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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Chinese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 19 - Just Relaxing.
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 relaxing. 学友 (xué yǒu) relaxes at a beautiful place, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Dehua: 晒一下我的休闲天堂,美妙绝伦。 (shài yī xià wǒ de xiū xián tiān táng , měi miào jué lún 。 )
Eric: Meaning - "Check out my leisure paradise, truly exceptional." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
学友: 晒一下我的休闲天堂,美妙绝伦。 (shài yī xià wǒ de xiū xián tiān táng , měi miào jué lún 。 )
(clicking sound)
志强: 真的需要定期放松。 (zhēn de xū yào dìng qī fàng sōng 。 )
丽: 突然觉得自己很累。 (tū rán jué de zì jǐ hěn lèi 。 )
新新: 简直是世外桃园! (jiǎn zhí shì shì wài táo yuán ! )
涛: 亲近自然。 (qīn jìn zì rán 。)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
学友: 晒一下我的休闲天堂,美妙绝伦。 (shài yī xià wǒ de xiū xián tiān táng , měi miào jué lún 。 )
Eric: "Check out my leisure paradise, truly exceptional."
(clicking sound)
志强: 真的需要定期放松。 (zhēn de xū yào dìng qī fàng sōng 。 )
Eric: "Really need to relax on a regular basis."
丽: 突然觉得自己很累。 (tū rán jué de zì jǐ hěn lèi 。 )
Eric: "Suddenly, I feel so worn out."
新新: 简直是世外桃园! (jiǎn zhí shì shì wài táo yuán ! )
Eric: "True Shangri-la!"
涛: 亲近自然。 (qīn jìn zì rán 。)
Eric: "Connect with nature."
POST
Eric: Listen again to 学友 (xué yǒu)'s post.
Dehua: 晒一下我的休闲天堂,美妙绝伦。 (shài yī xià wǒ de xiū xián tiān táng , měi miào jué lún 。 )
Eric: "Check out my leisure paradise, truly exceptional."
Dehua: (SLOW) 晒一下我的休闲天堂,美妙绝伦。 (shài yī xià wǒ de xiū xián tiān táng , měi miào jué lún 。 ) (Regular) 晒一下我的休闲天堂,美妙绝伦。 (shài yī xià wǒ de xiū xián tiān táng , měi miào jué lún 。 )
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "check out my leisure paradise."
Dehua: 晒一下我的休闲天堂 (shài yī xià wǒ de xiū xián tiān táng)
Eric: The first part…
Dehua: "晒一下"
Eric: means "check out something". This expression is often used on social media. For example…
Dehua: 晒一下我的新鞋
Eric: Which means “Check out my new shoes.” Listen again. "Check out my leisure paradise,” is
Dehua: (SLOW) 晒一下我的休闲天堂 (shài yī xià wǒ de xiū xián tiān táng) (REGULAR) 晒一下我的休闲天堂 (shài yī xià wǒ de xiū xián tiān táng)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "truly exceptional."
Dehua: 美妙绝伦 (měi miào jué lún)
Eric: This word is an example of Chengyu. Chengyu is a type of traditional Chinese idiomatic expressions, most of which consist of four characters. Chengyu were widely used in Classical Chinese and are still common in written and spoken language today. Listen again- "truly exceptional" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 美妙绝伦 (měi miào jué lún) (REGULAR) 美妙绝伦 (měi miào jué lún)
Eric: All together, "Check out my leisure paradise, truly exceptional."
Dehua: 晒一下我的休闲天堂,美妙绝伦。 (shài yī xià wǒ de xiū xián tiān táng , měi miào jué lún 。 )
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 学友 (xué yǒu)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His supervisor, 志强 (zhì qiáng), uses an expression meaning - "Really need to relax on a regular basis."
Dehua: (SLOW) 真的需要定期放松。 (zhēn de xū yào dìng qī fàng sōng 。 ) (REGULAR) 真的需要定期放松。 (zhēn de xū yào dìng qī fàng sōng 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 真的需要定期放松。 (zhēn de xū yào dìng qī fàng sōng 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to make suggestions.
Eric: His high school friend, 丽 (lì), uses an expression meaning - "Suddenly, I feel so worn out."
Dehua: (SLOW) 突然觉得自己很累。 (tū rán jué de zì jǐ hěn lèi 。 ) (REGULAR) 突然觉得自己很累。 (tū rán jué de zì jǐ hěn lèi 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 突然觉得自己很累。 (tū rán jué de zì jǐ hěn lèi 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: His wife's high school friend, 新新 (xīn xīn), uses an expression meaning - "True Shangri-la!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 简直是世外桃园! (jiǎn zhí shì shì wài táo yuán ! ) (REGULAR) 简直是世外桃园! (jiǎn zhí shì shì wài táo yuán ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 简直是世外桃园! (jiǎn zhí shì shì wài táo yuán ! )
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: His college friend, 涛 (tāo), uses an expression meaning - "Connect with nature."
Dehua: (SLOW) 亲近自然。 (qīn jìn zì rán 。) (REGULAR) 亲近自然。 (qīn jìn zì rán 。)
[Pause]
Dehua: 亲近自然。 (qīn jìn zì rán 。)
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 relaxing, 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 relaxing which phrase would you use?

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你好 robert groulx,


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thanks for the lesson


my favorite is 亲近自然。


robert