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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Chinese Season 1, Lesson 14 - When Are You Leaving? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask when someone is leaving in Chinese.
Body
Eric: Here's the informal way to ask 'When are you leaving?' in Chinese.
Cho: [Normal] 你什么时候走?(nǐ shénme shíhòu zǒu ?)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning 'you'
Cho: [Normal] 你 [Slow] 你 (nǐ)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning 'what'
Cho: [Normal] 什么 [Slow] 什么(shénme)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning 'time'
Cho: [Normal] 时候 [Slow] 时候(shíhòu)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'to go'
Cho: [Normal] 走 [Slow] 走(zǒu)
Eric: Listen again to the informal question meaning 'When are you leaving?'
Cho: [Slow] 你什么时候走? [Normal] 你什么时候走?
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'When are you leaving?'
Cho: [Normal] 您什么时候离开?(nín shénme shíhòu líkāi ?)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning 'you'
Cho: [Normal] 您 [Slow] 您 (nín)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning 'what'
Cho: [Normal] 什么 [Slow] 什么(shénme)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning 'time'
Cho: [Normal] 时候 [Slow] 时候(shíhòu)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'to leave'
Cho: [Normal] 离开 [Slow] 离开(líkāi)
Eric: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'When are you leaving?'
Cho: [Slow] 您什么时候离开? [Normal] 您什么时候离开?
Eric: Next is a response meaning 'I leave in two hours.'
Cho: [Normal] 我两小时之后离开。(Wǒ liǎngxiǎoshí zhīhòu líkāi .)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning 'I'
Cho: [Normal] 我 [Slow] 我(wǒ)
Eric: Next is the word for 'two hours'
Cho: [Normal] 两小时 [Slow] 两小时(liǎngxiǎoshí)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning 'after'
Cho: [Normal] 之后 [Slow] 之后(zhīhòu)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'to leave'
Cho: [Normal] 离开 [Slow] 离开(líkāi)
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning ‘I leave in two hours.'
Cho: [Slow] 我两小时之后离开。 [Normal] 我两小时之后离开。
Eric: Now, let’s learn how to say, 'I leave next week.'
Cho: [Normal] 我下星期走。(Wǒ xiàxīngqī zǒu .)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning 'I'
Cho: [Normal] 我 [Slow] 我(wǒ)
Eric: Next is the preposition meaning 'next'
Cho: [Normal] 下 [Slow] 下(xià)
Eric: Next is the word for 'week'
Cho: [Normal] 星期 [Slow] 星期(xīngqī)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'to go'
Cho: [Normal] 走 [Slow] 走(zǒu)
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning 'I leave next week.'
Cho: [Slow] 我下星期走。 [Normal] 我下星期走。
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Cho: We know the word “when” can be translated in many ways. But the basic translation shénme shíhòu is very important. It’s a useful phrase that can be used in all the situations we’ve talked about. Although sometimes it may cause misunderstandings, if you’re careful with it, you should be able to get the answer you want.

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Cho: 再见

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Try answering this question: When are you leaving?

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robert groulx
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thank you forvth lesson transcript


: Next is the noun meaning 'time'


(shíhòu)


robert

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Mays
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Is there a transcript available for this lesson?

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Thursday at 09:22 PM
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Hi, Efrem,


"我一小时之后离开。" is a right answer of the question.

做 means "do", actions which can be answered by 做 are limited.

For example, 做家务= do housework, 做饭= make meal……


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Efrem
Monday at 05:02 AM
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我一小时之后离开。

我下月做。

Steven
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