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

Broadcast date: November 20, 2014

Host: Huang Shih-han

 

Conversation

 

A: 我在泡茶,

wǒ zài pào chá

(Literally: I am making tea.)

I’m making tea.

 

你要喝嗎?

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?

 

我通常不喝濃茶,

wǒ tōng cháng bù hē nóng chá

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

I usually don’t drink strong tea

 

因為胃會不舒服。

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!

 

我媽媽也不喝濃茶。

wǒ mā ma yě bù hē nóng chá

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

My mother can’t drink it either.

 

Vocabulary

 

我wǒ

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

tea

 

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

OK

 

可是 kě shì

but

 

可以 kě yǐ

can; to be able to

 

不 bù/bú

no; not

 

一yī/yí/yì

one

 

杯 bēi

cup

 

淡 dàn

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

2)      light (color)

3)      bland (taste)

 

通常tōng cháng

usually

 

濃 nóng

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

2)      thick (in terms of consistency or color)

 

因為 yīn wèi

because

 

胃 wèi

stomach

 

舒服 shū fú

comfortable

 

沒 méi

no; not; without

 

問題 wèn tí

problem

 

媽媽 mā ma

mother

 

也 yě

also