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Conversation-业余爱好 (yèyú àihào) Hobbies

Apr. 2, 2015
业余爱好(yèyú àihào) Hobbies

Beginner Level/初级 chūjí

Lily:Mài Ke,   nĭ xĭhuan páshān ma?
Lily: 迈   克,你 喜欢    爬山    吗?
Mike, do you like climbing mountains?

Mike:Nà dāngrán le,    wǒ de àihào jiù shì páshān.
Mike: 那   当然     了,我  的  爱好  就 是   爬山。
Of course, my hobby is mountain climbing.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary:

业余爱好(yèyú àihào): n hobby

爬山(páshān): v to climb a mountain

Intermediate Level/中级 zhōngjí

Lily:Mài Ke, nĭ xiánshí dōu xĭhuan gān xiē shénme ne?
Lily: 迈  克,  你  闲时    都    喜欢   干   些    什么  呢?

Mike, what do you like to do during your spare time?


Mike:Wǒ a,   wǒ de xìngqù àihào hěnduō o,    zài méiyǒu kè de shíhou, wǒ xĭhuan kànshū, tīnggē,
Mike: 我 啊,我 的   兴趣   爱好    很多   哦, 在   没有   课 的   时候, 我   喜欢     看书、 听歌
tiàowŭ, háiyǒu hěnduō tĭyù huódòng.

跳舞、  还有      很多   体育  活动。
Me, I have a lot of hobbies. I like reading, listening to songs, dancing and many physical activities.

Lily:Nà nĭ zuì xĭhuan de shì shénme ne?
Lily: 那 你 最  喜欢   的 是    什么    呢?
Then what’s your favorite?

Mike:Wǒ zuì xĭhuan de jiù shì páshān le,   nà shì wǒ zuìdà de àihào.
Mike: 我  最   喜欢   的 就  是   爬山  了,那 是  我   最大 的  爱好。
My favorite is mountain climbing. That’s my biggest hobby.

Lily:Wèishénme ne?
Lily:  为什么       呢?
Why is that?

Mike:Yīnwèi páshān kéyĭ shĭ wǒ de shēntĭ dédào duànliàn, bìngqiě wánquán de fàngsōng xīnqíng.
Mike: 因为    爬山    可以 使 我  的   身体   得到     锻炼,    并且      完全    地    放松       心情。
Because mountain climbing is a good workout for my body, and it also helps me de-stress.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary:

看书(kànshū): v to read

跳舞(tiàowŭ): v to dance

体育活动(tĭyù huódòng): n physical training, sports, activities

锻炼(duànliàn): v to do physical training, to take exercise, to exercise

放松(fàngsōng): v to de-dress, to relax

Advanced level/高级 gāojí

Lily:Hài,  Mài Ke!
Lily: 嗨,迈   克!
Hi, Mike!

Mike: Nĭ hǎo a,    Lìlì.
Mike: 你  好 啊,莉莉。
Hello, Lily.

Lily: Nĭ jiàqī guò de zěnme yàng a,   dōu gān shénme le a?
Lily: 你假期  过   的  怎么    样   啊,都   干     什么   了啊?
How was your holiday? What did you do?

Mike:Wǒ gēn bàba māma qù pá Huà Shān le,   hěn yǒu yìsi.
Mike: 我   跟   爸爸  妈妈  去  爬   华   山    了,很   有  意思。
I climbed Hua Mountain with my parents. It was very interesting.

Lily:  Pá Huà Shān? Yídìng hěn lèi ba?
Lily: 爬    华    山?   一定   很  累 吧?
Climbed Hua Mountain? You must be so tired, right?

Mike:En,   shì hěn lèi,   dànshì hěn duànliàn rén de yìzhì,  gèng hékuàng páshān shì wǒ gēn bàba de
Mike: 嗯,是  很   累,但是    很      锻炼    人   的 意志,更       何况      爬山    是 我  跟    爸爸 的
gòngtóng àihào,
suóyĭ wǒmen dōu wán de hěn kāixīn.   Nà nĭ ne?

共同       爱好, 所以    我们    都   玩   地  很    开心,那 你 呢?
Yes, it was very exhausting, but mountain climbing is helpful to exercise one’s will. Moreover, mountain climbing is a hobby my dad and I both have in common, so we had a really good time. What about you?

Lily:Wǒ ma,    jìxù xuéxí xiǎo tíqín,  nà yě shì wǒ zuì xĭhuan gān de shìqíng. Měidāng wǒ yì lā qĭ
Lily: 我   嘛,继续 学习 小   提琴,那 也 是  我  最    喜欢  干   的   事情。   每当     我 一拉起
xiǎotíqín,
jiù h
wàngjì yìqiè,  jué dé zìjĭ shì zuì xìngfú de rén. Jiǎngjiǎng nĭmen páshān túzhōng

小提琴,我  就  会 忘记   一切,觉  得自己是  最  幸福  的  人,  讲讲        你们    爬山       途中
yǒuqù de
jīnglì ba!
有趣    的 经历 吧!

I continued to learn to play the violin, which is my favorite thing to do. Whenever I play the violin, I forget everything around me and feel like the happiest person in the world. Please tell me about your interesting experience on the way to the peak of Hua Mountain.

Mike:Hǎo a , páshān de guòchéng zhōng, wǒ kàndào le hǎoduō tiāoshāngōng, tiāo zhe jĭshí gōngjīn
Mike: 好  啊,爬山    的     过程        中,  我     看到 了   好多       挑山工,      挑   着 几十   公斤
zhòng de dōngxi,
yí bù bù cóng shānjiǎo pá shàng shāndĭng, xiāngdāng xīnkŭ, érqiě měi tàng jiù

重     的   东西,一 步 步  从      山脚     爬   上         山顶,     相当       辛苦,而且 每   趟   就
zhĭnéng zhuàn dé nà  jĭnyǒu de yì
diǎndiǎn qián.

只能      赚     得 那   仅有  的  一 点点      钱。
Ok, I saw many mount-carriers who carried several dozen kilograms of goods on the way up to the peak of Hua Mountain. It looked like rough work step by step all the way from the foot of the mountain to the peak. What’s more, those mount-carriers only earn a little money each time.

Lily:Shì ma? Nà nĭ méiyǒu hé tāmen jiāotán ma?
Lily: 是  吗?那 你   没有   和   他们   交谈   吗?
Really? Did you talk to them?

Mike:Dāngrán liáo le a,  cóng nàshi qĭ,   wǒ dǒng dé le rènhé yíjiàn shìqíng de chénggōng jiùshì guì zài
Mike:  当然     聊  了啊,从    那时 起,我    懂   得  了 任何  一件   事情   的     成功        就是  贵  在
jiānchí a!

坚持 啊!
Of course I talked to them. From then on, I learned that the most important part to succeeding in anything is perseverance.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary:

有意思(yǒu yìsi): adj amusing/fun/interesting

意志(yìzhì): n will

共同的(gòngtóng de): adj common

坚持(jiānchí): v to drink until one is drunk

挑山工(tiāoshāngōng): n mount-carriers workers who carry several dozen kilograms of goods from the foot of the mountain to the peak .

相当(xiāngdāng): adv pretty, quite

贵(guì): adj expensive literally, but here it means the most important thing or the key
point.

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