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    Here comes the sun

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    Stolen treasures

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    Daily overdose

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    Remembering history

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    First day of school

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    Let's go!

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    Former VP in Beijing

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    A guard dog representing Taiwan

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Broadcast dates: 2015-08-27 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han
Chinese to Go

Broadcast dates: August 27, 29

Host: Huang Shih-han




A: 你怎麼了?

nǐ zěn me le

(Literally: You what’s going on?)

What’s wrong?



kàn qǐ lái yǒu diǎn qiáo cuì

(Literally: Look a bit peaky.)

You look a little peaky.


B: 我有點頭暈,

wǒ yǒu diǎn tóu yūn

(Literally: I a bit head dizzy.)

I feel a bit dizzy.



zuì jìn cháng cháng zhè yàng

(Literally: Recently often this way.)

It’s been happening quite a lot lately.


A: 你有好好吃嗎?

nǐ yǒu hǎo hǎo chī ma

(Literally: You have properly eaten?)

Are you eating well?



hái shì nǐ xiě yā dī

(Literally: Or you blood pressure low?)

Or do you have low blood pressure?


B: 應該不是,

yīng gāi bú shì

(Literally: Probably not.)

I don’t think so.



dàn shì wǒ xīn tiào hěn màn

(Literally: But my heart beat very slow.)

But my heart rate is pretty low.



kě néng zhè yě yǒu guān ba

(Literally: Possibly this also related.)

Maybe that has something to do with it.




你 nǐ

1)      you (singular)

2)      (short for 你的 nǐde) your


怎麼了 zěn me le

what’s going on


看起來 kàn qǐ lái

to look


看 kàn

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


起來 qǐ lái

a result complement used to express a preliminary judgment


有點 yǒu diǎn

a little


憔悴 qiáo cuì

peaky; sallow


我 wǒ

I; me


頭暈 tóu yūn

to feel dizzy


頭 tóu






最近 zuì jìn

recently; lately


常常 cháng cháng



這樣 zhè yàng

this way


好好 hǎo hǎo



吃 chī

to eat


嗎 ma

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


還是 hái shì



血壓 xiě yā

blood pressure


低 dī



應該 yīng gāi



不是 bú shì



不 bù/bú

no; not


是 shì



但是dàn shì




I; me


心跳 xīn tiào



很 hěn



慢  màn



可能 kě néng



這 zhè



也 yě



有關 yǒu guān

connected; related