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

Chinese to Go 425

Broadcast dates: June 25, 27

Host: Huang Shih-han




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



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



kě shì yě lái bù jí le

(Literally: But also too late.)

but it’s too late.




我 wǒ

I; me


有 yǒu

to have


個 ge

the most common measure word in Chinese


朋友 péng yǒu



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



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



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



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



傷心 shāng xīn



可是 kě shì



也 yě



來不及 lái bù jí

too late