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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Chinese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 18 - A Sightseeing 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 visiting a landmark. 静 (jìng) visits a famous landmark, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Dehua: 登顶长城。感觉就是不一样! (dēng dǐng cháng chéng 。 gǎn jué jiù shì bù yī yàng ! )
Eric: Meaning - "Reached the top of the Great Wall. Feels great!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
静: 登顶长城。感觉就是不一样! (dēng dǐng cháng chéng 。 gǎn jué jiù shì bù yī yàng ! )
(clicking sound)
若兰: 真壮观! (zhēn zhuàng guān ! )
丽: 看上去风好大。 (kàn shàng qù fēng hǎo dà 。 )
新新: 我很久没有去长城了! (wǒ hěn jiǔ méi yǒu qù cháng chéng le ! )
涛: 哪一个? (nǎ yī gè ? )
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
静: 登顶长城。感觉就是不一样! (dēng dǐng cháng chéng 。 gǎn jué jiù shì bù yī yàng ! )
Eric: "Reached the top of the Great Wall. Feels great!"
(clicking sound)
若兰: 真壮观! (zhēn zhuàng guān ! )
Eric: "Really spectacular!"
丽: 看上去风好大。 (kàn shàng qù fēng hǎo dà 。 )
Eric: "Looks so windy."
新新: 我很久没有去长城了! (wǒ hěn jiǔ méi yǒu qù cháng chéng le ! )
Eric: "I haven't been to the Great Wall for a long time!"
涛: 哪一个? (nǎ yī gè ? )
Eric: "Which one?"
POST
Eric: Listen again to 静 (jìng)'s post.
Dehua: 登顶长城。感觉就是不一样! (dēng dǐng cháng chéng 。 gǎn jué jiù shì bù yī yàng ! )
Eric: "Reached the top of the Great Wall. Feels great!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 登顶长城。感觉就是不一样! (dēng dǐng cháng chéng 。 gǎn jué jiù shì bù yī yàng ! ) (Regular) 登顶长城。感觉就是不一样! (dēng dǐng cháng chéng 。 gǎn jué jiù shì bù yī yàng ! )
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "reached the top of the Great Wall."
Dehua: 登顶长城 (dēng dǐng cháng chéng)
Eric: Here, we have the word…
Dehua: 长城
Eric: Which means “the Great Wall.” It literally means “a long castle.” Listen again- "reached the top of the Great Wall" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 登顶长城 (dēng dǐng cháng chéng) (REGULAR) 登顶长城 (dēng dǐng cháng chéng)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "feels great."
Dehua: 感觉就是不一样 (gǎn jué jiù shì bù yī yàng)
Eric: This expression is used when someone feels good about something. It can be used to describe a place, an activity, and so on. Listen again- "feels great" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 感觉就是不一样 (gǎn jué jiù shì bù yī yàng) (REGULAR) 感觉就是不一样 (gǎn jué jiù shì bù yī yàng)
Eric: All together, "Reached the top of the Great Wall. Feels great!"
Dehua: 登顶长城。感觉就是不一样! (dēng dǐng cháng chéng 。 gǎn jué jiù shì bù yī yàng ! )
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 静 (jìng)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, 若兰 (ruò lán), uses an expression meaning - "Really spectacular!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 真壮观! (zhēn zhuàng guān ! ) (REGULAR) 真壮观! (zhēn zhuàng guān ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 真壮观! (zhēn zhuàng guān ! )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, 丽 (lì), uses an expression meaning - "Looks so windy."
Dehua: (SLOW) 看上去风好大。 (kàn shàng qù fēng hǎo dà 。 ) (REGULAR) 看上去风好大。 (kàn shàng qù fēng hǎo dà 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 看上去风好大。 (kàn shàng qù fēng hǎo dà 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling cynical.
Eric: Her high school friend, 新新 (xīn xīn), uses an expression meaning - "I haven't been to the Great Wall for a long time!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 我很久没有去长城了! (wǒ hěn jiǔ méi yǒu qù cháng chéng le ! ) (REGULAR) 我很久没有去长城了! (wǒ hěn jiǔ méi yǒu qù cháng chéng le ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 我很久没有去长城了! (wǒ hěn jiǔ méi yǒu qù cháng chéng le ! )
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her college friend, 涛 (tāo), uses an expression meaning - "Which one?"
Dehua: (SLOW) 哪一个? (nǎ yī gè ? ) (REGULAR) 哪一个? (nǎ yī gè ? )
[Pause]
Dehua: 哪一个? (nǎ yī gè ? )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.

Outro

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

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你好 robert groulx!


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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is 我很久没有去长城了


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