Intermediate - Windows 8 - Poddies collaboration
chrisJanuary 19, 2013, 01:14 PM posted in Transcripts with Tal
John: Hey guys, you're listening to an intermediate lesson on Chinesepod, I'm John.
David: 我是【xu zhou】(David's Chinese name, not sure of the characters)
John: And today we have a lesson about Windows 8
John: An operating system
John: And how do you say Windows 8 normally in Chinese?
John: So the English word 'win'
John: Ok, so today we're going to hear some opinions, some Chinese opinions on Win八 and they're not all postive, right?
John: Alright, let's listen.
cheers mate. Unusual to hear David doing an Intermediate. I've been away from cpod for several months up until last week or so, so i'll be intrigued to see if he's done any others in the back catalogue from September that I need to catch up on.
John: OK, so in the beginning of the dialogue what is the reason they start talking about reinstalling the operating system?
John: OK, so 中毒 this is 4th tone, 2nd tone, that means to get a virus, right?
John: OK, so 中毒 means to get a virus, it's a verb
John: But the word for virus if you just want to talk about a virus by itself is what again?
John: OK, also 4th tone, 2nd tone
John: OK, so apparently it's a pretty bad virus so they have to reinstall the operating system, how do you say that?
John: OK, so 重装，2nd tone, 1st tone, means to reinstall
John: And then system, right?
John: Is 4th tone, 3rd tone
John: OK, 重装系统
John: OK win8 and what's her question about it?
John: 好用 so that should be easy to use, right?
John: OK, and what does he say?
John: OK, so first of all 老实说 this isn't the word 老师，they're not talking about a teacher, what the teacher said
chrisJanuary 19, 2013, 01:12 PM