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Lesson 140 Revision of Expressions Used in the Office
   2016-12-23 09:37:05    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Gao


Cam: It’s great that another weekend is coming and welcome to Chinese Studio.  Wo shi Cam.
YJ: wo shi Yajie. This week we talked about appliances in the office. Time for us to have a quick review.
Cam: Yes. Let’s hear Sentences in the Week.

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Sentences in the Week
My computer isn’t working. 我的电脑坏了。(wo3 de dian4nao3 huai4 le.) Put it in the filing cabinet. 把它放到文件柜里(ba3 ta1 fang4 dao4 wen2jian4 gui4 li). May I use the photocopier? 能用一下复印机吗?(neng2 yong4 yi1 xia4 fu4yin4ji1 ma?) All in today’s Chinese Studio.
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YJ: As usual, let’s take a brief review of the words we learned this week. Ready? Let’s go…The first one is office. Cam, what’s the Chinese for that?
Cam: 办公室。(ban4gong1shi4), right?
YJ: Right. 办公室。(ban4gong1shi4). Then how about computer? 
Cam: It’s 电脑 (dian4nao3),electronic brain. I do remember that.
YJ: Good. Now comes to printer.
Cam: Printer in Chinese is打印机(da3yin4ji1), right?
YJ: yes. The last one is photocopier.
Cam: Is it 复印机(fu4yin4ji1)?
YJ: Very good. You really do your homework, Cam. Now let’s move to the sentence part.
Cam: Oh. That would be a little bit difficult for me.
YJ: no worries. Let’s go one by one. Suppose your computer isn’t working, and you need someone to help you fixing that. how do you say it to people in Chinese ?
Cam: I would say我的电脑坏了。(wo3 de dian4nao3 huai4 le.)
YJ: Well done! 我的 (wo3 de), my.
Cam: 我的 (wo3 de)
YJ: 电脑 (dian4nao3), computer.
Cam: 电脑 (dian4nao3)
YJ: 坏了 (huai4 le) here it means the machine can’t work.
Cam: 坏了 (huai4 le)
YJ: 我的电脑坏了。(wo3 de dian4nao3 huai4 le.)
Cam: 我的电脑坏了。(wo3 de dian4nao3 huai4 le.) My computer isn’t working.

Conversation 1:
(1)A: 我的电脑坏了。能帮我修一下吗?
B: 没问题。
(2)A: 咱们今天去逛街吧。
B: 不行啊。我的电脑坏了。今天我得去修电脑。

Cam: Yajie, I forgot how to say “Put it in the filing cabinet.” Could you please remind me of that?
YJ: Sure. It’s 把它放到文件柜里(ba3 ta1 fang4 dao4 wen2jian4 gui4 li)
Cam: 把它放到文件柜里(ba3 ta1 fang4 dao4 wen2jian4 gui4 li)
YJ: 把 (ba3), here it sends a signal that we are going to do something.
Cam: 把 (ba3)
YJ: 它 (ta1), a pronoun, here it stands for file.
Cam: 它 (ta1)
YJ: 放到 (fang4dao), put something to somewhere.
Cam: 放到 (fang4dao)
YJ: 文件柜(wen2jian4 gui4), filing cabinet.
Cam: 文件柜(wen2jian4 gui4)
YJ: 里(li3), means inside of…
Cam: 里(li3)
YJ: 把它放到文件柜里(ba3 ta1 fang4 dao4 wen2jian4 gui4 li)
Cam: 把它放到文件柜里(ba3 ta1 fang4 dao4 wen2jian4 gui4 li), Put it in the filing cabinet.

Conversation 2:
(1)A: 这份文件放在哪?
B: 把它放到文件柜里吧。
(2)A: 我应该把文件放在哪呢?
B: 把它放到文件柜里吧。

YJ: Cam, How do you say “May I use the photocopier” in Chinese?
Cam: let me see… I guess it’s  能用一下复印机吗?(neng2 yong4 yi1 xia4 fu4yin4ji1 ma?) right?
YJ: Absolutely correct! 能用一下复印机吗?(neng2 yong4 yi1 xia4 fu4yin4ji1 ma?) May I use the photocopier? 能(neng2), means can.
Cam: 能(neng2)
YJ: 用一下(yong4 yi1 xia4), to use. It’s a polite way of asking.
Cam: 用一下(yong4 yi1 xia4)
YJ: 复印机 (fu4yin4ji1), photocopier.
Cam: 复印机 (fu4yin4ji1)
YJ: 能用一下复印机吗?(neng2 yong4 yi1 xia4 fu4yin4ji1 ma?)
Cam: 能用一下复印机吗?(neng2 yong4 yi1 xia4 fu4yin4ji1 ma?) May I use the photocopier?

Conversation 3:
(1)A:能用一下复印机吗?
B:用吧。
A: 好的,谢谢。
(2)A:你们办公室有复印机吗?
B:对不起,我们这儿的复印机坏了。

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Sentences in the Week
My computer isn’t working. 我的电脑坏了。(wo3 de dian4nao3 huai4 le.) Put it in the filing cabinet. 把它放到文件柜里(ba3 ta1 fang4 dao4 wen2jian4 gui4 li). May I use the photocopier? 能用一下复印机吗?(neng2 yong4 yi2 xia4 fu4yin4ji1 ma?) All in today’s Chinese Studio.
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Cam: That’s it for this week’s Chinese Studio. Here is question of the week: how do you say “Put it in the filing cabinet” in Chinese?
YJ: Have a nice weekend!
Cam: See you next week!

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