# Intermediate - My Bankcard was Eaten

Lesson here.

###### Right-Wingnut
March 02, 2013, 07:17 AM

0:00-0:30

###### Right-Wingnut

Dilu: 大家好，欢迎收听中文播课。我是Dilu。

John: Hi Guys, I'm John, this is ChinesePod. We've got an Intermediate lesson today.

Dilu: 今天呢，我们在ATM机上有一些问题。

John: ATM机, the Automated Teller Machine machine.

Dilu: 那在中文里面，有的时候我们会说ATM，有的时候我们会说ATM机。

John: OK.

Dilu: I don't know why.

###### Right-Wingnut
March 02, 2013, 07:25 AM

0:30-1:00

###### Right-Wingnut

0:28

John: John: We do that in English too with 'Pin Number' and stuff. But anyway, today we're going to have a problem at the ATM. The card is going to get eaten. So the challenge you have listening to this dialog is try to figure out what the verb is when the card gets eaten.

Dilu: 对。还有就是：这个问题发生了以后，你可以做什么？

John: What do you do. You don't just talk to the ATM. That's not what this dialog is between in this dialog???? You call the number that's on the ATM ...

Dilu: 对。

John: ... and you try to get someone to help you. We'll see how it goes.

Dilu: 好。那我们先听一下对话。

###### Right-Wingnut
March 02, 2013, 07:29 AM

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###### Right-Wingnut
March 02, 2013, 07:30 AM

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###### Right-Wingnut
March 02, 2013, 07:30 AM

2:00-2:30

###### Right-Wingnut

1:59

John: So its a young lady who has the problem, and in the first line of the dialog we hear the problem as she starts talking to someone on the other end of the phone.

Dilu: 是的。她说：我的银行卡被ATM机吞了，怎么办？

John: So she uses the word 'bank card'. How do we say that?

Dilu: 银行卡。银行卡。

John: 2nd, 2nd, 3rd.

Dilu: 对。

John: And then 'was eaten by the ATM'. How do we say that?

Dilu: 被ATM机吞了。被ATM机吞了。

###### Right-Wingnut
March 02, 2013, 08:26 AM

2:30-3:00

###### Right-Wingnut

2:32

John: So first off we have the verb which means 'to get swallowed up', 'to be eaten' by the machine, and that verb is ...

Dilu: 吞。吞。第一声。

John: TUN, 1st tone. 吞 is not a syllable you hear a lot.

Dilu: 对。这个吞就是英文里的swallow。

John: The machine swallowed the card. But here we have a passive structure. It was eaten BY the ATM. So the word used for this passive structure is ...

###### Right-Wingnut
March 02, 2013, 08:31 AM

3:00-3:30

###### Right-Wingnut

Dilu: 被。被something吞了。

John: So 'by the ATM machine, was eaten'.

Dilu: 对。

John: But getting back to 吞, this verb. You said it means 'swallow'. So we can use it for food?

Dilu: 可以呀。它就是一个动作。

John: But just like in English, you don't use the word 'swallow' all the time when you mean 'eat'. You're only going to use it in special circumstances. Like a kid won't take their medicine, and you tell him 'swallow it, swallow it'.

Dilu: 对对对。

John: How do you say that?

Dilu: 你可以说：吞下去。吞下去。

###### Right-Wingnut
March 02, 2013, 08:37 AM

3:30-4:00

###### Right-Wingnut

3:31

John: So 'swallow it down'.

Dilu: 对。

John: So 吞下去 for swallowing some food or liquid. And then if its a machine, besides an ATM machine, do other machines eat stuff. What if a vending machine takes your money and doesn't give you anything?

Dilu: 对啊。那个也叫吞。就是你的钱被这个vending machine吞了。

John: So that's also 被吞了.

Dilu: 但是没有吃的东西［出来］。(What does 出来 mean here?)

John: You didn't get what you wanted. So then the bank employee on the other end of the phone asks a question.

###### Right-Wingnut
March 02, 2013, 08:44 AM

4:00-4:30

###### Right-Wingnut

4:03

Dilu: 对。他说：怎么吞的？怎么吞的？

John: So 'how was it eaten?' Why is there a 的 here? 怎么吞的？

Dilu: 这里是一个是...的pattern。

John: OK, so its a 是...的 structure, but the 是 isn't there. So if it was there, then the full structure, what would it be?

Dilu: 是怎么吞的？是怎么吞的？

John: Like '你的卡是怎么吞的？'

Dilu: Exactly.

###### Right-Wingnut
March 02, 2013, 08:48 AM

4:30-5:00

###### Right-Wingnut

4:29

John: And this 的, the 是...的, is for asking details about the past.

Dilu: 没错。

John: Then we get the answer. How was it eaten?

Dilu: 我输错了几次密码，卡就被吞了。我输错了几次密码。

John: So she got her PIN wrong a couple of times. So when you put in your password, your PIN, what's the verb for that?

Dilu: 你可以说：输or输入。

John: 输入, that means 'input'.