Intermediate - Upgrading software - Poddies collaboration
John: Intermediate listeners this is chinesepod, I'm John.
John: And today we have a lesson for all you people out there that use software that sometimes needs to be upgraded
John: So 软件 of course is software, 3rd tone, 4th tone
John: And then upgrading, upgrade, what is that again?
John: OK, 1st tone, 2nd tone. So we're going to hear those words in this lesson coming up. We will hear the Chinese take on the whole thing, so let's listen.
John: So right away we find out what type of software it is, right?
John: Right, notice Dilu said 一个, in Chinese you can say 'a software', in English you can't. OK, but in this case the software is 防毒, that's two 2nd tones
John: And literally these two characters mean prevent virus, right?
John: So it's anti-virus, virus prevention software
John: OK, so 到期，4th tone, 1st tone, that means to expire
John: To come to the end of the term, you know, that it's valid for
John: So if something is 要 verb 了, it means it is about to verb, so it's about to expire
John: Well to decide whether or not you want to pay for it, you need to evaluate if you like it, right? And what's her evaluation?
John: So 运行 4th tone, 2nd tone, this is a verb we frequently see when you're talking about computer programs, right?
John: Run a program
John: It's not one of those big, slow, bloated pieces of software
John: OK, so just go ahead and 续费。So what is 续费?
John: So continue to pay, in other words 're-up'
John: Pay to have it continue
John: So that's "xu", 续, right?
John: 续费 continue with it, pay for it and to do that you need to click here, right?
John: So 点 is click. And then when she clicks, what happens?
John: So 出来 come out, in other words popped-up, right?
John: So she clicked on something and then...
John: This box, this window popped up allowing her to 升级, right?
John: So some kind of option
John: And this is the word we mentioned before 升级，1st tone, 2nd tone, means to upgrade
John: So give the software an upgrade, huh? So 升级软件 you can also say that, upgrade software
John: OK, so two ways to say it and if you want to upgrade then of course you have to pay, so what's the price?