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Lesson 206 May Holiday 第二百零六课 五一假期 (3)

Y: We're planning our May holiday. Wo shi Yajie, and welcome in to the Chinese Studio everyone.
B: Da jia hao, wo shi B. Hey Y, can we learn some more about travel destinations?
Y: Dangran, of course we can. Let's go.

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Key words of the day
Desert 沙漠, watch TV, 看电视 I want to travel to the desert. 我想去沙漠看看。I like ruins of ancient city. 我喜欢古城遗址。I just want to watch TV at home. 我只想在家看电视。All in today's Chinese Studio

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B: Yaj, actually I really want to travel to the desert. I like ruins of ancient city.
Y: Wow, sounds pretty exciting… then you can go to Xinjiang in Northwest China.
B: I'll take it into consideration… How do I say "I want to travel to the desert" in Chinese?
Y: it's 我想去沙漠看看 wo2 xiang3 qu4 sha1 mo4 kan4kan,
B: wo2 xiang3 qu4 sha1 mo4 kan4kan,
Y: 我 wo3 means I,
B: wo3,
Y: 想去 xiang3 qu4 means want to go somewhere,
B: xiang3 qu4.
Y: 沙漠 sha1 mo4 is desert,
B: sha1 mo4,
Y: 看看 kan4kan means have a look,
B: kan4kan,
Y: 我想去沙漠看看。wo2 xiang3 qu4 sha1 mo4 kan4kan
B: wo2 xiang3 qu4 sha1 mo4 kan4kan I want to travel to the desert.

Conversation 1:

A: 五一你有什么计划?
B: 我想去沙漠看看。

B: As what I said I like ruins of ancient city. How do I say it in Chinese, Yaj?
Y: it's 我喜欢古城遗址 wo xi3 huan gu3 cheng2 yi2 zhi3.
B: wo xi3 huan gu3 cheng2 yi2 zhi3
Y: 我 wo means I,
B: wo3,
Y: 喜欢 xi3 huan means like,
B: xi3 huan,
Y: 古 gu3 means ancient,
B: gu3,
Y: 城 cheng2 is city,
B: cheng2,
Y: 遗址 yi2 zhi3 is ruin,
B: yi2 zhi3,
Y: 我喜欢古城遗址 wo xi3 huan gu3 cheng2 yi2 zhi3.
B: wo xi3 huan gu3 cheng2 yi2 zhi3. I like ruins of ancient city.

Conversation 2:

A: 你为什么想去沙漠看看呢?
B: 因为我喜欢古城遗址。

Y: What if your schedule changed and you can't go anywhere during the holiday?
B: Then I just want to watch TV at home. How do I say it in Chinese, Yajie?
Y: You can say 我只想在家看电视.
B: wo3 zhi3 xiang3 zai4 jia1 kan4 dian4 shi4.
Y: wo wo3 means I,
B: wo3,
Y: 只 zhi3 means just,
B: zhi3,
Y: 想 xiang3 means want to do sth,
B: xiang3.
Y: 在家 zai4 jia1 means at home,
B: zai4 jia1,
Y: 看 kan4 means watch,
B: kan4,
Y: 电视 dian4 shi4, TV
B: dian4 shi4,
Y: 看电视 kan4 dian4 shi4. watch TV,
B: kan4 dian4 shi4.
Y: 我只想在家看电视 wo3 zhi3 xiang3 zai4 jia1 kan4 dian4 shi4.
B: wo3 zhi3 xiang3 zai4 jia1 kan4 dian4 shi4. I just want to watch TV at home.

Conversation 3:

A: 五一节你有什么计划?
B: 我只想在家看电视.

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Key words reminder
Desert 沙漠, watch TV, 看电视 i want to travel to the desert. 我想去沙漠看看。I like ruins of ancient city. 我喜欢古城遗址。I just want to watch TV at home. 我只想在家看电视。All in today’s Chinese Studio

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B: I've reined in the imagination, and am right back here in the Chinese Studio. It is almost time for us to disappear, Y. Question time though.
Y: Yes, how do you say, "i want to travel to the desert." in Chinese?
B: Mingtian jian.
Y: Mingtian jian.

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