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Chinese to Go

Broadcast dates: 2014-08-28 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han
Conversation

Broadcast date: August 28, 2014

Host: Huang Shih-han

 

Conversation

 

A: 你知道哪裡有賣香腸嗎?

nǐ zhī dào nǎ lǐ yǒu mài xiāng cháng ma

(Literally: You know where has sell sausages?)

Do you know where I can buy some sausages?

 

B: 到處都有啊,

dào chù dōu yǒu a

(Literally: Everywhere all has.)

Anywhere:

 

超市、傳統市場,連便利商店都有。

chāo shì、chuán tǒng shì chǎng,lián biàn lì shāng diàn dōu yǒu

(Literally: Supermarket, traditional market, even convenience stores all have.)

in the supermarket, in the market, even in convenience stores.

 

A: 我不要台式香腸,我要西式香腸,

wǒ bú yào tái shì xiāng cháng,wǒ yào xī shì xiāng cháng

(Literally: I not want Taiwanese-style sausages. I want Western-style sausages.)

No, I don’t want Taiwanese-style sausages. I want Western-style sausages.

 

有加植物香料或起士那種。

yǒu jiā zhí wù xiāng liào huò qǐ shì nà zhǒng

(Literally: Have add plant spice or cheese that kind.)

Sausages with herbs or cheese.

 

B: 那種比較難找。

nà zhǒng bǐ jiào nán zhǎo

(Literally: That kind comparatively difficult to find.)

That’s a bit tricky.

 

Vocabulary

 

你 nǐ

you (singular)

 

知道 zhī dào

to know; to be aware of

 

哪裡 nǎ lǐ

where

 

那裡 nà lǐ

there

 

有 yǒu

to have; to be available

 

賣mài

to sell

 

香腸 xiāng cháng

(literally “fragrant intestine”) sausage

 

嗎 ma

a particle at the end of the sentence indicating a question

 

到處 dào chù

everywhere

 

都 dōu

all

 

有 yǒu

to have; to be available

 

超市 chāo shì

(short for 超級市場 chāo jí shì chǎng) supermarket

 

傳統市場 chuán tǒng shì chǎng

traditional market

 

傳統 chuán tǒng

traditional

 

市場shì chǎng

market

 

連lián

even

 

便利商店 biàn lì shāng diàn

convenience store

 

便利 biàn lì

convenient

 

商店 shāng diàn

store

 

我 wǒ

I; me

 

不 bù/bú

no; not

 

要 yào

to want

 

台式 tái shì

Taiwanese style

 

西式 xī shì

Western style

 

加 jiā

to add

 

植物香料 zhí wù xiāng liào

(literally “plant spice”) herb

 

或 huò

or

 

起士qǐ shì

(transliteration) cheese

*Alternative: 乳酪 rǔ luò

 

那種 nà zhǒng

that type; that kind

 

比較 bǐ jiào

1)      to compare

2)      a cue for a comparative

 

難 nán

difficult

 

找 zhǎo

to look for; to find