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ID: 2849 Elementary
  Today's dialogue is all about describing what activities people are doing. You'll learn some high-quality adjectives to describe pleasant activities as well as the action in progress particle; 着 (zhe) which is sometimes mistakenly thought of as the "-ing" of Chinese, but it's actually more subtle than that. Watch the lesson and be more confident about when to use 着 (zhe) VS 在 (zài). Photo by epicantus
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
干嘛 gànmá what are (you) doing?
zhe continuous action particle
hēng to hum
小曲儿 xiǎoqǔr5 a little ditty; a song
他在干嘛呢?
tā zài gànmá ne ?
What is he doing?
听着音乐、哼着小曲儿。
tīng zhe yīnyuè 、hēng zhe xiǎo qǔr 。
He's listening to music and humming along.
哟,挺悠闲。你在干嘛呢?
yō ,tǐng yōuxián 。nǐ zài gànmá ne ?
Oh, how relaxing. What about you?
吹着暖气吃冰棍儿。
chuī zhe nuǎnqì chī bīnggùnr 。
I'm enjoying the heat while eating a popsicle.
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