Archive for January, 2010

Chinese Pinyin – chu (出)

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

出  [chū]

国标码:B3F6 部首:凵 笔画:5 笔顺:52252

to rise
to go out
to come out
to produce
to go beyond
to put forth
to occur
to happen
(a measure word for dramas, plays, or operas)

例句与用法:

  1. 猎人守候着兔子从洞里来。
    The hunter watched for the hare to come out of the burrow.
  2. 班里所有的男孩都想陪这个漂亮的女孩一起游。
    All the boys in the class want to go out with the pretty girl.
  3. 我不愿意在交通高峰时间去。
    I don’t like to go out during the rush hour.
  4. 要是太阳从西边来,他就会通过考试--他不可能通过考试。
    If the sun were to rise in the west, he would pass the exam.
  5. 我一整天围着火热的炉子辛辛苦苦地做这顿饭,可是他们现在几乎一点儿也没有吃。
    I slaved away all day over a hot stove to produce this meal, and now they’ve hardly eaten any of it.
  6. 猫一动不动地等着老鼠洞。
    The cat remained motionless, waiting for the mouse to come out of its hole.
  7. 他不能鼓起足够的勇气请她一起外
    He couldn’t pluck up enough courage to ask her to go out with him.
  8. 这样的阵风天里我不想门。
    I don’t want to go out in this gusty day.

(Source: dict.cn)

Chinese Conversation – lesson 703

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

马 丁:赫弗拉尼克教练,这场比赛好极了,你高兴吗?
教 练:我非常高兴,我想赢,我们真的赢了!
马 丁:这场比赛很重要吗?
教 练:是的,这是场重要比赛,这是今年的第一场比赛,所以非常重要。赢得第一场比赛具有重要意义。
马 丁:你想从这场比赛中了解什么呢?
教 练:我想了解我们的问题所在,我想看看新手打球,我想进一步了解这些队员。
马 丁:所有队员打得都好吗?
教 练:他们打得不错,我想让他们打得更好,我想让他们打得非常出色。
马 丁:你发现了什么问题呢?
教 练:我发现有些队员行动缓慢,有些队员存在问题。我想明天努力训练,我要让队员刻苦训练,我们明天就训练。
马 丁:你打算怎么做?
教 练:我想练习,练习,再练习。
马 丁:你想练习什么?
教 练:我想练习跑步,队员速度很慢,他们跑得不快,我要让他们跑得非常快。
马 丁:你将采取什么措施?
教 练:我们将每天跑步,还将进行讨论。
马 丁:这个球队能打得更好吗?
教 练:当然,他们能打得更好,他们能成长起来。
马 丁:你喜欢教练工作吗?
教 练:当然,我热爱教练工作。
马 丁:你想在这儿当教练吗?
教 练:是的,我喜欢在这所大学里当教练。
马 丁:你5年后想做什么?
教 练:当教练。
马 丁:你想在这儿当教练吗?
教 练:是的。
马 丁:你10年后想干什么?
教 练:当教练。
马 丁:在这儿吗?
教 练:说不准。我想在中学当教练,我想训练年龄小些的男孩和女孩。
马 丁:你想住在这儿吗?
教 练:我想10年后再看看,我想在一个小型中学当教练,我相结识每个男孩和女孩。
马 丁:你还要当橄榄球教练吗?
教 练:我能教许多体育项目,我喜欢橄榄球,但我也懂足球,棒球,垒球。我懂许多体育项目。
马 丁:你能教蓝球吗?
教 练:我不喜欢教蓝球,我不喜欢蓝球。
马 丁:你是名出色的教练。
教 练:谢谢,我有好球队,我有好队员。
队 员:对不起,教练,我们要参加一个聚会,你想来吗?
教 练:我不知道。马丁,你想去参加聚会吗?
马 丁:我还想谈谈,我们能否在聚会上交谈?
教 练:我不知道,我们去哪儿?
队 员:我们去大河饭店。
教 练:都谁去?
队 员:我说不准,球队,所有的球员。
教 练:我们可以在饭店交谈。
马 丁:我想去。
教 练:好,我明天去沃斯堡,我们可以在今晚交谈,走吧。
马 丁:谢谢。
教 练:你有车吗?
马 丁:是的,有。
教 练:那就坐你的车吧。

