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ID: 0466 Upper Intermediate
Ken: foreigner. Jenny: Chinese. Easy, right? But this game gets a little more difficult when it comes to those with Chinese heritage that were raised entirely overseas. Are they Chinese or not? Tune in to this podcast to learn how one Chinese American girl feels about her own identity crisis and how she articulates her confusion to a Chinese friend in Mandarin. LINK TO DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE (right-click, save as) : chinesepod536_H33_20070326.mp3(mb)
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属于 shǔyú to belong to
传统 chuántǒng traditional
华人 huárén Chinese
严厉 yánlì strict
yǒushíhou wǒ zhēn bù zhīdào zìjǐ shǔyú nǎli 。
Sometimes I really don’t know where I belong.
zěnme shuō ?
What do you mean?
suīrán wǒ zài Měiguó zhǎngdà ,dànshì wǒmen shì nàzhǒng tèbié chuántǒng de huárén jiātíng 。wǒ yīzhí dōu hé bàmā zhù yīqǐ 。tāmen bǐ Měiguó de fùmǔ yánlì duō le 。suǒyǐ wǒ bù xiàng Měiguó péngyou nàme zìyóu 。dànshì ,wǒ hé bàmā de guānxi hái shì hěn qīnmì de 。
Even though I grew up in the States, ours is a very traditional Chinese family. I’ve always lived with my mother and father. They’re a lot stricter than other American parents, so I’m not as free as my American friends. However, I’m really close to my parents.
nà nǐ lái Zhōngguó xué Zhōngwén shì nǐ zìjǐ de juédìng hái shì tāmen jiào nǐ lái de ?
Then was coming to China to learn Chinese your own decision, or did they tell you to do it?
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