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Broadcast dates: 2014-12-18 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han

Broadcast date: December 18, 2014

Host: Huang Shih-han




A: 冬至要到了,

dōng zhì yào dào le

(Literally: Winter solstice will arrive.)

The winter solstice is coming.



wǒ men míng tiān qù shì chǎng mǎi tāng yuán hǎo bù hǎo

(Literally: We tomorrow go to market to buy glutinous rice balls good not good?)

Shall we go to the market to buy glutinous rice balls?


B: 好啊,好久沒吃湯圓了。

hǎo a hǎo jiǔ méi chī tāng yuán le

(Literally: Sure. Very long not eat glutinous rice balls.)

Sure. I haven’t had glutinous rice balls for a long time.


A: 之後我們可以去買發熱衣,

zhī hòu wǒ men kě yǐ qù mǎi fā rè yī

(Literally: Afterwards we can go buy generate heat clothes.)

And then we can go get some heat-retaining clothes.



zuì jìn hán liú lái hǎo lěng

(Literally: Recently cold current comes very gold.)

The recent cold snap makes it really cold.




冬至 dōng zhì

winter solstice


要 yào

to be going to



to arrive


我們 wǒ men

we; us


明天 míng tiān



去 qù

to go


市場 shì chǎng




to buy


湯圓 tāng yuán

glutinous rice ball


好不好 hǎo bù hǎo

(literally “good not good”) a question form


好啊 hǎo a

sure; OK


好 hǎo

1)      good; well

2)      very


久 jiǔ

long (in terms of time)


沒 méi

no; not; without


吃 chī

to eat


之後 zhī hòu

later on; afterwards


可以kě yǐ

can; to be able to


發熱衣 fā rè yī

heat-retaining cloths


發熱 fā rè

to generate heat


衣(服)yī (fú)



最近 zuì jìn



寒流 hán liú

(literally “cold current”) cold snap


來 lái

to come


冷 lěng