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<p>Qing Wen - The Mysterious Metric System (Part 1)</p>
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<p>: 长度</p>
<p>chang2du4</p>
<p>length</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 毫米</p>
<p>hao2mi3</p>
<p>millimeter</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 厘米</p>
<p>li2mi3</p>
<p>centimeter</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 米</p>
<p>mi3</p>
<p>meter</p>
<p> ...
<p>Beijing Standard Time - 8 Types of Chinese Cuisine</p>
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<p>Qing Wen - Everything is Entirely Complete</p>
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<p>: 全部</p>
<p>quan2bu4</p>
<p>all of them, all of it (noun)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 你有什么吃的,全部拿出来。</p>
<p>ni3you3shen2me5chi1 de5,quan2bu4na2 chu1lai5。</p>
<p>What do you have to eat? Pull ...
<p>News and Features - Doomsday</p>
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<p>Qing Wen - The Chinese Experience</p>
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<p>: 经历</p>
<p>jing1li4</p>
<p>to experience (go through an event, undergo); experience</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 它既是动词,也是名词。</p>
<p>ta1ji4shi4dong4ci2,ye3shi4ming2ci2。</p>
<p>It's both a verb and a noun.</p>
<p> ...
<p>Qing Wen - Talking About Mistakes (Part 2)</p>
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<p>: 老师,今天不能去上课,因为我病死了。</p>
<p>lao3shi1,jin1tian1bu4neng2qu4shang4ke4,yin1wei4wo3bing4si3le5。</p>
<p>Teacher, I can't go to class because I got sick and died.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: ...
<p>Qing Wen - Talking about Mistakes (Part 1)</p>
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<p>: 毛</p>
<p>mao2</p>
<p>fur, body hair</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 头发</p>
<p>tou2fa5</p>
<p>hair (on one's head)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 你的发型变了。</p>
<p>ni3 de5fa4xing2bian4le5。</p>
<p>Your hair style has changed.</p>
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<p>Qing Wen - So It Goes</p>
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<p>: 这么贵!</p>
<p>zhe4me5gui4!</p>
<p>So expensive!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 那么贵!</p>
<p>na4me5gui4!</p>
<p>So expensive!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 这么高!</p>
<p>zhe4me5gao1!</p>
<p>So tall! (very close)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 那么高!</p>
<p>na4me5gao1!</p>
<p>So ...
<p>Qing Wen - The Degrees of Willingness</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 介意</p>
<p>jie4yi4</p>
<p>to mind</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 你介不介意我在这里抽烟?</p>
<p>ni3jie4 bu5 jie4yi4wo3zai4zhe4li3chou1yan1?</p>
<p>Do you mind if I smoke here?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 我不脱鞋,你介意吗?</p>
<p>wo3bu4tuo1xie2,ni3jie4yi4ma5?</p>
<p>I'm ...
<p>Qing Wen - American TV Shows in China</p>
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<p>: 美剧</p>
<p>mei3ju4</p>
<p>American TV shows</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 老友记</p>
<p>Lao3you3ji4</p>
<p>Friends</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 这个非常红!</p>
<p>zhe4 ge5fei1chang2hong2!</p>
<p>This is very popular.</p>
<p> ...
<p>Newbie - Do You Want to Go Together?</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 我要去全家,你要不要一起去?</p>
<p>wo3yao4qu4Quan2jia1,ni3yao4 bu5 yao4yi1qi3qu4?</p>
<p>I want to go to Family Mart. Do you want to go together?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 买什么?</p>
<p>mai3shen2me5?</p>
<p>What ...
<p>Qing Wen - The Opposite and The Unexpected: 相反 and 反而</p>
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<p>: 相反</p>
<p>xiang1fan3</p>
<p>opposite, to be opposite (adj.)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 反而</p>
<p>fan3 er2</p>
<p>instead, on the contrary (adv.)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 你走了相反的方向。</p>
<p>ni3zou3le5xiang1fan3de5fang1xiang4。</p>
<p>You ...
<p>Newbie - What Do You Want To Eat?</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 你想吃什么?</p>
<p>ni3xiang3chi1shen2me5?</p>
<p>What do you want to eat?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 我想吃这个。</p>
<p>wo3xiang3chi1zhe4 ge5。</p>
<p>I want to eat this.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>A: 这个好吃吗?</p>
<p>zhe4 ...
<p>Qing Wen - Increase and Decrease, Rise and Fall</p>
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<p>: 上涨</p>
<p>shang4zhang3</p>
<p>increase</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 下跌</p>
<p>xia4die1</p>
<p>decrease</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 黄金的价格一直在上涨。</p>
<p>huang2jin1de5jia4ge2yi1zhi2zai4shang4zhang3。</p>
<p>The ...
<p>Newbie - Hot Dogs and Fried Rice</p>
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<p>A: 你午饭吃什么?</p>
<p>ni3wu3fan4chi1shen2me5?</p>
<p>What are you eating for lunch?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 我吃热狗。你呢?</p>
<p>wo3chi1re4gou3。ni3 ne5?</p>
<p>I'm eating a hot dog. You?</p>
<p> </p>
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<p>Qing Wen - The Many Ways to 'But' In</p>
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<p>: 但是,但</p>
<p>dan4shi4,dan4</p>
<p>However, but</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 他虽然忙,但是每天都会学中文。</p>
<p>ta1sui1ran2mang2,dan4shi4mei3tian1dou1hui4xue2Zhong1wen2。</p>
<p>Although he's busy, he ...
<p>Newbie - What time do you get up?</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 你几点起床?</p>
<p>ni3ji3 dian3qi3chuang2?</p>
<p>What time do you get up?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 我七点起床。</p>
<p>wo3qi1 dian3qi3chuang2。</p>
<p>I get up at 7 o'clock.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>A: 你几点去学校?</p>
<p>ni3ji3 ...
<p>Qing Wen - The Mysteries of 而 Revealed</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 表示转折。</p>
<p>biao3shi4zhuan3zhe2。</p>
<p>Expresses a contrast.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 这里已经是春天了,而北方还是冬天。</p>
<p>zhe4li3yi3jing1shi4chun1tian1le5,er2bei3fang1hai2shi4dong1tian1。</p>
<p>It's ...
<p>Newbie - How Old Is Your Brother?</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 他是谁?</p>
<p>ta1shi4shei2?</p>
<p>Who is he?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 他是我弟弟。</p>
<p>ta1shi4wo3di4di5。</p>
<p>He's my younger brother.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>A: 你弟弟几岁?</p>
<p>ni3di4di5ji3 sui4?</p>
<p>How ...
<p>Qing Wen - Life's A Zoo</p>
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<p>A: 动物园</p>
<p>dong4wu4yuan2</p>
<p>zoo</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 铁公鸡</p>
<p>tie3gong1ji1</p>
<p>miser, (lit. iron rooster)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 很小气。</p>
<p>hen3xiao3qi4。</p>
<p>very stingy</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 他从来不请人吃饭,是一个铁公鸡。</p>
<p>ta1cong2lai2 ...
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