QR Code
  • 中興大學開設食農教育課程

    Hands-On Agricultural Education

    National Chung Hsing University has introduced a hands-on approach to agricultural education. Agriculture courses here now involve planting fruit and rice, making compost, and processing tea. (Photo Courtesy National Chung Hsing University) (CNA)

  • 清明零火災 消防車進駐墓地

    For a fire-free festival

    The upcoming Tomb Sweeping Festival involves incense and burnt offerings. To ensure public safety during the festival, a local fire department in Kinmen County has set up a "fire prevention information stand" for a "fire-free festival". (CNA)

  • 鹿港芋丸(3)

    Fresh from the Steamer

    A shop in Changhua County sells freshly steamed taro balls. (CNA)

  • 送別李光耀(2)

    Singapore pays respects to Lee Kuan Yew

    Crowds braved the rain on Sunday to pay their respects to Singapore founder and former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away Monday at the age of 91. (CNA photo)

  • M503航路啟用  多航班已使用

    The launch of Flight Route M503

    Authorities in Taiwan were monitoring China's new commercial flight route M503, which travels through the Taiwan Strait, as it entered service on Sunday. (CNA photo)

  • 亞洲麵包大賽  新北隊摘金

    Baking their way to Gold

    Bakers from New Taipei City won gold at an Asian cities baking championship in Taipei on Sunday. Bakers Huang Chieh-ming (left) and Huang Tsung-chen (right) hold their winning breads. (CNA photo)

  • 高雄洋紅風鈴木美不勝收(一)

    Poetic landscape

    The beautiful rosy trumpet trees along the streets in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. (CNA photo)

  • 宜蘭綠色博覽會登場(1)

    The 2015 Yilan Green Expo opens!

    The 2015 Yilan Green Expo opens in the northeastern county. The annual event aims to encourage the public to get involved in environmental protection and to experience nature.

  • Taiwan Today – Megatrends – The Energy Equation

  • Taiwan Today – Megatrends – Smart Machines and the Internet

  • Phil Tchernegovski, a fan of Taiwanese diva Jody Chiang, thanks Taiwan with his book

  • Elias Ek, author of How to Start a Business in Taiwan

  • Interview with Chris Carnahan of Taipei Trends

  • Interview with Robert Chung, doctor of anesthesia

  • Entrepreneur Ping Chu 朱平talks about his book Be the Change

  • Aveda’s Taiwan founder Ping Chu 朱平shares his approach to building happy successful businesses

Broadcast dates: 2015-03-26 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han
Conversation

Broadcast dates: March 26, 28, 2015

Host: Huang Shih-han

 

Conversation

 

A: 有地震!

yǒu dì zhèn

(Literally: There is earthquake!)

Earthquake!

 

B: 我怎麼沒有感覺啊?

wǒ zěn me méi yǒu gǎn jué a

(Literally: I how come not have feeling?)

How come I don’t feel it.

 

A: 搖得這麼厲害你還沒發現?

yáo de zhè me lì hài nǐ hái méi fā xiàn

(Literally: Shake so fiercely you still not discover?)

It’s shaking so hard and you still don’t feel it?

 

你是不是頭暈啊?

nǐ shì bú shì tóu yūn a

(Literally: You yes not yes head dizzy?)

Are you feeling dizzy or what?

 

B: 現在有了,

xiàn zài yǒu le

(Literally: Now there is.)

Now I can feel it.

 

小地震不用緊張啦。

xiǎo dì zhèn bú yòng jǐn zhāng la

(Literally: Small earthquake no need to nervous.)

It’s only a small earthquake so don’t worry about it.

 

Vocabulary

 

有 yǒu

to have; there is/are

 

地震 dì zhèn

(literally “earth trembling”) earthquake

 

我 wǒ

I; me

 

怎麼 zěn me

how come

 

沒(有)méi (yǒu)

no; not; without

 

感覺 gǎn jué

to feel

 

啊 a

a particle that signifies a question

 

搖 yáo

to shake

 

得 de

a complement that is usually associated with verbs

 

這麼 zhè me

so

 

厲害 lì hài

fierce; violent

 

你 nǐ

you

 

還 hái

Still

 

發現 fā xiàn

to perceive; to discover

 

是不是 shì bú shì

(literally “yes not yes”) a cue for a yes or no question

 

頭暈tóu yūn

(literally “head dizzy”) dizzy

 

現在 xiàn zài

now

 

了 le

a particle indicating that something has happened

 

小 xiǎo

small

 

不用 bú yòng

no need to

 

緊張 jǐn zhāng

nervous