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Lesson 163 Holiday--3

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:  It’s vacation week on Chinese Studio.  Welcome to the show everyone, wo shi Cam.
YJ:  And wo shi Yajie.  We’ve been talking about taking a vacation all week, and Cam, you look like you need one.
Cam: I most certainly do.  But before I take off for warmer climes, let’s check Key Words of the Day.

Key Words of the Day
You look like you need a vacation. 你看上去需要休假. Annual vacation 年假.  How many vacation days do I have? 我有多少天年假? Ask for a sick leave 请病假  All in today’s Chinese Studio.

YJ: Well Cam, I told you look like you need a vacation.  In Chinese, I could say 你看上去需要休假.
Cam: ni3 kan4shang4qu4 xu1yao4 xiu1jia4.
YJ:  kan4shang4qu4 means look like,
Cam: kan4shang4qu
YJ: xu1yao4 means need,
Cam: xu1 yao4.
YJ: xiu1 jia4 means vacation,
Cam: xiu1 jia4.
YJ: so it’s “ni3 kan4shang4qu4 xu1yao4 xiu1jia4.” You look like you need a vacation.
Cam: Yes indeed, wo3 kan4shang4qu4 xu1yao4 xiu1jia4.


Conversation1:
A:你看上去需要休假.
B: 我也这么认为,最近太累了。

Cam:  So I take a vacation each year, which is my annual vacation.  How do I say that?
YJ: it’s nian2 jia4. 年假.
Cam: nian2 jia4.
YJ: nian2 is short for mei3 nian2, which means each year or annual,
Cam: nian2
YJ:  jia4 means vacation,
Cam: jia4,
YJ: nian2 jia4, annual vacation,
Cam: nian2 jia4. And how many days do I have for my annual vacation?
YJ: Well, you can ask wang wenzhi by saying “wo3 you 3 duo1 shao3 tian1 nian2 jia4”. 我有多少天年假?
Cam: wo3 you 3 duo1 shao3 tian1 nian2 jia4
YJ: wo3 you3 means I have,
Cam: wo3 you3,
YJ: duo1 shao3 tian1, how many days,
Cam: duo1 shao3 tian1,
YJ: nian2 jia4, annual vacation,
Cam: nian2 jia4. 
YJ: wo3 you 3 duo1 shao3 tian1 nian2 jia4
Cam: wo3 you 3 duo1 shao3 tian1 nian2 jia4 How many vacation days do I have?


Conversation2:
A: 你休年假了吗?
B: 还没有。请问我有多少天年假?
A: 你有15天年假。

Cam: Yajie, I don’t feel very well, I guess maybe I’ve caught a cold again…
YJ: poor Cam, then you should ask for a sick leave.
Cam: I think so… how should I say that in Chinese?
YJ: you can say “qing3 bing4 jia4”
Cam: qing3 bing4 jia4
YJ: qing3 means apply for or ask for,
Cam: qing3,
YJ: bing4 jia4, sick leave,
Cam: bing4 jia4.
YJ: qing3 bing4 jia4
Cam: qing3 bing4 jia4 ask for a sick leave.
YJ: Cam, you do need a vacation.
Cam: right…

Conversation3:
 
A: 我感觉不太舒服。我想请病假。
B: 好吧。回去好好休息一下。


Key Words Reminder
You look like you need a vacation. 你看上去需要休假. Annual vacation 年假.  How many vacation days do I have? 我有多少天年假? Ask for a sick leave 请病假  All in today’s Chinese Studio.


Cam:  We’ve already come to the end of the show.  Yajie, would you like to ask our question of the day?
YJ:  Sure.  How do you say “annual vacation” 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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