Intermediate - Wang Guang's Busy Day - Poddies Collaboration

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October 29, 2011, 04:09 AM posted in Transcripts with Tal

First transcription for a while...

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October 29, 2011, 04:11 AM

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John: Chinesepod is back, this time with an intermediate lesson. I'm John.

Dilu: 你好,我是Dilu

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...

Dilu: 网管

John: 网管,so this is a kind of job, right?

Dilu: 对,两个第三声,网管

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October 29, 2011, 04:12 AM

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John: So, two third tones. The first one means 'net' and the second one means 'manage'

Dilu: 嗯,网管就是网络管理员

John: So, network administrator, right?

Dilu: 没错

John: OK, so that's a pretty important job in a lot of modern companies, network administrator, and the word for that again is...

Dilu: 网管,网管

John: Alright, so that's a job, two third tones.

Dilu: 对

John: But here's the kicker...his name is...

Dilu: Wang Guan, Wang Guan

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October 29, 2011, 04:12 AM

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John: So, the pinyin is exactly the same but the tones are...

Dilu: 第二声和第四声

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.

Dilu: 那我们来听一下对话看看为什么他会很忙

John: 好的

01:21

对话

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October 29, 2011, 04:14 AM

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October 29, 2011, 04:15 AM

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对话

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Dilu: 那在我们讲课问之前啊我想【题】一下我们的网管普通话好像不太标准

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October 29, 2011, 04:16 AM

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John: OK, so you just want to mention to our listeners that this Wang Guan's mandarin is not especially standard

Dilu: 对,我们Chinesepod的那个网管好像也是Jenny

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.

Dilu: 嗯,那我们来看课文吧

John: OK, so right from the beginning we see why Wang Guan is so busy, right?

Dilu: 啊,第一件事情就是他的一个同事上不了网了,上不了网了

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October 29, 2011, 04:18 AM

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John: Alright, this problem is very common, having problems with the internet, right, can't get online.

Dilu: 对

John: So, let's break it down. The basic verb meaning 'to go online', 'to get on the internet' is...

Dilu: 上网,上网

John: OK, you probably know that, 4th tone, 3rd tone. But when you can't get online, how do you say that?

Dilu: 上不了网,上不了网

John: OK, so 上 is the verb part and 网 is the noun which is the object.

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