“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.
Characters: Taiwanese friend/German student/French student
(Zuótiān, qiántiān háiyǒu jīntiān, wǒ dōu hǎo kāixīn.)
Shisi: Yesterday and the day before, I was really happy.
大八: 為什麼? 我看你天天都很開心。
(Wèishénme? Wǒ kàn nǐ tiāntiān dōu hěn kāixīn.)
Daba: Why? You seem happy every time I see you.
(Qiántiān zǎoshàng, wǒ zìjǐ qí zìxíngchē dào jiéyùnzhàn, xiànzài wǒ huì zuò jiéyùn lái xuéxiào le.)
Shisi: Two mornings ago, I rode my bicycle to the MRT station, so now I can take the MRT to school.
(Zuò jiéyùn zhēnde shì kuài duōle , kěshì bǐ gōngchē guì yìdiǎn.)
Wusan: Taking the MRT is really a lot faster, but a little more expensive that riding a bus.
(Děng gōngchē hěn bùfāngbiàn, guì yìdiǎn méiguānxī.)
Shisi: Waiting for a bus is very inconvenient, so a little more expensive doesn’t matter.
(Nàme, nǐ zuótiān yòu wèishènme hěnkāixīn ne?)
Daba: Well then, why were you so happy yesterday?
(Zuótiān wǎnshàng, péngyǒu dài wǒ qù ting yǎnchànghuì.)
Shisi: Yesterday evening, a friend took me to listen to a concert.
武三: 是誰的演唱會? 在哪裡?。
(Shì shéide yǎnchànghuì? Zài nǎlǐ?)
Wusan: Whose concert was it? Where was it?
(Zài àihé nàlǐ, yǒu hǎoduō yǒumíngde gēshǒu, tāmen dōu chàngde hěnhǎo.)
Shisi: It was over near the Love River, and had many famous singers. They all sang very well!
(Ménpiào duōshǎo qián?)
Daba: How much did tickets cost?
施思: 哈哈! 我最開心的就是「免費」!
(Hāha! Wǒ zuìkāixīnde jiùshì “miǎnfèi”!)
Shisi: Ha ha! The thing that made me happiest is that it was FREE!
(Nàyàngde yǎnchànghuì, zěnmehuì búyào ménpiàone?)
Wusan: How could they have that kind of concert and NOT sell tickets?
(Biérén yào mǎipiào, zhǐshì wǒ péngyǒu yǒu liǎngzhāng miǎnfèide ménpiào.)
Shisi: Other people did have to buy tickets. It was just my friend who had two free tickets.
1騎 (qí) To ride
3到(Dào) To reach, to arrive at
4捷運站(Jiéyùnzhàn) MRT station
7演唱會 (Yǎnchànghuì) Concert
8愛河 (Àihé) The Love River
9歌手 (Gēshǒu) Singer
10唱 (Chàng) To sing
11門票(Ménpiào) Ticket, admission ticket
13買 (Mǎi)To buy
14只是(Zhǐshì) Just, only