Chinese Studio: Lesson 194 – Compliment II

2010-10-27 14:00:31    m.cri.cn    Web Editor: cuichaoqun

 YJ: We are talking about compliments all this week on huan le han yu.  Welcome to the show everyone.  Wo shi Yajie.
Cam: Dajia hao. Wo shi Cam. Today we will continue the topic.
YJ: Let's get started.


Key words of the day
I like your athletic shoes. 我喜欢你的运动鞋。 The pants suit you very well. 裤子很适合你。 You have a good taste. 你很有品位。  That is a very cute skirt. 裙子很可爱。  All in today's Chinese studio. 

Cam:  Yajie, we've learned how to say "I like" in Chinese.  I remember… it's wo xi huan, right?
YJ: Right. Let's say you like somebody's athletic shoes…
CM: I know shoes in Chinese is xie2, right?
YJ: exactly. Xie2. shoes.
CM: then what's the Chinese for athletic?
YJ: it's yun4 dong4.
CM: yun4 dong4,
YJ: then athletic shoes in Chinese is yun4 dong4 xie2.
CM: yun4 dong4 xie2.
YJ: ni3 de, your,
CM: ni3 de.
YJ: wo3 xi3 huan1. I like,
CM: wo3 xi3 huan1.
YJ: I like your athletic shoes. Wo3 xi3 huan1 ni3de yun4 dong4 xie2.
Cm: Wo3 xi3 huan1 ni3de yun4 dong4 xie2.


Conversation1:
A: 我喜欢你的运动鞋。
B: 是吗?我也觉得不错。


YJ: You could also tell the person the pants suit them well. Which is 裤子很适合你
Cam:  ku4zi hen3 shi4 he2 ni3.
YJ:   pants in Chinese is ku4zi,
CM: right. ku4zi.
YJ: hen3 means very much,
CM: hen3
YJ: shi4 he2 n3, suit you 
CM: shi4 he2 n3. 
YJ: hen3 shi4 he2 n3. suit you very well,
CM: hen3 shi4 he2 n3.
YJ:  ku4zi hen3 shi4 he2 ni3.
CM:  ku4zi hen3 shi4 he2 ni3. the pants suit you very well. 

Conversation2:
A: 这条裤子很适合你.
B: 谢谢,这是我专门定做的。

Cam: Girls in Beijing dress very well… so how could I tell a girl she' s wearing a cute skirt?
YJ: you can say "裙子很可爱."
CM: qun2zi hen3 ke3 ai4.
YJ: qun2zi skirt,
CM: qun2zi
YJ: hen3 means very much,
CM: hen3.
YJ: ke3 ai4 means cute,
CM: ke3 ai4.
YJ: qun2zi hen3 ke3 ai4.
CM: qun2zi hen3 ke3 ai4.  裙子很可爱。

Conversation3:
A: 看看我的裙子可爱吗?
B: wow, 裙子很可爱。


YJ: Cam,you can tell people they have good taste,
CM: I do need to learn how to say that in Chinese!
YJ: okay. You can say "你很有品位."
CM: ni3 hen2 you3 pin3 wei4.
YJ: ni3 means you,
CM: ni3.
YJ: hen3 means very much,
CM: hen3
YJ: you3 means have,
CM: you3.
YJ: taste in Chinese is pin3 wei4. 
CM:  pin3 wei4.
YJ: ni3 hen2 you3 pin3 wei4.
CM: ni3 hen2 you3 pin3 wei4. You have good taste. 

Conversation4:
A: 你很有品位。
B: 过奖过奖。


Cam: I have a compliment for you Yajie… ni shi fei cheng hao de laoshi!
YJ: Thanks! Okay, time for our question of the day.
Cam:  How do you say "You have a good taste" in Chinese?  Send your answer to Chinese@cri.com.cn and you might win a prize.
YJ:  Mingtian jian!