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Broadcast dates: 2014-09-11 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han
Conversation

Broadcast date: September 11, 2014

Host: Huang Shih-han

 

Conversation

 

A: 樓下那個人是誰?

lóu xià nà ge rén shì sheí

(Literally: Downstairs that person is who?)

Who’s that downstairs?

 

B: 他是新管理員。

tā shì xīn guǎn lǐ yuán

(Literally: He is new management personnel.)

That’s our new concierge.

 

A: 啊,這提醒我我們該付管理費了。

a,zhè tí xǐng wǒ wǒ men gāi fù guǎn lǐ fèi le

(Literally: Ah, this reminds me we have to pay management fees.)

Oh, yes. That reminds me. We have to pay the building management fees.

 

B: 又要付啦?

yòu yào fù la

(Literally: Again have to pay?)

Again? Already?

 

A: 一季付一次,

yí jì fù yí cì

(Literally: One quarter pay once.)

We pay once every quarter

 

管理費包括清潔工的工資、垃圾處理費,還有其他雜事。

guǎn lǐ fèi bāo kuò qīng jié gōng de gōng zī、lè sè chǔ lǐ fèi,hái yǒu qí tā zá shì

(Literally: )

and it covers the cleaning staff, refuse removal and all the other stuff.

 

Vocabulary

 

樓下 lóu xià

downstairs

 

樓上 lóu shàng

upstairs

 

那 nà

that

 

個 ge

the most common measure word in Chinese

 

人 rén

person; people

 

是 shì

be-verb

 

誰 sheí

who

 

他 tā

he; him

 

新 xīn

new

 

管理員 guǎn lǐ yuán

(literally “management personnel”) concierge; caretaker

 

啊 a

ah (the sound in Chinese when you suddenly remember something)

 

這 zhè

this

 

提醒 tí xǐng

to remind

 

我 wǒ

I; me

 

我們wǒ men

we; us

 

該gāi

to have to

 

付 fù

to pay

 

管理費 guǎn lǐ fèi

management fees

 

管理 guǎn lǐ

to manage; management

 

費 fèi

fees

 

又 yòu

again

 

要 yào

to have to

 

一季 yí jì

a quarter

 

一 yī/yí/yì

one

 

季jì

quarter; season

 

一次 yí cì

once

 

次 cì

time (in terms of frequency)

 

包括 bāo kuò

to include

 

清潔工 qīng jié gōng

cleaner

 

清潔 qīng jié

cleaning

 

工 gōng

worker

 

工資 gōng zī

wage

 

垃圾 lè sè

garbage

 

處理 chǔ lǐ

treatment

 

還有 hái yǒu

and

 

其他 qí tā

other

 

雜事 zá shì

(literally “miscellaneous affairs”) a variety of chores