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Lesson 179 Ask for Help 3

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

YJ:  It’s time to perfect Chinese your way in only five minutes a day.
Cam:  Welcome to Chinese Studio on CRI, wo shi Cam.
YJ:  And wo shi Yajie… Cam, let’s continue with our lesson on asking for help!
Cam:  Sounds good.
 
Key words of the day
Let me know if I can help.要帮忙就通知我  You’ve been a great help.你真是帮了大忙了。  Call me if you need any help. 要帮忙就给我打电话。 I'd be glad to help. 我乐意帮忙。 All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam:  We’ve learned many ways to ask for help this week… and one of them would be “let me know if I can help”.
Yajie:   You would say that this way  要帮忙就通知我。
Cam:  yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 tong1 zhi1 wo3.
YJ: yao4 is short for xu1 yao4, which means need,
Cam: yao4,
YJ: bang1 mang2 means help,
Cam: bang1 mang2.
YJ: jiu4 means as long as,
Cam: jiu4.
YJ: tong1 zhi1, to inform,
Cam: tong1 zhi1
YJ: wo3 means I.
Cam:wo3.
YJ: tong1 zhi1 wo3, means to let me know,
Cam: tong1 zhi1 wo3
YJ:yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 tong1 zhi1 wo3.
Cam: yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 tong1 zhi1 wo3. Let me know if I can help.

Conversation1:
A:这次真是太谢谢你了!
B:别客气,要帮忙就通知我。
A:好的。 

YJ:  And if somebody helps you, you will want to thank them. 
Cam: I can say fei1 chang2 gan3 xie4, which means thanks a million.
YJ:  But you may want to say more than that, such as “You’ve been a great help.”
Cam: How do I say that?
YJ: it’s 你真是帮了大忙了。
Cam: ni3 zhen1shi4 bang1 le da4 mang2 le.
YJ: ni3 means you,
Cam: ni3,
YJ: zhen1 shi4, really,
Cam: zhen1 shi4,
YJ: bang 1 da4 mang2, means a great help.
Cam: bang1 da4 mang2.
YJ: ni3 zhen1shi4 bang1 le da4 mang2 le.
Cam: ni3 zhen1shi4 bang1 le da4 mang2 le. You’ve been a great help

Conversation2:
A:谢谢,这次你真是帮了大忙了。
B:别客气,要帮忙就给我打电话。
A:好的。 

Cam: And there’s always, “Call me if you need any help”.
Yajie:  That’s a good one.  You can say要帮忙就给我打电话。
Cam:  yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 gei2 wo3 da3 dian4 hua4.
YJ: yao4 bang1 mang2, need help,
Cam: yao4 bang1 mang2
YJ: jiu4 means as long as,
Cam: jiu4.
YJ: gei3 wo3, to give me something,
Cam: gei3 wo3,
YJ: da3 dian4 hua4, make a phone call,
Cam: da3 dian4 hua4
YJ: gei2 wo3 da3 dian4 hua4 give me a phone call.
Cam:. gei2 wo3 da3 dian4 hua4,
YJ: yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 gei2 wo3 da3 dian4 hua4
Cam: yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 gei2 wo3 da3 dian4 hua4. Call me if you need any help.

Conversation3:
A:今天真是太谢谢你了,就留下来一起吃晚饭吧。
B:不了,我还得回去呢,要帮忙就给我打电话。 
A:好的,谢谢。 
B:不客气。 
 
C: Yajie, how do I say “I’d be glad to help”?
Y: it’s wo3 le4 yi4 bang1 mang2.
C: wo3 le4 yi4 bang1 mang2.
Y: wo3 le4 yi4 means I’d be glad to do something,
C: wo3 le4 yi4.
Y: bang1 mang2, means help,
C: bang1 mang2.
Y:wo3 le4 yi4 bang1 mang2.
C: wo3 le4 yi4 bang1 mang2. I’d be glad to help.


Key words reminder
Let me know if I can help.要帮忙就告诉我一声  You’ve been a great help.你真是帮了大忙了。  Call me if you need any help. 需要帮忙就给我打电话。 I’d be glad to help. 我乐意帮忙。All in today’s Chinese Studio.

YJ:  We’ve run out of time already.  Time for our question of the day.
CM:  How do you say “call me if you need any help” in Chinese?
YJ:  Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com.  And you might win a prize from us.  See you tmr!
CM:  Ming tian jian!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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