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Lesson 172 Revision of Expressions for Spring Festival
   2017-02-03 09:35:55    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Gao


Y/C: chun1 jie2 kuai4 l4, everyone, welcome to Chinese Studio. wo shi Yajie.,
C: and wo shi Cam. Today is the first day of Chinese lunar new year. Time for us to review words and phrases about spring festival.
Y: let’s get started.

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Sentences in the week
Spring festival, 春节, happy spring festival 春节快乐, This year is the year of the dog. 今年是狗年 I wish you earn more money 恭喜发财,I wish you good health, 身体健康, all the best. 万事如意 all in today’s Chinese Studio
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C: Yajie, I think the first word we need to review is spring festival.
Y: chun1 jie2, spring festival,
C: chun1 jie2.
Y: it’s called Spring Festival because it starts at the beginning of Spring. Cam, what’s the Chinese for spring?
C: it’s chun1 tian1.
Y: Yes, chun1 tian1, spring, or just chun1 for short. And festival is jie2 in Chinese.
C: jie2.
Y: chun1 jie2, spring festival.
C: chun1 jie2. Then how should I say when giving New Year’s greetings?
Y: a fairly easy one is chun1 jie2 kuai4 le4.春节快乐。
C: chun1 jie2 kuai4 le4.
Y: chun1 jie2, spring festival,
C: chun1 jie2
Y: kuai4 le4 means happy,
C: kuai4 le4
Y: chun1 jie2 kuai4 le4 Happy Spring Festival.
C: chun1 jie2 kuai4 le4

Conversation 1:

A: 祝您春节快乐!
B: 也祝您全家春节快乐!

C: Yajie, I heard that the Chinese animal signs are used for dating the years.
Y: Exactly. And it’s based on a 12-year cycle.
C: Then what’s the animal for this year?
Y: it’s the year of the dog. So jin1 nian2 shi4 gou3 nian4. This year is the year of the dog.
C: jin1 nian2 shi4 gou3 nian4.
Y: jin1 nian2, this year,
C: jin1 nian2,
Y: shi4, is
C: shi4,
Y: gou3 means dog,
C: gou3,
Y: nian2 means year,
C: nian2
Y: jin1 nian2 shi4 gou3 nian4.
C: jin1 nian2 shi4 gou3 nian4. this year is the year of the dog

Conversation 2:

A: 今年是狗年,祝您财运亨通。
B: 祝您狗年大吉。

C: Yajie, let’s review these greetings. It would be very useful.
Y: ok, the first one is "Gong1 Xi3 Fa1 Cai2"
C: "Gong Xi Fa Cai" 恭喜发财,
Y: which means I wish you earn more money.
C: Gong Xi Fa Ca
Y: if you want to wish someone good health, you can say “shen1 ti3 jian4 kang1.”
C: shen1 ti3 jian4 kang1.身体健康,
Y: shen1 ti3 means body,
C: shen1 ti3
Y: jian4 kang1, healthy,
C: jian4 kang1
Y: shen1 ti3 jian4 kang1 I wish you a fit body.
C: shen1 ti3 jian4 kang1 Yajie, is there a Chinese equivalent for “All the best” ?
Y: sure, In Chinese it’s “wan4 shi4 ru2 yi4”
C: “wan4 shi4 ru2 yi4” 万事如意。
Y: wan4 shi4 means everything, the all, 
C: wan4 shi4,
Y: ru2 yi4 means as one’s wishes,
C: ru2 yi4
Y: “wan4 shi4 ru2 yi4” All the best.
C: “wan4 shi4 ru2 yi4”

Conversation 3:

A:恭喜发财,生意兴隆。
B:祝您身体健康,万事如意。 

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Sentences in the week
Spring festival, 春节, happy spring festival 春节快乐,  This year is the year of the dog. 今年是狗年 I wish you earn more money 恭喜发财,iwish you good health, 身体健康, all the best. 万事如意 all in today’s Chinese Studio
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C: Yajie, this is good. I want to say “Gong Xi Fa Cai”to all of our listeners.
Y: and I’d like to say “wan4 shi4 ru2 yi4”. Time for our question of the day. How do you say “I wish you a good health” in Chinese?
C: if you know the answer, you can send it to chinese@ crifm.com. and you can say it to others in Chinese.
Y: see you next week.

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