Intermediate - National Stereotypes - Poddies Collaboration
May as well give the latest Intermediate lesson a crack.
John: Hi, you're listening to Chinesepod. My name is John Pasden. This is an Intermediate lesson.
John: So, Dilu, what are we talking about today?
John: OK, three people
John: OK, three people from different countries, is one of them Chinese?
John: OK, so she's showing around two foreign students, is that right?
John: Alright, and uh, this lesson if you didn't notice from the title is about stereotypes
John: And there's actually a grammatical feature that you might notice, um, it's going to come up a lot in this dialogue, related to stereotyping people.
bababardwanDecember 12, 2011, 01:37 PM
No pressure mate, but I'm tipping a flawless transcript here from you. You'll nail this ! But yeah, a lesson which I'm sure will generate a lot of interest and those at Ellie level who want in, will hopefully find a transcript useful.
Thanks for the belief mate. Must admit after the hard slog of the recent UI transcripts, it's quite nice coming back to a few Intermediates - if only for the feelgood factor in terms of how much this transcribing lark has benefited my listening comprehension. And yes, hopefully a lesson transcript will help those Eles looking to make the jump.
John: Yeah, so I want to ask a simple question here.
John: This 很高兴见到你们，so, nice to meet you.
Dilu: 嗯，very typical
John: Can you just say 见，很高兴见你们
John: So, once you've already met someone you typically use 见到, is that right?
John: But if you want to say I'm going to go and meet some friends you say 去见朋友, right?
John: OK, so just a little subtle note in usage there. So then, going on, the girl, she introduces herself, right? What does she say?
John: OK, so 先，first tone, meaning "first"
John: "First" meaning what, like before you guys can say anything or like before we do anything else
Dilu: 她就是比较主动地说，诶那before you guys say anything, allow me to
John: OK, so that's why the 先。And then the word for "introduce myself" is...
John: So 自我，4th and 3rd (tone), that means "self", right?
John: And of course, 介绍，two 4th tones, you learned that a long-time ago, but let me ask real quick, this 自我介绍 it has the word 我 in it. Can you use it for other people like 她先自我介绍
John: OK, so this 自我 is totally independent of 我
John: Yeah, it seems like everytime you say 自我介绍 you always add an 一下
John: Just the way people talk
John: And if you don’t add the 一下 it doesn’t sound natural, right?
Dilu: 【是听上去 有些】奇怪