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Lesson 191 -Haircut III

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam: Dajia hao.  Welcome to Chinese Studio.  I am one of your hosts, Cam.
YJ: And I’m Yajie.
Cam: Yajie, you have beautiful hair… we’ve been talking about hair cuts all this week… you have straight hair with great volume, shall we say.
YJ:  Thank you Cam…
Cam:  We’ve been focusing on how men can ask for haircuts, so let’s learn a few words women can use when getting their hair styled.

Key words of the day
I would like my hair straightened. 我想把头发拉直。I’d like to dye my hair. 我想染头发。Brown. 棕色chestnut 栗色 I would like to have a manicure  我要修一下指甲All in today’s Chinese studio.

Cam:  Okay, so let’s say you have curly hair, and want it straightened… what would a girl say?
YJ: we’ll say我想把头发拉直。
Cam: wo3 xiang3 ba3 tou2fa la1 zhi2.
YJ: wo3 xiang3, I want,
CM: wo3 xiang3.
Y: ba3 is usually put before the object,
C: ba3.
YJ: tou2fa means hair,
Cam: tou2fa.
YJ: la1 zhi2 means get it straightened,
CM: la1 zhi2.
YJ: wo3 xiang3 ba3 tou2fa la1 zhi2. I would like my hair straightened.
Cam: wo3 xiang3 ba3 tou2fa la1 zhi2.

Conversation1:
A:我想把头发拉直。
B:可是我觉得卷发很适合你。

Cam: Now, some girls like to dye their hair a different color.  How can they request this?
YJ: you can say 我想染头发.
CM: wo3 xiang3 ran3 tou2fa.
YJ: wo3 xiang3, I want,
Cam: wo3 xiang3,
YJ: ran3 means to dye,
CM: ran3.
YJ: tou2fa. Hair.
C: tou2fa.
Y: wo3 xiang3 ran3 tou2fa.
C: wo3 xiang3 ran3 tou2fa. I want to dye my hair.

Conversation2:
A:我想染头发.
B:你想染什么颜色?
A: 棕色怎么样?
B: 不错。

YJ: And they can dye their hair different colors, such as brown or chestnut.
CM: what’s the Chinese for brown?
Y: it’s zong1 se4.
C: zong1 se4.
Y:zong1 means brown.
C: zong1.
Y: se4 means color,
C: se4.
Y: zong1 se4.
C: zong1 se4. brown. Then what’s the Chinese for chestnut?
Y: it’s li4 se4.
C: li4 se4.
Y: as li4 means chestnut in Chinese.
C: li4. and se4 means color.
Y: right. li4 se4. chestnut,
C: li4 se4. 

Conversation3:
A:我想染头发.
B:你想染什么颜色?
A: 我想染成栗色。
B: 好的。

Y: Cam, you know in some beauty salons, they provide service not only for hair, but also for things like nails….
C: That’s right.
Y: How about we tell our female listeners how to say “I would like to have a manicure”
C: why not.
Y: it’s 我要修一下指甲
C: wo3 yao4 xiu1 yi2xia4 zhi1jia.
Y: wo3 yao4 means I’d like to have,
C: wo3 yao4.
Y: xiu1 means manicure,
C: xiu1,
Y: yi2xia4, a little bit,
C: yi2xia4.
Y: zhi1jia.
C: zhi1jia. Nails,
Y: wo3 yao4 xiu1 yi2xia4 zhi1jia. I would like to have a manicure.
C: wo3 yao4 xiu1 yi2xia4 zhi1jia.

Conversation4:
A: 我要修一下指甲
B: 好的,请稍等。

Key words Reminder
I would like my hair straightened. 我想把头发拉直。I’d like to dye my hair. 我想染头发。Brown. 棕色chestnut 栗色 I would like to have a manicure  我要修一下指甲All in today’s Chinese studio.

Cam: Very useful information Yajie… you are a fei cheng hao laoshi.
YJ:  Thank you Cam.  Time for our question of the day.
Cam:  How do you say “I’d like to dye my hair” in Chinese?  Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com and you might win a prize.
YJ:  Mingtian jian!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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