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Do you have a pen?

The first 45 seconds of conversation from this FluentU video uses lots of words we have learned so far. There are also a handful of new words (high lighted in bold), check the vocabulary list below for the words you don’t know or can’t remember.

Please note, the actors are using a different pronunciation for “zhè” (this). In class, the pronunciation like the j-u in “just”, but the actors pronounce it more like the “jay” in “scrub-jay”. This is a regional dialect of Norther speakers.

Click on the player button and read the transcript while listening to the dialog. The recording is 20% slower than the video. Listen a few times, until you can pick up all the words.  Then click on the video link and watch. This will help you move the material into long term memory.

Hèi. Bù hǎo yìsi 嘿。不好意思 Hey. Excuse me …
Nǐ yóu bǐ ma? 你有笔吗? Do you have a pen?
Děng yíxià, wǒ kàn kan 等一下,我看看 Wait, let me see
Yǒu, yóu liǎng zhī 有, 我有两支 Yes, have two
Zhèi zhī shì lán sè de 这支是蓝色的 This one is blue
Zhèi zhī bǐ shì hēi sè de 这支笔是黑色的 This pen is black
Nǐ yào nǎ yì zhī 你要哪一支 Which do you want one
Dōu ké, suíbiàn 都可以,随便 Both are acceptable, up to you
Nà, wǒ géi nǐ hēisè de ba 那我给你黑色的吧 In that case, I’ll give you the black one
Xièxiè nǐ 谢谢你 Thank you
Bú kèqì 不客气 You’re welcome (Don’t be polite)

Extra Credit

zài zuò gōngkè ma? 你在做功课吗? Are you doing your homework?
En Yes.
Nà, ní zěnme méiyóu bǐ? 那,你怎么没有笔? Then how (is it possible) you do not have a pen?
Wó yǒu, dànshì bú jiàn tà. 我有,但是不见它。 I have, but it disappeared.

Vocabulary

nà那in that case

bù hǎo yì si 不好意思 Excuse me/forgive me
yǒu have
pen/pencil/writing brush
děng yī xià 等一下 Wait a moment
kàn kan 看看 to take a look
zhè, zhèi this
zhī classifier for pens
lán sè 蓝色 blue (color)
hēi sè 黑色 black (color)
color (used a suffix for color words)
which
dōu both/all
ké 可以 okay/can/allowed
suí biàn 随便 as you wish/your choice
xiè xie 谢谢 to thank/thanks
bù kè qi 不客气 you’re welcome
zuò do
zài zuò 在做 doing
èn yes/okay
gōng kè 功课 homework
zěn me 怎么 how
bā; ba (suggestion)
dàn shì 但是 but/however
jiàn one of many words for “see”
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