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Lesson 123 Sports (3) 第一百二十课 体育运动 (3)

Yajie: Welcome to Chinese Studio on China Radio International. Wo shi Yajie, together with me is… Cam. 
Cam: Dajia hao. We are talking about working out this week, I want to lose some of that Pi jiudu. It is very important to keep fit.
Yajie: Right. So let's get started with today's Key Words of the Day.

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Key Words of the Day 
yearly cost 年费(nian2fei4) What is the yearly cost? 年费多少?(nian2fei4 duo1shao) Weightlifting makes me stronger. 举重使我更强壮。(ju3zhong4 shi2 wo3 geng4 qiang2zhuang4.) Where is a good gym? 哪儿有好的健身房?(Nar3 you3 hao3de jian4shen1fang2?) All in today’s Chinese Studio.
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Yajie: As you heard in key words of the day, 年费(nian2fei4) which means yearly cost.
Cam: 年费(nian2fei4). I know 年 (nian2), the second tone it means year.
Yajie: Right. And 费 (fei4), fei, the fourth tone, here it means cost. So together 年费(nian2fei4), yearly cost. 
Cam: 年费(nian2fei4). Now Yajie, what’s the Chinese for “What is the yearly cost?” You know this differs from one gym to another, so this sentence is quite useful.  
Yajie: That’s easy. “what is the yearly cost” would be 年费多少?(nian2fei4 duo1shao)
Cam: 年费多少?(nian2fei4 duo1shao)

Conversation 1:

Cam: Yajie, I love weightlifting. It not only helps me getting rid of my beer belly, but also makes me stronger. But how do I tell my Chinese friends one of the advantages? 
Yajie: That would be another key sentence on today’s Chinese Studio, let’s learn that together with our listeners. 举重使我更强壮。(ju3zhong4 shi2 wo3 geng4 qiang2zhuang4.)  Weightlifting makes me stronger.
Cam:  举重使我更强壮。(ju3zhong4 shi2 wo3 geng4 qiang2zhuang4.)
Yajie:  举重 (ju3zhong4), weightlifting.
Cam: 举重 (ju3zhong4)
Yajie: 使 (shi2), to make something happen.  
Cam: 使 (shi2)
Yajie: 我 (wo3), I. 
Cam: 我 (wo3)
Yajie: 更 (geng4), more. 
Cam: 更 (geng4)
Yajie: 强壮(qiang2zhuang4), strong. 
Cam: 强壮(qiang2zhuang4) 
Yajie: 更强壮(geng4 qiang2zhuang4.) stronger. 
Cam: 更强壮(geng4 qiang2zhuang4.)
Yajie: 举重使我更强壮。(ju3zhong4 shi2 wo3 geng4 qiang2zhuang4.) 
Cam: 举重使我更强壮。(ju3zhong4 shi2 wo3 geng4 qiang2zhuang4.) Weightlifting makes me stronger.

Conversation 2:

Cam: Yajie,I’ve been here for about a year now, but still I’m not so familiar with all the gyms around. And I need someone to recommend. So how can I ask that in Chinese? 
Yajie: Well, you can say “哪儿有好的健身房?(Nar3 you3 hao3de jian4shen1fang2?)”
Cam: 哪儿有好的健身房?(Nar3 you3 hao3de jian4shen1fang2?)
Yajie: 哪儿 (nar3), where. 
Cam: 哪儿 (nar3)
Yajie: 有 (you3), the third tone, means to have. 
Cam: 有 (you3)
Yajie: 好的 (hao3de), good. 
Cam: 好的 (hao3de).
Yajie: 健身房 (jian4shen1fang2), gym. 
Cam: 健身房 (jian4shen1fang2)
Yajie: 哪儿有好的健身房?(Nar3 you3 hao3de jian4shen1fang2?)
Cam: 哪儿有好的健身房?(Nar3 you3 hao3de jian4shen1fang2?) Where is a good gym?

Conversation 3:

Yajie: It’s time for Cam and I to work out in the gym, so I’m afraid that we have to say goodbye to our listeners. 
Cam: But before we go, yajie, question of the day.  How do you say: “Weightlifting makes me stronger” in Chinese?
Yajie: Ming tian jian. 
Cam: Zai jian!

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