Lesson 172 Compliment 第一百七十二课 compliment

Gao Huiying China Plus Published: 2018-09-13 15:40:05
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Lesson 172 Compliment 第一百七十二课 compliment

Cam: Dajia hao.  Welcome to Chinese Studio.  Wo shi Cam.
YJ: And I'm Yajie. Cam, you look great today.
Cam: Wow… thanks Yajie.  Why the compliment?
YJ:  Well, because that's what we are going to be talking about all this week.
Cam:  You mean, how great I look today?
YJ: No, compliments!

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Key words of the day
You look great today. 你今天看上去真不错。You look really nice in this color. 你穿这种颜色很好看。 The apartments are beautiful.  公寓很漂亮。 All in today's Chinese studio. 

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Cam: Okay… let's take a look at some common types of compliments.
YJ: Yes, such as, you look great today.
Cam: That's a good one.  How do I say it in Chinese?
YJ: you can say你今天看上去真不错。
CM: ni3 jin1 tian1 kan4 shang4 qu4 zhen1 bu2 cuo4.
YJ: 你 ni3 is you,
CM: ni3.
YJ: 今天 jin1 tian1, today
CM: jin1 tian1
YJ: 看上去 kan4 shang4 qu4, look like,
CM: kan4 shang4 qu4
YJ: 真不错 zhen1 bu2 cuo4 means great.
CM: zhen1 bu2 cuo4
YJ:  你今天看上去真不错 ni3 jin1 tian1 kan4 shang4 qu4 zhen1 bu2 cuo4
CM: ni3 jin1 tian1 kan4 shang4 qu4 zhen1 bu2 cuo4 You look great today!

Conversation1:

A: 你今天看上去真不错。
B: 谢谢。

Cam: Yajie, that's a very nice color. 
YJ: Thank you, and it's my favorite.
CM: Besides, you look really nice in this color.
YJ: That's so sweet of you, Cam.
CM: Now, can you tell me how to say it in Chinese?
YJ: I'd really love to! You can say “你穿这种颜色很好看。”
CM: ni3 chuan1 zhei4zhong3 yan2se4 hen3 hao3 kan4.
YJ: 穿 chuan1 means wear,
CM: chuan1.
YJ: 这种 zhe4 zhong3 means this kind of, 
CM: zhe4 zhong3.
YJ: 颜色 yan2 se4, color,
CM: yan2 se4,
YJ: 很 hen3 means very much,
CM: hen3.
YJ: 好看 hao3 kan4, nice,
CM: hao3 kan4,
YJ: 你穿这种颜色很好看 ni3 chuan1 zhei4zhong3 yan2se4 hen3 hao3 kan4.
CM: ni3 chuan1 zhei4zhong3 yan2se4 hen3 hao3 kan4. You look really nice in this color.

Conversation2:

A:你穿这种颜色很好看。
B: 这是我最喜欢的颜色。

Cam: I've visited some wonderful apartments Yajie since I've arrived here… and I'd love to compliment my friends on them.
YJ: Sure… you can say 公寓很漂亮。
CM: gong1 yu4 hen3 piao4 liang4.
YJ: 公寓 gong1 yu4
CM: gong1 yu4 apartment, 
YJ: 很 hen3 means very much,
CM : hen3.
YJ: 漂亮 piao3 liang4 beautiful,
CM: piao4 liang4.
YJ: 公寓很漂亮 gong1 yu4 hen3 piao4 liang4.
CM: gong1 yu4 hen3 piao4 liang4. Apartments are beautiful. Yajie, can I say 很不错 hen3 bu2 cuo4?
YJ: sure. you can say 公寓很不错 gong1 yu4 hen3 bu2 cuo4.
CM:  gong1 yu4 hen3 bu2 cuo4. which also means the apartments are beautiful.

Conversation3:

(1)A: 你觉得那儿的公寓怎么样?
B: 公寓很漂亮。
(2)A:这套公寓很不错。
B:是啊,价钱也很不错。

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Key words reminder  
You look great today. 你今天看上去真不错。You look really nice in this color. 你穿这种颜色很好看。  The apartments are beautiful.  公寓很漂亮。 All in today's Chinese studio.

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Cam: We're outta time.
YJ: Okay, time for our question of the day.
Cam: How do you say 'You look great today' in Chinese? 
YJ: Mingtian jian!

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