Intermediate - It's Time You Got a Smartphone
Right-WingnutMarch 17, 2013, 03:33 AM posted in Transcripts with Tal
John: Hey guys, this is ChinesePod, I'm John, this is an Intermediate lesson.
John: And we're excited about the topic today because its a topic close to our hearts.
John: Well not really, close to our ...
John: Our pockets, yeah. We're talking about cell phones. but what type of cell phones?
John: So 'smartphones'. What part of that was 'smart'?
John: So right at the beginning this girl is complaining about her dumb phone.
John: 死机 - die machine?
John: That refers to a phone freezing up.
Dilu: 对。应该就是这个画面都不动了。然后这个［字也打不出来 - what does this mean?］。
John: So then you have to reset it. So 死机, that's 3rd tone and 1st tone.
John: Don't confuse that with the word for 'driver'.
John: So when she's complaining about her cellphone always freezing up, what does she call it?
John: So 破 means 'to break'.
John: So 'Its not easy to use'. So 破 can be a verb meaning 'to break', 'to tear'. It has a lot of meanings. In this case its being used as an adjective meaning kind of 'crappy'.
John: Its not necessarily beat up, she just doesn't like it.
John: So its full of problems. So then a guy says what to her?
John: 4th tone, 2nd tone.
John: Its not the same as 聪明.
John: It means intelligent functionality, that kind of thing.
John: Let's listen to the dialog and then we'll break it all down.
0:47 - Dialog
Right-WingnutMarch 17, 2013, 03:30 AM