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Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 15

Posted by Grace Feng on March 29, 2015

Chinese Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 15This practice is best to be taken after Lesson 19 to 24.

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Please study the new words in the table before each scene first and then move on to the article. The whole article is devided into four scenes. You don’t need to study all four scenes at once. Take one at a time if you will.

You’re recommended to read the article for at least once all on your own without the audio. Then turn on the audio and read again. You can always pause or rewind the audio by clicking or sliding your mouse on the player’s progressing bar while you’re learning with the recording. Once you’ve understood all the content and recognized all the sentence patterns we used in the article, take your time to repeat with the recording until you can fluently read out loud through the whole article on your own.

PS: To listen to the pronunciation of the new words in the new word table, please click on  the pinyin for each character in the word. Please try to figure out the pronunciation through the pinyin first all by yourself. Don’t worry that you can’t get it right. You can progress much faster if you don’t rely on help and always try yourself first.

Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
电影 電影 diàn yǐng movie; film
类型 類型 lèi xíng type; genre
làn crappy; bad
同感 tóng gǎn (have the) same feeling; similar impression
期待 dài to look forward to
失望 shī wàng disappointed
导演 導演 dǎo yǎn director (film etc)
票房 piào fáng box office
secular; no class (taste)
各有所好 yǒu suǒ hào Each has his likes and dislikes (idiom).

 

In their spare time, Li Yun and Zhang Ye were chatting about their recent movie theatre experience.

< Scene 3 >

lǐ yún:“ zhāng yè, nǐ zuótiān kàn nà bù diànyǐng le ma?"

李云:“ 张叶,你昨天看那部电影了吗?"

 

zhāng yè:“ kàn le, zhēn de hěn bùcuò。 zhèyàng de diànyǐng yīdàn kàn le kāitóu, jiù fàng bù xiàlai le。"

张叶:“ 看了,真的很不错。这样的电影一旦看了开头,就放不下来了。"

 

lǐ yún:“ zhēn de ma? jǐnguǎn wǒ bù tài xǐhuan zhèzhǒng lèixíng de diànyǐng, nǐ zhèyàng shuō, wǒ háishi xiǎng qù kàn。"

李云:“ 真的吗?尽管我不太喜欢这种类型的电影,你这样说,我还是想去看。"

 

zhāng yè:“ qù ba, lǐ yún, nǐ yīdìng huì xǐhuan de。 liǎng niánlái, kàn le bùshǎo làn piàn, zhè cì zǒngsuàn kàn dào yī bù hǎo diànyǐng le。"

张叶:“ 去吧,李云,你一定会喜欢的。两年来,看了不少烂片,这次总算看到一部好电影了。"

 

lǐ yún:“ wǒ yě yǒu tónggǎn, zuìjìn làn piàn zhēn de hěn duō。 shànggèyuè zǒngsuàn kàn le yī bù qīdài hěn jiǔ de diànyǐng, jiéguǒ hěn shīwàng。 dǎoyǎn wèile piàofáng, bǎ yuán shū de nèiróng gǎi dehěn sú。 zuìzhōng piàofáng yě bùzěnmeyàng。 xīwàng zhè cì bùhuì shīwàng。"

李云:“ 我也有同感,最近烂片真的很多。上个月总算看了一部期待很久的电影,结果很失望。导演为了票房,把原书的内容改得很俗。最终票房也不怎么样。希望这次不会失望。"

 

zhāng yè:“ lǐ yún, nǐ zhīdào ma? wǒ suīrán hěn xǐhuan zhè bù diànyǐng, wǒ nánpéngyou kě yīdiǎn dōu bù xǐhuan, tā jūrán kàn zhe kàn zhe shuìzháo le! suǒyǐ ā, réngèyǒusuǒhào。 wǒ xiāngxìn nǐ huì xǐhuan, dànshì yě bùyīdìng o!"

张叶:“ 李云,你知道吗?我虽然很喜欢这部电影,我男朋友可一点都不喜欢,他居然看着看着睡着了!所以啊,人各有所好。我相信你会喜欢,但是也不一定哦!"

 

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[English Translation]

Liqun:” Zhangye, did you go to watch the movie yesterday?”

Zhangye:”I did. It was really good. A movie like that, once you started watching, you couldn’t stop.”

Liyun:”No kidding? Although that genre is not my cup of tea, I want to give it a try since you recommended.”

Zhangye:” Go ahead, Liyun, you won’t regret. I’ve watched enough trash these two years. Finally I find a decent one to watch.”

Liyun:”I totally agree, there have been so much trash churned out lately. I finally got the chance to watch a movie that I had been waiting for so long last month, but it was very disappointing. The director modified the plot a lot to cater the low taste and hoped for success in box office. In the end, the box office earnings was not good either. I really hope I don’t get disappointed this time.”

Zhangye:” Liyun, you know what, as much as I love the movie, my boy friend showed no interest in it. He had the nerve to doze off in the theater! Therefore, people are different. I believe you’ll like it. But you’ll never know for sure.”

 

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Lesson 10 How to understand and use Chinese sentence pattern “...把...”
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Lesson 30 How to describe the beginning of a period of time in Chinese?

 

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