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EP21 里与外 Inside and Out

Lu Chang China Plus Published: 2017-07-12 19:47:17
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EP21 里与外 Inside and Out

EP21 里与外 Inside and Out

Say “Inside and Out” in Chinese

Talk about weather;

Chinese culture of “内外有别”

Otaku culture in China

Part I Chinese 101

Dialogue:

A:今天天气真好!

jīn tiān tiān qì zhēn hǎo!

What a nice day!

B:别宅在屋里了,到外面走走吧。

bié zhái zài wū lǐ le ,dào wài miàn zǒu zǒu ba

Don’t stay in home anymore, go out and have a walk.

Words & Expressions:

【天气】 tiān qì:n. Weather

好天气: good weather

坏天气: bad weather

【别】bié

pron.other; another; some other

别人:other people

v.leave; take one's departure

告别: say goodbye

adv.don't

别这样:please don’t...

n.distinction; difference

区别: distinction

【宅】zhái:n. house; residence;  v. To stay at home

住宅:house; residence

宅男: indoorsman; geek; nerdy guy;

你太宅了! You’re too nerdy!

【屋】wū:room;house

【里】lǐ:inside; a Chinese unit of length (500 meter)

(synonym) 内: inside

(antonym) 外: outside

【到】dào: v.arrive; reach; get to; go to

【外面】wài miàn:

Part II Language Tips

  • Chinese culture of “内外有别”: How Chinese treat different people

  • From “屋” to “宅”:Otaku culture in China

Part III Story of The Day


EP21 里与外 Inside and Out

爱屋及乌

ài wū jí wū

Love me, love my dog

Love me love my dog,  Chinese people use the idiom 爱屋及乌 to indicate that if you love someone, you'll love people and things related to him as well.

Literal meaning: Love me, love my dog

E.g

爱屋及乌,你说你很喜欢我, 你也应该喜欢我的家人。

ài wū jí wū ,nǐ shuō nǐ hěn xǐ huān wǒ , nǐ yě yīng gāi xǐ huān wǒ de jiā rén 。

Love me, love my dog, you told me you like me, and then you should like my family.

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