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go to work

M: Dàjiā hǎo! Huānyíng dào Xiànzài Xué Hànyǔ. Wǒ shì ML

S: Wǒ shì Stuart. Lesson 73. 第七十三课.

M: Stuart, what shall we learn today? 今天我们学什么 jīntiān wǒmen xué shénme?

S: 今天我们学 things like c.

M: Hǎozhúyì.

M: Pretend it's Friday afternoon. 今天是星期五下午 jīntiān shì xīngqīwǔ xiàwǔ.

S: 我很高兴 wó hěn gāoxìng.

M: 你为什么很高兴? nǐ wèishénme hěn gāoxìng?

S: Guess. 你猜一猜 nǐ cāi yī cāi.

M: 我想一想 wó xiǎng yī xiǎng. Ah! I know 我知道了 wǒ zhīdào le.

S: Now, everybody, try to pick out the words for ‘weekend'. And, ‘go to work' –
a clue, the first word of it is shàng - and also ‘get off work' – another clue, the
first word of it is xià. Listen carefully. ML, please continue.

M: Ok. 我知道,明天是周末 míng tiān shì zhōumò.

S: Duìle. 周末 zhōumò! 今天是星期五 jīn tiān shìxīngqī wǔ. 明天是星期六 míng


tiān shìxīngqī liù. 后天是星期天 hòutiān shì xīngqī tiān. 星期六,星期天,是周末
xīngqī liù, xīngqī tiān, shì zhōumò.

M: 所以 therefore, 所以,明天, 后天, 你不上班 suóyǐ, míng tiān, hòutiān, nǐ bú


shàngbān.

S: 对, 我不上班 wǒ bú shàngbān. Moreover, 而且,现在是五点差五分, xiànzài shì


wúdiǎn chà wǔ fēn. 我马上要下班了 wó mǎshàng yào xiàbān le.

M: nǐ hěn gāoxìng!

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S: shìde, wó hěn gāoxìng.

S: Why am I so gāoxìng? Remember, it's 5 to 5 Friday afternoon. Xīngqī wǔ


xiàwǔ, wú diǎn chà wǔ fēn. Nothing new in the st half of our chat. Then ML said
she knows why I'm so happy:

M: 我知道,明天是周末. Míngtiān shì zhōumò.

S: duìle. Xīngqī liù hé xīngqī tiān shì zhōumò.

M: suóyǐ, zhōumò shì shénme yìsi?

S: 答对了,answer is right! Congratulations! 恭喜! gōngxǐ. zhōumò shì ‘weekend'.

M: 周末 ZHOU MO zhōumò, 1st tone 4th tone, zhōumò.

S: suóyǐ, míngtiān, hòutiān, wǒ bú shàngbān. I don't what? Right, I don't go to


work. Wǒ bú shàngbān.

M: 上班 SHANG BAN shàngbān, 4th tone 1st tone, shàngbān. ‘go to work',
shàngbān. Say ‘Now I go to work'. Hěn hǎo. 现 在 我 去 上 班 xiànzài wǒ
qùshàngbān.

S: And it's wú diǎn chà wǔ fēn. Therefore, suóyǐ, wǒ mǎshàng – immediately


–mǎshàng xiàbān.

M: shàngbān, xiàbān. What is xiàbān? Duìle. Finish work. Xiàbān XIA BAN
xiàbān. Can you say, ‘I'm about to finish work'? …. Duìle, Gōngxǐ, gōngxǐ. 我马
上要下班了 wó mǎshàng yào xiàbān le.

S: yào xiàbān le. Wó hěn gāoxìng.

M: Hǎo. Xiànzài wǒmen xiàbān.

S: Wǒmen yě xiàkè.

M: Zàijiàn everybody!

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