Intermediate - Participating in a marathon - Poddies Collaboration

February 22, 2014, 10:25 PM posted in Transcripts with Tal
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February 22, 2014, 09:28 PM


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Greg: Hey there chinesepod listeners, you're listening to an intermediate lesson on My name is Greg.

Vera: 大家好我是vera

Greg: Alright Vera, so today our topic is marathons

Vera: 马拉松,马拉松

Greg: OK, marathon. So we've actually covered this in an elementary topic before but didn't really go into much detail, I think.

Vera: 对的,所以我们就先听一听对话吧

Greg: Alright, let's listen


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July 08, 2014, 07:51 AM

0:30 - 1:20


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July 08, 2014, 07:52 AM

1:20 - 2:00

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Greg: OK, so we got some people who are running the marathon in this dialogue right?

Vera: 嗯

Greg: And its pretty crowded, so whats the first thing we want to talk about today?

Vera: 这么多人,让一让。让一让

Greg: OK, so this is like to...make way or excuse me right?

Vera: 对的。让就是让开

Greg: 嗯

Vera: 就是你给我路

Greg: Like to yield, right?

Vera: Right

Greg: So is this like polite? Saying 让一让

Vera: Yeah, I think it's polite

Greg: 嗯

Vera: Not rude

Greg: OK

Vera: Like in the crowd you can say 让一让,让一让

Greg: So you're going up the escalator and people are standing on the left side of the escalator

Vera: 嗯

Greg: You can say 让一让

Vera: 对的,可以的


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July 12, 2014, 11:10 AM

2:00 - 2:30

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Greg: Move aside and you won't sound too mean

Vera: 不会,不会

Greg: OK, Good, um, and then next they're talking about how this is the Shanghai International Marthon right?

Vera: 上海国际马拉松塞

Greg: OK, so lets break this down, um, obviously 上海 and 马拉松 we understand, but how do we say 'international'?

Vera: 国际,国际

Greg: OK, and again this is just the word for international, so we can use this in a lot of different ways, right?

Vera: 嗯

Greg: So like

Vera: 国际比赛