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Lesson 164 - Revision of Holiday Expressions

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:  Here we are, ready to review all of the wonderful vacation words and sentences we learned this past week.  Hopefully when we are finished, we can actually go on vacation!
YJ:  Yes, welcome to Chinese Studio.  Before we go any further, let’s review!

Sentences in the week
Where do you want to go on vacation? 你想去哪儿度假?I want to go to the beach on my vacation. 我想去海边度假.  Mountain climbing. 登山 You look like you need a vacation. 你看上去需要休假. 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。

YJ: 你想去哪儿度假?
Cam: You’ve asked me where I want to go on vacation, right?
YJ: Yes, 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? Where do you want to go on vacation?
Cam: I want to go Mountain climbing. 登山
Cam: deng1 shan1.
YJ: deng1 means to climb,
Cam:deng1
YJ: shan1 means mountain,
Cam: shan1.
YJ: deng1 shan1.
Cam: deng1 shan1. mountain-climbing,

Conversation2:
A:你想去哪儿度假?
B:我想去登山。
A:你呢?你想去哪儿度假?
B: 我想去滑雪。

Cam: yajie, if you have another vacation, where do you want to go?
YJ:  I want to go to the beach.
Cam: how do you say that in Chinese?
YJ: It’s 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 seaside,
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.

Conversation3:
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。

Sentences in the week
Where do you want to go on vacation? 你想去哪儿度假?I want to go to the beach on my vacation. 我想去海边度假.  Mountain climbing. 登山 You look like you need a vacation. 你看上去需要休假. All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam:  That’s all for this week’s Chinese studio. Yajie, would you like to ask our question of the day?
YJ:  Sure.  How do you say “where do you want to go on 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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