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INTRODUCTION
David: I am David.
Echo: Hi! 大家好,我是(Dàjiā hǎo, wǒ shì)Echo.
David: And welcome back to chineseclass101.com, the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn Chinese. We are here with absolute beginner season 2, lesson 7.
Echo: Two Hungry Stomachs in China.
David: Right and as you can tell, this is a podcast for when you are hungry.
Echo: Yeah like me.
David: Right. When Echo demands Hot pot or a chocolate, she demands it now.
Echo: Right, 现在!(Xiànzài!)
David: So we’ve got a dialogue here that takes place in an office between two friends.
Echo: Right. And they are speaking casually.
David: Yeah we are going to take you to the dialogue in a sec. Before we do, we want to remind you, it’s a lot easier to learn Chinese when you’ve got all of this stuff written down which is where our Premium PDFs come in. You are going to make faster progress and we guarantee it. Okay, let’s go to the dialogue.
DIALOGUE
A: 我们吃饭吧。(Wǒmen chīfàn ba.)
B: 你饿了吗?(Nǐ è le ma?)
A: 嗯。(En.)
B: 我也饿了。(Wǒ yě è le.)
A: 我们出去吃吧。(Wǒmen chūqù chī ba.)
David: One more time, a bit slower.
A: 我们吃饭吧。(Wǒmen chīfàn ba.)
B: 你饿了吗?(Nǐ è le ma?)
A: 嗯。(En.)
B: 我也饿了。(Wǒ yě è le.)
A: 我们出去吃吧。(Wǒmen chūqù chī ba.)
David: And now with the English.
A: 我们吃饭吧。(Wǒmen chīfàn ba.)
A: Let's eat.
B: 你饿了吗?(Nǐ è le ma?)
B: Are you hungry?
A: 嗯。(En.)
A: Mmm.
B: 我也饿了。(Wǒ yě è le.)
B: I'm hungry too.
A: 我们出去吃吧。(Wǒmen chūqù chī ba.)
A: Let's go out and eat.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
David: Echo, you look hungry?
Echo: Yeah I am hungry.
David: Okay well if you are hungry too, hit the pause button, go get a snack and then come back because right now, we would move to vocab section.
VOCAB LIST
David: And now, the vocab section.
Echo: 饿(è) [natural native speed]
David: hungry
Echo: 饿(è) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Echo: 饿(è) [natural native speed]
Echo: 困(kùn) [natural native speed]
David: sleepy
Echo: 困(kùn) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Echo: 困(kùn) [natural native speed]
Echo: 累(lèi) [natural native speed]
David: tired
Echo: 累(lèi) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Echo: 累(lèi) [natural native speed]
Echo: 饱(bǎo) [natural native speed]
David: full
Echo: 饱(bǎo) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Echo: 饱(bǎo) [natural native speed]
Echo: 忙(máng) [natural native speed]
David: busy
Echo: 忙(máng) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Echo: 忙(máng) [natural native speed]
Echo: 烦(fán) [natural native speed]
David: fustrated
Echo: 烦(fán) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Echo: 烦(fán) [natural native speed]
Echo: 行(xíng) [natural native speed]
David: okay
Echo: 行(xíng) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Echo: 行(xíng) [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
David: Okay. Our vocabulary theme today is about different ways you can feel.
Echo: The first word is 饿(è)
David: Hungry.
Echo: 饿(è)
David: Hungry as in the sentence, I am really hungry.
Echo: 我很饿.(Wǒ hěn è.)
David: I am extremely hungry.
Echo: 我非常饿.(Wǒ fēicháng è.)
David: I am really, really, really, really hungry.
Echo: 我饿极了(Wǒ è jíle). I need chocolate.
David: Well we can’t feed you because after Echo eats, she gets sleepy.
Echo: That’s true, 困(Kùn).
David: Sleepy.
Echo: 困(Kùn)
David: Really sleepy.
Echo: 很困(Hěn kùn)
David: Or really, really sleepy.
Echo: 困极了(Kùn jíle)
David: Right and note that this is sleepy instead of tired. If you are physically tired, that’s another word.
Echo: 累(Lèi)
David: Which we already know.
Echo: 累. 你累吗?(Lèi. Nǐ lèi ma?)
David: Are you tired?
