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Broadcast dates: 2015-05-21 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han
Conversation

Broadcast dates: May 21, 23

Host: Huang Shih-han

 

Conversation

 

A: 這菜看起來不太好,

zhè cài kàn qǐ lái bú tài hǎo

(Literally: This vegetable looks not too good.)

This vegetable doesn’t look good.

 

怎麼這麼貴啊?

zěn me zhè me guì a

(Literally: How come so expensive?)

Why is it so expensive?

 

B: 這不是當季的菜,

zhè bú shì dāng jì de cài

(Literally: This is not of-the-season vegetable.)

This is not a seasonal vegetable

 

當然貴啊,

dāng rán guì a

(Literally: Of course expensive.)

so of course it’s expensive.

 

一定是進口的。

yí dìng shì jìn kǒu de

(Literally: Certainly imported..)

It must be imported.

 

A: 又貴品質又不好,

yòu guì pǐn zhí yòu bù hǎo

(Literally: And expensive quality and not good.)

It’s expensive and the quality is poor.

 

我們還是選當季的菜比較新鮮。

wǒ men hái shì xuǎn dāng jì de cài bǐ jiào xīn xiān

(Literally: )

We should pick seasonal vegetables because they’re fresher.

 

Vocabulary

 

這zhè

this

 

菜 cài

vegetable

 

看起來 kàn qǐ lái

to look

 

不 bù/bú

no; not

 

太 tài

excessively

 

好 hǎo

good

 

怎麼 zěn me

how come

 

這麼 zhè me

so

 

貴 guì

expensive

 

便宜 pián yí

cheap.

 

啊 a

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

 

是 shì

be-verb

 

當季 dāng jì

(literally “of the season”) seasonal

 

當然 dāng rán

certainly

 

貴 guì

Expensive

 

一定 yí dìng

certainly; without a doubt

 

進口 jìn kǒu

imported

 

又 + adjective +又 + adjective

a construction indicating a dual quality

 

品質 pǐn zhí

quality

 

我們 wǒ men

we; us

 

還 hái

still

 

選 xuǎn

to pick; to choose

 

比較 bǐ jiào

1)      to compare

2)      a cue for a comparative

 

新鮮xīn xiān

fresh