Intermediate - Discussing Graphs - Poddies Collaboration

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August 16, 2012, 10:12 PM

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John: Hi, this is an Intermediate lesson on Chinesepod, I'm John.

Dilu: 大家好,我是Dilu

John: So today we're going to get into some graphs, is that right? How do we say graph in Chinese?

Dilu: 图表,图表

John: OK, 2nd tone, 3rd tone, right?

Dilu: 对,图就是图片的图,表呢就是表格的表

John: So that's like 图片 is picture

Dilu: 嗯

John: and 表格 is table

Dilu: 嗯,没错

John: You put a picture and a table together and you get something like a graph, chart, diagram

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August 16, 2012, 10:13 PM

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Dilu: 嗯,那这些图表是干什么用呢的?

John: OK, so what are these graphs for. Um, we're going to hear them in the dialogue, they're going to be talking about sales of TVs, air-conditioners, refridgerators...

Dilu: Why don't we just listen to the dialogue first

John: Alright and then we'll get into all the details

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August 16, 2012, 10:16 PM

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John: OK, so we're looking at the 图表 before the meeting, right?

Dilu: 对,这是一个销量的图表

John: OK, 销量,what is that?

Dilu: 啊,这个销就是销售的销,量呢就是数量的量

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John: OK, so 销售 is sales, right?

Dilu: 没错

John: That's 1st tone, 4th tone. So 销 is 1st tone and then 量 is 4th tone, right?

Dilu: 对,第一声和第四声,销量

John: So 销量 refers to sales figures, sales volumes and that type of thing

Dilu: 是的,但是销量呢会有一些变化,它可以上升

John: So 上升,上 means up, right?

Dilu: 对

John: That's, uh, 4th tone and 升,1st tone, together 上升 means to rise, right, to go up

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August 16, 2012, 10:16 PM

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Dilu: 是的,上升,第四声和第一声

John: So can you read that sentence for us one more time

Dilu: 去年电视机销量不错一直在上升

John: So 一直在上升, uh often you'll notice this 一直 meaning continuously, all along, it comes before 在. So something has been happening.

Dilu: 就是一直在

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August 16, 2012, 10:38 PM

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John: Yeah, has been happening continuously

Dilu: 恩,我们说的是电视机的销量一直在上升

John: Right, so sales have been rising continuously

Dilu: 恩,那我们后面还曲线一个【词找】下降,下降

John: So that's the opposite of...

Dilu: 上升

John: OK so 下降,so 下降 is two fourth tones, right?

Dilu: 对,两个第四声,下降

John: Right, going down, two fourth tones, nice

Dilu: 那我们来看一看这个销量怎么样

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December 16, 2012, 03:19 PM

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John: Alright, so we're going to discuss sales in terms of quarters, right?

Dilu: 对,第一季度,第一季度

John: So, that's first quarter, and the word for quarter again is?

Dilu: 季度,季度,两个第四声

John: OK, two fourth tones. So we're going to hear this word 季度 quite a few times

Dilu: 第一季度的销量是八百台,第四季度的销量是一千台,上升了百分之二十五

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