Echo: 我太累啦,我要睡觉.(Wǒ tài lèi la, wǒ yào shuìjiào.)
David: I am too tired, I need to sleep. Right, moving back to food though, we have got the adjective for you that means to be full.
Echo: 饱(Bǎo)
David: Full.
Echo: 饱(Bǎo)
David: This is third tone.
Echo: 饱(Bǎo)
David: This is a casual way of saying you are full but there is an even more casual way.
Echo: Yeah especially in Beijing I think, we would say 我吃充了(Wǒ chī chōngle).
David: Right. So it’s I eat.
Echo: 我吃充了(Wǒ chī chōngle)
David: First tone. I have eaten, I am stuffed.
Echo: Good. 我吃充了.(Wǒ chī chōngle.)
David: So we’ve already learned a lot of new adjectives. We have
Echo: 饿(È)
David: Hungry.
Echo: 困(Kùn)
David: Sleepy.
Echo: 累(Lèi)
David: Tired
Echo: 饱(Bǎo)
David: Full.
Echo: 充(Chōng)
David: Which is Beijingish slang meaning full as in the sentence.
Echo: Right. 我吃充了.(Wǒ chī chōngle.)
David: I am stuffed.
Echo: 我吃充了.(Wǒ chī chōngle)
David: We’ve got a couple more adjectives in our word list and we are going to use them in the grammar section.
Echo: 好的.(Hǎo de.)
David: Okay. So let’s get to that now.
LESSON FOCUS
David: Okay, our grammar focus today is on this word.
Echo: 也(Yě)
David: This is an adverb.
Echo: 也(Yě)
David: It means also and we can put it before adjectives.
Echo: 我也饿了.(Wǒ yě èle.)
David: I am also hungry.
Echo: 我也很困.(Wǒ yě hěn kùn.)
David: I am also sleepy.
Echo: 我也非常烦.(Wǒ yě fēicháng fán)
David: I am also really frustrated.
Echo: 对.(Duì.)
David: Right. How do we put these sentences in the negative?
Echo: Just like in English.
David: So we are just going to add the word no.
Echo: 不(Bù)
David: Before our adjective.
Echo: Such as 我也不饿(Wǒ yě bù è).
David: I am not hungry either.
Echo: 我也不困.(Wǒ yě bù kùn.)
David: I am also not sleepy.
Echo: 我也不烦.(Wǒ yě bù fán.)
David: I am not frustrated either.
Echo: 非常好.(Fēicháng hǎo.)
David: Right. Now there is something here a lot of beginners find confusing.
Echo: 是什么?(Shì shénme?)
David: We said this is an adverb but we are putting it in front of adjectives.
Echo: 对(Duì), sometimes you can just take adjectives in Chinese as a special kind of verb.
David: Right. Some textbooks will even refer to them as stated verbs. Now because this is natural, we can also put it in front of verbs we already know.
Echo: Yeah such as 我也想吃(Wǒ yě xiǎng chī)
David: I also want to eat.
Echo: 你也来吧(Nǐ yě lái ba)
David: You come too.
Echo: 他也没有(Tā yě méiyǒu)
David: He also hasn’t or he also doesn’t have.
Echo: 没有巧克力(Méiyǒu qiǎokèlì)
David: Yes you are hungry. We get that. Last but not least, we can use this adverb in more difficult sentences too.
Echo: Like 你不去,我也不去.(Nǐ bù qù, wǒ yě bù qù)
David: If you are not going, then I am not going either.
Echo: 你不去,我也不去.(Nǐ bù qù, wǒ yě bù qù.)
David: If you are not going, I am not going too.
Echo: Or 我很困,她也很困.(Wǒ hěn kùn, tā yě hěn kùn.)
David: I am really sleepy, she is really sleepy too.
Echo: 我很困,她也很困.(Wǒ hěn kùn, tā yě hěn kùn.)
David: Okay. Now if you are just starting out, those last examples are probably a bit complex. So one of the best ways of tackling them is to get your hands on that PDF.
Echo: Right.
David: We’ve got the grammar point written down, we’ve got example sentences written down. It’s a great way to make progress.
Echo: Exactly.
OUTRO
David: Okay for now though, that’s our lesson for today. From our studios here in Beijing, I am David.
Echo: 我是(Wǒ shì)Echo.
David: Thanks a lot for listening and we will see you on the site.
Echo: 再见.(Zàijiàn.)
David: Bye, bye.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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When hungry, remember to eat food. When hungry for Chinese learning, remember to go to ChineseClass101.com

