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Lesson 198 Work 第一百九十八课 工作(3)

YJ: This is Chinese Studio on China Radio International. Welcome to the show everyone, wo shi Yajie.
Cam: And wo shi Cam. We are talking all about work this week Yajie, not exactly my favorite topic!
YJ: Maybe you need to work part-time.
Cam: That's a great idea!

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Key Words of the Day
Do you often go to work? 你常常去工作吗? Yes, everyday. 是的,我每天都去。What time do you start? 你几点去上班?I work full-time. 我做全职。part-time,兼职。I am looking for a part-time job. 我在找一份兼职的工作。All in today's Chinese Studio.

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YJ: Cam, 你常常去工作吗?
Cam: Too much. Let's review that sentence.
YJ: Okay. 常常 chang2chang2 means often,
C: chang2 chang2.
Y: 去上班 qu4 shang4 ban1, go to work.
C: qu4 shang4 ban1.
Y: Do you often go to work? 你常常去工作吗? Ni3 chang2chang2 qu4 gong1zuo4 ma?
C: Ni3 chang2chang2 qu4 gong1zuo4 ma? Yes, everyday. How do I say that in Chinese?
Y: it's 是的,我每天都去。shi4de, wo3 mei3tian1 dou1 qu4.
C: shi4de, wo3 mei3tian1 dou1 qu4.
Y: shi4de, means yes,
C: shi4de,
Y: 每天 mei3 tian1, every day,
C: mei3 tian1.
Y: 都 dou means the whole,
C: dou,
Y: 去 qu4 means go to work,
C: qu4,
Y: 是的,我每天都去。shi4de, wo3 mei3tian1 dou1 qu4.
C: shi4de, wo3 mei3tian1 dou1 qu4. yes, I go to work everyday.

Conversation 1:

A: 你常常去工作吗?
B: 是的,我每天都去。

YJ: Then what time do you start?
C: I usually start at… how do I ask it in Chinese?
YJ: you can say 你几点去上班?ni3 ji2dian3 qu4 shang4 ban1?
C: ni3 ji2dian3 qu4 shang4 ban1?
YJ: 几点 ji2dian3 means what time,
C: ji2 dian3.
YJ: 去上班 qu4 shang4 ban1 means go to work,
C: qu4 shang4 ban1
YJ: here it is equal to the meaning of start working.
C: got it.
YJ: 你几点去上班?ni3 ji2dian3 qu4 shang4 ban1?
C: ni3 ji2dian3 qu4 shang4 ban1? What time do you start?

Conversation 2:

A:你几点去上班?
B: 8点。我得走了,不然要迟到了。
A: 好的,回头见。

YJ: now I work full-time.
C: me too. How do you say that in Chinese?
YJ: It's 我做全职。 wo3 zuo4 quan2 zhi2.
C: wo3 zuo4 quan2 zhi2.
YJ: 做 zuo4 means work,
C: zuo4,
YJ: 全 quan2 means full-time,
C: quan2,
YJ: 职 zhi2 means job,
C: zhi2,
YJ: 我做全职。wo3 zuo4 quan2 zhi2.
C: wo3 zuo4 quan2 zhi2. I work full-time.

Conversation 3:

A: 你现在做全职还是兼职?
B: 全职。
A: 很辛苦吧?
B: 还行。

C: Yaj, you said at the beginning that maybe I need to work part-time.
Y: and you think that's a good idea?
C: I suredo. Now I'm looking for a part-time job… how do I tell my friends in Chinese?
YJ: you can say我在找一份兼职的工作。
C: … wo zai4 zhao3 yi2fen4 jian1zhi2 de gong1zuo4.
YJ: 在 zai4 is short for zheng zhai, which means is doing sth right now,
C: zai4.
YJ: 找 zhao3 means look for,
C: zhao3,
YJ: 一份工作 yi2fen4 gong1zuo4, a job,
C: yi2fen4 gong1zuo4,
YJ: 兼职 jian1zhi2, part-time,
C: jian1 zhi2,
YJ: 兼职的工作。jian1zhi2 de gong1zuo4 part-time job.
C: jian1zhi2 de gong1zuo4
YJ: 我在找一份兼职的工作。wo zai4 zhao3 yi2fen4 jian1zhi2 de gong1zuo4
C: wo zai4 zhao3 yi2fen4 jian1zhi2 de gong1zuo4 I’m looking for a part-time job.

Conversation 4:

A:最近在忙什么呢?
B: 我在找一份兼职的工作。

Cam: I can't believe we've come to the end of the show already. Let's get to our question of the day.
YJ: Sure How do you say "part-time" in Chinese? Mingtianjian!

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