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YJ: Cam, we are discussing haircuts this week. How do you like your hair cut? Cam: Well, usually I get it pretty short on the sides and in the back, but long enough on top that I can style it somehow. YJ: Wow… you are high maintenance! Cam: Haha… well, just tell me how to ask for that! Key words of the day Can I get it shorter on the sides, but a bit longer on top? 两边短一点,上面长一点。I want to change my hairstyle. 我想换个发型。 I want a crew cut 我想理个平头。 perm, 烫发 All in today’s Chinese studio. Cam: Okay, as I said, I have specific requests for a haircut. Shorter on the sides, just slightly longer on top. How do I say this? YJ: first let’s say shorter on the sides, it’s “两边短一点” Cam: liang3 bian1 duan3 yi4 dian3. YJ: liang3 bian1 means both sides. CM: liang3 bian1 YJ: duan3 means short, Cam: duan3. YJ: yi4 dian3 means a little bit, CM: yi4 dian3. YJ: liang3 bian1 duan3 yi4 dian3. Cam: liang3 bian1 duan3 yi4 dian3. shorter on the sides. Then how do I say slightly longer on the top? YJ: you can say “上面长一点” CM: shang4 mian4 chang2 yi4 dian3. YJ: shang4 mian4 means the top, CM: shang4 mian4. YJ: chang2 means long, CM: chang2 and duan3 means short., YJ: yes. Chang2, long, and duan3, short. CM: and yi4 dian3 means a little bit, YJ: shang4 mian4 chang2 yi4 dian3. CM: shang4 mian4 chang2 yi4 dian3. slightly longer on the top.

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                                                                                  www.cchello.com YJ: let’s put two sentences together. say to the stylist. Conversation1: A:你想怎么剪? B:两边短一点,上面长一点。 Cam: Now, let’s say I want to change my hairstyle entirely. YJ: You can say 我想换个发型。 C: wo3 xiang3 huan4 ge4 fa4 xing2. Y: wo3 xiang3 means I want, C: wo3 xiang3. Y: huan4 means change, C: huan4. Y: ge4 means one, C: ge4. Y: fa4 xing2, hairstyle, C: fa4 xing2. Y: wo3 xiang3 huan4 ge4 fa4 xing2. C: wo3 xiang3 huan4 ge4 fa4 xing2. I want to change my hairstyle. Conversation2: A:我想换个发型。 B: 好啊。你可以尝试把头发剪短。 CM: Yajie, I want to change my hairstyle… and I want a crew cut. YJ: Okay you can say 我想理个平头。 CM: wo3 xiang3 li3 ge4 ping2 tou2. YJ: wo3 xiang3 means I want, CM: wo3 xiang3 YJ: li3 means to cut, which has the same meaning with jian3. CM: li3. YJ: ge4 means one, CM: ge4. YJ: ping2 tou2, crew cut, as ping2 means flat, CM: ping2 tou2, YJ: wo3 xiang3 li3 ge4 ping2 tou2. CM: wo3 xiang3 li3 ge4 ping2 tou2. I want a crew cut. Conversation3: 两边短一点,上面长一点。 CM: liang3 bian1 duan3 yi4 dian3,shang4 mian4 chang2 yi4 dian3. Great. Now I know how to

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                                                                                  www.cchello.com A:你想理个什么发型? B:我想理个平头。 Cam: And some girls might want a perm. What’s the word for perm? YJ: it’s tang4 fa4. C: tang4 fa4. Y: tang4 means to perm, C: tang4. Y: fa4 means hair, C: fa4. Y: tang4 fa4. C: tang4 fa4. perm Conversation4: A:我想烫发。 B:烫发对头发不好。 Key words reminder Can I get it shorter on the sides, but a bit longer on top? 两边短一点,上面长一点。I want to change my hairstyle. 我想换个发型。 I want a crew cut 我想理个平头。 perm, 烫发 All in today’s Chinese studio. Cam: Well, I don’t think I want a perm Yajie, but I’m sure that will be helpful for our female listeners! YJ: That makes a good question of the day. Would you like the honours? Cam: Sure. How do you say “perm” in Chinese?

 

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