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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Chinese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 16 - Going on a Trip.
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 at the airport, waiting for a flight. 静 (jìng) waits at the airport for her flight, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Dehua: 一个人的旅行,出发了! (yí gè rén de lǚ xíng , chū fā le ! )
Eric: Meaning - "One woman's journey, taking off!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
静: 一个人的旅行,出发了! (yí gè rén de lǚ xíng , chū fā le ! )
(clicking sound)
丽: 去哪里玩? (qù nǎ lǐ wán ? )
新新: 带好吃的回来! (dài hǎo chī de huí lái ! )
若兰: 一路顺风。 (yí lù shùn fēng 。 )
学友: 注意安全哦。 (zhù yì ān quán ò 。)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
静: 一个人的旅行,出发了! (yí gè rén de lǚ xíng , chū fā le ! )
Eric: "One woman's journey, taking off!"
(clicking sound)
丽: 去哪里玩? (qù nǎ lǐ wán ? )
Eric: "Where are you heading?"
新新: 带好吃的回来! (dài hǎo chī de huí lái ! )
Eric: "Bring me some treats!"
若兰: 一路顺风。 (yí lù shùn fēng 。 )
Eric: "Bon Voyage."
学友: 注意安全哦。 (zhù yì ān quán ò 。)
Eric: "Be safe."
POST
Eric: Listen again to 静 (jìng)'s post.
Dehua: 一个人的旅行,出发了! (yí gè rén de lǚ xíng , chū fā le ! )
Eric: "One woman's journey, taking off!”
Dehua: (SLOW) 一个人的旅行,出发了! (yí gè rén de lǚ xíng , chū fā le ! (Regular) 一个人的旅行,出发了! (yí gè rén de lǚ xíng , chū fā le !
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "one woman's journey."
Dehua: 一个人的旅行 (yí gè rén de lǚ xíng)
Eric: This indicates someone is travelling alone. This expression only refers to "a journey of self-discovery". It’s a kind of a literary expression. Listen again- "one woman's journey" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 一个人的旅行 (yí gè rén de lǚ xíng) (REGULAR) 一个人的旅行 (yí gè rén de lǚ xíng)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "taking off."
Dehua: 出发了 (chū fā le )
Eric: This expression literally means "starting a journey". It is commonly used when someone is heading to a place. Listen again- "taking off" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 出发了 (chū fā le ) (REGULAR) 出发了 (chū fā le )
Eric: All together, "One woman's journey, taking off!"
Dehua: 一个人的旅行,出发了! (yí gè rén de lǚ xíng , chū fā le ! )
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 静 (jìng)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, 丽 (lì), uses an expression meaning - "Where are you heading?"
Dehua: (SLOW) 去哪里玩? (qù nǎ lǐ wán ? ) (REGULAR) 去哪里玩? (qù nǎ lǐ wán ? )
[Pause]
Dehua: 去哪里玩? (qù nǎ lǐ wán ? )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are interested.
Eric: Her high school friend, 新新 (xīn xīn), uses an expression meaning - "Bring me some treats!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 带好吃的回来! (dài hǎo chī de huí lái ! ) (REGULAR) 带好吃的回来! (dài hǎo chī de huí lái ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 带好吃的回来! (dài hǎo chī de huí lái ! )
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her neighbor, 若兰 (ruò lán), uses an expression meaning - "Bon Voyage."
Dehua: (SLOW) 一路顺风。 (yí lù shùn fēng 。 ) (REGULAR) 一路顺风。 (yí lù shùn fēng 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 一路顺风。 (yí lù shùn fēng 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: Her husband, 学友 (xué yǒu), uses an expression meaning - "Be safe."
Dehua: (SLOW) 注意安全哦。 (zhù yì ān quán ò 。) (REGULAR) 注意安全哦。 (zhù yì ān quán ò 。)
[Pause]
Dehua: 注意安全哦。 (zhù yì ān quán ò 。)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling concerned.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being at the airport, waiting for a flight, 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 at the airport, waiting for a flight which phrase would you use?

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samia
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I would use this expression 带好吃的回来😄😄😄

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thanks fo the lesson


my favorite is 去哪里玩?


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