Intermediate - Upgrading software - Poddies collaboration

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January 26, 2013, 06:03 AM

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John: Intermediate listeners this is chinesepod, I'm John.

Dilu: 大家好我是Dilu

John: And today we have a lesson for all you people out there that use software that sometimes needs to be upgraded

Dilu: 嗯,对,我们今天要说软件升级,软件升级

John: So 软件 of course is software, 3rd tone, 4th tone

Dilu: 对,第三声和第四声,软件

John: And then upgrading, upgrade, what is that again?

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January 26, 2013, 06:04 AM

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Dilu: 升级,升级,第一声和第二声

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.

Dilu: 好,先听一下对话

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对话

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January 26, 2013, 06:04 AM

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对话

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January 26, 2013, 06:04 AM

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对话

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John: So right away we find out what type of software it is, right?

Dilu: 嗯,是一个防毒软件,防毒软件

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

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January 26, 2013, 06:05 AM

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Dilu: 是的,两个第二声,防毒软件

John: And literally these two characters mean prevent virus, right?

Dilu: 是的

John: So it's anti-virus, virus prevention software

Dilu: 这个防毒软件要到期了,要到期了

John: OK, so 到期,4th tone, 1st tone, that means to expire

Dilu: 对

John: To come to the end of the term, you know, that it's valid for

Dilu: 嗯,但是是要到期了

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January 26, 2013, 06:18 AM

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John: So if something is 要 verb 了, it means it is about to verb, so it's about to expire

Dilu: 嗯,马上要到期了,怎么办呢?

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?

Dilu: 她觉得这个不错运行很快,运行很快

John: So 运行 4th tone, 2nd tone, this is a verb we frequently see when you're talking about computer programs, right?

Dilu: 对,在英文里面就是run

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January 26, 2013, 06:19 AM

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John: Run a program

Dilu: 嗯,运行很快

John: It's not one of those big, slow, bloated pieces of software

Dilu: 嗯,所以她的同事就跟她说啊那你就续费吧,你就续费吧

John: OK, so just go ahead and 续费。So what is 续费?

Dilu: 续费就是继续付费

John: So continue to pay, in other words 're-up'

Dilu: 对

John: Pay to have it continue

Dilu: 对,续费,两个第四声

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January 26, 2013, 06:20 AM

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John: So that's "xu", 续, right?

Dilu: 对

John: 续费 continue with it, pay for it and to do that you need to click here, right?

Dilu: 嗯,点这里

John: So 点 is click. And then when she clicks, what happens?

Dilu: 她点这里时候呢出来了一个东西

John: So 出来 come out, in other words popped-up, right?

Dilu: 对

John: So she clicked on something and then...

Dilu: 出来了

John: This box, this window popped up allowing her to 升级, right?

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January 26, 2013, 06:33 AM

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Dilu: 对,出来了升级

John: So some kind of option

Dilu: 对

John: And this is the word we mentioned before 升级,1st tone, 2nd tone, means to upgrade

Dilu: 升级软件还有一种说法叫给软件升级,给软件升级

John: So give the software an upgrade, huh? So 升级软件 you can also say that, upgrade software

Dilu: 嗯,两种都可以

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?

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January 26, 2013, 06:34 AM

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