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Broadcast dates: 2016-06-23 00:50:23 Host: Paula Chao
Conversation
Chinese to Go

“EZ Chinese” is a special series on Chinese to Go, which is jointly produced by the Chinese Language Center of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages and Radio Taiwan International.

 

 

Episode 04

 

Characters: Chinese teacher/foreign student/Overseas Chinese student

Location: In the classroom   

 

萬老師:大八,你的中文 是在哪裡學的?

           (Dàbā,nǐde Zhōngwén shì zài nàlǐxuéde?)

           Da Ba, where did you learn Chinese?

 

大八:我是聽台灣中央廣播電台學的

        (Wǒ shì tīng Táiwān zhōngyāng guǎngbò diàntái xué de )

        I learned it by listening to Radio Taiwan International.

 

施思:真的嗎?我也是!

         (Zhēnde ma? Wǒ yěshì!)

         Really? Me too!

 

萬老師:我聽說 很多華人家庭,爸媽一定要孩子學中文。

            (Wǒ tīngshuō hěnduō huárén jiāntíng, bàmā yídìng yào háizi xué Zhōngwén)

            I’ve heard that in a lot of Chinese speaking families, the parents tell their 

           children they must learn Chinese.

 

施思:可是我們小的時候,真的很不喜歡學中文。

         (Kěshì women xiǎode shíhòu, zhēnde hěnbùxǐhuān xuéZ hōngwén.)

         But, when we’re little, we really don’t like studying Chinese.

 

大八:為什麼?我覺得你們 華人很幸運,在家就可以跟父母練習說話。

        (Wéishénme? Wǒ juéde nǐmen huárén hěnxìngyùn, zàijiā jiù kěyǐ gēn fùmǔ liǎnxí shuōhuà.)

        Why? I feel you are really fortunate to be able to practice speaking Chinese at home                             with your parents.

 

施思:說話不難,叫我們寫字就很痛苦了。

       (Shuōhuà bùnán, jiào women xiězì jiù hěntòngkǔ le.)

        Speaking Chinese is okay, but making us learn to write characters is painful.

 

萬老師:中國 漢字是有故事的,你知道了故事以後,就會很喜歡學寫字了。    

           (Zhōngguó hànzì shì yǒugùshì de , nǐ zhīdào le gùshì yǐhòu, jiù huì hěnxǐhuān xué xiězì le.)

           Chinese characters have their own stories, and once you know them, you’ll enjoy        

           learning to write.

 

大八:一年可以學多少個字?

         (Yìnián kěyǐ xué duōshǎo ge zì?)

         How many characters can be learned in a year?

 

萬老師:不一定,很難說!那要看你是不是一個努力的好學生。

          (Bùyídìng, hěnnánshuō! Nà yàokàn nǐ shìbúshì yíge nǔlì de hǎoxuéshēng.)

           It’s hard to say for certain.That depends on whether or not you’re a hard-working student!

 

Vocabulary

 

1. 教室(jiàoshì) Classroom

 

2. 萬老師 (Wàn lǎoshī) Teacher Wan

 

3. 學生(xuéshēng) Student

   好學生(hǎoxuéshēng) Good student

   學生們都在教室 The students are all in the classroom.(Xuéshēngmen dōu zàijiàoshì)

 

4. 學 (xué) Study,learn

5. 聽(tīng) Hear, listen

   請 聽 (Qǐngtīng) Please lisen

  請你聽我說(Qǐng nǐ tīng wǒ shuō) Please listen to what I say

 

6. 台灣中央廣播電台(Táiwān Zhōngyāng Guǎngbò Diàntái)

                            Radio Taiwan International

7. 聽說(tīngshuō) To have heard

 

8. 華人(huárén) Chinese speaker

 

9. 家庭(Jiātíng) Family

   聽說華人家庭都聽台灣中央廣播電台

   (Tīngshuō huárénjiātíng dōu tīngTáiwānzhōngyāngguǎngbòdiàntái.)

   I have heard that Chinese families all listen to Radio Taiwan International.

 

10. 小孩子 (xiǎoháizi) Child,children

 

11. 小的時候 (xiǎode shíhòu) When one is young

 

12. 覺得 (juéde) To feel

 

13. 很幸運 (hěnxìngyùn) Very fortunate

 

14. 在家 (zàijiā) At home

 

15. 跟 (gēn) Togetehr, with

   跟誰去? (gēn shuí qù) Who did you go with?  

   跟誰來 ? (gēn shuí lái) Who did you come with?

 

16. 父母(fùmǔ) Parents 

     我覺得小的時候有父母在家的孩子很幸運

    (wǒ jiào dé xiǎo de shí hòu yǒu fù mǔ zài jiā de hái zǐ hěn xìng yùn)

    I feel that when one is young, having both parents at home is truly fortunate.

 

17. 練習(liǎnxí) Practice

 

18. 說話(shuōhuà) To speak

    我可以跟你練習說話嗎? (wǒ kě yǐ gēn nǐ liàn xí shuō huà ma?)

    May I practice speaking with you?

 

19. 不難(bùnán) Easy, not difficult

      很難(hěnnán) Very difficult

     難不難(nánbùnán) Is it difficult?

 

20. 寫字 (xiězì) To write characters

 

21. 痛苦(tòngkǔ) Painful

 

22. 中國 (Zhōngguó) China

 

23. 漢字(hànzì) Chinese characters

    我覺得寫中國漢字很好玩,一點都不痛苦。

    (Wǒ juéde xiě zhōng guó hàn zì hěn hǎo wán, yī diǎn dōu bù tòng kǔ)

    I think writing Chinese characters is fun and not a bit "painful." 

 

24. 故事(gùshì) Story

    說故事 (shuō gùshì) To tell a story

 

25. 知道(zhī dào)   To know

    知道嗎? (zhī dào ma?) Do you know?

    不知道 (bù zhī dào) I don’t know

    你知道這個故事嗎? (nǐ zhī dào zhè gè gù shì ma ?) Do you know this story

 

26. 以後(yǐhòu) Later

 

27. 一年 (yìnián) One year

    二年/兩年(liǎng nián) Two years

    三年(sān nián) Three years

    你知道一年以後,你會在那裡? (nǐ zhī dào yī nián yǐ hòu,nǐ huì zài nà lǐ?)

     Do you know where you will be one year from now?

 

28. 多少(duōshǎo) How many?

 

29. 難說(nánshuō) Hard to say!

     這個很難說,我真的不知道(zhè gè hěn nán shuō, wǒ zhēn de bù zhī dào )

    That is really hard to say. I really don’t know.

 

30. 那要看(nàyàokàn) That depends on...

 

31. 努力 (nǔlì) Hardworking

     那要看你努力不努力 (nàyàokànnǐ nǔlì bù nǔlì) 

     That depends on whether you are hardworkign or not.