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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Chinese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 9 - Talking About an Injury.
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 injured. 学友 (xué yǒu) suffers a painful injury, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Dehua: 打篮球摔伤了腿,真命苦! (dǎ lán qiú shuāi shāng le tuǐ , zhēn mìng kǔ ! )
Eric: Meaning - "I hurt my leg while playing basketball, so unlucky!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
学友: 打篮球摔伤了腿,真命苦! (dǎ lán qiú shuāi shāng le tuǐ , zhēn mìng kǔ ! )
(clicking sound)
若兰: 怎么这么不小心! (zěn me zhè me bù xiǎo xīn ! )
涛: 严重吗? (yán zhòng mɑ ? )
新新: 祝你早日康复! (zhù nǐ zǎo rì kāng fù !)
丽: 好可怜。 (hǎo kě lián 。)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
学友: 打篮球摔伤了腿,真命苦! (dǎ lán qiú shuāi shāng le tuǐ , zhēn mìng kǔ ! )
Eric: "I hurt my leg while playing basketball, so unlucky!"
(clicking sound)
若兰: 怎么这么不小心! (zěn me zhè me bù xiǎo xīn ! )
Eric: "So careless!"
涛: 严重吗? (yán zhòng mɑ ? )
Eric: "Is it serious?"
新新: 祝你早日康复! (zhù nǐ zǎo rì kāng fù !)
Eric: "Get better soon!"
丽: 好可怜。 (hǎo kě lián 。)
Eric: "Poor thing."
POST
Eric: Listen again to 学友 (xué yǒu)'s post.
Dehua: 打篮球摔伤了腿,真命苦! (dǎ lán qiú shuāi shāng le tuǐ , zhēn mìng kǔ ! )
Eric: "I hurt my leg while playing basketball, so unlucky!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 打篮球摔伤了腿,真命苦! (dǎ lán qiú shuāi shāng le tuǐ , zhēn mìng kǔ ! ) (Regular) 打篮球摔伤了腿,真命苦! (dǎ lán qiú shuāi shāng le tuǐ , zhēn mìng kǔ ! )
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I hurt my leg while playing basketball."
Dehua: 打篮球摔伤了腿 (dǎ lán qiú shuāi shāng le tuǐ)
Eric: This sentence has the phrase…
Dehua: "摔伤"
Eric: Meaning “to hurt something.” Listen again- "I hurt my leg while playing basketball" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 打篮球摔伤了腿 (dǎ lán qiú shuāi shāng le tuǐ) (REGULAR) 打篮球摔伤了腿 (dǎ lán qiú shuāi shāng le tuǐ)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "so unlucky."
Dehua: 真命苦 ( zhēn mìng kǔ)
Eric: This is commonly used in spoken language to mean “very unlucky” or “too bad.” Listen again- "so unlucky" is...
Dehua: (SLOW) 真命苦 ( zhēn mìng kǔ) (REGULAR) 真命苦 ( zhēn mìng kǔ)
Eric: All together, "I hurt my leg while playing basketball, so unlucky!"
Dehua: 打篮球摔伤了腿,真命苦! (dǎ lán qiú shuāi shāng le tuǐ , zhēn mìng kǔ ! )
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 学友 (xué yǒu)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His neighbor, 若兰 (ruò lán), uses an expression meaning - "So careless!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 怎么这么不小心! (zěn me zhè me bù xiǎo xīn ! ) (REGULAR) 怎么这么不小心! (zěn me zhè me bù xiǎo xīn ! )
[Pause]
Dehua: 怎么这么不小心! (zěn me zhè me bù xiǎo xīn ! )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling concerned.
Eric: His college friend, 涛 (tāo), uses an expression meaning - "Is it serious?"
Dehua: (SLOW) 严重吗? (yán zhòng mɑ ? ) (REGULAR) 严重吗? (yán zhòng mɑ ? )
[Pause]
Dehua: 严重吗? (yán zhòng mɑ ? )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling concerned.
Eric: His girlfriend's high school friend, 新新 (xīn xīn), uses an expression meaning - "Get better soon!"
Dehua: (SLOW) 祝你早日康复! (zhù nǐ zǎo rì kāng fù !) (REGULAR) 祝你早日康复! (zhù nǐ zǎo rì kāng fù !)
[Pause]
Dehua: 祝你早日康复! (zhù nǐ zǎo rì kāng fù !)
Eric: Use this expression to be encouraging.
Eric: His high school friend, 丽 (lì), uses an expression meaning - "Poor thing."
Dehua: (SLOW) 好可怜。 (hǎo kě lián 。) (REGULAR) 好可怜。 (hǎo kě lián 。)
[Pause]
Dehua: 好可怜。 (hǎo kě lián 。)
Eric: Use this expression to to be sarcastic.

Outro

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

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你好 robert groulx,


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thanks for the lesason


my favorite is zhù nǐ zǎo rì kāng fù


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