Intermediate - Unlucky Day - Poddies Collaboration

waiguoren
July 03, 2011, 09:20 AM posted in Transcripts with Tal

http://chinesepod.com/lessons/unlucky-day

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waiguoren
July 03, 2011, 09:48 AM

00:00-00:30

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waiguoren
July 03, 2011, 02:14 PM

John: Hi Intermediate learner's you're listening to ChinesePod, I'm John

Dilu: 你好我是 迪璐. 今天将什么呀?

John: Today we're talking about luck and not just any luck, but bad luck

Dilu: 嗯, 今天有一个人很倒霉

John: So somebody is unlucky, they're having an unlucky day and the word for unlucky here is...

Dilu: 倒霉, 倒霉

John: OK, third tone, second tone

Dilu: 嗯, 那为什么他很倒霉呢?

John: Yeah, so the story is comin' up, let's listen

00:30

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CoolP
April 08, 2012, 04:13 AM

This transcript has not been finished. Any takers?

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chris

CoolP, good to see a new person in the Transcripts group, it's been a while since somebody new has come along. Welcome! In respect of your question above, how about you give it a go! The more people transcribing, the merrier :)

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waiguoren
April 12, 2013, 12:56 PM

对话 0:30 - 1:35

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waiguoren
April 12, 2013, 12:57 PM

1:35-2:00

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John: All-right, so the first line of this little story is what again?

Dilu: 我今天真倒霉,我今天真倒霉

John: So 倒霉 is kind of like a verb right?

Dilu: 对,倒霉呢就是说你的运气不好

John: OK, so your luck isn't good

Dilu: 恩

John: 倒霉。All-right, so what happened to this guy?

Dilu: 啊,昨晚邻居联系打鼓直到十二点半,我没有睡好

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waiguoren
April 12, 2013, 12:57 PM

2:00 - 2:30

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waiguoren

John: OK, 昨晚 that's another way of saying...

Dilu: 昨天晚上

John: OK, then he's talkin' about a person, who is this person?

Dilu: 恩,那是他的邻居,邻居

John: All-right, this is the word for neighbour, right?

Dilu: 没错,就是主在你旁边的人

John: OK, and the tones are...

Dilu: 第二声和第一声

John: OK, 邻居

Dilu: 恩,没错

John: L-I-N right?

Dilu: 对的

John: J-U. OK

Dilu: 那这个邻居晚上在练习打鼓

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waiguoren
April 12, 2013, 12:57 PM

2:30-3:00

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waiguoren

John: So practicing playing the drums

Dilu: 恩

John: So playing the drums in Chinese is...

Dilu: 打鼓, 打鼓。Literally it's 'beating the drum'

John: OK, two 3rd tones

Dilu: 艾,没错,打鼓

John: And then how long?

Dilu: 哦,打鼓直到十二点半,直到十二点半

John: OK, so 直到 is that different from just 到?Like until...

Dilu: 那直到呢,就是一直到

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waiguoren
April 12, 2013, 02:07 PM

3:00-3:30

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waiguoren

Dilu: 感觉时间非常长

John: OK, so it's like a long time, like continuously playing the drums all the way until 12:30

Dilu: 对对对,当中也不会停啊,就一直都在打鼓

John: Yeah, without stopping

Dilu: 恩,那所以我没有睡好

John: OK, so he didn't sleep well and then...

Dilu: 恩,那因为没有睡好呢,所以早上心情很不好

John: OK, so here we have a pattern. These aren't hard words, but um, notice that in Chinese you kind of repeat them,where you don't have to in English...so these two words I'm talking about are...

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waiguoren
April 12, 2013, 02:07 PM

3:30-4:00

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waiguoren

Dilu: 你是说因为什么什么,所以什么什么嘛

John: Right, in English we say 'because something blah blah blah...' or something happened 'so'...

Dilu: 对对对

John: But in Chinese you use them both in the same sentence

Dilu: 恩,那在中文里面两个常常会一起说‘因为什么什么,所以什么什么’

John: Right, so you don't absolutely have to use them both in one sentence, but you frequently see it that way, right?

Dilu: 恩,没错

John: OK

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waiguoren
April 12, 2013, 02:08 PM

4:00-4:30

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waiguoren

John: So because he didn't sleep well 所以 what?

Dilu: 所以早上心情很不好

John: OK, so 心情 that's like a mood right?

Dilu: 啊,没错。第一声和第二声, 心情

John: So his mood was bad, he was in a bad mood

Dilu: 没错,心情很不好,而且呢路上掉了两百块钱

John: OK, so 掉了两百块钱 does that mean he dropped 200RMB or he lost 200RMB?