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Monday at 10:36 am
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Hi Ed,


You're right! Thank you very much for pointing out the typo, we've fixed it now :sweat_smile:


Generally speaking, all secondary / middle / high school (institution in the level between elementary school and university/college) are called 中学 (zhōngxué), because in China it's not common to separate it into junior high or senior high like in some countries. 高中 means senior high, the last 2 or 3 years in the 中学.


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Ed
Sunday at 4:51 pm
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I was reviewing the grammar section for this lesson and thought something looked strange.

Under the full explanation of yě 也 (Lesson Materials / Grammar / click on yě 也)

It says:

这所中学也用英文教学。

Zhè suǒ dà xué yě yòng yīng wén jiào xué.

"This middle school also teaches classes in English."


Shouldn't the pinyin/English read:

Zhè suǒ zhōng xué yě yòng yīng wén jiào xué. (zhōng xué not dà xué)

"This secondary school also teaches classes in English." (secondary not middle)

Isn't 中学 (zhōng xué) secondary school?

国中 - middle school

高中 - high school


Let me know if I've got this mixed up!

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Friday at 9:01 pm
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Hi Alexis 亚历克西,


Great to hear that! Let us know if you have any other questions, we love to help! :wink:

And yes, please make use of the pinyin chart with audio whenever you need!


btw, although "China" is 中国, "Chinese" should be 中文 (not 中国文) :grin:


Keep up the good work!

Olivia

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Alexis 亚历克西 (Yà lì kè xī)
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你好 Olivia!


What a great explanation! :thumbsup: I really appreciate it. Also, it's a great idea when I'm not sure about how a pronunciation relates to pinyin by a speaker to go to the chart for that particular sound.


This is a wonderful site and I'm learning so much Chinese 中国文!


Alexis

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Thursday at 5:56 pm
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Hi Alexis 亚历克西,


吃 is the verb "to eat", and 吃饭 is "to have a meal", or literally "to eat rice". (饭 means "rice")

We use the latter one when referring to the general idea of "eating"; while we use 吃 for combining with other words, for example:

吃面包 "to eat bread"

吃饱了 "to be full"

吃好的 "to eat something nice/fancy"


You are right, there is a w sound after k in 困, and that's how k works in the pinyin system. For more information, you can listen to individual sounds at https://www.chineseclass101.com/learningcenter/reference/pinyin_chart/k :wink:


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Alexis 亚历克西 (Yà lì kè xī)
Wednesday at 5:21 pm
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你好!


In this lesson, there are two ways to say to eat: 吃 and 吃饭。 What is the difference between the two expressions? What does 饭 mean or add to the sentence? Also in the word 困 am I hearing a w sound after the k, sort of like the k sound then the english word won?

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Thursday at 1:02 pm
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Hi Ciana,


The 1st tone stays high level while the 2nd is a rising tone.

面条和饺子都很好吃:smile:


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Ciana
Thursday at 4:45 am
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我喜欢吃面条和饺子 :smile:

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Ciana
Thursday at 4:43 am
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Hi, I'm a bit confused with tones... What is the difference between tone 1 and 2


Thanks :)

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Tuesday at 5:25 pm
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Hi Maria,


困 has only one tone which is the 4th tone. We're sorry for the mistakes in the PDF file and we'll fix it soon.


Thanks!


Chloe