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INTRODUCTION
John Reyna: Chinese Slang Expressions Using Animals, Part 2
John Reyna: Hi everyone, and welcome back to ChineseClass101.com. I'm John Reyna.
Dehua: And I'm Dehua!
John Reyna: This is Must-Know Chinese Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 11. In this lesson, you'll learn chinese slang expressions using words and characters related to animals.
John Reyna: Here are more slang expressions with animals!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John Reyna: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Dehua: 打鸡血 (dǎ jī xiě)
Dehua: 马大哈 (mǎ dà hā)
Dehua: 画蛇添足 (huàshétiānzú)
Dehua: 一箭双雕 (yījiànshuāngdiāo)
John Reyna: Dehua, what's our first expression?
Dehua: 打鸡血 (dǎ jī xiě)
John Reyna: literally meaning "inject chicken blood." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "being extremely excited or a feeling of intensity."
Dehua: 打鸡血 (dǎ jī xiě)
John Reyna: Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua: 打鸡血 (dǎ jī xiě)
John Reyna: Use this slang expression when someone is full of energy or being extremely excited or passionate about something. It’s a common internet expression.
John Reyna: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua: 他每天都好像打了鸡血似的,工作起来干劲十足。 (Tā měitiān doū hǎoxiàng dǎle jī xiě shì de, gōngzuò qǐlái gànjìng shízú.)
John Reyna: "He is charging through his day, working energetically everyday."
Dehua: 他每天都好像打了鸡血似的,工作起来干劲十足。 (Tā měitiān doū hǎoxiàng dǎle jī xiě shì de, gōngzuò qǐlái gànjìng shízú.)
John Reyna: Okay, what's the next expression?
Dehua: 马大哈 (mǎ dà hā)
John Reyna: This literally means "horse big yawn." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "a careless or forgetful person."
Dehua: 马大哈 (mǎ dà hā)
John Reyna: Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua: 马大哈 (mǎ dà hā)
John Reyna: Use this slang expression when someone is careless.
John Reyna: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua: 对个人安全绝不可以马大哈! (Duì gèrén ānquán jué bù kěyǐ mǎdàhā!)
John Reyna: "Never become careless of your own safety!"
Dehua: 对个人安全绝不可以马大哈! (Duì gèrén ānquán jué bù kěyǐ mǎdàhā!)
John Reyna: Okay, what's our next expression?
Dehua: 画蛇添足 (huàshétiānzú)
John Reyna: literally meaning "draw snake add feet." As a slang expression, it means "do unnecessary things."
Dehua: 画蛇添足 (huàshétiānzú)
John Reyna: Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua: 画蛇添足 (huàshétiānzú)
John Reyna: Use this slang expression when you criticize someone for doing things that aren't necessary.
John Reyna: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua: 你这么做是在画蛇添足。 (Nǐ zhème zuò shì zài huàshétiānzú.)
John Reyna: "What you are doing is unnecessary."
Dehua: 你这么做是在画蛇添足。 (Nǐ zhème zuò shì zài huàshétiānzú.)
John Reyna: Okay, what's the last expression?
Dehua: 一箭双雕 (yījiànshuāngdiāo)
John Reyna: Which literally means "one arrow two eagles." As a slang expression, it means "to reach two goals with one move."
Dehua: 一箭双雕 (yījiànshuāngdiāo)
John Reyna: Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua: 一箭双雕 (yījiànshuāngdiāo)
John Reyna: Use this slang expression when you talk about doing one thing to meet two purposes.
John Reyna: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua: 这个方法可以一箭双雕。 (Zhège fāngfǎ kěyǐ yījiànshuāngdiāo.)
John Reyna: "This method can kill two birds with one stone."
Dehua: 这个方法可以一箭双雕。 (Zhège fāngfǎ kěyǐ yījiànshuāngdiāo.)
QUIZ
John Reyna: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I’ll describe four situations, and you’ll choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: You forgot your phone at home.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua: 马大哈 (mǎ dà hā)
John Reyna: "a careless or forgetful person"
John: You are extremely excited at two a.m., working vigorously.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua: 打鸡血 (dǎ jī xiě)
John Reyna: "being extremely excited or a feeling of intensity"
John: You came up with a good idea to solve two problems at a time.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua: 一箭双雕 (yījiànshuāngdiāo)
John Reyna: "to reach two goals with one move"
John: You are making an extra effort which isn’t necessary.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua: 画蛇添足 (huàshétiānzú)
John Reyna: "do unnecessary things"

Outro

John Reyna: There you have it; you've mastered four Chinese Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at ChineseClass101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone, and see you next time!
Dehua: 下回見 (xià huí jiàn).

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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Friday at 01:47 PM
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你好晴晴,


谢谢你的分享!👍


** 他有时候帮我和我的工作 => 他有时候在工作上帮我


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Ngai

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晴晴
Friday at 09:42 AM
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谢谢老师!


我很喜欢这个新表达,尤其【打鸡血】因为我每天都正在打鸡血。

我的爸爸很马大哈。他也总是画蛇添足。

但是我爱爸爸。他有时候帮我和我的工作。所以我们可以聊天和工作:一箭双雕!


拜拜!

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Sunday at 07:46 PM
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你好 robert groulx,


You are very welcome. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck with your language studies.


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雷文特

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robert groulx
Friday at 11:32 PM
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite phrase is 马大哈


robert