Intermediate - Hide and Seek - Poddies' Transcript

April 08, 2011, 02:45 AM posted in Transcripts with Tal

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ChinesePod Lesson Transcript

Intermediate –  Hide and Seek   (#1629)

John: This is ChinesePod. My name is John Pasden and this is an Intermediate lesson.
Dilu: 你好,我叫Dilu.
John: So Dilu, today it seems like sort of a childish topic, but it’s a little bit hard, so it’s an Intermediate lesson.
Dilu: 为什么有一点难呢?
John: Because some of these verbs, like the way that you use them, and these complements and locations and all of this; it’s a little tricky.
Dilu: 那,我们今天到底要讲什么呢?
John: So it’s all about a very famous game. What’s the Chinese name?
Dilu: 捉迷藏。捉迷藏。
John: Okay. 1st tone, 2nd, 2nd. And that is the Chinese name for “Hide-and-Seek”.
Dilu: 对。但是等一下对话里面呢,是没有这个词的。
John: Yeah, you won’t hear this in the dialogue. You will hear two peoples’ names which you don’t really need to learn.
Dilu: 哦.
John: We’ll tell you what they are so that you don’t get tripped up. The first one is…
Dilu: 第一个名字叫钱多多。
John: Alright and the second person’s name?
Dilu:  第二个叫李艾。
John: Okay, so we’re gonna hear some kids playing hide-and-seek. Here we go.
John: Okay, so we can guess from the first line that this is the guy who is “It”. He’s the one who is counting, right?
Dilu: It’s a guy?
John: Kinda sounds like a guy.
Dilu: Ok.
John: Little boy?
Dilu: 那我很喜欢这个名字啊。钱多多。她让钱多多在这里:“别偷看”。
John: Okay, so don’t “偷看”. Now literally it means “steal look”, right?
Dilu: 啊,对。但是她的意思,那就是“peek”。
John: Okay, so don’t peek. So “steal a look” is “peeking” in Chinese. And you can actually put other verbs after 偷, right?
Dilu: 对。我们还会说:偷吃。
John: So 偷吃 is to steal some food.
Dilu: 就是在没有人的时候,自己偷偷的吃。
John: Secretly eating something.
Dilu: 或者是偷听。
John: So 偷听, we say in English we say “eavesdrop”.
Dilu: 噢。
John: Listening in on someone else’s conversation, right?
Dilu: 对对对。非常有用这个结构:偷看,偷吃,偷听。
John: Okay.
Dilu: 那这个钱多多,他说:“放心吧。无论你们藏在哪儿,我都能找出来。”
John: Okay, so 放心 meaning “relax”.
Dilu: Or “don’t worry”.
John: Okay. And then we have a pattern that begins with 无论 and then it follows up with 都。
Dilu: 对。“无论…什么什么…都…”怎么样。
John: And this is “no matter”.
Dilu: 嗯。
John: In English it’s just one part. You just say “no matter”. But in Chinese, “no matter what you do, I’ll still be able to do this”…something like that. So can we have a very simple example of the 无论…都 pattern?
Dilu: 无论我吃多少,我都不会胖。
John: Okay, so: “No matter how much I eat, I will not get fat.”
Dilu: 嗯。
John: So can we hear that one more time?
Dilu: 无论我吃多少,我都不会胖。
John: Now in this sentence, what’s being said is: “No matter where you hide, I’ll still be able to find you.”
Dilu: 对。无论你们藏在哪儿,我都能找出来。
John: Okay, so how do you say “hide”?
Dilu: 藏,C-A-N-G。第二声。
John: Alright, 藏。 And then if you want to say “hide in a place”?
Dilu: 那你要说:藏在哪里。
John: Okay, so in this case, 藏在哪儿。Like “hide where”.
Dilu: 对。
John: Okay, and you’re going to see this pattern a lot in the dialogue: 藏在 and then a place.
Dilu: 是的。
John: So hide somewhere.
Dilu: 嗯。那无论你们藏在哪儿,我都能找出来。
John: So 都能找出来, right?
Dilu: 嗯。
John: So 找 is “to look for”.
Dilu: 是的。
John: 找到 is “to find”, right?
Dilu: 是的。 那找出来就是你找到被藏起来的东西了。
John: Okay, so you’ve found something that’s hidden. So you could say 找到, right?
Dilu: 可以,可以。你可以说:我都能找到。
John: But in this case 找出来, you know in English we say “the truth comes out”.
Dilu: 啊,是的。
John: So when something that was hidden is revealed you can say 找出来, right? It was found out.
Dilu: 是的。 那藏在哪里比较好呢?
John: Okay, so where is a good place to hide?
Dilu: 可以藏在门后。
John: So 门后, that’s “behind the door”.
Dilu: 是的。
John: So, “door behind”. Can you say 门后面?
Dilu: 也可以,但是门是一个字,所以说门后。不说门后面。
John: Oh, okay. Because 门 is one character, 后 is one character, it sounds smoother to just say 门后.
Dilu: 对,比较自然一点。
John: Alright, 藏在门后。Hide behind the door.
Dilu: 但是呢,门后最容易被发现了。
John: Alright, so here we have 被 which is the passive marker, right?
Dilu: 啊,对。
John: So 发现 – 1st tone, 4th tone. That’s a verb which means “to discover”.
Dilu: 对。发现,发现。第一声和第四声。
John: Okay but in this case you’re talking about “to be found, to be discovered”, right? It’s passive.
Dilu: 对。被发现。被发现。
John: Okay, and then there’s a little bit of embellishment on that. The easiest place to be found is because…
