Intermediate - Manly beards or pretty boys? - Poddies collaboration
Dilu: 大家好，我是Dilu, 欢迎收听中文播客中级课程
John: Hey guys, I'm John, Intermediate lesson
John: Yay, different types of men
Dilu: John doesn't sound very excited
John: And their facial hair
John: Yeah, so a beard makes an appearance in today's dialogue. 胡子，right?
John: OK, 2nd, neutral. So the dialogue starts off with a discussion of a guy's beard and it launches into these girls' preferences for different types of men, right?
John: OK, so the dialogue starts with one girl spotting a cute guy, yeah?
John: So this is the other girl's response, right?
John: So, 指给我看
Dilu: Point him out for me
John: So 指，3rd tone, means 'to point', right?
John: So point him out for me is 指给我看
John: And then the response includes a strange noise, what is it?
John: Is this a sound used for pointing stuff out?
John: It's a pointing noise?
Dilu: 不是不是，当你指着一个人或者一个东西你会说有点像是there it is, or look or...
John: Alright, now notice in English we say 'that one, wearing black'. In Chinese it's 'wearing black 的那个'
John: OK, so the other girl notices he has another special feature, right?
John: Alright, first let's look at this verb, what is it?
John: Alright, 2nd tone, and it literally means to leave, but it's used for beards and for long hair, right?
John: And in this case it's not that you're leaving it, it's just that you're not cutting it, letting it grow, right?
John: So if you have a beard it counts as 留胡子，right?
John: Now 一圈，圈，1st tone, means a ring?
Dilu: 对，a circle
John: So a circle of a beard?
John: So a circle around his mouth, in other words kind of like a goatee
John: So this is a weird situation where this measure word is being used to indicate what type of beard it is. It's a goatee
John: There's no special word for goatee so you just say
John: OK and what's the girl's judgment on this guy?
John: Right, so 看起来像 means looks like something
John: So in this case what he looks like is a 小混混，which is kind of like a hoodlum, like a young punk a juvenile delinquent