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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Chinese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 7 - Getting Bored.
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 being bored. 学友 (xué yǒu) gets bored at home, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Dehua: 好无聊呀!谁能帮帮我? (hǎo wú liáo ya ! shuí néng bāng bāng wǒ ? )
Eric: Meaning - "So bored! Will someone help me?" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
学友: 好无聊呀!谁能帮帮我? (hǎo wú liáo ya ! shuí néng bāng bāng wǒ ? )
(clicking sound)
丽: 一个人多清净。 (yī gè rén duō qīng jìng 。 )
涛: 请我吃饭! (qǐng wǒ chī fàn ! )
志强: 去踢足球,或者去游泳。 (qù tī zú qiú , huò zhě qù yóu yǒng 。 )
新新: 我也是一样。 (wǒ yě shì yī yàng 。 )
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
学友: 好无聊呀!谁能帮帮我? (hǎo wú liáo ya ! shuí néng bāng bāng wǒ ? )
Eric: "So bored! Will someone help me?"
(clicking sound)
丽: 一个人多清净。 (yī gè rén duō qīng jìng 。 )
Eric: "Nothing beats peace and quiet."
涛: 请我吃饭! (qǐng wǒ chī fàn ! )
Eric: "Take me out to dinner!"
志强: 去踢足球,或者去游泳。 (qù tī zú qiú , huò zhě qù yóu yǒng 。 )
Eric: "Play soccer, or go swimming."
新新: 我也是一样。 (wǒ yě shì yī yàng 。 )
Eric: "Same here."
POST
Eric: Listen again to 学友 (xué yǒu)'s post.
Dehua: 好无聊呀!谁能帮帮我? (hǎo wú liáo ya ! shuí néng bāng bāng wǒ ? )
Eric: "So bored! Will someone help me?"
Dehua: (SLOW) 好无聊呀!谁能帮帮我? (hǎo wú liáo ya ! shuí néng bāng bāng wǒ ? ) (Regular) 好无聊呀!谁能帮帮我? (hǎo wú liáo ya ! shuí néng bāng bāng wǒ ? )
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "so bored."
Dehua: 好无聊呀 (hǎo wú liáo yā)
Eric: People often use this expression when they have got nothing to do. It often implies that the speaker wants to talk with someone else or be given advice on what to do. Listen again- "so bored" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 好无聊呀 (hǎo wú liáo yā) (REGULAR) 好无聊呀 (hǎo wú liáo yā)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "will someone help me."
Dehua: 谁能帮帮我 (shuí néng bāng bāng wǒ )
Eric: Here, we have a reduplication
Dehua: "帮帮"
Eric: It literally means “help help.” You can also find repeated classifiers to indicate "every", for example…
Dehua: "个个都聪明"
Eric: which means "every one of them is clever". Listen again- "will someone help me" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 谁能帮帮我 (shuí néng bāng bāng wǒ ) (REGULAR) 谁能帮帮我 (shuí néng bāng bāng wǒ )
Eric: All together, "So bored! Will someone help me?"
Dehua: 好无聊呀!谁能帮帮我? (hǎo wú liáo ya ! shuí néng bāng bāng wǒ ? )
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 学友 (xué yǒu)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His high school friend, 丽 (lì), uses an expression meaning - "Nothing beats peace and quiet."
Dehua: (SLOW) 一个人多清净。 (yī gè rén duō qīng jìng 。 ) (REGULAR) 一个人多清净。 (yī gè rén duō qīng jìng 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 一个人多清净。 (yī gè rén duō qīng jìng 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
Eric: His college friend, 涛 (tāo), uses an expression meaning - "Take me out to dinner!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 请我吃饭! (qǐng wǒ chī fàn ! ) (REGULAR) 请我吃饭! (qǐng wǒ chī fàn ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 请我吃饭! (qǐng wǒ chī fàn ! )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
Eric: His supervisor, 志强 (zhì qiáng), uses an expression meaning - "Play soccer, or go swimming."
Dehua: (SLOW) 去踢足球,或者去游泳。 (qù tī zú qiú , huò zhě qù yóu yǒng 。 ) (REGULAR) 去踢足球,或者去游泳。 (qù tī zú qiú , huò zhě qù yóu yǒng 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 去踢足球,或者去游泳。 (qù tī zú qiú , huò zhě qù yóu yǒng 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: His girlfriend's high school friend, 新新 (xīn xīn), uses an expression meaning - "Same here."
Dehua: (SLOW) 我也是一样。 (wǒ yě shì yī yàng 。 ) (REGULAR) 我也是一样。 (wǒ yě shì yī yàng 。 )
[Pause]
Dehua: 我也是一样。 (wǒ yě shì yī yàng 。 )
Eric: Use this expression to be empathetic.

Outro

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

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你好 robert groulx,


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thanks for the lesson


my favorite is 好无聊呀


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Hi, Mr 哥哥,


Thank you for your posting.

好建议(hǎo jiànyì)!

Good idea!


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