Learn to speak mandarin from TV episode excerpt – Unsettled Youth – 我们无处安放的青春 (3)

Posted by Grace Feng on April 2, 2012

Learn to speak mandarin from TV episode excerpt - Unsettled Youth - 我们无处安放的青春An audio excerpt from a TV episode is a very good learning resource if you’re longing to speak like a native Chinese speaker.

The narrative or talks in TV episodes are in natural day to day language. You can learn and imitate the tone and the way people talk that express real emotions. In this series of posts, I’ll record excerpts into mp3 from a popular TV episode “Unsettled Youth” (or “We Have Nowhere to Place Youth”) 我们无处安放的青春 wǒmen wúchù ānfàng de qīngchūn and add Chinese, pinyin and translation to it.

I’d recommend you to listen to it first. Then read the Chinese script, make sure you understand the meaning of each line. You’d better have a good online dictionary handy to help you lookup the new words if the translation couldn’t help you clearly understand certain words. repeat with it for as many times as you need, until you can read the lines in Chinese by yourself. Repeat with the recording, pause or rewind if you need. Compare your pronunciation with the recording and tune your tones.

At last, go watch the video below. See whether you can totally enjoy the part where the excerpt was. I’ll give you a brief introduction on what was happening in the video:

In the latter part of the first episode, a second girl went into 李然’s lǐ rán life. Her name is 周蒙 zhōu méng. She’s also a university student. They liked each other at the first sight and then quickly fell in love with each other. The following is the narrative from 李然 lǐ rán about his feelings towards 周蒙 zhōu méng when he first met her:

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wǒ dìyīcì kàn dào zhè shuāng yǎnjing

The first time I saw this pair of eyes


jiù xīwàng zìjǐ kěyǐ yīshēng bèi tā zhùshì zhe

I wished my whole life would get the attention of them


yī shuāng qīngchè ér míngmèi de yǎnjing

A pair of clear and bright eyes


zài zhè shuāng yǎnjing lǐ

In these eyes


qīngchè de zhǐ róng dé xià yīgèrén

it’s crystal clear that only one person can come in


wéiyī de yīgèrén

The one and the only one


wǒ tīngbujiàn zìjǐ de xīntiào

I couldn’t hear my own heartbeat


gǎnjué bùdào zìjǐ de hūxī

my own breathe either


zhǐ juéde zìjǐ piāofú zài bànkōngzhōng

I only felt I was floating in the air


zài zhè shìjiè lǐ

In this world


zhǐyǒu zhè zhùshì zhe wǒ de nà yī shuāng yǎnjing

the only existance is this pair of eyes that are looking at me


wǒ zhīdào

I knew


wǒ děngdài de sècǎi

the color I’d been waiting for


wǒ qīdài de wéiyī

the unique one I was expecting


zhōngyú dàolái le

finally was here



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