Intermediate - What kind of ad? - Poddies collaboration
John: Hey intermediate learners, this is Chinesepod, I'm John.
John: And today we have a special lesson about advertising
John: OK, so 广告, 3rd tone, 4th tone, that means advertisement
John: And you just said 做广告，so that means do an advertisement?
John: Ah, OK, so it's not necessarily make an ad, or maybe that's part of it, but to actually advertise, that's 做广告
John: Alright, so we heard about lots of different kinds of advertising. Still no plan, but that's ok we have lots to learn. Ah, right at the beginning of the dialogue we hear what's going on with the company, right?
John: OK, so our company's new product has hit the market
John: So, 新品，1st tone 3rd tone, that refers to what?
John: OK, so a new product
John: OK, 上市，now you may have learned 上市 in the sense of to IPO, right, because it can mean that but when you're talking about a product it's more like to hit the market, to hit the shelves, to be available for purchase
John: You can buy it now. OK, so again that word is...
John: OK, so because their new product is going to hit the market they...
John: OK, so 做广告 means to advertise
John: To place some ads I guess
John: OK, so the verb is 做
John: Alright, let's listen to the dialogue, this little company has no idea what they're doing, but we're going to learn alot from them
John: So, I suggest that you do this
John: OK, so that's the verb form of 建议 and then, uh, in the next line we hear a girl talking and we learn what the new product is, right?
John: OK, so the product again is...
John: So, cosmetic product, make-up
John: What are the tones?
John: So do some ads, do some advertising
John: So, you have what suggestions
John: 建议 can be a noun meaning suggestion, but it can also be a verb, right?