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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Chinese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 11 - Changing Your Relationship Status.
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 in a relationship. 学友 (xué yǒu) changes his status to "In a relationship", posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Dehua: 太激动了,我恋爱了! (tài jī dòng le , wǒ liàn ài le ! )
Eric: Meaning - "So excited, I'm in love!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
学友: 太激动了,我恋爱了! (tài jī dòng le , wǒ liàn ài le ! )
(clicking sound)
若兰: 祝福你们! (zhù fú nǐ men ! )
涛: 真的假的? (zhēn de jiǎ de ? )
丽: 可爱的女孩。 (kě ài de nǚ hái 。 )
新新: 简直是个奇迹! (jiǎn zhí shì gè qí jì ! )
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
学友: 太激动了,我恋爱了! (tài jī dòng le , wǒ liàn ài le ! )
Eric: "So excited, I'm in love!"
(clicking sound)
若兰: 祝福你们! (zhù fú nǐ men ! )
Eric: "You have my blessing!"
涛: 真的假的? (zhēn de jiǎ de ? )
Eric: "For real?"
丽: 可爱的女孩。 (kě ài de nǚ hái 。 )
Eric: "Lovely girl."
新新: 简直是个奇迹! (jiǎn zhí shì gè qí jì ! )
Eric: "It's a miracle!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to 学友 (xué yǒu)'s post.
Dehua: 太激动了,我恋爱了! (tài jī dòng le , wǒ liàn ài le ! )
Eric: "So excited, I'm in love!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 太激动了,我恋爱了! (tài jī dòng le , wǒ liàn ài le ! ) (Regular) 太激动了,我恋爱了! (tài jī dòng le , wǒ liàn ài le ! )
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "so excited."
Dehua: 太激动了 (tài jī dòng le )
Eric: You can use this phrase when you are very excited about something. Listen again- "so excited" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 太激动了 (tài jī dòng le ) (REGULAR) 太激动了 (tài jī dòng le )
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "I'm in love."
Dehua: 我恋爱了 (wǒ liàn ài le)
Eric: You can use this expression when you’ve fallen in love. In China, people usually express their love in a more subtle way. However, nowadays younger people are becoming more and more open and direct. They tend to show their love boldly. Listen again- "I'm in love" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 我恋爱了 (wǒ liàn ài le) (REGULAR) 我恋爱了 (wǒ liàn ài le)
Eric: All together, "So excited, I'm in love!"
Dehua: 太激动了,我恋爱了! (tài jī dòng le , wǒ liàn ài le ! )
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 学友 (xué yǒu)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His neighbor, 若兰 (ruò lán), uses an expression meaning - "You have my blessing!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 祝福你们! (zhù fú nǐ men ! ) (REGULAR) 祝福你们! (zhù fú nǐ men ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 祝福你们! (zhù fú nǐ men ! )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted and old-fashioned.
Eric: His college friend, 涛 (tāo), uses an expression meaning - "For real?"
Dehua: (SLOW) 真的假的? (zhēn de jiǎ de ? ) (REGULAR) 真的假的? (zhēn de jiǎ de ? )
[Pause]
Dehua: 真的假的? (zhēn de jiǎ de ? )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are surprised.
Eric: His high school friend, 丽 (lì), uses an expression meaning - "Lovely girl."
Dehua: (SLOW) 可爱的女孩。 (kě ài de nǚ hái 。 ) (REGULAR) 可爱的女孩。 (kě ài de nǚ hái 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 可爱的女孩。 (kě ài de nǚ hái 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: His girlfriend's high school friend, 新新 (xīn xīn), uses an expression meaning - "It's a miracle!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 简直是个奇迹! (jiǎn zhí shì gè qí jì ! ) (REGULAR) 简直是个奇迹! (jiǎn zhí shì gè qí jì ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 简直是个奇迹! (jiǎn zhí shì gè qí jì ! )
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being in a relationship, 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 in a relationship which phrase would you use?

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Hello robert groulx,


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thanks for the lesson


my favorite is : 太激动了,我恋爱了!


robert