Intermediate - Wang Guang's Busy Day - Poddies Collaboration
chrisOctober 29, 2011, 04:09 AM posted in Transcripts with Tal
First transcription for a while...
John: Chinesepod is back, this time with an intermediate lesson. I'm John.
John: And today we're talking about, office stuff, computer stuff.
Dilu: 嗯，对，而且今天我们的课文里面有一位网管. 他叫Wang Guan
John: Ah, hold on. 有一位 so there's a...
John: 网管，so this is a kind of job, right?
John: So, the pinyin is exactly the same but the tones are...
John: 2nd and 4th
Dilu: 嗯, Wang Guan 是一个网管
John: Alright, so I hope that doesn't confuse you. You're going to hear both words in this dialogue.
John: So, two third tones. The first one means 'net' and the second one means 'manage'
John: So, network administrator, right?
John: OK, so that's a pretty important job in a lot of modern companies, network administrator, and the word for that again is...
John: Alright, so that's a job, two third tones.
John: But here's the kicker...his name is...
Dilu: Wang Guan, Wang Guan
John: Alright, this problem is very common, having problems with the internet, right, can't get online.
John: So, let's break it down. The basic verb meaning 'to go online', 'to get on the internet' is...
John: OK, you probably know that, 4th tone, 3rd tone. But when you can't get online, how do you say that?
John: OK, so 上 is the verb part and 网 is the noun which is the object.
John: OK, so you just want to mention to our listeners that this Wang Guan's mandarin is not especially standard
John: Yeah, so please don't be too thrown off by this. This is the reality of language in China. There are lots of accents. So, you should know what the correct pronunciation is and also be able to understand what's said around you.
John: OK, so right from the beginning we see why Wang Guan is so busy, right?
chrisOctober 29, 2011, 04:11 AM