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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Chinese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 10 - Feeling Disappointed.
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Dehua: And I'm Dehua.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Chinese about being disappointed. 静 (jìng) feels disappointed about today's weather, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Dehua: 又是雾霾天!还怎么出门! (yòu shì wù mái tiān ! hái zěn me chū mén ! )
Eric: Meaning - "Smoggy day again! How could I possibly go out!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
静: 又是雾霾天!还怎么出门! (yòu shì wù mái tiān ! hái zěn me chū mén ! )
(clicking sound)
志强: 污染越来越严重! (wū rǎn yuè lái yuè yán zhòng ! )
新新: 戴口罩! (dài kǒu zhào ! )
丽: 远离城市。 (yuǎn lí chéng shì 。 )
若兰: 天气真糟糕!可怕! (tiān qì zhēn zāo gāo ! kě pà ! )
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
静: 又是雾霾天!还怎么出门! (yòu shì wù mái tiān ! hái zěn me chū mén ! )
Eric: "Smoggy day again! How could I possibly go out!"
(clicking sound)
志强: 污染越来越严重! (wū rǎn yuè lái yuè yán zhòng ! )
Eric: "Pollution is becoming more and more serious!"
新新: 戴口罩! (dài kǒu zhào ! )
Eric: "Wear a mask!"
丽: 远离城市。 (yuǎn lí chéng shì 。 )
Eric: "Get away from the city."
若兰: 天气真糟糕!可怕! (tiān qì zhēn zāo gāo ! kě pà ! )
Eric: "Such terrible weather! Horrible!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to 静 (jìng)'s post.
Dehua: 又是雾霾天!还怎么出门! (yòu shì wù mái tiān ! hái zěn me chū mén ! )
Eric: "Smoggy day again! How could I possibly go out!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 又是雾霾天!还怎么出门! (yòu shì wù mái tiān ! hái zěn me chū mén ! ) (Regular) 又是雾霾天!还怎么出门! (yòu shì wù mái tiān ! hái zěn me chū mén ! )
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "smoggy day again."
Dehua: 又是雾霾天 (yòu shì wù mái tiān)
Eric: Nowadays, people often talk about smoggy days. Pollution is becoming more and more serious in China, especially in the northern cities. Listen again- "smoggy day again" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 又是雾霾天 (yòu shì wù mái tiān) (REGULAR) 又是雾霾天 (yòu shì wù mái tiān)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "how could I possibly go out."
Dehua: 还怎么出门 (hái zěn me chū mén)
Eric: Here, we have an interrogative pronoun
Dehua: 怎么
Eric: Which means “how.” Listen again- "how could I possibly go out" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 还怎么出门 (hái zěn me chū mén) (REGULAR) 还怎么出门 (hái zěn me chū mén)
Eric: All together, "Smoggy day again! How could I possibly go out!"
Dehua: 又是雾霾天!还怎么出门! (yòu shì wù mái tiān ! hái zěn me chū mén ! )
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 静 (jìng)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her supervisor, 志强 (zhì qiáng), uses an expression meaning - "Pollution is becoming more and more serious!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 污染越来越严重! (wū rǎn yuè lái yuè yán zhòng ! ) (REGULAR) 污染越来越严重! (wū rǎn yuè lái yuè yán zhòng ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 污染越来越严重! (wū rǎn yuè lái yuè yán zhòng ! )
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: Her high school friend, 新新 (xīn xīn), uses an expression meaning - "Wear a mask!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 戴口罩! (dài kǒu zhào ! ) (REGULAR) 戴口罩! (dài kǒu zhào ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 戴口罩! (dài kǒu zhào ! )
Eric: Use this expression to be optimistic.
Eric: Her boyfriend's high school friend, 丽 (lì), uses an expression meaning - "Get away from the city."
Dehua: (SLOW) 远离城市。 (yuǎn lí chéng shì 。 ) (REGULAR) 远离城市。 (yuǎn lí chéng shì 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 远离城市。 (yuǎn lí chéng shì 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her neighbor, 若兰 (ruò lán), uses an expression meaning - "Such terrible weather! Horrible!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 天气真糟糕!可怕! (tiān qì zhēn zāo gāo ! kě pà ! ) (REGULAR) 天气真糟糕!可怕! (tiān qì zhēn zāo gāo ! kě pà ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 天气真糟糕!可怕! (tiān qì zhēn zāo gāo ! kě pà ! )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling negative.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being disappointed, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Dehua: 再见。 (zài jiàn)

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If a friend posted something about being disappointed which phrase would you use?

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你好 robert groulx,


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thanks for the lesson


my favorite is hái zěn me chū mén


robert