Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí)
The answer to the test is C.
Nǐ tīngshuō guò Lín Shūháo ma?
Mike: 你 听说 过 林 书豪 吗？
Have you ever heard about Lin Shuhao?
Dāngrán le, tā xiànzài kě huǒ le.
Tom: 当然 了, 他 现在 可 火 了。
Of course, he is so popular right now.
The original meaning of “火 (huǒ)” is “fire.” Since “火 (huǒ) fire” is very hot and its color is red, the extended meaning of “火 (huǒ)” is “to be popular or famous.” So we can say: “这部电影太火了。 (Zhè bù diànyǐng tài huǒ le.) This film is so hot.” “火 (huǒ)” here means “popular or hot.”
Let’s go back to the conversation. We know Lin Shuhao is a basketball player, so Tom was trying to say Lin Shuhao is “火 (huǒ) popular/hot.”
Zuìjìn “Someone Like You” zhè shǒu gē tèbié huǒ.
最近《Someone Like You》这 首 歌 特别 火。
Recently, the song “Someone Like You” has become very popular.