Intermediate - A trip to Nanjing - Poddies Collaboration

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June 12, 2011, 10:24 AM

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Jenny: 你好这里是Chinesepod我是Jenny

Jason: 你好我是Jason

Jenny: You're listening to an Intermediate lesson all the way from Shanghai. Jason, 今天我们要坐火车

Jason: That's right, we're taking a train and where are we going?

Jenny: 去南京

Jason: 去南京啊

Jenny: 嗯

Jason: So, this is a city close to Shanghai, quite big

Jenny: 对

Jason: And it's a very famous city for historical reasons, right?

Jenny: 没错。然后呢在对话里面我们会听到一些南京很有名的地方

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June 12, 2011, 10:25 AM

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Jason: OK, so we're going to hear a lot about many famous places in Nanjing

Jenny: 对,还有一些很有名的吃的东西

Jason: Oh, that's my favourite thing, right

Jenny: 嗯

Jason: So, many famous foods and many famous things to eat there

Jenny: 好,而且Jason以前住在南京对不对

Jason: That's right, it is my 中国的老家

Jenny: 啊,好,那我有很多问题都给问你

Jason: OK

Jenny: 那我们先听对话吧

对话

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June 12, 2011, 10:25 AM

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对话

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June 12, 2011, 10:25 AM

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对话

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Jason: Alright, so this guy asks the girl next to him or near him on the train, how are you going to use your long weekend or how are you going to use your vacation time.

Jenny: 对,他问这个女孩:你利用小长假的时间一个人去南京玩儿?

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June 12, 2011, 10:46 AM

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Jason: So, you use or utilise, right, your long-weekend or short-vacation time to go to Nanjing alone

Jenny: 嗯

Jason: But we can break that down and make it a little easier for you

Jenny: 对,我们先来看看这个词“利用”

Jason: 利用

Jenny: 对

Jason: So, what's the difference between 利用 and 用?

Jenny: “利用”就是说你抓住这个机会

Jason: Ah, so you're taking advantage of an opportunity, right?

Jenny: 对,所以我们常常都会说:利用什么样的一种时间去做一件什么事

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June 12, 2011, 10:46 AM

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Jason: Right, OK. So it's different than 用 because you're, it's emphasising right, that you're using something to do something, you're taking advantage of an opportunity to do something

Jenny: 对,但是这里我们也可以说“用”,就是用小长假的时间去南京玩儿

Jason: OK

Jenny: 或者:利用小长假的时间。那这里这个小长假,小长假

Jason: So, in the West we have this idea of a long-weekend, right?

Jenny: 嗯,对。那在中国呢一般这种public holiday如果它是long-weekend或者这种三天的我们通常会说小长假

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June 12, 2011, 10:47 AM

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Jason: Ah, OK. So, it's not necessarily over the weekend, but it's a shorter vacation time. It's not a week, it's not like 春节 or something like that, right?

Jenny: 对

Jason: It's just maybe 2 or 3 days

Jenny: 那这个女孩那她就是利用小长假的时间去南京玩儿。然后南京啊前面Jason说了是一个历史名城,历史名城

Jason: So I think if we break this apart into two pieces it's easier to understand, right. First part, 历史 is history, right?

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June 12, 2011, 10:49 AM

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Jenny: 对,历史,第四声和第三声

Jason: So, 4th tone, 3rd tone

Jenny: 对

Jason: OK, so the second part is 名城, right

Jenny: 对,名城,两个第二声。那这个城呢就是城市的城

Jason: So, city

Jenny: 对。然后名就是有名的名

Jason: Ah, famous

Jenny: 对

Jason: So, we have history famous city

Jenny: 对,历史名城是一个固定说法

Jason: OK, so like a place or a city that's famous for its history

Jenny: 对,是一个set phrase

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June 12, 2011, 10:49 AM

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Jason: Is there any other way, like what else could we say in the same pattern where something is famous, like a city is famous for some other reason, like I remember hearing a lot about Beijing being a 文化, right

Jenny: 对,文化名城

Jason: OK, so a city that is famous for its culture

Jenny: 对,文化名城。我觉得这两个是最常用的说法吧

Jason: So, this guy thinks the scenery is just OK, right

Jenny: 对,他说风景的话一般般,风景的话一般般

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