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Broadcast dates: 2015-04-16 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han
Conversation

Broadcast dates: April 16, 18, 2015

Host: Huang Shih-han

 

Conversation

 

A: 最近電視上有一堆名人炫富,

zuì jìn diàn shì shàng yǒu yì duī míng rén xuàn fù

(Literally: Recently TV on there are one pile of famous people flaunting wealth.)

A lot of celebrities are flaunting their wealth on TV these days.

 

一直講自己的名牌包跟鞋子多少錢,

yì zhí jiǎng zì jǐ de míng pái bāo gēn xié zi duō shǎo qián

(Literally: Continuously talk self famous brand bag and shoes how much money.)

They keep talking about how much their designer bags and shoes cost.

 

真受不了!

zhēn shòu bù liǎo

(Literally: Really unbearable!)

It’s really unbearable!

 

B: 很多其實是置入性行銷,

hěn duō qí shí shì zhì rù xìng xíng xiāo

(Literally: A lot actually is placement marketing.)

A lot of it is actually product placement.

 

想要觀眾去買那些產品,

xiǎng yào guān zhòng qù mǎi nà xiē chǎn pǐn

(Literally: Want audience to go buy those products.)

They want the audience to buy those products.

 

看這種節目根本就是浪費時間。

kàn zhè zhǒng jié mù gēn běn jiù shì làng fèi shí jiān

(Literally: Watching this type program fundamentally is waste time.)

Watching this kind of programs is a waste of time.

 

Vocabulary

 

最近 zuì jìn

recently; these days

 

電視 diàn shì

TV

 

上 shàng

on

 

有 yǒu

these is/are; to have

 

一堆 yì duī

a pile of

 

一 yī/yí/yì

one

 

堆 duī

pile

 

名人 míng rén

celebrity

 

炫富 xuàn fù

to flaunt one’s wealth

 

一直 yì zhí

continuously

 

講jiǎng

to talk

 

自己zì jǐ

self

 

名牌包 míng pái bāo

designer bag

 

名牌 míng pái

(literally “famous brand”) designer brand

 

包 bāo

bag

 

跟 gēn

and

 

鞋子 xié zi

shoes

 

多少 duō shǎo

how many/much

 

錢 qián

money

 

真 zhēn

really

 

受不了shòu bù liǎo

unbearable

 

很多 hěn duō

many; a lot

 

其實 qí shí

actually

 

是 shì

be-verb

 

置入性行銷 zhì rù xìng xíng xiāo

(literally “placement marketing”) product placement

 

想要 xiǎng yào

to want to

 

觀眾 guān zhòng

audience

 

去 qù

to go

 

買mǎi

to buy

 

那些 nà xiē

those

 

產品 chǎn pǐn

product

 

看 kàn

to watch; to look at; to see; to read

 

這種 zhè zhǒng

this type

 

這 zhè

this

 

種 zhǒng

type

 

節目 jié mù

program

 

根本 gēn běn

fundamentally

 

就 jiù

a particle that adds emphasis

 

浪費 làng fèi

to waste

 

時間 shí jiān

time