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Bicycle and Cycling II

Y: Dajia hao, perfect your Chinese every day, right here in the Chinese Studio. Wo shi Y.
B: And, wo shi B. It’s cycling week and time to learn more about taking the bike for a spin.
Y: Join us for the ride. Let’s check our key words of the day.

Key words of the day


Bike lane 自行车道 Bell 车铃Helmet 头盔Pump 打气筒Could you please pass me the pump?请
把打气筒递给我。The tires need pumping up 车胎该打气了。All in today’s Chinese Studio.

B: I want to buy a bell for my bike Y.


Y: Ah, you mean a 车铃。
B: che1 ling2.
Y: che1 means bicycle,
B: che1
Y: ling2 means bell,
B: ling2,
Y: che1 ling2.
B: che1 ling2. bell And what about a helmet?
Y: That’s a tou2 kui1.
B: tou2 kui1, helmet.

Conversation 1
A: 我得去买个车铃。
B: 走吧,我正好要买个头盔。

B: Ok, just about ready to hit the road. I can’t help noticing all the bike lanes in Beijing, great
to see.
Y: Yeah, we call those zi4 xing2 che1 dao4.
B: zi4 xing2 che1 dao4.
Y: zi4 xing2 che1 is bicycle,
B: zi4 xing2 che1
Y: dao4 means lane,
B: dao4,
Y: zi4 xing2 che1 dao4.
B: zi4 xing2 che1 dao4. bike lanes.

Conversation 2
A: 不好,我们违反交通规则了。

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B: 怎么了?你超速了吗?
A: 不是。我开到自行车道上去了。

B: Y, Could you please pass me the pump? What’s the Chinese for a pump?
Y: it’s da3 qi4 tong3.
B: da3 qi4 tong3.
Y: da3 qi4 means to pump,
B: da3 qi4
Y: tong3 means a tube-shaped object.
B: tong3
Y: da3 qi4 tong3.
B: da3 qi4 tong3. a pump. Let me practice… “Could you please pass me the pump?”
should be… qing2 ba2 da3 qi4 tong3…gei2 wo3…
Y: di4. di4 means pass. The whole sentence is: qing2 ba2 da3 qi4 tong3 di4 gei2 wo3… di4
gei2 wo3 means pass me something,
B: di4 gei2 wo3,
Y: ba3 is often put before the object,
B: ba3,
Y: da3 qi4 tong3 is pump,
B: da3 qi4 tong3.
Y: qing2 ba2 da3 qi4 tong3 di4 gei2 wo3
B: qing2 ba2 da3 qi4 tong3 di4 gei2 wo3 Could you please pass me the pump?

Conversation3
A: 请把打气筒递给我。
B: 好的,给你。

B: We’ve just learned how to say pump, And now it’s time to use it because the tires need
pumping up. Can you help me out Y?
Y: You can pump them up yourself B, but I will teach you to say 车胎该打气了。
B: che1 tai1 gai1 da3 qi4 le.
Y: Bu cuo, che1 tai1 means tire,
B: che1 tai1,
Y: gai1 means require or demand,
B: gai1
Y: da3 qi4 means to pump,
B: da3 qi4.
Y: che1 tai1 gai1 da3 qi4 le.
B: che1 tai1 gai1 da3 qi4 le. The tires need pumping up.

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Conversation 4
A: 车胎该打气了。能借用一下你的打气筒吗?
B: 当然可以了,给你。

Key words reminder


Bike lane 自行车道Bell 车铃Helmet 头盔Pump 打气筒Could you please pass me the pump?请
把打气筒递给我。The tires need pumping up 车胎该打气了。All in today’s Chinese Studio.

B: Ready for a ride Y.


Y: Great! But first our question of the day. Remind us how to say, “Could you please pass me
the pump?” with Chinese characters or pinyin if you need.

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