Mini-Test Answer: Jason is impatient and dissatisfied.

Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí)

The right answer to this test is C.


Gēmen, bāng ge máng, bāng wǒ gěi wǒ nǚpéngyou sòng shù méiguihuā.
  Mike: 哥们,帮     个 忙,    帮      我 给 我   女朋友          送        束   玫瑰花。
Buddy, can you please help me send this bouquet of roses to my girlfriend?

Wǒ yūn, nà shì nǐ nǚpéngyou, yòu bú shì wǒ nǚpéngyou.
Jason: 我 晕,那 是你   女朋友,       又  不 是 我   女朋友。
God! That is your girlfriend, not mine!


The literal meaning of “晕 (yūn)” is “dizzy” or “faint.” For example: 我头晕。(Wǒ tóuyūn.) I feel dizzy.

“晕 (yūn)” is also used to express one’s surprise, confusion, impatience or dissatisfaction. In oral Chinese, we can say “我晕 (wǒ yūn)” or simply “晕 (yūn).” For examples:

To show one’s surprise:
Wǒ yūn, Mary jìngrán hé Mike jiéhūn le.
我   晕,Mary  竟然     和 Mike 结婚  了。
My god! Mary is married to Mike!

To show one’s dissatisfaction:
Yūn, nǐ zěnme bù zǎo shuō a!
晕, 你怎么     不  早   说   啊!
What? Why did’nt you tell me before?

In this test, Mike wants Jason to send this bouquet of roses to his girlfriend; Jason uses the phrase “我晕 (wǒ yūn)” to show his dissatisfaction.

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