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Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 16

Posted by Grace Feng on June 30, 2015

Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 16This practice is best to be taken after Lesson 19 to 24.

To go to previous practice, click here.

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
喜欢 喜歡 huan to like; to be fond of
已经 已經 jīng already
一旦 dàn once (sth happens, then…); when
决斗 決鬥 jué dòu to duel; decisive struggle
壮实 壯實 zhuàng shi robust; sturdy
暗中 àn zhōng in the dark; in secret
yíng to beat; to win
正经 正經 zhèng jīng decent; proper
白白 bái bái in vain; for nothing
拒绝 拒絕 jué to decline; to reject
理由 yóu reason
永远 永遠 yǒng yuǎn forever
愿意 願意 yuàn to wish; willing (to do sth)
单相思 單相思 dān xiāng one-sided lovesickness; unrequited longing
拒绝 拒絕 jué to refuse; to decline
宵夜 xiāo midnight snack

 

Two high school girls are discussing about having a crush on a boy.

< Scene 4 >

xiù xiù:" wǒ zhēn de hǎo xǐhuan tā ā … zěnmebàn?"

秀秀:"我真的好喜欢他啊 … 怎么办?"

 

línglíng:" xiù xiù, tā yǐjīng yǒu nǚpéngyou le yē, nǐ háishi hǎohǎo xiǎng xiǎng ba!"

玲玲:"秀秀,他已经有女朋友了吔,你还是好好想想吧!"

 

xiù xiù:" línglíng, nǐ bù dǒng, rén yīdàn xǐhuan shàng shéi le, zěnme xiǎng dōu méiyòng。"

秀秀:"玲玲,你不懂,人一旦喜欢上谁了,怎么想都没用。"

 

línglíng:" yàobù, nǐ hé tā de nǚpéngyou lái yī chǎng juédòu。 nǐ suīrán méi tā zhuàngshi, wǒ huì zài ànzhōng bāng nǐ, nǐ háishi yǒu yíng tā de kěnéng de。"

玲玲:"要不,你和他的女朋友来一场决斗。你虽然没她壮实,我会在暗中帮你,你还是有赢她的可能的。"

 

xiù xiù:" zhège shíhou le, hái ná wǒ kāixīn。"

秀秀:"这个时候了,还拿我开心。"

 

línglíng:" hǎole, shuō zhèngjīng de, nǐ nàme xǐhuan tā, rúguǒ bù gàosu tā, zěnme huì zhīdào tā duì nǐ yǒu méiyǒuyìsi? zuìhòu hái bùshì yīgèrén báibái shòukǔ。"

玲玲:"好了,说正经的,你那么喜欢他,如果不告诉他,怎么会知道他对你有没有意思?最后还不是一个人白白受苦。"

 

xiù xiù:" kěshì… wǒ hàipà tā jùjué wǒ ā。 érqiě, tā yǐjīng yǒu nǚpéngyou le。"

秀秀:"可是…我害怕他拒绝我啊。而且,他已经有女朋友了。"

 

línglíng:" nǐ yīdàn kāishǐ wéi zìjǐ zhǎo lǐyóu, jiù yǒngyuǎn bùhuì màichū nà yī bù。 nǐ shì yuànyì zhèyàng dānxiāngsī xiàqù, háishi gěi zìjǐ yī gè jīhuì ne?"

玲玲:"你一旦开始为自己找理由,就永远不会迈出那一步。你是愿意这样单相思下去,还是给自己一个机会呢?"

 

línglíng:" méi tīngshuō‘ chángtòngbùrúduǎntòng ma’, nǐ zuìzhōng shì yào miànduì xiànshí de ā! tā jùjué nǐ, wǒ jiù qǐng nǐ qù chī xiāoyè。"

秀秀:"如果我对他说了,他当面拒绝我,我以后怎么办?"

 

línglíng:" méi tīngshuō‘ chángtòngbùrúduǎntòng ma’, nǐ zuìzhōng shì yào miànduì xiànshí de ā! tā jùjué nǐ, wǒ jiù qǐng nǐ qù chī xiāoyè。"

玲玲:"没听说‘长痛不如短痛吗’,你最终是要面对现实的啊!他拒绝你,我就请你去吃宵夜。"

 

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[ translation ]

Xiu Xiu:”I’ve been falling for him so hard … what can I do?”

Ling Ling:”Xiu Xiu, he already got a girl friend, you better give it a second thought!”

Xiu Xiu:”Ling Ling, you don’t understand, once you fall in love, reasoning doesn’t work anymore.”

Ling Ling:”What about a duel with his girl friend. Although you’re not as strong as she is, with my  secret help, you still stand a chance to win.”

Xiu Xiu:”Do you think it’s nice to make fun of me considering my current situation?”

Ling Ling:”OK, let’s get back on topic. Falling for him like you do, if you don’t tell him, how could you know whether he feels the same way toward you? In the end, you just suffer for nothing.”

Xiu Xiu:”But … I’m scared he would decline me. Aside from that, he already has a girlfriend.”

Ling Ling:”Once you start to seek excuses, you’ll never step out. Do you prefer to miss him alone like this, or give yourself a chance?”

Xiu Xiu:”If I tell him. He declined me face to face. What can I do after that?”

Ling Ling:”Didn’t you hear that ‘It is better to just get it over with, rather than prolong the agony.”? You have to face the reality in the end. If he declines you, I’ll buy you evening snack.”

 

 

 

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5 Responses to “Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 16”

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    Batman:

    07-20-2015 11:58 am

    I confirm that Justlearnchinese.com is accessible from China ( unlike my blog ).
    Last week, in China, I could enjoy your website…a so valuable resource for all foreigners there !

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      Grace Feng:

      07-21-2015 3:44 am

      Still keep my fingers crossed. It’ll be really sad for me if it’s blocked in China. The number of readers from China is the second largest. So far this site is still in the green channel. Hope it keeps that way.

      Not sure why your site is not accessible.

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        Batman:

        07-21-2015 8:47 am

        My blog is on Blogger (=blogspot)
        …but some Chinese visitors came last week (statistics)…so mysterious !
        and besides, on my blog, most of my videos are youtube videos (blocked)…

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        Batman:

        07-21-2015 9:21 am

        I’ve got a Wechat ( 微信 ) account…
        In my profile, a few words, I’ve added the address of my blog…Chinese-friendly people in Paris with a wechat account can locate me ( function ‘discover people nearby’ and see that address then…
        Ok, that could explain why I became famous in the Chinese sphere…(let’s dream of it, oh no, people will soon knock at my door).

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