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waiguoren
April 12, 2013, 02:08 PM

4:30-5:00

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Dilu: 恩,阿,掉这个字的意思呢就是 to drop, 我们常常说掉了钱,那其实就是钱没有了,有可能是 drop, 有可能是你忘记了

John: Or maybe someone even stole it?

Dilu: 阿,对,对,对

John: So 掉 can mean 'drop' but it can also mean 'to lose'

Dilu: 对,那你也不知到其实

John: OK, so 掉, that's 4th tone right?

Dilu: 恩,没错。掉了两百块钱

John: OK, so he lost 200 RMB and then what happened?

Dilu: 艾,然后在下午谈生意的时候,一个棒球突然飞了进来

5:03

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waiguoren
April 12, 2013, 02:43 PM

5:00-5:30

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John: OK, 谈生意, so that's 'talking business' right?

Dilu: 恩

John: Like some kind of business negotiations

Dilu: 对,就是跟你的客户在一起讲一些 business-related 事情

John: OK, and you said while they were talking business what happened?

Dilu: 哦,一个棒球,棒球飞了进来

John: So 棒球 that's a baseball right?

Dilu: 恩,是的。棒球

John: Suddenly, right?

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waiguoren
April 12, 2013, 02:43 PM

5:30-6:00

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Dilu: 突然飞了进来,突然飞了进来

John: So it suddenly flew in

Dilu: 恩

John: Now we can say 飞了进来 can we also say 飞进来了?

Dilu: 阿,也可以说飞进来了

John: Same?

Dilu: 差不多的

John: OK, so 飞进来 ‘it flew in' 飞了进来 'it flew in'

Dilu: 对

John: Both work

Dilu: 是的,一个棒球突然飞了进来然后呢砸到了客户的脑袋

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waiguoren
April 12, 2013, 02:44 PM

6:00-6:30

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John: OK, so 客户 that's the client

Dilu: 恩

John: Um, 砸到了客户的脑袋

Dilu: 哎呀

John: Does that mean like 'smacked the client in the head'?

Dilu: 对啊 [坏啊]真实的,好痛 [x] 感觉

John: So 砸 can you tell us something about this verb? 2nd tone right? 砸

Dilu: 恩,砸,第二声。砸到了客户的脑袋

John: So 砸到,this 砸 can you tell us something about it? Is it like 打 or what is it?

Dilu: 恩,砸其实 [让] 人感觉就是很重的东西

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Right-Wingnut

D(2): I'm guessing it's either 咳 (hāi - sound of sighing) or 嗨 (hāi - oh alas) - straight from a dictionary. Pretty sure the [x] is 的.

D(5): 让 - agree

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waiguoren
April 13, 2013, 01:06 AM

6:30-7:00

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John: Like something's really heavy, hitting pretty hard

Dilu: 对,就是很重的打到

John: So it's kind of like 'smack' or 'pound' or 'smash'. Sounds like this guy got hit pretty hard huh?

Dilu: 恩,肯定是

John: OK and you said 客户的脑袋

Dilu: 恩

John: So 脑袋 that literally means 'brain bag' right?

Dilu: What is a brain-bag? 哈哈

John: 脑 is like a head, brain

Dilu: I know the English

John: 哈哈哈

Dilu: Is there like anything called brain-bag in English?

John: No, no

Dilu: 哦,脑袋就是头的意思

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waiguoren
April 13, 2013, 01:21 AM

7:00 - 8:00

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John: OK, so is there a difference between 头 and 脑袋?

Dilu: 恩,阿, 脑袋是一种比较口语的说法

John: OK, so it's pretty informal

Dilu: 恩,砸到脑袋

John: OK, so it sounds like the business didn't go too well

Dilu: 哈,因该不会很好

John: OK, so then what happened that night?

Dilu: 哎呀,misery 阿。因为他的女朋友刚认识了一个鼓手想和他分手

John: OK, so she just met a 鼓手, so this is...

Dilu: 鼓手就是打鼓的人

John: 阿, OK, so a Drummer

Dilu: 恩

John: OK, and then he's also worried about whether or not he can get a good nights sleep right?

Dilu: 对,他说不知到今晚邻居还会不会练习打鼓,而且呢,他的心情很烦躁

John: So again the word for 'mood' right, 心情

Dilu: 对,心情

John: So this time the mood is...

Dilu: 真烦躁,烦躁

John: OK, now I know the word 烦 means like annoying, frustrating

Dilu: 恩

John: So 烦躁 is that similar?

