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INTRODUCTION
John Reyna: Chinese Slang Expressions for Hobbies
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 18. In this lesson, you'll learn chinese slang expressions for hobbies.
John Reyna: Do you have a hobby or interest? Here are some expressions that might help you talk about your hobbies or interests.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John Reyna: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Dehua: 赶时髦 (gǎn shímáo)
Dehua: 发烧友 (fā shāo yǒu)
Dehua: 三分钟热度 (sān fēnzhōng rèdù)
Dehua: 不感冒 (Bù gǎnmào)
John Reyna: Dehua, what's our first expression?
Dehua: 赶时髦 (gǎn shímáo)
John Reyna: literally meaning "catch up with fashion." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to follow fashion."
Dehua: 赶时髦 (gǎn shímáo)
John Reyna: Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua: 赶时髦 (gǎn shímáo)
John Reyna: Use this slang expression when talking about the pursuit of fashion or a fashionable habit. The word sometimes has a derogatory meaning.
John Reyna: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua: 年轻人喜欢赶时髦。 (Niánqīng rén xǐhuān gǎnshímáo.)
John Reyna: "Young people like to follow fashion."
Dehua: 年轻人喜欢赶时髦。 (Niánqīng rén xǐhuān gǎnshímáo.)
John Reyna: Okay, what's the next expression?
Dehua: 发烧友 (fā shāo yǒu)
John Reyna: This literally means "fever friend." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "fancier; audiophile; music lover."
Dehua: 发烧友 (fā shāo yǒu)
John Reyna: Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua: 发烧友 (fā shāo yǒu)
John Reyna: Use this slang expression when someone has a special interest in music.
John Reyna: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua: 你是歌剧发烧友吗? (Nǐ shì gējù fāshāoyǒu ma?)
John Reyna: "Are you an opera lover?"
Dehua: 你是歌剧发烧友吗? (Nǐ shì gējù fāshāoyǒu ma?)
John Reyna: Okay, what's our next expression?
Dehua: 三分钟热度 (sān fēnzhōng rèdù)
John Reyna: literally meaning "three-minute heat." As a slang expression, it means "3-minute passion; losing interest in passions or hobbies quickly."
Dehua: 三分钟热度 (sān fēnzhōng rèdù)
John Reyna: Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua: 三分钟热度 (sān fēnzhōng rèdù)
John Reyna: Use this slang expression when describe the type of situation in which a person feels passionate about someone or something, but then quickly loses interest.
John Reyna: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua: 他做事常常是三分钟热度,所以每一件事都是半途而废。 (Tā zuòshì chángcháng shì sān fēnzhōng rèdù, suǒyǐ měi yī jiàn shì dōu shì bàntú'érfèi.)
John Reyna: "He always does things with three minutes of passion, so everything ends up halfway done."
Dehua: 他做事常常是三分钟热度,所以每一件事都是半途而废。 (Tā zuòshì chángcháng shì sān fēnzhōng rèdù, suǒyǐ měi yī jiàn shì dōu shì bàntú'érfèi.)
John Reyna: Okay, what's the last expression?
Dehua: 不感冒 (Bù gǎnmào)
John Reyna: Which literally means "not cold." As a slang expression, it means "have no interest."
Dehua: 不感冒 (Bù gǎnmào)
John Reyna: Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua: 不感冒 (Bù gǎnmào)
John Reyna: Use this slang expression when someone has no interests in someone or something.
John Reyna: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua: 我实在是对这些食物不感冒。 (Wǒ shízài shì duì zhèxiē shíwù bù gǎnmào.)
John Reyna: "I simply have no appetite for such things."
Dehua: 我实在是对这些食物不感冒。 (Wǒ shízài shì duì zhèxiē shíwù bù gǎnmào.)
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 are in love of a certain kind of music.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua: 发烧友 (fā shāo yǒu)
John Reyna: "fancier; audiophile; music lover"
John: You try to follow trends.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua: 赶时髦 (gǎn shímáo)
John Reyna: "to follow fashion"
John: You are not interested in a popular TV series.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua: 不感冒 (Bù gǎnmào)
John Reyna: "have no interest"
John: You were interested in a hobby for a very short time.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua: 三分钟热度 (sān fēnzhōng rèdù)
John Reyna: "3-minute passion; losing interest in passions or hobbies quickly"

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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