Intermediate - The Life of a Programmer
John: Hey guys, this is an Intermediate lesson on ChinesePod. My name is John.
John: And today we've got a lesson for all you programmers out there.
John: That's the word for 'programmer'.
John: That's 'program'.
John: That's the word for 'programmer'. Its not going to figure largely in this dialog, because we're actually going to be listening in on the life of a programmer.
John: Right off the bat, this girl catches the programmer sleeping at the office.
John: She thought she was the first one to the office, but ...
John: 怎么睡在这里？ So 'sleep here'. But I want to ask you something. Normally don;t you want to put the 在 and then a place before the verb? Could you say '你怎么在这里睡在这里？'
John: So I guess 睡 is one of those exceptional words where you can put the 在 after it.
John: Its not the normal pattern though. OK. And then what did she say at the end?
John: That just means 'you scared me'. 'You scared me a jump'.
Dilu: 对。但是不要太担心它的literal的意思。把这个［ji quan??]一个chunk。
John: So this is really common. You might think that 吓了我 is enough, but typically you say this whole phrase.
John: Or possibly 吓死我了。
John: Anyway, moving on, what did the guy say? Why is he there so early?
D: 这个程序员他说: 昨晚加班加到半夜。加班加到半夜。
J: OK. So 加班 - it's two first tones - it means "to work overtime", right ?
J: So 加班 means "work over time" and then 加 that's like repeating the verb
J: to the middle of the night, right ?
J: 半夜 means middle of the night
D: 对。当然应该这个半夜也不是说 exactly twelve o'clock
John: It could be 1, 2, whatever.
John: OK. I want to ask you though, could we say 加班到半夜?
John: So repeating the 加 is a little more natural.
John: OK. So anyway he's saying he works until really late, so ...
John: So 懒得 ... do something ... means ...
John: Just didn't feel like, didn't want to bother ...
John: ... going home. OK, so then ...
John: What does 将就 mean?
John: So its not an ideal situation, its not good conditions for sleeping or whatever, but you just have to do it that way because there's no other good choice.
John: So you'll make do with sleeping at the office.
John: OK, its just one night.
John: Got it. So why is he so busy that he had to work so late?
John: So the product next week has to go online.