Intermediate - Noisy Eater - Poddies collaboration
John: Hey guys, I’m John, this is an Intermediate lesson on Chinesepod
John: And so we have a couple that are eating, but there is a problem, right?
Dilu: 啊，because there are people, 啊，因为他们旁边有一个人在吃面
John: OK, so someone next to them is eating noodles, what’s the problem?
John: Ah, so the noise is really loud
John: OK, so uh how do we kick-off this dialogue, what does the guy say?
John: OK, now this 怎么 is not “how”, right?
John: Yeah, how come you’re not eating
John: OK, so 不吃，not eat, but then why is there a 了 on the end?
John: So she was eating, now she’s not eating, so there has been a change of state
Dilu: That’s right
John: So this 不吃了 is almost like stop eating
John: Like not eating any more, right?
John: So, why aren’t you talking any more
John: Like why did you suddenly get quiet, that kind of thing?
John: So, I’m not playing any more, I’m not playing with you any more， that kind of thing?
John: I see. Alright, so it’s a change of state with 了. And then the girl says what now?
John: OK, so in 吃不下 this 不下 is a complement that tells us something extra about 吃， so in this case what’s going on exactly with the 吃
Dilu: Well most of the time when people say 我吃不下了 means, like, I’m full 我吃饱了，我不可以再吃了
John: OK, so I can’t eat any more
John: Right, she just can’t bring herself to eat any more
John: Right, so anyway you can’t eat any more you can say 吃不下，right?
John: OK, and the reason is?
John: So the sound of him eating noodles is too loud. Um, but at the beginning of the sentence we have 旁边那个人，so next to us that person
Dilu: 就是旁边那个人the person next to us