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Lesson 166 Ask for Help 第一百六十六课 寻求帮助 (3)

YJ: It's time to perfect Chinese your way in only five minutes a day.

Cam: Welcome to Chinese Studio on CRI, wo shi Cam.

YJ: And wo shi Yajie… Cam, let's continue with our lesson on asking for help!

Cam: Sounds good.

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Key words of the day 

Let me know if I can help.要帮忙就通知我  You’ve been a great help.你真是帮了大忙了。  Call me if you need any help. 要帮忙就给我打电话。 I'd be glad to help. 我乐意帮忙。 All in today's Chinese Studio.

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Cam: We've learned many ways to ask for help this week… and one of them would be “let me know if I can help”.

Yajie: You would say that this way  要帮忙就通知我。 

Cam: yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 tong1 zhi1 wo3. 

YJ: 要 yao4 is short for 需要 xu1 yao4, which means need, 

Cam: yao4, 

YJ: 帮忙 bang1 mang2 means help, 

Cam: bang1 mang2. 

YJ: 就 jiu4 means as long as, 

Cam: jiu4. 

YJ: 通知 tong1 zhi1, to inform, 

Cam: tong1 zhi1 

YJ: 我 wo3 means I.

Cam: wo3. 

YJ: 通知我 tong1 zhi1 wo3, means to let me know, 

Cam: tong1 zhi1 wo3

YJ: 要帮忙就通知我 yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 tong1 zhi1 wo3.

Cam: yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 tong1 zhi1 wo3. Let me know if I can help.

Conversation1:

A:这次真是太谢谢你了!

B:别客气,要帮忙就通知我。

A:好的。

YJ: And if somebody helps you, you will want to thank them.  

Cam: I can say fei1 chang2 gan3 xie4, which means thanks a million. 

YJ: But you may want to say more than that, such as “You've been a great help.”

Cam: How do I say that?

YJ: it's 你真是帮了大忙了。

Cam: ni3 zhen1shi4 bang1 le da4 mang2 le.

YJ: 你ni3 means you, 

Cam: ni3,

YJ: 真是zhen1 shi4, really, 

Cam: zhen1 shi4,

YJ: 帮大忙 bang 1 da4 mang2, means a great help. 

Cam: bang1 da4 mang2. 

YJ: 你真是帮大忙了 ni3 zhen1shi4 bang1 le da4 mang2 le.

Cam: ni3 zhen1shi4 bang1 le da4 mang2 le. You’ve been a great help

Conversation2:

A:谢谢,这次你真是帮了大忙了。

B:别客气,要帮忙就给我打电话。

A:好的。

Cam: And there's always, “Call me if you need any help”.

Yajie: That's a good one.  You can say要帮忙就给我打电话。 

Cam: yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 gei2 wo3 da3 dian4 hua4. 

YJ: 要帮忙yao4 bang1 mang2, need help, 

Cam: yao4 bang1 mang2 

YJ: 就 jiu4 means as long as, 

Cam: jiu4. 

YJ: 给我 gei3 wo3, to give me something, 

Cam: gei3 wo3, 

YJ: 打电话 da3 dian4 hua4, make a phone call, 

Cam: da3 dian4 hua4

YJ: 给我打电话 gei2 wo3 da3 dian4 hua4 give me a phone call.

Cam: gei2 wo3 da3 dian4 hua4, 

YJ: 要帮忙就给我打电话。yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 gei2 wo3 da3 dian4 hua4

Cam: yao4 bang1 mang2 jiu4 gei2 wo3 da3 dian4 hua4. Call me if you need any help.

Conversation3: 

A:今天真是太谢谢你了,就留下来一起吃晚饭吧。

B:不了,我还得回去呢,要帮忙就给我打电话。

A:好的,谢谢。

B:不客气。

C: Yajie, how do I say “I'd be glad to help”? 

Y: it's 我乐意帮忙 wo3 le4 yi4 bang1 mang2.

C: wo3 le4 yi4 bang1 mang2.

Y: 我乐意 wo3 le4 yi4 means I'd be glad to do something, 

C: wo3 le4 yi4. 

Y: 帮忙 bang1 mang2, means help, 

C: bang1 mang2. 

Y: 我乐意帮忙 wo3 le4 yi4 bang1 mang2.

C: wo3 le4 yi4 bang1 mang2. I'd be glad to help.

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Key words reminder

Let me know if I can help.要帮忙就告诉我一声  You've been a great help.你真是帮了大忙了。 Call me if you need any help. 需要帮忙就给我打电话。 I'd be glad to help. 我乐意帮忙。All in today's Chinese Studio.

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YJ: We've run out of time already.  Time for our question of the day.

CM: How do you say “call me if you need any help” in Chinese?

YJ: See you tmr! 

CM: Ming tian jian!

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