Intermediate - Custom-Made Shoes
John: Hi, this is ChinesePod, I'm John Pasden, this is an Intermediate lesson.
John: So Dilu, what's our lesson about this time?
John: So not the shoes you buy in a store but custom-made shoes.
John: 定做, that's two 4th tones.
waiguorenMarch 15, 2013, 12:00 AM
John: Hi, this is Chinesepod, I'm John Pasden and this is an intermediate lesson
Dilu: Hi, 你好我是迪璐欢迎收听中文播客中级课程
John: So, Dilu what's out lesson about this time?
John: OK, shoes
John: OK, so not the shoes you buy in a store but custom-made shoes
John: 定做，that's two fourth tones right?
Sorry, I didn't mean to cut in here. I started transcribing the first time segment, then had to leave for over an hour. When I came back I finished off the segment, and only then discovered you had already transcribed it.
BTW, in D(3) 电 should be 店.
John: So that means 'custom-made'.
John: What about 'custom make'?
John: So it can be a verb or an adjective. Now let's listen to the dialog.
0:47 - Dialog
John: So what does this guy say that he wants?
John: 定做 - custom-made, or 'have custom-made'.
John: And what is it?
John: So there's a measure word in here.
John: That's 'a pair'. And what kind of shoes?
John: Two 2nd tones. 皮鞋 means 'leather shoes'. And it usually refers to at least slightly dressy shoes, possibly very dressy shoes.
Dilu: 对。就是样是还比较真实的那种。Leather shoes。
John: Pretty formal. And then the lady asks him a question about the shoes that he wants custom-made.
John: 'What material 的'.
John: Leather shoes made from what material? Sounds like a silly question but its not totally ridiculous.
John: So 皮鞋, literally its 'leather shoes', but they're not necessarily real leather.
Dilu: 可以有real leather，也可以有fake leather。
John: The word for 'material' though is ...
John: 2nd, 4th. 材料.
John: So what are they?
John: 牛皮的 - this 的 again is ...
John: 牛皮 means 'cow leather'.
John: And the next one is ...
John: Sheepskin. And then the weird one is ...
John: What is PU?
Dilu: 你应该知道what is PU。这是一个英语单词哪。
John: I didn't know it, I had to think about it or look it up, and its polyurethane, of course. PU.
Dilu: Of course.
John: But when Chinese people say PU, it doesn't sound quite like the English PU. What do you hear?