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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Chinese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 5 - At a Concert.
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 concert. 学友 (xué yǒu) goes to a concert, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Dehua: 一年一度的草原音乐节,超赞! (yì nián yí dù de cǎo yuán yīn yuè jié , chāo zàn ! )
Eric: Meaning - "The Annual Grasslands Music Festival, fabulous!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
学友: 一年一度的草原音乐节,超赞! (yì nián yí dù de cǎo yuán yīn yuè jié , chāo zàn ! )
(clicking sound)
涛: 真棒! (zhēn bàng ! )
志强: 很壮观。 (hěn zhuàng guān 。 )
新新: 人好多呀! (rén hǎo duō ya ! )
丽: 真羡慕! (zhēn xiàn mù ! )
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
学友: 一年一度的草原音乐节,超赞! (yì nián yí dù de cǎo yuán yīn yuè jié , chāo zàn ! )
Eric: "The annual Grasslands Music Festival, fabulous!"
(clicking sound)
涛: 真棒! (zhēn bàng ! )
Eric: "Awesome!"
志强: 很壮观。 (hěn zhuàng guān 。 )
Eric: "Very spectacular."
新新: 人好多呀! (rén hǎo duō ya ! )
Eric: "Very crowded!"
丽: 真羡慕! (zhēn xiàn mù ! )
Eric: "I'm so jealous!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to 学友 (xué yǒu)'s post.
Dehua: 一年一度的草原音乐节,超赞! (yì nián yí dù de cǎo yuán yīn yuè jié , chāo zàn ! )
Eric: "The annual Grasslands Music Festival, fabulous!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 一年一度的草原音乐节,超赞! (yì nián yí dù de cǎo yuán yīn yuè jié , chāo zàn ! ) (Regular) 一年一度的草原音乐节,超赞! (yì nián yí dù de cǎo yuán yīn yuè jié , chāo zàn ! )
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "the annual Grasslands Music Festival."
Dehua: 一年一度的草原音乐节 (yì nián yí dù de cǎo yuán yīn yuè jié )
Eric: The Zhang Bei Grasslands Music Festival is also known as the InMusic Festival. It is not only the largest music festival but also the most entertaining one in China. It is common for singers and the audience to have a really close connection while enjoying the music and the beautiful scenery. Furthermore, it’s also called a “green” music festival due to its location. Listen again- "the annual Grasslands Music Festival" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 一年一度的草原音乐节 (yì nián yí dù de cǎo yuán yīn yuè jié ) (REGULAR) 一年一度的草原音乐节 (yì nián yí dù de cǎo yuán yīn yuè jié )
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "fabulous."
Dehua: 超赞 (chāo zàn )
Eric: This expression is used to describe something particularly good. It is commonly used on social media, but rarely used in everyday conversation. Listen again- "fabulous" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 超赞 (chāo zàn ) (REGULAR) 超赞 (chāo zàn )
Eric: All together, "The annual Grasslands Music Festival, fabulous!"
Dehua: 一年一度的草原音乐节,超赞! (yì nián yí dù de cǎo yuán yīn yuè jié , chāo zàn ! )
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 学友 (xué yǒu)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His college friend, 涛 (tāo), uses an expression meaning - "Awesome!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 真棒! (zhēn bàng ! ) (REGULAR) 真棒! (zhēn bàng ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 真棒! (zhēn bàng ! )
Eric: Use this expression to show your excitement.
Eric: His supervisor, 志强 (zhì qiáng), uses an expression meaning - "Very spectacular."
Dehua: (SLOW) 很壮观。 (hěn zhuàng guān 。 ) (REGULAR) 很壮观。 (hěn zhuàng guān 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 很壮观。 (hěn zhuàng guān 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: His girlfriend's high school friend, 新新 (xīn xīn), uses an expression meaning - "Very crowded!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 人好多呀! (rén hǎo duō ya ! ) (REGULAR) 人好多呀! (rén hǎo duō ya ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 人好多呀! (rén hǎo duō ya ! )
Eric: Use this expression to be cynical.
Eric: His high school friend, 丽 (lì), uses an expression meaning - "I'm so jealous!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 真羡慕! (zhēn xiàn mù ! ) (REGULAR) 真羡慕! (zhēn xiàn mù ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 真羡慕! (zhēn xiàn mù ! )
Eric: Use this expression if you’re feeling jealous.

Outro

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

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你好 robert groulx,


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robert groulx
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite phrase is 很壮观。


robert