on,

Cam: kai1.

YJ: air conditioning is kong1 tiao2,

Cam: kong1 tiao2

YJ: kai1 kong1 tiao2

Cam: kai1 kong1 tiao2, turn on the air conditioning.  

Conversation1:

A:这儿太热了!

B:是啊,那就开空调把。

A: 好把,我去开空调。 

YJ: All I want for the new year is real good tan… so let’s have a review of summer words. 

Cam: Great idea. Let’s start with the sun.

YJ:  Okay, sun is 太阳。

Cam:  tai4 yang.

YJ:   Sunshine is 阳光. I love it!

Cam:  yang2 guang1. me too. Wo3 ai4 yang2 guang1. I love sunshine!

YJ: But too much sunshine may get you sunburned.

Cam:  That’s true. What’s the Chinese for that?

YJ: it’s 晒伤。Shai4 shang1.

Cam: Shai4 shang1. Then how about some other summer clothing words?

YJ: why not. Summer is a season for skirts and shorts... skirt in Chinese is qun2 zi. 裙子

Cam:  qun2 zi. How about shorts?

YJ: it’s duan3 qu4.  短裤。

Cam: duan3 qu4. 

YJ: and sandals in Chinese is 凉鞋。

Cam: liang2 xie2. 

Conversation2:

A: 阳光太强烈了,把我都给晒伤了。

B: 那得赶快抹点药。

A: 我喜欢夏天。

B: 我也喜欢。因为我可以穿裙子。

Cam: Now, while I love summer, sometimes it DOES get too hot... how do I say that?

YJ: you can say “tai4 re4 le” 太热了。

Cam: tai4 re4 le

YJ: tai4 means very much,

Cam: tai4.

YJ: re4 means hot,

Cam: re4.

YJ:  tai4 re4 le

Cam: tai4 re4 le it’s too hot!

YJ: if it’s too hot, I would like some ice cream.

Cam: good. What’s the Chinese for that?

YJ: it’s 冰激凌

Cam: bing1 ji1 lin2.

YJ: what’s your favorite flavor?

Cam: it’s chocolate.

YJ: qiao3 ke1 li4, chocolate, 巧克力,

Cam: qiao3 ke1 li4 what’s your favorite flavor, Yajie?

YJ: it’s xiang1 cao3. 香草, vanilla.

Cam: xiang1 cao3

YJ: xiang1 means fragrant,

Cam: xiang1.

YJ: cao3 means grass,

Cam: cao3.

YJ: xiang1 cao3,

Cam: xiang1 cao3. vanilla.

Conversation3:

A: 天气太热了,真有点受不了了。
B: 那我去买点冰激凌把。你想吃什么口味的?
A: 我要巧克力味的。
B: 好的。 

Key Words Reminder
Sun 太阳 Sunshine 阳光    Sunburn 晒伤   It's too hot!太热了!skirt 裙子,  shorts 短裤   sandals 凉鞋     turn on the air conditioning. 开空调。Ice cream, 冰激凌 chocolate, 巧克力, vanilla 香草。All in today’s Chinese Studio.

YJ:  We've run out of time... Cam, would you like to read today's question of the day?

Cam:  Sure... How do you say “turn on the air conditioning” in Chinese?

YJ: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. Prize. See ya tomorrow!

Cam:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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