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Conversation

“Fitting in in 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 47

 

Gift

 

1.禮物
(lǐwù)
gift, present

 

他什麼都有,送他什麼生日禮物比較好呢?
(Tā shénme dōu yǒu, sòng tā shénme shēngrì lǐwù bǐjiào hǎo ne?)
He’s got everything already! What can we give him as a birthday present?

 

2收下
(shōuxià)
receive, accept

 

這是我從日本買回來的小禮物,請你收下
(Zhè shì wǒ cóng rìběn mǎi huílái de xiǎo lǐwù, qǐng nǐ shōu xià)
Please accept this little present I brought back from Japan.

 

3歡迎
(huānyíng)
welcome

 

歡迎你有空來我家玩。
(Huānyíng nǐ yǒu kòng lái wǒ jiā wán.)
Whenever you have some free time, feel welcome to come to my house.

 

4加上
(jiāshàng) 加
to add on

 

你今天穿得很漂亮,再加上一頂帽子就更漂亮了。
(Nǐ jīntiān chuān de hěn piàoliàng, zài jiā shàng yì dǐng màozi jiù gèng piàoliàngle.)
Your outfit today is very pretty. If you added a hat, you’d look even better!

 

5熱鬧
(rènào)

hubbub

 

台灣的夜市每天都非常熱鬧。
(Táiwān de yèshì měitiān dū fēicháng rènào.)
Night markets in Taiwan are always active, crowded and noisy.

 

6難怪
(nánguài)
no wonder

 

A:他昨天錢包丟了。
(Tā zuótiān qiánbāo diūle.)
He lost his wallet yesterday.

 

B:難怪昨天他不跟我去吃飯。
(Nánguài zuótiān tā bù gēn wǒ qù chīfàn.)
No wonder he didn’t want to go out to eat with me!

 

7 聲音
(shēngyīn)
voice, sound, noise

 

他走路的聲音好大聲啊。
(Tā zǒulù de shēngyīn hǎo dà shēng a.)
He makes a lot of noise when he walks.

 

8特別
(tèbié)
special

 

今天是我的生日,所以媽媽特別做了蛋糕。
(Jīntiān shì wǒ de shēngrì, suǒyǐ māmā tèbié zuòle dàngāo.)
Today’s my birthday, so Mom made a special cake.

 

Dialogue

 

老師: 為什麼那個班今天特別熱鬧?
(Lǎoshī: Wèishéme nàgè bān jīntiān tèbié rènào?)
Teacher: Why is that class especially active today?

 

歐福: 因為班上有兩個人生日,加上歡迎新同學。
(Ōufú: Yīnwèi bān shàng yǒu liǎng gè rén shēngrì, jiā shàng huānyíng xīn tóngxué.)
Oufu: Two of the students are having birthdays today, and they’re welcoming new classmates.

 

德美: 壽星收下禮物後,自己又準備了小禮物送給同學。
(Déměi: Shòuxīng shōu xià lǐwù hòu, zìjǐ yòu zhǔnbèile xiǎo lǐwù sòng gěi tóngxué.)
Demei: After the girls get their birthday presents, they’ve prepared little gifts to give their classmates.

 

老師: 他們好像在玩交換禮物的遊戲,是嗎?
(Lǎoshī: Tāmen hǎoxiàng zài wán jiāohuàn lǐwù de yóuxì, shì ma?)
Teacher: They seem to be playing a gift exchange game, huh?

 

德美: 是啊! 女孩子的花樣特別多。
(Déměi: Shì a! Nǔ háizi de huāyàng tèbié duō.)
Demei: Yeah. “Girls just want to have fun.”

 

歐福: 都是女生,難怪聲音那麼吵!
(Ōufú: Dōu shì nǔshēng, nánguài shēngyīn nàme chǎo!)
Oufu: All girls! No wonder it’s so noisy!