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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Chinese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 17 - At the Local Market.
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 an unusual thing found at a local market. 学友 finds an unusual item at a local market, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Dehua: 刚淘到的好东西。让你们开开眼! (gāng táo dào de hǎo dōng xi 。 ràng nǐ men kāi kāi yǎn ! )
Eric: Meaning - "Just got some great stuff. Behold!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.

Lesson conversation

(clicking sound)
学友: 刚淘到的好东西。让你们开开眼! (gāng táo dào de hǎo dōng xi 。 ràng nǐ men kāi kāi yǎn ! )
(clicking sound)
若兰: 什么宝贝? (shén me bǎo bei ? )
新新: 你好厉害! (nǐ hǎo lì hai ! )
丽: 真精致。一定价值不菲吧? (zhēn jīng zhì 。 yī dìng jià zhí bù fěi ba ? )
涛: 是要送给我的吧? (shì yào sòng gěi wǒ de ba ? )
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
学友: 刚淘到的好东西。让你们开开眼! (gāng táo dào de hǎo dōng xi 。 ràng nǐ men kāi kāi yǎn ! )
Eric: "Just got some great stuff. Behold!"
(clicking sound)
若兰: 什么宝贝? (shén me bǎo bei ? )
Eric: "What did you get?"
新新: 你好厉害! (nǐ hǎo lì hai ! )
Eric: "Impressive!"
丽: 真精致。一定价值不菲吧? (zhēn jīng zhì 。 yī dìng jià zhí bù fěi ba ? )
Eric: "Really exquisite. Must cost a fortune, right?"
涛: 是要送给我的吧? (shì yào sòng gěi wǒ de ba ? )
Eric: "A present for me, right?"
POST
Eric: Listen again to 学友 (xué yǒu)'s post.
Dehua: 刚淘到的好东西。让你们开开眼! (gāng táo dào de hǎo dōng xi 。 ràng nǐ men kāi kāi yǎn ! )
Eric: "Just got some great stuff. Behold!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 刚淘到的好东西。让你们开开眼! (gāng táo dào de hǎo dōng xi 。 ràng nǐ men kāi kāi yǎn ! ) (Regular) 刚淘到的好东西。让你们开开眼! (gāng táo dào de hǎo dōng xi 。 ràng nǐ men kāi kāi yǎn ! )
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "just got some great stuff."
Dehua: 刚淘到的好东西 (gāng táo dào de hǎo dōng xi)
Eric: Here, we have the word
Dehua: 淘到的
Eric: It’s often used on social media to indicate something you bought. It should be followed by a noun such as dress, bag, and so on. Listen again- "just got some great stuff" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 刚淘到的好东西 (gāng táo dào de hǎo dōng xi) (REGULAR) 刚淘到的好东西 (gāng táo dào de hǎo dōng xi)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "behold."
Dehua: 让你们开开眼 (ràng nǐ men kāi kāi yǎn )
Eric: This expression is often used to show off the things you like. It indicates that you want to gain admiration. Listen again- "behold" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 让你们开开眼 (ràng nǐ men kāi kāi yǎn ) (REGULAR) 让你们开开眼 (ràng nǐ men kāi kāi yǎn )
Eric: All together, "Just got some great stuff. Behold!"
Dehua: 刚淘到的好东西。让你们开开眼! (gāng táo dào de hǎo dōng xi 。 ràng nǐ men kāi kāi yǎn ! )
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 学友 (xué yǒu)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His neighbor, 若兰 (ruò lán), uses an expression meaning - "What did you get?"
Dehua: (SLOW) 什么宝贝? (shén me bǎo bei ? ) (REGULAR) 什么宝贝? (shén me bǎo bei ? )
[Pause]
Dehua: 什么宝贝? (shén me bǎo bei ? )
Eric: Use this expression to show your interest.
Eric: His wife's high school friend, 新新 (xīn xīn), uses an expression meaning - "Impressive!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 你好厉害! (nǐ hǎo lì hai ! ) (REGULAR) 你好厉害! (nǐ hǎo lì hai ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 你好厉害! (nǐ hǎo lì hai ! )
Eric: Use this expression to be sarcastic.
Eric: His high school friend, 丽 (lì), uses an expression meaning - "Really exquisite. Must cost a fortune, right?"
Dehua: (SLOW) 真精致。一定价值不菲吧? (zhēn jīng zhì 。 yī dìng jià zhí bù fěi ba ? ) (REGULAR) 真精致。一定价值不菲吧? (zhēn jīng zhì 。 yī dìng jià zhí bù fěi ba ? )
[Pause]
Dehua: 真精致。一定价值不菲吧? (zhēn jīng zhì 。 yī dìng jià zhí bù fěi ba ? )
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling sensitive.
Eric: His college friend, 涛 (tāo), uses an expression meaning - "A present for me, right?"
Dehua: (SLOW) 是要送给我的吧? (shì yào sòng gěi wǒ de ba ? ) (REGULAR) 是要送给我的吧? (shì yào sòng gěi wǒ de ba ? )
[Pause]
Dehua: 是要送给我的吧? (shì yào sòng gěi wǒ de ba ? )
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about an unusual thing found at a local market, 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 an unusual thing found at a local market which phrase would you use?

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你好 robert groulx,


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thanks for the lesson


my favorite is 是要送给我的吧?


robert