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<p>Qing Wen - The Opposite and The Unexpected: 相反 and 反而</p>
<p><br /></p>
<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>
<p><br /></p>
<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>
<p><br /></p>
<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>
<p>A: ...
<p>Qing Wen - The Many Ways to 'But' In</p>
<p><br /></p>
<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>
<p><br /></p>
<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 ...
<p>Newbie - A Self-Introduction</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 大家好!</p>
<p>da4jia1hao3!</p>
<p>Hello everyone!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>A: 我叫王平。</p>
<p>wo3jiao4Wang2 Ping2。</p>
<p>My name is Wang Ping.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>A: 我是美国人。</p>
<p>wo3shi4Mei3guo2 ren2。</p>
<p>I'm ...
<p>Qing Wen - We're Serious!</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 严重</p>
<p>yan2zhong4</p>
<p>Serious.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 出现了很严重的质量问题。</p>
<p>chu1xian4le5hen3yan2zhong4de5zhi4liang4wen4ti2。</p>
<p>A very serious quality issue has arisen.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 有一个很严重的事故。</p>
<p>you3yi1ge5hen3yan2zhong4de5shi4gu4。</p>
<p>There ...
<p>Newbie - Which Tone?</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 大家跟我说,书。</p>
<p>da4jia1gen1wo3shuo1,shu1。</p>
<p>Everyone say it with me. Book.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>BC: 书。</p>
<p>shu1。</p>
<p>Book.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 老师,书是第几声?</p>
<p>lao3shi1,shu1shi4di4ji3sheng1?</p>
<p>Teacher, ...
<p>News and Features - Farewells and iPhones</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>Qing Wen - Send and Deliver</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 寄,我觉得一般和邮局有关系。</p>
<p>ji4,wo3jue2de5yi1ban1he2you2ju2you3guan1xi4。</p>
<p>I think "mail" generally has to do with the post office.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 寄信</p>
<p>ji4xin4</p>
<p>To mail a letter.</p>
<p> ...
<p>Newbie - What's That in Chinese?</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 老师,这个中文怎么说?</p>
<p>lao3shi1,zhe4 ge5Zhong1wen2zen3me5shuo1?</p>
<p>Teacher, how do you say this in Chinese?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 书。</p>
<p>shu1。</p>
<p>Book.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>A: 那个中文怎么说?</p>
<p>na4 ...
<p>Beijing Standard Time - Internet Slang (Part Two)</p>
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<p>Qing Wen - Whether or Not to Use "If"</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 如果</p>
<p>ru2guo3</p>
<p>If.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 假设</p>
<p>jia3she4</p>
<p>Hypothetical.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 如果我有很多钱,我要买宝马。</p>
<p>ru2guo3wo3you3hen3duo1qian2,wo3yao4mai3Bao3ma3。</p>
<p>If ...
<p>Newbie - Thank You and Sorry</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 谢谢!</p>
<p>xie4xie5!</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 不用谢!</p>
<p>bu4yong4xie4!</p>
<p>You're welcome!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>C: 对不起!</p>
<p>dui4bu5qi3!</p>
<p>Sorry!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>D: 没关系!</p>
<p>mei2guan1xi5!</p>
<p>That's ...
<p>Beijing Standard Time - Internet Slang (Part One)</p>
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<p>Qing Wen - Duplicitous Snake Idioms</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 蛇</p>
<p>she2</p>
<p>Snake.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 美国有很多人喜欢把蛇放在脖子上面。</p>
<p>Mei3guo2you3hen3duo1ren2xi3huan5ba3she2fang4 zai4bo2zi5shang4mian5。</p>
<p>There are a lot of people in America ...
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