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Lesson 170 Haircut 第一百七十课 理发(3)

Cam: Dajia hao.  I am one of your hosts, Cam.
YJ: And I'm Yajie.
Cam: Yajie, you have beautiful hair… we've been talking about hair cuts all this week… you have straight hair with great volume, shall we say.
YJ: Thank you Cam…
Cam: We've been focusing on how men can ask for haircuts, so let's learn a few words women can use when getting their hair styled.

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Key words of the day 
I would like my hair straightened. 我想把头发拉直。I'd like to dye my hair. 我想染头发。Brown. 棕色chestnut 栗色 I would like to have a manicure  我要修一下指甲 All in today's Chinese studio.

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Cam: Okay, so let's say you have curly hair, and want it straightened… what would a girl say?
YJ: we'll say 我想把头发拉直。
Cam: wo3 xiang3 ba3 tou2fa la1 zhi2.
YJ: 我想 wo3 xiang3, I want,
CM: wo3 xiang3.
Y: 把 ba3 is usually put before the object,
C: ba3.
YJ: 头发 ou2fa means hair,
Cam: tou2fa.
YJ: 拉直 la1 zhi2 means get it straightened,
CM: la1 zhi2.
YJ: 我想把头发拉直 wo3 xiang3 ba3 tou2fa la1 zhi2. I would like my hair straightened.
Cam: wo3 xiang3 ba3 tou2fa la1 zhi2.

Conversation 1:

A: 我想把头发拉直。
B: 可是我觉得卷发很适合你。

Cam: Now, some girls like to dye their hair a different color. How can they request this?
YJ: you can say 我想染头发.
CM: wo3 xiang3 ran3 tou2fa.
YJ: 我想 wo3 xiang3, I want,
Cam: wo3 xiang3,
YJ: 染 ran3 means to dye,
CM: ran3.
YJ: 头发 tou2fa. Hair.
C: tou2fa.
Y: wo3 xiang3 ran3 tou2fa.
C: wo3 xiang3 ran3 tou2fa. I want to dye my hair.

Conversation 2:

A: 我想染头发.
B: 你想染什么颜色?
A: 棕色怎么样?
B: 不错。

YJ: And they can dye their hair different colors, such as brown or chestnut.
CM: what's the Chinese for brown?
Y: it's 棕色 zong1 se4.
C: zong1 se4.
Y: 棕 zong1 means brown.
C: zong1.
Y: 色 se4 means color,
C: se4.
Y: zong1 se4.
C: 棕色 zong1 se4. brown. Then what's the Chinese for chestnut?
Y: it's li4 se4.
C: 栗色 li4 se4.
Y: as 栗 li4 means chestnut in Chinese.
C: li4. and se4 means color.
Y: right. li4 se4. chestnut,
C: li4 se4. 

Conversation3:

A: 我想染头发.
B: 你想染什么颜色?
A: 我想染成栗色。
B: 好的。

Y: Cam, you know in some beauty salons, they provide service not only for hair, but also for things like nails….
C: That's right.
Y: How about we tell our female listeners how to say "I would like to have a manicure" 
C: why not.
Y: it's 我要修一下指甲
C: wo3 yao4 xiu1 yi2xia4 zhi1jia.
Y: 我要 wo3 yao4 means I'd like to have,
C: wo3 yao4.
Y: 修 xiu1 means manicure,
C: xiu1,
Y: 一下 yi2xia4, a little bit,
C: yi2xia4.
Y: 指甲 zhi1jia.
C: zhi1jia. Nails,
Y: 我要修一下指甲 wo3 yao4 xiu1 yi2xia4 zhi1jia. I would like to have a manicure.
C: wo3 yao4 xiu1 yi2xia4 zhi1jia.

Conversation4:

A: 我要修一下指甲
B: 好的,请稍等。

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Key words Reminder
I would like my hair straightened. 我想把头发拉直。I'd like to dye my hair. 我想染头发。Brown. 棕色chestnut 栗色 I would like to have a manicure  我要修一下指甲All in today's Chinese studio.

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Cam: Very useful information Yajie… you are a fei cheng hao laoshi.
YJ: Thank you Cam.  Time for our question of the day.
Cam: How do you say "I'd like to dye my hair" in Chinese?
YJ: Mingtian jian!

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