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    Thrice is nice!

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    Brand new opera house

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    Light and music

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    Super weekend

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    Golden Horse

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    T'is the season!

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Broadcast dates: 2014-11-19 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han

Broadcast date: November 20, 2014

Host: Huang Shih-han




A: 我在泡茶,

wǒ zài pào chá

(Literally: I am making tea.)

I’m making tea.



nǐ yào hē ma

(Literally: You want to drink?)

Would you like some?


B: 好啊,可是你可不可以泡一杯淡的茶?

hǎo a,kě shì nǐ kě bù kě yǐ pào yì bēi dàn de chá

(Literally: Sure. But you cannot can make one cup weak tea?)

Sure. But can you make my tea weak?



wǒ tōng cháng bù hē nóng chá

(Literally: I usually don’t drink strong tea)

I usually don’t drink strong tea



yīn wèi wèi huì bù shū fú

(Literally: because stomach will not comfortable.)

because it irritates my stomach.


A: 沒問題,

méi wèn tí

(Literally: No problem.)

No problem!



wǒ mā ma yě bù hē nóng chá

(Literally: My mother also not drink strong tea.)

My mother can’t drink it either.





1)      I’ me

2)      (short for 我的 wǒde) my; mine


在 zài

a particle indicating a progressive tense


泡茶 pào chá

to make tea


泡 pào

to make (tea, coffee, etc.)


茶 chá



你 nǐ

you (singular)


要 yào

to want to


喝 hē

to drink


嗎 ma

a particle at the end of the sentence indicating that it is a question


好啊 hǎo a



可是 kě shì



可以 kě yǐ

can; to be able to


不 bù/bú

no; not





杯 bēi



淡 dàn

1)      weak (in the context of tea or coffee)

2)      light (color)

3)      bland (taste)


通常tōng cháng



濃 nóng

1)      strong (in the context of tea or coffee)

2)      thick (in terms of consistency or color)


因為 yīn wèi



胃 wèi



舒服 shū fú



沒 méi

no; not; without


問題 wèn tí



媽媽 mā ma



也 yě