Intermediate - Dreaming of you - Poddies collaboration

March 17, 2013, 07:56 AM posted in Transcripts with Tal
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March 17, 2013, 07:51 AM


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John: Hi intermediate learners, this is a Chinesepod lesson, my name is John

Dilu: 啊,大家好欢迎收听中文博客, 我是 Dilu

John: And today the topic is about dreams, right?

Dilu: 对, 关于做梦, 做梦

John: So that's the verb in chinese, 'to have a dream', right? Now the question is what if you want to tell someone 'I had a dream with you in it'? Like the grammar is kind of tricky, like I know in some language you say 'I had a dream with you, or something like that, in chinese, how do you say it?

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March 17, 2013, 07:51 AM


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Dilu: 我现在[先]不告诉你。我们先听一下对话然后我在告诉你

John: All-right, but you ca bet that 梦 is part of it. So let's listen up

Dilu: 好的


对话 0:45-1:15

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March 18, 2013, 12:20 AM


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John: So the answer to my question appeared in the first line of the dialogue, right?

Dilu: 对, 是的。昨晚我做了个梦, 梦见你了。昨晚我做了个梦,梦见你了

John: So 梦见 means 'I had a dream and saw you', something like that?


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March 18, 2013, 12:26 AM

1:30 - 2:00

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Dilu: 对,梦里看见你了

John: OK, and the forst part again was 昨晚,that's just 昨天晚上 right?

Dilu: 是的。昨天晚上,昨晚。我做了个梦

John: So the measure word for 梦 is 个?

Dilu: 对,一个, 一个梦。做了个梦

John: OK,so then the guy asks 梦见我在做什么?Right, so what was I doing in your dream?

Dilu: 啊,其实这个回答有点奇怪。我觉得 guys 都会说 'Oh, so you missed me?'


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March 18, 2013, 12:42 AM

2:00 - 2:30

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Dilu: So I guess their not girlfriend and boyfriend

John: Yeah, he just wants the facts, he wants to listen to this boring dream. OK, so what is the dream?

Dilu: 梦见你在一个水池边玩儿,梦见你在一个水池边玩儿

John: All-right, so I dreamed you were playing by what?

Dilu: 一个水池,水池

John: OK, 3rd tone, 2nd tone, that's like a pool, like a pond. Is that like a man-made...

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March 18, 2013, 12:51 AM

2:30 - 3:00

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Dilu: 恩,应该是比较小的那种 pool

John: So it's probably man-made though, right?

Dilu: 是的

John: OK, so 水池边,so next to this little pool

Dilu: 是的, 水池旁边

John: And the guy says what?

Dilu: 梦见水是好梦, 梦见水是好梦

John: OK, 'good dream' is just 好梦. What about 'bad dream'?

Dilu: 坏梦

John: What about nightmare?

Dilu: 噩梦

John: 哦,噩梦 is a nightmare

Dilu: So, 啊,中国人相信如果你梦见水这是好的事情

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March 18, 2013, 01:21 AM


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Dilu: 所以他是一个好梦

John: All-right, pretty straight-forward. And then what happens in the dream?

Dilu: 然后这个女孩儿说:我跟你打招呼,你不理我。我跟你打招呼,你不理我

John: So 打招呼 is to like greet someone? To say hi to someone?

Dilu: 是的,跟谁打招呼。跟 someone 打招呼

John: OK, 打招呼 that's 3rd tone, and then 1st, then neutral right?

Dilu: 是,第三声,第一声,和轻声

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March 18, 2013, 01:38 AM


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Dilu: 打招呼

John: All-right, then what does the girl say?

Dilu: 你不理我, 你不理我

John: OK, so 理 is kind of like 'pay attention to', right?

Dilu: 是的,那不理就是 ignore

John: OK, yeah I remember this was something that took a while for me to get, the way to say 'ignore', like ignore a person, is to use teh negative of 理

Dilu: 啊,对

John: So this is really useful, ‘不理 a person’ means to ignore someone

Dilu: 恩,而且中文里面我们不太会说你理我

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March 18, 2013, 02:00 AM

4:00 - 4:30

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John: It's often in the negative

Dilu: 对,常常是不理

John: So if you tell someone 'just ignore him' all-right, 'ignore him' how do you say that?

Dilu: 不要理他

John: Or 别理他

Dilu: 唉,是的

John: All-right, so then you're not saying 不理, you're using the negative command form, OK.

Dilu: 恩

John: So it's pretty easy, but you just got to know it

Dilu: 好,这个男的觉得很有趣,他说梦是反的, 我怎么会不理你。梦是反的,我怎么会不理你

John: So 反的,what is 反的?

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March 18, 2013, 02:10 AM


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Dilu: 反的就是 opposite

John: OK, 反 that's 3rd tone, right?

Dilu: 啊,是的是三声, 反

John: And then the one that means like a 'pain', what is that again?

Dilu: 哦,你说烦啊

John: 哦,烦 that's 2nd tone

Dilu: 第二声, 对

John: Like 'annoying'

Dilu: 啊,John 你很反

John: 哈哈,all-right but this is 反的


John:And then he says...

Dilu: 我怎么会不理你

John: So how could I ignore you

Dilu: 恩,他的意思是梦和 reality 是反的