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Soccer/Football Review

Y: It’s soccer week on Chinese Studio, and welcome in everyone. Wo shi Y. B: Da jia hao, wo shi B. It’s the weekend too, and finally we can get outside where football belongs. But first let’s review what we’ve learned during the week. Sentences of the week Soccer,足球soccer fans 球迷Who’s your favorite team? 你最喜欢哪支球队?Who’s going to win the world cup?谁会赢得世界杯冠军?Referee 裁判Linesmen 边裁 All in today’s Chinese Studio B: First up, let’s review football or soccer in Chinese. Y: We call it zu2 qiu2. B: zu2 qiu2. Y: zu2 is foot, B: zu2 Y: qiu2 is ball, B: qiu2, Y: so soccer is: zu2 qiu2. B: zu2 qiu2. And how about soccer fans? Y: it’s qiu2 mi2. B: qiu2 mi2. Y: as mi2 means fans in Chinese, B: mi2. Y: qiu2 mi2. B: qiu2 mi2. Soccer fans. Conversation 1 A: 你是球迷吗? B: 当然了。我尤其喜欢足球。 Y: So B. 你最喜欢哪支球队? B: You’re asking who’s my favorite team…let me try that: ni3 zui4 xi3 huan1 na3 zhi1 qiu2 dui4? Y: zui4 xi3 huan1 means like something or someone the best, B: zui4 xi3 huan1, Y: na3 zhi1 means which one, as zhi1 is the measure word for team, B: na3 zhi1, Y: qiu2 dui4, soccer team,

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                                                                                  www.cchello.com B: qiu2 dui4, Y: ni3 zui4 xi3 huan1 na3 zhi1 qiu2 dui4? B: ni3 zui4 xi3 huan1 na3 zhi1 qiu2 dui4? Who’s your favorite team? Conversation 2 A: 你最喜欢哪支球队? B: 我最喜欢巴西队。 B: Football’s not just about watching the players, and we learned the Chinese name of that important guy usually dressed in black who runs round with a whistle in his mouth, the referee. Y: Yes… We call him cai2 pan4. B: cai2 pan4. Y: both cai2 and pan4 have the meaning of judging, cai2 pan4. B: cai2 pan4. referee. And how about the linesmen? Y: you can call them: bian1 cai2. B: bian1 cai2. Y: bian1 means line of the soccer pitch, B: bian1, Y: and cai2 means referee, B: cai2. Y: bian1 cai2. B: bian1 cai2. linesmen. Conversation 3 A: 裁判是哪个国家的? B: 德国的。 A: 边裁呢,边裁是哪个国家的? B: 英国的。 B: Who’s gonna win the World Cup? It’s not too difficult to ask the question in Chinese. Y: No it isn’t…Let’s review this sentence: 谁会赢得世界杯冠军? B: shei2 hui4 ying2 de2 shi4 jie4 bei1 guan4 jun1. Y: shei2 or shui2 means which team, B: shei2. Y: hui4 means be likely to, B: hui4 Y: ying2 de2 means to win, B: ying2 de2. Y: shi4 jie4 bei1 the world cup, B: shi4 jie4 bei1 Y: and guan4 jun1 means the champion. B: guan4 jun1.

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                                                                                  www.cchello.com Y: shei2 hui4 ying2 de2 shi4 jie4 bei1 guan4 jun1? B: shei2 hui4 ying2 de2 shi4 jie4 bei1 guan4 jun1? Who’s gonna win the World Cup? Conversation 4 A: 谁会赢得世界杯冠军? B: 这可不好说。风水轮流转嘛。 B: Well we’ve learned lots of World Cup stuff this week, but I’m still none the wiser. Who will win the world cup Y? Y: Shall we make that the question of the week, and find out who’s good at predicting the future. B: That’s too mean, let’s ask this instead: How do you say “Referee” in Chinese…

 

  Coryright 2007 cchello.com