CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Lesson 180 - Revision of Asking for Help

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:  It’s time to perfect Chinese your way in only five minutes a day.  Welcome to huan le han yu on CRI.  Wo shi Cam.
YJ:  And wo shi Yajie… it’s time for a review of everything we’ve learned this week.
Cam:  Right, it’s been all about how to ask for help.  So let’s get started.

Sentences in the week
Would you do me a favor? 能帮我个忙吗? Sure当然可以 Can you fix the computer for me?能帮我修一下电脑吗?Thanks a million, 非常感谢。You’ve been a great help.你真是帮了大忙了。 All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam: Yajie, in many cases, whether at the chao shi, bank, restaurant, or whatever, we need to ask for help.
Yajie:   Right.  You can say能帮我个忙吗?
Cam:  neng2 bang1 wo3 ge4 mang2 ma?
YJ: neng2 means would you?
Cam: neng2.
YJ: bang1 wo3 means to help me,
Cam: bang1 wo3,
YJ: ge4 is short for yi2ge4, which means one,
Cam: ge4.
YJ: bang1 mang2, help.
Cam: bang1 mang2. 
YJ: neng2 bang1 wo3 ge4 mang2 ma?
Cam: neng2 bang1 wo3 ge4 mang2 ma? Would you do me a favor?

Conversation1:
A:能帮我个忙吗?
B:当然可以。 怎么了?
A:你能替我寄封信吗?
B: 好的,没问题。
A: 谢谢。
B: 不客气。 

Cam: And if I ask somebody to do me a favor, what will their response be?
Yajie: Most friendly people will say 当然可以, which means Sure.
Cam: dang1 ran2 ke2 yi3.
YJ:  dang1 ran2 means of course,
Cam: dang1 ran2.
YJ: ke2 yi3 imply that I can help,
Cam: ke2 yi3
YJ:  dang1 ran2 ke2 yi3.
Cam:  dang1 ran2 ke2 yi3. of course I can.

Conversation3:
A:能帮我个忙吗?
B:当然可以了,怎么了?
A:能帮我去楼下取个快件吗?
B: 没问题。

Cam: Yajie, my computer isn’t working, so I need someone to help me with that. How do I say that in Chinese?
YJ: you can say “能帮我修一下电脑吗?”
Cam: neng2 bang1 wo3 xiu1 yi2xia4 dian4 nao3 ma?
YJ: neng2 bang1 wo3, would you help me,
Cam: neng2 bang1 wo3,
YJ:  xiu1 yi2xia4, to fix,
Cam:  xiu1 yi2xia4
YJ: dian4 nao3, computer,
Cam: dian4 nao3
YJ: xiu1 dian4 nao3, to fix the computer,
Cam: xiu1 dian4 nao3
YJ: neng2 bang1 wo3 xiu1 yi2xia4 dian4 nao3 ma?
Cam: neng2 bang1 wo3 xiu1 yi2xia4 dian4 nao3 ma? Can you fix the computer for me?

Conversation3:
A:能帮我修一下电脑吗?
B:没问题。 
A:非常感谢,
B:不客气。

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:  fei1 chang2 means very much,
Cam:  fei1 chang2
YJ:  gan3 xie4. thanks
Cam:  gan3 xie4.
YJ:  fei1 chang2 gan3 xie4.
Cam:  fei1 chang2 gan3 xie4. Thanks a million.
YJ:  But you may want to say more than that, such as “You’ve been a great help.”
Cam: What’s the Chinese for 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

Conversation 4
A:非常感谢!你真是帮了大忙了。
B:别客气,要帮忙就给我打电话。
A:好的。 

Sentences in the week
Would you do me a favor? 能帮我个忙吗? Sure当然可以 Can you fix the computer for me?能帮我修一下电脑吗?Thanks a million, 非常感谢。You’ve been a great help.你真是帮了大忙了。All in today’s sentences in the week.

Cam:  Yajie, this has been very helpful… no pun intended.  Would you like to give our question of the day?
YJ:  Sure… how do you say “thanks a million” in Chinese?
Cam:  I’d like to say thanks a million for this week’s lessons, Yajie!
YJ:  No problem.  We’ll see everyone next week!
Cam:  Zhou mo kuai le!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program