Intermediate - Discussing the Ayi
John: Intermediate ChinesePod listeners, I'm John.
Dilu: 大家好，我是 Dilu。
John: And today we have a listen related to ...
John: Not aunts but housekeepers.
John: But now its not just foreigners that have the housekeeper in China.
John: OK. So in the first line of the dialog, the guy says what?
John: 零食, two 2nd tones.
John: So literally, by character, that's 'zero food'.
Dilu: Right, zero food. 不算 food。Doesn't count.
John: Because its snacks.
John: And then the wife says something that I feel is kind of weird. She says， instead of 你怎么了，she says 怎么了你。
John: Both are natural, right?
John: So you might hear both. Good to know. Then they start talking about a piece of clothing.
John: 这件衣服。We have a measure word here.
John: So she's probably picking something up, and she says besides the food that the 阿姨 makes not being so good, also this piece of clothing ...
John: In this case 干净, 'clean', is the resultative complement.
John: So she did wash it, but she didn't get it clean. So if you wash it but you don't get it clean then you say ...