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INTRODUCTION
David: So we’ve got a dialogue here with two characters. One is just waking up when the second comes in and tells him, he’s got to get up in a hurry.
DIALOGUE
A: 快起来,跟我走!(Kuài qǐlái, gēn wǒ zǒu!)
B: 啊⋯几点⋯?(Ā ⋯Jǐdiǎn⋯?)
A: 没时间了,马上!(Méi shíjiān le, mǎshàng!)
B: 我刚醒⋯(Wǒ gāng xǐng ⋯)
A: 快点!要不然⋯(Kuàidiǎn! Yào bùrán ⋯)
B: 太晚了⋯(Tài wǎn le ⋯)
David: One more time a bit slower.
A: 快起来,跟我走!(Kuài qǐlái, gēn wǒ zǒu!)
B: 啊⋯几点⋯?(Ā ⋯Jǐdiǎn⋯?)
A: 没时间了,马上!(Méi shíjiān le, mǎshàng!)
B: 我刚醒⋯(Wǒ gāng xǐng ⋯)
A: 快点!要不然⋯(Kuàidiǎn! Yào bùrán ⋯)
B: 太晚了⋯(Tài wǎn le ⋯)
David: And now with the English translation.
Sylvia: 快起来,跟我走!(Kuài qǐlái, gēn wǒ zǒu!)
David: Get up, follow me!
Sylvia: 啊⋯几点⋯?(Ā ⋯Jǐdiǎn⋯?)
David: Huh? What time is it?
Sylvia: 没时间了,马上!(Méi shíjiān le, mǎshàng!)
David: There is no time, right now!
Sylvia: 我刚醒⋯(Wǒ gāng xǐng ⋯)
David: I've just woken up...
Sylvia: 快点!要不然⋯(Kuàidiǎn! Yào bùrán ⋯)
David: Hurry up! Or else...
Sylvia: 太晚了⋯(Tài wǎn le ⋯)
David: It's too late.
VOCAB LIST
Sylvia: 快(kuài) [natural native speed]
David: quickly
Sylvia: 快(kuài) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Sylvia: 快(kuài) [natural native speed]
Sylvia: 起来(qǐ lái) [natural native speed]
David: to get up
Sylvia: 起来(qǐ lái) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Sylvia: 起来(qǐ lái) [natural native speed]
Sylvia: 跟(gēn) [natural native speed]
David: with
Sylvia: 跟(gēn) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Sylvia: 跟(gēn) [natural native speed]
Sylvia: 几点(jǐ diǎn) [natural native speed]
David: what time
Sylvia: 几点(jǐ diǎn) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Sylvia: 几点(jǐ diǎn) [natural native speed]
Sylvia: 马上(mǎ shàng) [natural native speed]
David: right away
Sylvia: 马上(mǎ shàng) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Sylvia: 马上(mǎ shàng) [natural native speed]
Sylvia: 刚(gāng) [natural native speed]
David: just now
Sylvia: 刚(gāng) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Sylvia: 刚(gāng) [natural native speed]
Sylvia: 醒(xǐng) [natural native speed]
David: to wake up
Sylvia: 醒(xǐng) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Sylvia: 醒(xǐng) [natural native speed]
Sylvia: 太(tài) [natural native speed]
David: too
Sylvia: 太(tài) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Sylvia: 太(tài) [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
David: Let’s take a closer look at some of these words and phrases. Like our first word which means fast 快(kuài) or quickly 快(kuài). We see this in the dialogue in the line, 快起来(Kuài qǐlái) Get up quickly. 快起来(Kuài qǐlái). but like other adverbs, we can use it anywhere.
Sylvia: For instance, 快说(Kuài shuō).
David: Speak quickly. 快说.(Kuài shuō.)
Sylvia: Another example 快跑.(Kuài pǎo.)
David: Quickly run away 快跑.(Kuài pǎo.) Run quickly. Now this word 快(Kuài) is closely related to another word in our dialogue, 马上(Mǎshàng) which means immediately. 马上(Mǎshàng) immediately. 马上(Mǎshàng). So you could say get up immediately 马上起床(Mǎshàng qǐchuáng). Or run away immediately 马上跑(Mǎshàng pǎo). So these two words are basically interchangeable.
Sylvia: Right. There is a slight difference there but they are really close.
David: Right. It’s the difference between doing it quickly and doing it right now. And we’ve got another adverb tucked away here too. It’s 刚(Gāng), which means just now 刚(Gāng) or recently.
Sylvia: We hear this in the line 我刚醒.(Wǒ gāng xǐng.)
David: I just woke up 我刚醒(Wǒ gāng xǐng), I just woke up; or 他刚来(Tā gāng lái) he just arrived, 他刚来(Tā gāng lái) he just arrived. So there are three adverbs to remember today. 快, 马上, 刚.(Kuài, mǎshàng, gāng)
LESSON FOCUS
David: Our grammar point today is on the simple pattern we can use to say what.
Sylvia: We are out of something.
David: Right, such as in the dialogue when we are out of time 没时间了(Méi shíjiānle). Listen to that carefully.
Sylvia: 没时间了(Méi shíjiānle).
David: So what’s the grammar pattern?
Sylvia: It’s basically 没(Méi) plus the thing...
David: And then 了(Le). And that 了(Le) is really important. That’s what tells us we’ve just run out of it.
Sylvia: Right.
David: We’re just out of time. 没时间了(Méi shíjiānle). A moment ago, we had time but now there is none left.
Sylvia: 没时间了(Méi shíjiānle). For another example, consider 没钱了(Méi qiánle).
David: I am out of money 没钱了(Méi qiánle). And there is a subtle point here. This doesn’t mean you’ve never had any money. It means you’ve just run out 没钱了(Méi qiánle). The 了(Le) indicates it’s just changed into this state.
Sylvia: Right. I will give you another example, 没事了(Méishìle).
David: There is no problem 没事了(Méishìle). Or literally whatever the problem was, it’s been fixed.
Sylvia: It’s solved.
David: It’s solved. For instance, let’s say you get a phone call from a doctor and they are telling you that a family member has been in an accident. Hopefully they will also tell you 别担心(Bié dānxīn),他没事了(Tā méishìle). Don’t worry about it, he is okay.
Sylvia: 别担心(Bié dānxīn),他没事了(Tā méishìle).
David: Right. They were in an accident. So there was a 事(Shì) but right now 他没事了(Tā méishìle), there is no longer any problem. So that’s our grammar point for today. Remember 没(Méi) plus the object.
Sylvia: Plus 了.(Le.)
David: And you are done.
OUTRO

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Hi Alexis,

Good work.

We are all looking forward for your improvement.


If you have any question, please let us know.

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Alexis 亚历克西 (Yà lì kè xī)
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谢谢你!Olivia. I appreciate all the feedback. You guys are great! 你们是太好了!

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Hi Alexis 亚历克西 (Yà lì kè xī),


You're right! :thumbsup:

And the sentence 有时间, 你说慢一点吧 can be very helpful for all learners! 哈哈~


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Alexis 亚历克西 (Yà lì kè xī)
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Great Lesson!


So, if I got it right. I can say 没事儿, meaning no problem, if someone bumps into me and then says 对不起. If I say 没事儿了, however, it means that there was a problem, but not anymore.


Also in the dialogue, we had the phrase 没时间了。 Do the two characters 时间 mean time? Could I say, 有时间, 你说慢一点吧 to mean, I've got time, how about speaking slowly.