Dilu: 哦,那是因为他一进来,就能看到。一进来,就能看到。
John: So, as soon as he comes in, he will see us.
Dilu: 对。我们在这里有一个结构。”一…什么什么…就.”
John: So it’s the “一…就” pattern.
Dilu: 嗯。
John: As soon as this happens, this will happen immediately.
Dilu: 啊, 是的。那可以举个例子。你可以说:我一看,就明白。
John: As soon as I look at it, I understand it.
Dilu: 对。
John: So something that’s simple.
Dilu: 是的,是的。
John: Like a diagram or something, whatever.
Dilu: 那藏在门后容易被发现。那藏在柜子里,怎么样?
John: 柜子里。Okay, so 柜子 is the word, right?
Dilu: 嗯。
John: It’s like a cabinet. Or in this case, it’s probably bigger than a cabinet, something to put clothes in, right?
Dilu: 对。那其实这个柜子指的是各种各样的柜子。这样你能进去。
John: Okay, so if it’s really big, it’s probably like a wardrobe.
Dilu: 啊,也可以。
John: So in the States we often have closets that are built into the wall, but in China almost everyone has a wardrobe. Yeah, a piece of furniture.
Dilu: 那我们来看一下这个结构。“藏在柜子里。”
John: Okay. So hide in the wardrobe.
Dilu: 嗯,不要忘着这个“在”。藏在柜子里。
John: Ok, any other hiding places?
Dilu: 嗯。也可以“藏在窗帘后面”。
John: Okay 窗帘, what’s that?
Dilu: “窗帘”就是 “curtains”。
John: Ok, oh, 窗 is window, right?
Dilu: 啊,对的。
John: So 窗帘, 帘 is 2nd tone, that’s “curtains”.
Dilu: 没错。窗帘,第一声和第二声。
John: So here you use 后面.
Dilu: 啊,因为刚刚是门后,现在是窗帘后面。
John: So two and two.
Dilu: 没错。
John: It’s smoother in Chinese. It sounds better.
Dilu: 嗯。那还有一个地方呀。就是藏在床底下。
John: So this is “under the bed”. So 床底下。
Dilu: 嗯。
John: 底下, that’s 3rd tone and 4th tone, right?
Dilu: 没错。
John: Why not just 床下?
Dilu: 床下也可以但是听上去很奇怪。我们不会怎么说。
John: Alright, but this is three characters! Doesn’t that violate your principle?
Dilu: 哎呀,这个没有principle. 就是习惯。
John: Alright, just gotta memorize, “under the bed” is…
Dilu: 床底下。床底下。
John: Okay. And it’s very dirty, so…
Dilu: 那这个小朋友说:床底那么脏。我才不要。
John: 才不要藏在床底下。
Dilu: 对。因为特别脏。
John: Ok, this 才, what is it doing? 我才不要。
Dilu: 哦,因为这句话是否定呢。那这个“才”呢,就是强调这个否定的语气。
John: Okay, so 不要, that’s a negative, right, so we’re emphasizing that negative tone of the sentence.
Dilu: 啊,是的。
John: I’m NOT doing THAT, right?
Dilu: 对。我才不要。我才不去。
John: There’s no way I’m doing that.
Dilu: 嗯。是的。
John: Okay, so anyway, the guy who has to come find everybody. What does he ask?
Dilu: “藏好了吗? 我要来找了”.
John: OK. 藏好了.
Dilu: 嗯.
John: So that means: “are you all hidden”.
Dilu: 对.
John: You’ve finished hiding.
Dilu: You’re done hiding?
John: OK. 藏好了. Can you say 藏完? Finish hiding.
Dilu: 不可以,不可以,一定要说: 藏好了.
John: OK, because this 好, this complement, it not only means “you’re finished” but, like, you’ve done it properly. You’re totally hidden, you’ve hidden yourself. So, anyway, when you’re playing hide and seek and you’re about to go look for people, you can ask….
Dilu: 藏好了吗?我要来找了。我要来找了.
John: So, I'm going to come look for you, right?
Dilu: 对.
John: So this "了" is doing what?
Dilu: 表示我现在要去做这个事情了.
John: You're starting it now, right?
Dilu: 嗯,是的.
John: So you can say 我来了 like I'm coming, I'm on my way.
John: So this is 我要来找了.
Dilu: 对.
John: I'm coming to look for you now.
Dilu: 对。那我们再来听一遍对话吧.
John: OK.
John: Hey, Dilu, I have some cultural questions for you about 捉迷藏.
Dilu: 嗯,你说吧.
John: Um, I didn't hear any counting, so when you're the person that has to go find people do you count first in Chinese?
Dilu: 我们也会阿会的会的差不多是十下或者二十下把.
John: You only count to 10 or 20?
Dilu: 你们要数几下?
John: We, we count to like 100!
Dilu: 啊?这么多阿.
John: Yeah, so the verb used for to count is 数, right?
Dilu: 对。数,一下,两下.
John: OK, so you do have to count. Now, in English, if you're the one who has to go find people we say that "you're it". So how do you say "it" in Chinese, "you're it"?
Dilu: 就是捉的人跟藏的人吧.
Dilu: 我们好像没有专门的名称给这些人.
John: There's no "it".
Dilu: 没有.
John: You said 捉的人.
John: So 捉 is what exactly?
Dilu: 在中国里面好像就是没有专门的名字吧,就是叫找的人跟藏的人.
John: So, the person looking and the people hiding.
Dilu: 对啊.
John: Alright, that's easy. OK, so I think that's pretty clear. Um, we hope that this lesson has enabled you listeners to go out and play hide and seek in Chinese.
Dilu: 噢,那个也会挺有趣了吧。
John: Yeah, so come back to and let us know how your game of hide and seek in Chinese went.
Dilu: Wow, I'm really interested in that. Alright, then I will see you next time.
John: 再见。
Dilu: 再见。

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