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  • 罹難者家屬傷心招魂


    Relatives of the victims of TransAsia Airways Flight 222 hold a memorial ceremony Thursday in Penghu County. The plane crashed Wednesday night during a second attempt at landing. 48 passengers have been confirmed dead. (CNA)

  • 生技月開幕 布吉納法索設攤

    Fruits of friendship

    Burkina Faso, one of Taiwan's African allies, promotes its shea fruit at an exhibition in Taipei on Thursday. (CNA)

  • 金城武大樹種回 盼順利重生

    Famous tree back upright after storm

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  • 復興航空失事班機殘骸

    TransAsia Airways plane crashes, leaving 48 dead and 10 injured

    There were 54 passengers and four crew on board. (CNA photo) 

  • 風雨中等待林書豪

    We want Linsanity!

    Fans brave the typhoon to see their basketball hero Jeremy Lin, the first (and only) Taiwanese-American NBA player. (CNA photo)

  • 華航雲門彩繪機降落新德里

    Cloud Gate in the sky

    A Taiwan-based China Airlines flight painted with beautiful dancers from Taiwan's renowned Cloud Gate Dance Theatre lands in New Dehli. (CNA photo)

  • 北市清理颱風傾倒路樹

    Fallen trees

    The Taipei City Government sent out 3,000 people to clear away the fallen trees after Typhoon Matmo hit. (CNA photo)

  • 颱風進逼 台東風雨漸強(2)

    Higher waves

    Taitung is seeing higher waves as the typhoon nears. (CNA)

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Chinese to Go

Broadcast dates: 2014-07-24 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han

Broadcast dates: July 24, 2014

Host: Huang Shih-han




A: 今天放颱風假,

jīn tiān fàng tái fēng jià

(Literally: Today on typhoon vacation.)

It’s typhoon day



wǒ yào hǎo hǎo xiū xī yí xià

(Literally: I’m going to well rest a bit.)

and I’m going to take a good rest.



zuì jìn zhēn de tài máng le

(Literally: Recently really too busy.)

I’ve been really too busy recently.



wǒ men zhōng wǔ jiào wài sòng hǎo bù hǎo

(Literally: We noon call delivery good not good?)

Shall we get a delivery for lunch?


B: 這樣很自私耶,

zhè yàng hěn zì sī ye

(Literally: This way very selfish.)

It’s very selfish.



tái fēng tiān wài sòng tài wéi xiǎn le la

(Literally: Typhoon day delivery too dangerous.)

It’s too dangerous for [people] to make deliveries on a typhoon day.




今天 jīn tiān



放假fàng jià

to get a day off


颱風假 tái fēng jià

typhoon day


颱風 tái fēng



春假 chūn jià

spring vacation


暑假shǔ jià

summer vacation


我 wǒ

I; me


要 yào

to be going to


好好 hǎo hǎo

1)      well

2)      to one’s heart’s content


休息 xiū xī

to rest


一下 yí xià

a bit


最近 zuì jìn



真的 zhēn de



太 tài

excessively; too


忙 máng



我們 wǒ men

we; us


中午 zhōng wǔ



叫 jiào

to call


外送wài sòng

(literally “out send”) delivery


好不好 hǎo bù hǎo

(literally “good not good”) a question form


這樣 zhè yàng

this way


很 hěn



自私 zì sī



天 tiān



危險wéi xiǎn