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Lesson 161 Holiday--1

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

YJ:  It’s time to perfect Chinese your way in only five minutes a day, welcome to Chinese Studio on CRI.  Wo shi Yajie.
Cam: And wo shi Cam.  It’s been busy of late Yajie… we had Christmas, then New Years, and the Spring Festival is right around the corner!
YJ:  Yeah, we need a vacation from all these stressful holidays!
Cam:  Funny you should bring that up, because that’s what we’re going to talk about this week.

Key Words of the Day
Where do you want to go on vacation? 你想去哪儿度假? beach 海滩 . I want to go to the beach on my vacation. 我想去海边度假.  Skiing. 滑雪 Mountain climbing. 登山 All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Yajie:  So Cam… 你想去哪儿度假? Ni3 xiang3 qu4 na3er du4 jia4?
Cam:  Woah… you’ll have to explain that one.
YJ: ok, it means where do you want to go on vacation.
Cam: I see,
YJ: ni3 means you,
Cam: ni3,
YJ: xiang3 qu4, want to go,
Cam: xiang3 qu4
YJ: na3er, where,
Cam: na3er
YJ: du4 jia4 have a vacation,
Cam: du4 jia4.
YJ: 你想去哪儿度假? Ni3 xiang3 qu4 na3er du4 jia4?
Cam: 你想去哪儿度假? Ni3 xiang3 qu4 na3er du4 jia4?. Where do you want to go on vacation?

B: 我只想呆在家里。

Cam:  My favorite spot for vacation is definitely the beach.
YJ: beach? I love beach.
Cam: Yajie, what’s the Chinese for that?
YJ: it’s hai3 tan1. 海滩.
Cam: hai3 tan1.
YJ: hai3 means the sea or the ocean,
Cam: hai3,
YJ: hai3 tan1, beach,
Cam: hai3 tan1. So I want to go to hai3 tan1 on my vacation.
YJ: Usually you should say hai3 bian1 in oral Chinese.
Cam: So how do I say this sentence in Chinese?
YJ: you can say我想去海边度假.
Cam: wo3 xiang3 qu4 hai3 bian1 du4 jia4.
YJ: wo3 xiang3 I want to do something,
Cam: wo3 xiang3,
YJ: qu4 hai3 bian1, go to the beach,
Cam: qu4 hai3 bian1
YJ: du4 jia4, have a vacation.
Cam: du4 jia4
YJ: wo3 da3 suan4 qu4 hai3 bian1 du4 jia4.
Cam: wo3 da3 suan4 qu4 hai3 bian1 du4 jia4. I want to go to the beach on my vacation.

A: 你想去哪儿度假?
B: 我想去海边度假.
A: 太好了,我想去海边度假.
B: 那咱们就一起去吧。

Cam: Some people like to go skiing.  Skiing is very popular in my hometown, and I know Beijing has some great ski hills as well.  How do I say skiing in Chinese?
YJ: we learned skiing before, it’s hua2 xue3. 滑雪
Cam: hua2 xue3.
YJ: hua2, means to slide,
Cam: hua2.
YJ: xue3, means snow,
Cam: xue3, snow.
YJ: hua2 xue3,
Cam:hua2 xue3. then what’s the Chinese for mountain climbing?
YJ: you can say deng1 shan1. 登山
Cam: deng1 shan1.
YJ: deng1 means to climb,
YJ: shan1 means mountain,
Cam: shan1.
YJ: deng1 shan1.
Cam: deng1 shan1. mountain-climbing,

A: 你想去滑雪还是去登山?
B: 我想去登山。

Key Words Reminder
Where do you want to go on vacation? 你想去哪儿度假? beach 海滩 . I want to go to the beach on my vacation. 我想去海边度假.  Skiing. 滑雪 Mountain climbing. 登山 All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam:  Yajie, if we can’t actually go on vacation, at least we can talk about it!
YJ:  Good point.  Now to our question of the day. How do you say “mountain climbing” in Chinese?
Cam: Send your answer to ya tomorrow!
Yajie:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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