Intermediate - Dreaming of you - Poddies collaboration
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?
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?
John: OK, and the forst part again was 昨晚，that's just 昨天晚上 right?
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?'
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?
John: All-right, so I dreamed you were playing by what?
John: OK, 3rd tone, 2nd tone, that's like a pool, like a pond. Is that like a man-made...
Dilu: 恩，应该是比较小的那种 pool
John: So it's probably man-made though, right?
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'?
John: What about nightmare?
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
John: All-right, pretty straight-forward. And then what happens in the dream?
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?
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
John: So this is really useful, ‘不理 a person’ means to ignore someone
John: It's often in the negative
John: So if you tell someone 'just ignore him' all-right, 'ignore him' how do you say that?
John: Or 别理他
John: All-right, so then you're not saying 不理, you're using the negative command form, OK.
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？
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?
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...
John: So how could I ignore you
Dilu: 恩，他的意思是梦和 reality 是反的