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Lesson 162 Holiday--2

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:  Yajie, we are here on the air right now, but I must admit, I’d rather be on vacation! Welcome to the show, wo shi Cam.
YJ:  wo shi Yajie. I think you take too many vacations as it is!
Cam: Yajie, you can never have too many vacations…

Key Words of the Day
Where did you go on your vacation? 你去哪儿渡假了? How was it? 玩得怎么样? I had a lot of fun. 我玩儿得很开心. I wish I could have another vacation.  我希望能再有个假期. All in today’s Chinese Studio.

YJ: So Cam, 你去哪儿渡假了?
Cam: What is that?
YJ: it means where did you go on your vacation?
Cam: I see. ni3 qu4 na3er du4 jia4 le.
YJ: ni3 means you,
Cam: ni3,
YJ: qu4 na3er, go to where,
Cam: qu4 na3er,
YJ: du4 jia4, to have a vacation,
Cam:du4 jia4
YJ: le means the completion of an action,
Cam: le.
YJ: ni3 qu4 na3er du4 jia4 le? Where did you go on your vacation?
Cam: ni3 qu4 na3er du4 jia4 le?

Conversation1:
A:你去哪儿渡假了?
B:我去海边渡假了。
A: 玩儿得怎么样?
B: 很不错。海边真好。

Cam: I went to Hawaii on my last vacation. How about you, Yajie?
YJ: I went to Xinjiang.
Cam: How do I ask you, how was it, in Chinese?
YJ: you can ask me “玩儿得怎么样?”
Cam: wan2er de zen3 me yang4?
YJ: wan2er here it means to spend a vacation,
Cam: wan2er.
YJ: zen3 me yang4 means how was it
Cam: zen3 me yang4.
YJ: wan2er de zen3 me yang4? How was your vacation?
Cam: wan2er de zen3 me yang4? Yajie, did you enjoy it?
YJ: Yes, I did. wo3 wan2er de hen3 kai1 xin1.我玩儿得很开心. I had a lot of fun.
Cam: so this Chinese sentence means you enjoyed your vacation, right?
YJ: yes, hen3 means very much, 
Cam: hen3,
YJ: kai1 xin1 means happy,
Cam: kai1 xin1.
YJ: wan2er de kai1 xin1 means to have fun,
Cam: wan2er de kai1 xin1
YJ: wo3 wan2er de hen3 kai1 xin1. I had a lot of fun.
Cam: wo3 wan2er de hen3 kai1 xin1.

Conversation2:
A: 我去夏威夷渡假了。
B: 真的吗?玩儿得怎么样?
A:我玩儿得很开心。

Cam: Yajie, to be honest, I really wish I could have another vacation…
YJ: I know you’ve been so busy lately.
Cam: how do I say it in Chinese?
YJ: you can express your wish by saying “我希望能再有个假期”
Cam: wo3 xi1 wang4 neng2 zai4 you3 ge4 jia4 qi1.
YJ: wo3 xi1 wang4, I wish,
Cam: wo3 xi1 wang4.
YJ: neng2, could,
Cam: neng2
YJ: zai4 here it means one more, 
Cam: zai4,
YJ: you3 to have,
Cam: you3
YJ: ge4 is short for yi2 ge4, which means one, o-n-e
Cam: ge4.
YJ: jia4 qi1, vacation,
Cam: jia4 qi1.
YJ: wo3 xi1 wang4 neng2 zai4 you3 ge4 jia4 qi1.
Cam: wo3 xi1 wang4 neng2 zai4 you3 ge4 jia4 qi1. I really wish I could have another vacation.

Conversation3:
 
A: 我希望能再有个假期。
B: 是啊,我也希望能再有个假期。

Key Words Reminder
Where did you go on your vacation? 你去哪儿渡假了? How was it? 玩得怎么样? I had a lot of fun. 我玩儿得很开心. I wish I could have another vacation.  我希望能再有个假期. All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam:  Yajie, (I wish in Chinese) we could talk about vacations all day.  Makes me want to go get a suntan on the beach!  But we can’t… so let’s get to our question of the day.
YJ:  How do you say “I had a lot of fun” in Chinese?
Cam: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. Prize. See ya tomorrow!
Yajie:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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