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EP88 加班 Work Overtime

EP88 加班 Work Overtime

  • Chinese 101: Talk about working for extra hours

  • Grammar: Spoken language “来着”;

  • Language Tips: Reasons for working extra hours & How to stop working long hours

  • Story of the Day: Make a frantic last-minute effort 临时抱佛脚 lín shí bào fó jiǎo

Dialogue:

A:今天你可以准时下班吗?  

jīn tiān nǐ kě yǐ zhǔn shí xià bān ma?

Can you get off your work on time today?

B:不一定,我还有一些工作没有完成。

bù yī dìng , wo hái yǒu yī xiē gōng zuò méi yǒu wán chéng.

Not sure. I still have some work to finish. 

A:看来你今天又要加班了,会很晚吗?  

kàn lái nǐ jīn tiān yòu yào jiā bān le, huì hěn wǎn ma?

It seems that you are going to work overtime today. Until very late?

B:不会太晚的,大约一小会儿就能搞定。  

bú huì tài wǎn de, dà yuē yī xiǎo huì ér jiù néng gǎo dìng.

It won’t be too late. I can get it done in a short while.

Words & Expressions:

【准时】zhǔn shí:on time

【下班】xià bān: get off from work

【不一定】bú yī dìng: it depends, not sure

【一些】yī xiē: some

【完成】wán chéng: done, finish

【加班】jiā bān: working extra hours

【大约】dà yuē: about

【一小会儿】yī xiǎo huì ér: a short while

【搞定】gǎo dìng: get sth. done

Hosts: Liu Min & Jessica

Programme Editor: Lu Chang

Producer: Lu Chang

EP88 加班 Work Overtime

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