Dì wǔ-shí-èr kè

Fifty-second Lesson

看电视

Kàn diànshì

Watching Television


小王!今天晚上咱们干什么?

Xiǎo Wáng! Jīntiān wǎnshàng zánmen gàn shénme?

(Young) Wang! What shall we do this evening?

咱们看戏吧!你知道我对戏剧特别感兴趣。

Zánmen kàn xì ba! Nǐ zhīdao wǒ duì xìjù tèbié gǎn xìngqù.

Let’s go to the theater! You know I’m specially interested in the theater.

好!这几天有京剧,川剧和木偶戏。

Hǎo! Zhèi-jǐ tiān yǒu Jīnjù, Chuānjù hé mù’ǒu xì.

Okay! At teh moment there are performances of Peking Opera and Sichuan Opera, and there is also a puppet show.

有相声吗?

Yǒu xiàngshēng ma?

Are there any stand-up comics on?

等一会儿,我打电话问问老周。

Děng yīhuǐr, wǒ dǎ diànhuà wèn-wèn Lǎo Zhōu.

Wait a minute, I’ll give Zhou a ring and ask him.

看报不是更方便吗?

Kàn bào bú shì gèng fāngbian ma?

Wouldn’t it be simpler to look in the paper?

对!这儿有昨天的报!

Duì! Zhèr yǒu zuótiān de bào!

Right! Here’s yesterday’s paper!

看一下有什么节目!

Kàn yī-xià yǒu shénme jiémù!

Let’s have a look at what’s on!

你看!首都剧场演京剧!

Nǐ kàn! Shǒudū jùchǎng yǎn Jīngjù!

Look! There is Peking Opera at the Capital Theater!

啊呀!京剧可不太好懂!

A ya! Jīngjù kě bù tài hǎo dǒng!

Oh dear! Peking Opera is really difficult to understand!

但是演得不错呀!

Dànshi yǎn de bú cuò ya!

But it’s a very good show!

好!哎!你看!今天晚上电视里有相声!

Hǎo! āi! Nǐ kàn! Jīntiān wǎnshàng diànshì lǐ yǒu xiàngshēng!

Okay! Oh, look! This evening there’s comedy on television!

好极了!对!是侯宝林和郭启儒演的!

Hǎo jí le! Duì! Shì Hòu Bǎolín hé Guō Qǐrú yǎn de!

Great! That’s right! Hou Baolin and Guo Qiru are on!

好啊!那,咱们就决定在家里看电视吧!

Hǎo a! Nà, zánmen jiù juédìng zài jiāli kàn diànshì ba!

Good! In that case, we’ll stay at home and watch television then!


练习

Liànxí

Exercises

他们对中国很感兴趣。

Tāmen duì Zhōngguó hěn gǎn xìngqù.

They are very interested in China.

这个很贵,可是那个更贵!

Zhèi-ge hěn guì, kěshì nèi-ge gèng guì!

This is very expensive, but that is even more expensive!

我觉得京剧很有意思。

Wǒ juéde Jīngjù hěn yǒu yìsi.

I find Peking Opera very interesting.

你喜欢看电视吗?

Nǐ xǐhuan kàn diànshì ma?

Do you like watching television?


完成句子

Wánchéng jùzi

Fill in the missing words

Wǒ qù dǎ . . . . . . . , nǐ zài zhèr . . . . wǒ, hǎo-bù-hǎo?

I’m going to make a phone call. Wait for me here, okay?

Wǒ méi yǒu mǎi . . . . . . . de bào. Nǐ mǎi le . . ?

I didn’t buy yesterday’s paper. Did you?

Wǒmen qù kàn . . . . . . . ; hǎo ma?

We’ll go and watch television, shall we?

Nǐ . . . . . . . xiǎng dào nǎr qù?

Where would you like to go now?

1. diànhuà — děng 2. zuótiān — ma 3. diànshi 4. xiànzài


Common Expressions

Spoken by Lulu

你干什么?

Nǐ gàn shénme?

What are you doing?

我不干了。

Wǒ bú gàn le!

I’ll leave it!

话剧。京剧。跃居。川剧。

Huàjù. Jīngjù. Yuèjù. Chuānjù.

Spoken drama. Peking Opera. Cantonese Opera. Sichuan Opera.

你对什么感兴趣?

Nǐ duì shénme gǎn xìngqù?

What are you interested in?

我对这个不感兴趣。

Wǒ duì zhèi-ge bù gǎn xìngqù.

I’m not interested in that.

木偶戏。皮影戏。

Mù’ǒu xì. Píyǐng xì.

Puppet theater. Leather/Shadow Theatre. (The puppets are cut out of animal skin, traditionally donkey hide).

你等我一下!

Nǐ děng wǒ yíxià!

Wait for me!

等一会人,我去找他!

Děng yìhuǐr, wǒ qù zhǎo tā!

Wait a second, I’ll go and fetch him!

你坐坐吧!

Nǐ zuò-zuo ba!

Sit down a minute!

看看这个!

Kàn-kan zhèi-ge!

Take a look at this!

你说说吧!

Nǐ shuō-shuo ba!

Speak out!

这儿更贵。

Zhèr gèng guì.

Here even more expensive.

今天更好吃。

Jīntiān gèng hǎo-chī.

It’s even better to eat today.

这样更好。

Zhèyàng gèng hǎo.

It’s even better like that.

我可不懂!

Wǒ kě bù dǒng!

I really don’t understand!

明天?我可不去!

Míngtiān? Wǒ kě bú qù!

Tomorrow? I certainly can’t go then!

那可不行!

Nà kě bù xíng!

That certainly won’t do!

可不好懂。

Kě bù hǎodǒng.

It’s not at all easy to understand.

他们演的不太好。

Tāmen yǎn-de bú tài hǎo.

They don’t act very well.


汉子

Hanzi

Characters

shì

vision

interest

wood

ŏu

statuette

xiàng

to observe

shēng

sound

Zhōu

(name)

gèng

more

jié

festival

eye

shŏu

head

dàn

but

āi

hey!

Hóu

(name)

lín

forest

Guō

(name)

to initiate

scholar, disciple


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