Intermediate - Put Back the Weights
Dilu: 欢迎收听中文播客。大家好，我是 Dilu。
John: Hey guys, I'm John, and this is an Intermediate lesson.
John: The 健身房 is the gym.
John: The tones are 4-1-2.
John: And today we have have a girl that gets a bit annoyed at some of the other people at the gym that are less than considerate.
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John: So it sounds like the girl kicked something and hurt her foot maybe.
John: So why does she start off with 谁啊？
John: Who could be so 缺德。So what does 缺德 mean exactly?
John: So you do that stuff, you're responsible. Literally 缺德 means 'lacking morality'.
John: So you throw a banana peel on the ground, that counts as 缺德，but killing someone is a bit beyond the scope of 缺德。
John: 缺德 - that's 1st tone, 2nd tone.
John: And what do they do?
John: First of all we have this pattern using 把。
John: You take something and you do something with it.
John: Using it to place something somewhere is one of the first uses that you can use to get used to using 把。For example, 把书放在桌子上。
Dilu: That's right.
John: Put the book on the table. In this case, put what where?
John: 哑铃 is 'dumbbell'.
John: And literally it means 'dumb bell'. 哑铃。
John: So you put the dumbbell where?
John: 过道，two 4th tones, that means a 'walkway'.
John: Not a hall, because its an open space, its a gym, its a walkway.
John: So now we know that she tripped on a 哑铃 which was left on the 过道。So what does he say?
John: 肯定 ... what?
John: 练，4th tone, means 'to exercise'.
John: So they finished using the dumbbell, and then they ...
John: We know that 放 means 'to put', 'to place', but if we put 回去 after it, it means 'put it back'.
John: Can we just say 放回 for 'put it back'?
John: So it sounds more complete to say 放回去。Put it back.
John: Then the girl continues.
John: 受不了 means 'can't stand'.
John: So we've got this pattern going on here. 要么 ... 要么。
Dilu: 对。要么 A 要么 B。
John: So they're either doing this, or they're doing that. You can use this to describe what people are always doing, A or B. You can also use it to give someone a command - would you do this or do that.