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INTRODUCTION
Damon: Hi everyone, I’m Damon.
Chloe: And I’m Chloe!
Damon: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Chinese Vocabulary, Lesson 16! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to recreation and leisure. These are five common sports in Chinese. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ChineseClass101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Damon: Chloe, what’s our first word?
Chloe: 足球
Damon: soccer
Chloe: (slow) 足球 (regular) 足球
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 足球
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Soccer is one of the most popular sports in China. China’s professional soccer league is the China Football Association Super League.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 贝克汉姆是很多中国球迷喜爱的足球明星。
Damon: David Beckham is a popular soccer star supported by many Chinese fans.
Chloe: (slow) 贝克汉姆是很多中国球迷喜爱的足球明星。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 游泳
Damon: swimming
Chloe: (slow) 游泳 (regular) 游泳
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 游泳
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Swimming is a popular sport for many Chinese in the summer. In northern China, there is even a tradition of winter swimming with a temperature of between -20 and -30 degrees centigrade.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 游泳可以锻炼身体。
Damon: Swimming can exercise the body.
Chloe: (slow) 游泳可以锻炼身体。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 乒乓球
Damon: table tennis
Chloe: (slow) 乒乓球 (regular) 乒乓球
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 乒乓球
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Table tennis is commonly called "ping pong" in China. It is one of the most popular sports because all that’s needed is a table, a ping pong ball, and a racket.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 乒乓球是中国的国球。
Damon: Table tennis is China's national game.
Chloe: (slow) 乒乓球是中国的国球。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 羽毛球
Damon: badminton
Chloe: (slow) 羽毛球 (regular) 羽毛球
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 羽毛球
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Chinese love to play badminton as a leisure game with family or friends. To play badminton, a shuttlecock and rackets are all that’s needed.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 羽毛球可以由两人或者四人来打。
Damon: Badminton can be played by two or four people.
Chloe: (slow) 羽毛球可以由两人或者四人来打。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 太极拳
Damon: t'ai chi
Chloe: (slow) 太极拳 (regular) 太极拳
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 太极拳
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon:
T'ai chi literally means "supreme ultimate fist." It is a Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. It is characterized by its slow movement.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 打太极拳有助于长寿。
Damon: Exercising with t'ai chi helps with longevity.
Chloe: (slow) 打太极拳有助于长寿。
QUIZ
Damon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chloe will give you the Chinese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Chloe: 足球
[pause]Damon: soccer
Chloe: 游泳
[pause]Damon: swimming
Chloe: 乒乓球
[pause]Damon: table tennis
Chloe: 羽毛球
[pause]Damon: badminton
Chloe: 太极拳
[pause]Damon: t'ai chi

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five sports in China! We have more vocab lists available at ChineseClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Chloe: 再见!

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Which sports are you good at?

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你好 robert groulx!


谢谢 for commenting. Are you also watching 足球 on the TV regularly?

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thank you for th lesson transcript


favorite sport is 足球


usually it is hockey, baseball & football


robert