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Broadcast dates: 2015-06-25 09:27:47 Host: Huang Shih-han
Conversation

Chinese to Go 425

Broadcast dates: June 25, 27

Host: Huang Shih-han

 

Conversation

 

A: 我有個朋友把狗留在車上,

wǒ yǒu ge péng yǒu bǎ gǒu liú zài chē shàng

(Literally: I have friend dog left car on.)

A friend of mine left his dog in the car

 

結果狗中暑死了耶!

jié guǒ gǒu zhòng shǔ sǐ le ye

(Literally: as a result dog suffering heatstroke died!)

and the dog died of heatstroke.

 

B: 你朋友太沒常識了吧!

nǐ péng yǒu tài méi cháng shì le ba

(Literally: You friend too without common knowledge!)

Your friend really doesn’t have much common sense.

 

A: 對啊,他很傷心,

duì a tā hěn shāng xīn

(Literally: Yeah, he very sad.)

Yeah, he’s very sad

 

可是也來不及了。

kě shì yě lái bù jí le

(Literally: But also too late.)

but it’s too late.

 

Vocabulary

 

我 wǒ

I; me

 

有 yǒu

to have

 

個 ge

the most common measure word in Chinese

 

朋友 péng yǒu

friend

 

把 bǎ

(grammar) a sentence with the character把is a sentence in which the object of the sentence appears after the subject and before the verb

 

狗 gǒu

dog

 

留 liú

1)    to stay; to remain

2)    to leave sb/sth

 

在 zài

a particle indicating a location

 

車 chē

car; vehicle

 

上 shàng

on

 

結果 jié guǒ

as a result; consequently”

 

中暑 zhòng shǔ

to suffer from heatstroke

 

死 sǐ

to die

 

了 le

a particle indicating that an action is complete

 

你 nǐ

1)    you (singular)

2)    (short for 你的 nǐde) your

 

太 tài

excessively

 

沒 méi

no; not; without

 

常識 cháng shì

(literally “common knowledge”) common sense

 

對啊 duì a

(colloquial) yeah

 

他 tā

he; him

 

很 hěn

very

 

傷心 shāng xīn

sad

 

可是 kě shì

but

 

也 yě

also

 

來不及 lái bù jí

too late