Intermediate - Discussing Graphs - Poddies Collaboration
John: Hi, this is an Intermediate lesson on Chinesepod, I'm John.
John: So today we're going to get into some graphs, is that right? How do we say graph in Chinese?
John: OK, 2nd tone, 3rd tone, right?
John: So that's like 图片 is picture
John: and 表格 is table
John: You put a picture and a table together and you get something like a graph, chart, diagram
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
John: OK, so 销售 is sales, right?
John: That's 1st tone, 4th tone. So 销 is 1st tone and then 量 is 4th tone, right?
John: So 销量 refers to sales figures, sales volumes and that type of thing
John: So 上升，上 means up, right?
John: That's, uh, 4th tone and 升，1st tone, together 上升 means to rise, right, to go up
John: So can you read that sentence for us one more time
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.
John: Yeah, has been happening continuously
John: Right, so sales have been rising continuously
John: So that's the opposite of...
John: OK so 下降，so 下降 is two fourth tones, right?
John: Right, going down, two fourth tones, nice
John: Alright, so we're going to discuss sales in terms of quarters, right?
John: So, that's first quarter, and the word for quarter again is?
John: OK, two fourth tones. So we're going to hear this word 季度 quite a few times