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Advanced Office Chinese 2

Y: Ok we’re back again sitting around in the office, coffeeless.


R: Its ok, cause I got my stapler back!
Y: Okay, we’re continuing our Chinese Studio, Advanced Office Chinese. Lets listen to the key
words of the day.

Key Words of Day


a PPT幻灯片What is your extension? 你的分机号是多少?We need someone to fix the printer. 得
找人来修一下打印机。 All in today’s Chinese Studio

Y: I’ve been trying to call the Coffee machine man for really a long time. I mean what does he
do?
R: Yea he should know that he has the most important job in this entire office.
Y: Yea I guess so that guy has to get on his game. Let’s give him a call.
R: Ok, how do I ask “What is your extension?”
Y: here is how you can ask: ni3 de fen1 ji1 hao4 shi4 duo1 shao3?
R: ni3 de fen1 ji1hao4 shi4 duo1 shao3
Y: ni3 de is your,
R: ni3 de,
Y: fen1 ji1 hao4, the extension number,
R: fen1 ji1 hao4,
Y: shi4 duo1 shao3, is what,
R: shi4 duo1 shao3,
Y: ni3 de fen1 ji1 hao4 shi4 duo1 shao3?
R: ni3 de fen1 ji1 hao4 shi4 duo1 shao3? What is your extension?

Conversation 1
A: 你的分机号是多少?
B: 应该和你的一样。

Y: Now we’re out of coffee, newspapers, and now we can’t print!


R: Oh good gosh, the printer’s down? I think we should take this printer out back and beat it
up.
Y: Sounds like a scene from Office Space.
R: Well, you’re right. Violence doesn’t solve anything. Well I better learn how to say “We need
to find someone to fix the printer.”
Y: Sure. “dei2 zhao3 ren2 lai2 xiu1 yi2 xia4 da3 yin4 ji1.”

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R: dei2 zhao3 ren2 lai2 xiu1 yi2 xia4 da3 yin4 ji1.”
Y: dei3 need to do sth,
R: dei3,
Y: zhao3 ren2, to find someone relevant,
R: zhao3 ren2,
Y: lai2 literally means to come,
R: lai2,
Y: xiu1, to fix,
R: xiu1,
Y: yi2 xia4 are used after a verb, indicating an attempt,
R: yi2 xia4,
Y: da3 yin4 ji1, the printer,
R: da3 yin4 ji1,
Y: dei2 zhao3 ren2 xiu1 yi2 xia4 da3 yin4 ji1
R: dei2 zhao3 ren2 xiu1 yi2 xia4 da3 yin4 ji1 We need someone to fix the printer.

Conversation 2
A: 打印机坏了。
B: 得找人来修一下打印机。

Y: Hey, what are you doing over there Raymond? Its time to go home.
R: No cannot leave office. Too much coffee. (robot voice)
Y: Man, don’t drink all that much. Its not good for your health.
R: Its ok, I’ll stay up all night and just finish this PPT presentation. Speaking of which, how do
you say “PPT” in Chinese?
Y: it’s huan4 deng1 pian1.
R: huan4 deng1 pian1.
Y: huan4 deng1 pian1 literally mean slide show,
R: huan4 deng1 pian1
Y: in this case it means power point, the software,
R: got it, so how do you say that again?
Y: huan4 deng1 pian1.
R: huan4 deng1 pian1. PPT

Conversation 3
A: 产品介绍都准备好了吗?
B: 还差一个幻灯片。

Y: Well after Raymond gets some sleep and brushes his teeth we can get back to drinking
more coffee.
R: But before all that I should get some food. Hungry…oh yea and today’s quiz of the day is
how do you say “What is your extension?” in Chinese.

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