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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Chinese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 15 - At a Family Reunion.
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 a family gathering. 学友 (xué yǒu) goes to a family gathering, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Dehua: 温馨时刻,一家人,一顿大餐 (wēn xīn shí kè , yì jiā rén , yí dùn dà cān )
Eric: Meaning - "Warm moment, the whole family, a big meal!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
学友: 温馨时刻,一家人,一顿大餐 (wēn xīn shí kè , yì jiā rén , yí dùn dà cān )
(clicking sound)
新新: 直流口水! (zhí liú kǒu shuǐ ! )
若兰: 真是热闹。 (zhēn shì rè nao 。 )
涛: 酒喝得不少吧? (jiǔ hē de bù shǎo ba ? )
晓明: 可惜没有我。 (kě xī méi yǒu wǒ 。)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
学友: 温馨时刻,一家人,一顿大餐 (wēn xīn shí kè , yì jiā rén , yí dùn dà cān )
Eric: "Warm moment, the whole family, a big meal!"
(clicking sound)
新新: 直流口水! (zhí liú kǒu shuǐ ! )
Eric: "Mouth watering!"
若兰: 真是热闹。 (zhēn shì rè nao 。 )
Eric: "So exciting."
涛: 酒喝得不少吧? (jiǔ hē de bù shǎo ba ? )
Eric: "You drank a lot, didn't you?"
晓明: 可惜没有我。 (kě xī méi yǒu wǒ 。)
Eric: "Too bad that I wasn't there."
POST
Eric: Listen again to 学友 (xué yǒu)'s post.
Dehua: 温馨时刻,一家人,一顿大餐 (wēn xīn shí kè , yì jiā rén , yí dùn dà cān )
Eric: "Warm moment, the whole family, a big meal!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 温馨时刻,一家人,一顿大餐 (wēn xīn shí kè , yì jiā rén , yí dùn dà cān ) (Regular) 温馨时刻,一家人,一顿大餐 (wēn xīn shí kè , yì jiā rén , yí dùn dà cān )
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "warm moment."
Dehua: 温馨时刻 (wēn xīn shí kè )
Eric: This phrase ends with
Dehua: 时刻
Eric: It’s often used on social media to indicate a very special moment. Listen again- "warm moment" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 温馨时刻 (wēn xīn shí kè ) (REGULAR) 温馨时刻 (wēn xīn shí kè )
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "the whole family, a big meal."
Dehua: 一家人,一顿大餐 (yì jiā rén , yí dùn dà cān )
Eric: Here we have the word
Dehua: 大餐
Eric: Which means "big meal". Chinese people like to enjoy a big meal during a get-together. Listen again- "the whole family, a big meal" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 一家人,一顿大餐 (yì jiā rén , yí dùn dà cān ) (REGULAR) 一家人,一顿大餐 (yì jiā rén , yí dùn dà cān )
Eric: All together, "Warm moment, the whole family, a big meal!"
Dehua: 温馨时刻,一家人,一顿大餐 (wēn xīn shí kè , yì jiā rén , yí dùn dà cān )
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 学友 (xué yǒu)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His wife's high school friend, 新新 (xīn xīn), uses an expression meaning - "Mouth watering!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 直流口水! (zhí liú kǒu shuǐ ! ) (REGULAR) 直流口水! (zhí liú kǒu shuǐ ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 直流口水! (zhí liú kǒu shuǐ ! )
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: His neighbor, 若兰 (ruò lán), uses an expression meaning - "So exciting."
Dehua: (SLOW) 真是热闹。 (zhēn shì rè nao 。 ) (REGULAR) 真是热闹。 (zhēn shì rè nao 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 真是热闹。 (zhēn shì rè nao 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: His college friend, 涛 (tāo), uses an expression meaning - "You drink a lot, don't you?"
Dehua: (SLOW) 酒喝得不少吧? (jiǔ hē de bù shǎo ba ? ) (REGULAR) 酒喝得不少吧? (jiǔ hē de bù shǎo ba ? )
[Pause]
Dehua: 酒喝得不少吧? (jiǔ hē de bù shǎo ba ? )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
Eric: His nephew, 晓明 (xiǎo míng), uses an expression meaning - "Too bad that I wasn't there."
Dehua: (SLOW) 可惜没有我。 (kě xī méi yǒu wǒ 。) (REGULAR) 可惜没有我。 (kě xī méi yǒu wǒ 。)
[Pause]
Dehua: 可惜没有我。 (kě xī méi yǒu wǒ 。)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling cynical.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about a family gathering, 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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If a friend posted something about a family gathering which phrase would you use?

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Friday at 05:40 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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robert groulx
Thursday at 12:06 AM
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite is 酒喝得不少吧?


robert

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Monday at 10:59 PM
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Hello Hitoshi,


Thank you for your comment. "顿" is the measure word/ classifier for "大餐". We use measure words when we want to quantify something.


You may check out this lesson for more details about the measure words:

https://www.chineseclass101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-yinru-13-what-are-the-most-commonly-used-measure-words/


As always, let us know if you have any questions.


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Hitoshi
Friday at 07:35 PM
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I have a question about “一顿大餐”

大餐 itself means “feast “. Then what does ”一顿 ” mean?