Lesson 199 Revision of Work 第一百九十九课 工作复习课

China PlusPublished: 2019-03-21 13:00:00
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Cam: It's time to perfect Chinese your way in only five minutes a day. Welcome to our weekly review show, wo shi Cam.

YJ: And wo shi Yajie. If you need help on anything we covered this week, you've come to the right place!

Cam: Right. We've been talking all about work, one of my least favorite things to do. Let’s check Sentences in the Week.


Sentences in the week

What do you do?你是做什么工作的?lawyer 律师, teacher 老师, policeman 警察, journalist 记者, Are you busy at work?你工作忙吗?I am looking for a part-time job.我在找一份兼职的工作。 All in today's Chinese Studio.


Cam: Okay Yajie, let's first review the common question--- what do you do?

YJ: Okay, it's 你是做什么工作的?ni3 shi4 zuo4 shen2me gong1 zuo4 de?

Cam: ni3 shi4 zuo4 shen2me gong1 zuo4 de?

YJ:你 ni3 means you,

Cam: ni3.

YJ:做 zuo4 means do,

Cam: zuo4,

YJ:什么 shen2me means what,

Cam: shen2me,

YJ:工作 gong1 zuo4 means job.

Cam: gong zuo,

YJ:你是做什么工作的?ni3 shi4 zuo4 shen2me gong1 zuo4 de?

Cam: ni3 shi4 zuo4 shen2me gong1 zuo4 de? What do you do?

Conversation 1:




Y: Then let's review the professions we mentioned this week?

Cam: okay, the first one is teacher.

YJ: teacher is 老师 lao3 shi1,

Cam: lao3 shi1 and student is 学生xue2 sheng1.

YJ: That's right. Then the second one is lawyer, in Chinese lawyer is called 律师 lv4 shi1.

Cam: lv4 shi1.

YJ: then comes policeman, it's 警察 jing3 cha2.

Cam: jing3 cha2. Then what's the Chinese for journalist?

YJ: it's 记者ji4 zhe3.

Cam: ji4 zhe3. journalist.

Conversation 2:

A: teacher,老师, lawyer律师,policeman,警察, journalist,记者,

Cam: Okay Yajie, let's review the question you asked me about are you busy at work?

YJ: Sure. I said 你工作忙吗 ni3 gong1 zuo4 mang2 ma?

C: ni gong zuo mang ma?

Y:你 ni3 means you,

C: ni3,

Y:工作 gong1 zuo4 means work,

C: gong1 zuo4,

Y:忙 mang2 means busy,

C: mang2.

Y:你工作忙吗 ni gong zuo mang ma?

C: ni gong zuo mang ma? Are you busy at work?

Conversation 3:










C: Yaj, Now I'm looking for a part-time job… let's review it again.

YJ: you can say我在找一份兼职的工作。

C: … wo zai4 zhao3 yi2fen4 jian1zhi2 de gong1zuo4.

YJ:在 zai4 is short for 正在 zheng zhai, which means is doing sth right now,

C: zai4.

YJ:找 zhao3 means look for,

C: zhao3,

YJ:一份工作 yi2fen4 gong1zuo4, a job,

C: yi2fen4 gong1zuo4,

YJ:兼职 jian1zhi2, part-time,

C: jian1 zhi2,

YJ:兼职的工作 jian1zhi2 de gong1zuo4 part-time job.

C: jian1zhi2 de gong1zuo4

YJ:我在找一份兼职的工作。wo zai4 zhao3 yi2fen4 jian1zhi2 de gong1zuo4

C: wo zai4 zhao3 yi2fen4 jian1zhi2 de gong1zuo4 I'm looking for a part-time job.

Conversation 4:



Cam: Well, that wraps up this edition to Chinese Studio. Yajie, it has been a great time.

YJ: It sure has. Would you like to read our question of the day?

Cam: Sure. How do you say "Are you busy at work?" in Chinese?

YJ: See you soon!

Cam: Zai jian!

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