MARTIN: That was a wonderful game. Coach Havranek. Are you happy?
COACH: I’m very happy! I wanted to win, and we did!
MARTIN: Was this an important game?
COACH: Yes, it was an important game. It was the first game this year. That’s very important. It’s important to win the first game.
MARTIN: What did you want to learn in this game?
COACH: I wanted to learn where we have problems. I wanted to see the new men play. I wanted to know the men better.
MARTIN: Weren’t the men all good?
COACH: They were good. I want them to be better. I want them to be very good.
MARTIN: What did you see?
COACH: I saw some slow men. I saw some men with problems. I want to work very hard tomorrow. I want the men to work hard. We’re going to work tomorrow.
MARTIN: What are you going to do?
COACH: I want to Practice, Practice, Practice.
MARTIN: What do you want to Practice?
COACH: I want to Practice running. The team is very slow. They can’t run fast.I want them to run very fast.
MARTIN: What are you going to do?
COACH: We are going to run every day. And we’re going to talk.
MARTIN: Can the team be better?
COACH: Of course. They can be better. They can grow.
MARTIN: Do you like coaching?
COACH: Of course. I love coaching.
MARTIN: Do you want to coach here?
COACH: Yes. I like coaching here at the university.
MARTIN: What do you want to do in five years?
COACH: Coach.
MARTIN: Do you want to coach here?
COACH: Yes.
MARTIN: What do you want to do in ten years?
COACH: Coach.
MARTIN: Here?
COACH: I don’t know. I want to coach high school. I want to teach younger boys and girls.
MARTIN: Do you want to live here?
COACH: I want to see in ten years. I want a small school. I want to know every boy and girl.
MARTIN: Are you going to coach football?
COACH: I can teach many sports. I like football, but I know soccer, baseball, softball. I know many sports.
MARTIN: Can you teach basketball?
COACH: I don’t want to teach basketball. I don’t like basketball.
MARTIN: You’re a very good coach.
COACH: Thank you. I had good teams. I had good men.
PLAYER: Excuse me, Coach. We’re going to a party. Do you want to come?
COACH: I don’t know. Martin, do you want to go to a party?
MARTIN: I want to talk. Can we talk at the party?
COACH: I don’t know. Where are we going?
PLAYER: We’re going to the River Hotel.
COACH: Who is going?
PLAYER: I don’t know. The team. All the players.
COACH: We can talk at the hotel.
MARTIN: I want to come.
COACH: Good. I’m going to Fort Worth tomorrow. We can talk tonight. Let’s go.
MARTIN: Thanks.
COACH: Do you have a car?
MARTIN: Yes, I do.
COACH: Let’s take your car.

(Source: wwenglish.com)

Learn Chinese Podcast – Crystal Wax Gourd

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Crystal Wax Gourd

Crystal Wax GourdTaste: Delicious.

Features: The dish looks beautiful and inviting both in color and in shape.

Ingredients:

500 grams (1.1ib) wax gourd

10 grams (1/3 oz) chicken breast

6 grams (1/5 oz) ham

3 grams (1/10 oz) scallops

10 grams (1/3 oz) mushrooms

10 grams (1/3 oz) bamboo shoots

10 grams (1/3 oz) carrots

10 grams (2 tsp) cooking wine

2 grams (1/3 tsp) salt

1 gram (1/4 tsp) MSG

1 gram (1/4 tsp) pepper powder

50 grams (3 1/2 tbsp) cooking oil

50 grams (2 1/2 tbsp) mixture of cornstarch and water

50 grams (3 tbsp) water

Directions:

1. Remove the seeds from the wax gourd and cut it into wide slices 5 cm (2 inches) long. Use a ready-made wooden mold for Chinese cooking to shape the slices into balls. Make them hollow like bowls.

2. Chop the chicken breast, ham, scallops, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and carrots.

3. Heat the oil to 110-135℃ (230-275℉) and put the chopped ingredients in the wok to stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the water, salt, MSG, cooking wine and pepper. User half of the mixture of cornstarch and water to thicken the soup. Put on a plate.

4. Put the stir-fried ingredients into the hollow parts of the wax gourd placed on a plate. Steam for 8 minutes. Remove the wax gourd and put into another plate and put the soup in the original plate into the pot to bring to boil. Thicken it with the leftover mixture of cornstarch and water and then sprinkle on the steamed gourd.

(Source: culture.chinese.cn)