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D(3): *应该* 不会很好。

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waiguoren
April 13, 2013, 01:24 AM

8:00-8:40

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Dilu:烦躁就是 [zhi] 你脑子里面有很多事情,阿,你也不知到因该怎么办

John: So you're kind of agitated, you're anxious and irritated

Dilu: 恩,有一点这种感觉

John: OK, so this is 烦躁。 That's 2nd tone, 4th tone

Dilu: 对,第二声和第四声, 烦躁。不如说你的妈妈和你的老婆吵架,然后你就不知到因该怎么办,到底帮妈妈还是帮老婆就会很烦躁

John: 老婆

Dilu: 那你的妈妈会很生气

John: She's a big girl. All-right, anyway I get what you mean

Dilu: 哈哈

John: All-right, lets listen to the dialogue one more time

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Right-Wingnut

D(1): 烦躁就是 [指] 你脑子里面有很多事情,阿,你也不知到 [应] 该怎么办

D(3): 对,第二声和第四声, 烦躁。[比] 如说你的妈妈和你的老婆吵架,然后你就不知到 [应] 该怎么办,到底 [是] 帮妈妈还是帮老婆就会很烦躁

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waiguoren
April 13, 2013, 01:26 AM

对话 8:45 - 9:45

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waiguoren
April 13, 2013, 01:28 AM

9:45- 10:00

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Dilu: 艾John, 你觉得这个人是不是真的很倒霉?

John: Sounds pretty unlucky to me

Dilu: 恩,我们来看一下到底发 [XX]什么事情阿

John: OK, so we're gonna review for a second why this guys unlucky right?

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Right-Wingnut

D(2): 恩,我们来看一下到底发 [生了] 什么事情阿

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waiguoren
April 13, 2013, 01:39 AM

10:00- 10:30

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Dilu: 恩,那首先昨天晚上他没有睡好

John: All-right, didn't sleep well and then...

Dilu: 然后呢,早上的时候有掉了两百块钱

John: So lost 200 RMB

Dilu: 恩,和客户谈生意的时候呢,有一个棒球砸到了客户的脑袋

John: 阿, the old baseball against the head during the business negotiations. Gotta hate that

Dilu: 对,然后还有他的女朋友跟他分手了

John: So his girlfriend broke up with him

Dilu: 恩,挺 [xiang qu] 真的是很倒霉

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Right-Wingnut

D(2): 然后呢,早上的时候 [又] 掉了两百块钱

D(5): 恩,[听上去] 真的是很倒霉

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waiguoren
April 13, 2013, 01:40 AM

10:30-11:00

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John: Yeah, so speaking of 倒霉,what kind of unlucky things have happened to you before?

Dilu: To me 啊?

John: What are the classic 倒霉的事情 in Chinese?

Dilu: 我觉得,我觉得最近的倒霉的事情就是踩到狗屎

John: 哈哈哈,so the classic unlucky thing is to step in dog crap

Dilu: 对啊,你有踩到过狗屎吗?哈哈哈

John: 有

Dilu: 哦,哎呀 sorry for you

John: So we say 踩到狗屎

Dilu: 恩

John: Step in dog poop

Dilu: 对,那这个真的是很倒霉

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waiguoren
April 13, 2013, 01:41 AM

11:00-11:30

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Dilu: 然后也会让你一天的心情都很不好

John: Yeah one of the things that happens to me a lot that I always think 真倒霉,is when I'm in a line...

Dilu: 恩

John: You know what I'm gonna say? Like there's two or three lines

Dilu: 哦,排队的时候

John: And my line is really slow

Dilu: 哦,有两个队然后你那个队很慢

John: Right and so then I switch lines to go to the fast one

Dilu: 哦,那你换到那个比较快的队我里面以后就会慢下来吗?

John: Exactly, and so you always end up in the slow line and it's your own choice but...

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Right-Wingnut

D(5): Not 100% sure, but I think its: 哦,那你换到那个比较快的队 [伍] 里面以后就会慢下来吗?

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waiguoren
April 13, 2013, 01:42 AM

11:30-12:05

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waiguoren

Dilu: 对,好像这个常常发生

John: 恩

Dilu: 那比如说早上起来的时候发现你的 alarm 坏了已经晚了, 然后你有打车打不到地铁有坏了

John: Yeah, yeah, yeah that is annoying

Dilu: 那还有一个就是很多人喜欢车以后,就会上下雨

John: 啊, yes

Dilu: 好,那如果我们的 Poddies 有一些倒霉的经历呢,欢迎来到 chinesepod 留言给我们

John: Yeah, we'll see you on chinesepod.com

Dilu: 恩,那今天课就到这里,下次再见

John: 再见

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D(2): 那比如说早上起来的时候发现你的 alarm 坏了已经晚了, 然后你有打车打不到地铁 [又] 坏了

D(3): 那还有一个就是很多人喜欢车以后,就 [马上会] 下雨

D(5): 恩,那今天 [的] 课就到这里,下次再见