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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Chinese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 6 - An Unfortunate Accident.
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 accident. 静 accidentally breaks her mobile phone, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Dehua: 我把手机摔坏了,真倒霉! (wǒ bǎ shǒu jī shuāi huài le , zhēn dǎo méi ! )
Eric: Meaning - "I broke my cellphone, what bad luck!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
静: 我把手机摔坏了,真倒霉! (wǒ bǎ shǒu jī shuāi huài le , zhēn dǎo méi ! )
(clicking sound)
若兰: 怎么回事? (zěn me huí shì ? )
丽: 现在的手机都很容易坏! (xiàn zài de shǒu jī dōu hěn róng yì huài ! )
新新: 刚好换个新的! (gāng hǎo huàn gè xīn de ! )
涛: 我很同情你。 ( wǒ hěn tóng qíng nǐ 。 )
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
静: 我把手机摔坏了,真倒霉! (wǒ bǎ shǒu jī shuāi huài le , zhēn dǎo méi ! )
Eric: "I broke my cellphone, what bad luck!"
(clicking sound)
若兰: 怎么回事? (zěn me huí shì ? )
Eric: "What happened?"
丽: 现在的手机都很容易坏! (xiàn zài de shǒu jī dōu hěn róng yì huài ! )
Eric: "Cellphones are easily broken these days!"
新新: 刚好换个新的! (gāng hǎo huàn gè xīn de ! )
Eric: "It's time to get a new one!"
涛: 我很同情你。 ( wǒ hěn tóng qíng nǐ 。 )
Eric: "I feel sorry for you."
POST
Eric: Listen again to 静 (jìng)'s post.
Dehua: 我把手机摔坏了,真倒霉! (wǒ bǎ shǒu jī shuāi huài le , zhēn dǎo méi ! )
Eric: "I broke my cellphone, what bad luck!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 我把手机摔坏了,真倒霉! (wǒ bǎ shǒu jī shuāi huài le , zhēn dǎo méi ! ) (Regular) 我把手机摔坏了,真倒霉! (wǒ bǎ shǒu jī shuāi huài le , zhēn dǎo méi ! )
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I broke my cellphone."
Dehua: 我把手机摔坏了 (wǒ bǎ shǒu jī shuāi huài le)
Eric: In this sentence, we have…
Dehua: 把
Eric: This is the function word and you can place it before the object of a verb. This construction indicates that an action is applied to the object, as in “It’s been broken” not just “It broke.” Listen again- "I broke my cellphone" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 我把手机摔坏了 (wǒ bǎ shǒu jī shuāi huài le) (REGULAR) 我把手机摔坏了 (wǒ bǎ shǒu jī shuāi huài le)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "what bad luck."
Dehua: 真倒霉 (zhēn dǎo méi)
Eric: Listen again- "what bad luck" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 真倒霉 (zhēn dǎo méi) (REGULAR) 真倒霉 (zhēn dǎo méi)
Eric: All together, "I broke my cellphone, what bad luck!"
Dehua: 我把手机摔坏了,真倒霉! (wǒ bǎ shǒu jī shuāi huài le , zhēn dǎo méi ! )
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 静 (jìng)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, 若兰 (ruò lán), uses an expression meaning - "What happened?"
Dehua: (SLOW) 怎么回事? (zěn me huí shì ? ) (REGULAR) 怎么回事? (zěn me huí shì ? )
[Pause]
Dehua: 怎么回事? (zěn me huí shì ? )
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling concern.
Eric: Her boyfriend's high school friend, 丽 (lì), uses an expression meaning - "Cellphones are easily broken these days!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 现在的手机都很容易坏! (xiàn zài de shǒu jī dōu hěn róng yì huài ! ) (REGULAR) 现在的手机都很容易坏! (xiàn zài de shǒu jī dōu hěn róng yì huài ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 现在的手机都很容易坏! (xiàn zài de shǒu jī dōu hěn róng yì huài ! )
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling optimistic.
Eric: Her high school friend, 新新 (xīn xīn), uses an expression meaning - "It's time to get a new one!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 刚好换个新的! (gāng hǎo huàn gè xīn de ! ) (REGULAR) 刚好换个新的! (gāng hǎo huàn gè xīn de ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 刚好换个新的! (gāng hǎo huàn gè xīn de ! )
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her college friend, 涛 (tāo), uses an expression meaning - "I feel sorry for you."
Dehua: (SLOW) 我很同情你。 ( wǒ hěn tóng qíng nǐ 。 ) (REGULAR) 我很同情你。 ( wǒ hěn tóng qíng nǐ 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 我很同情你。 ( wǒ hěn tóng qíng nǐ 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to show empathy.

Outro

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

 

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Hello robert groulx,


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thanks for the lesson


my favorite is 我把手机摔坏了,真倒霉!


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