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Bicycle and Cycling III

Y: It’s cycling week on Chinese Studio, and welcome in everyone. Wo shi Y.


B: Da jia hao, wo shi B. It’s been fun getting back on a bike. I’ve got a few more questions Y.
Y: Okay, let’s get started with key words of the day.

Key words of the day


Spokes 辐条Can you change some of the spokes? 请帮我换几根辐条。Basket, 车筐。 I’d like a
basket. 我想装个车筐。Bike lock 车锁 All in today’s Chinese Studio

B: I had a little accident on the way to the Chinese Studio today Y, I collided with another
cyclist and now some of the spokes need changing.
Y: I’m sorry to hear that , are you okay?
B: it’s not serious… how do I say that sentence in Chinese…
Y: spokes in Chinese is fu3 tiao2,
B: fu3 tiao2,
Y: 请帮我换几根辐条。
B: qing3 bang1 wo3 huan4 ji3 gen1 fu3 tiao2.
Y: qing3 bang1 wo3 means please help me with sth,
B: qing3 bang1 wo3
Y: huan4 means change,
B: huan4,
Y: ji3 gen1 means several,
B: ji3 gen1
Y: fu3 tiao2 is spokes,
B: fu3 tiao2.
Y: qing3 bang1 wo3 huan4 ji3 gen1 fu3 tiao2.
B: qing3 bang1 wo3 huan4 ji3 gen1 fu3 tiao2. Can you change some of the spokes?

Conversation 1
A: 请帮我换几根辐条。
B: 让我看看。行,马上就帮你换。

B: It’s getting too warm to carry my bag on my back. I’d love one of those baskets. What are
they called?
Y: They’re called che1 kuang1.
B: che1 kuang1. che1 is bicycle,
Y: che1, Right and kuang1 means basket,
B: kuang1,

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Y: che1 kuang1.
B: che1 kuang1. basket. And back at the bike shop I want to tell the shifu I want a basket.
Y: Ok. Wo2 xiang3 zhuang1 ge che1 chuang1.
B: Wo2 xiang3 zhuang1 ge che1 chuang1
Y: wo2 xiang3 means I’d like sth,
B: wo2 xiang3,
Y: zhuang1 means to install,
B: zhuang1.
Y: ge4 is the measure word for basket. It’s short for yi2 ge4, which means one,
B: ge4,
Y: che1 chuang1, basket,
B: che1 chuang1
Y: Wo2 xiang3 zhuang1 ge che1 chuang1
B: Wo2 xiang3 zhuang1 ge che1 chuang1 I’d like a basket.

Conversation 3
A: 我想装个车筐。
B: 看看这个怎么样?
A:行,就装这个吧。

B: Beijing is one of the cycling capitals of the world, and unfortunately it’s also one of the
worse places for having your bike stolen.
Y: Haha, that’s true, you need a bike lock,
B: so what’s the word for a bike lock?
Y: That’s a che1 suo3,
B: che1 suo3, che1 is bicycle,
Y: and suo3 means lock,
B: che1 suo3, bike lock,
Y: right, che1 suo3.

Conversation 4
A: 该换个车锁了。
B: 你以前的车锁怎么了?
A: 生锈了,怎么也打不开。

Key words reminder


Spokes 辐条Can you change some of the spokes? 请帮我换几根辐条。Basket, 车筐。 I’d like a
basket. 我想装个车筐。Bike lock 车锁 All in today’s Chinese Studio

B: Time’s up.
Y. Yep, on your bike B. And how about the question of the day?
B: Yes, how do you say, “Can you change some of the spokes?” in Chinese?

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