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LEARN CHINESE: SPEAKING CHINESE

Lesson 26 - The sooner, the better. - 越快越好。

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Dialogue 1

甲:凯罗尔,听说你和汤姆订婚了,是真的吗?
jiǎ : kǎi luó ěr , tīng shuō nǐ hé tāng mǔ dìng hūn le , shì zhēn de ma ?

乙:绝对是真的。
yǐ : jué duì shì zhēn de .

甲:恭喜你们!那么你们什么时候计划结婚呢?
jiǎ : gōng xǐ nǐ mén ! nà me nǐ mén shén me shí hòu jì huà jié hūn ne ?

乙:嗯,对我来说是越快越好。没有理由再拖了。
yǐ : n, duì wǒ lái shuō shì yuè kuài yuè hǎo . méi yǒu lǐ yóu zài tuō le .

甲:汤姆什么态度?
jiǎ : tāng mǔ shén me tài dù ?

乙:他听我的。
yǐ : tā tīng wǒ de .

A: Carol, I heard you and Tom were engaged. Is that true?
B: Absolutely.
A: Congratulations! Then, when do you plan to get married?
B: Well, to me, the sooner, the better. There is no reason to delay.
A: What about Tome? What does he think about it?
B: He is with me.

Dialogue 2

甲:玛莎,你什么时候能校对*完剧本?
jiǎ : mǎ shā , nǐ shén me shí hòu néng jiào duì wán jù běn ?

乙:你什么时间要?
yǐ : nǐ shén me shí jiān yào ?

甲:越快越好。我得在2点之前把胶片送到印刷厂去。
jiǎ : yuè kuài yuè hǎo . wǒ děi zài liǎng diǎn zhī qián bǎ jiāo piàn sòng dào yìn shuā chǎng qù .

乙:知道啦。我很快就校对完了。
yǐ : zhī dào la . wǒ hěn kuài jiù jiào duì wán le .

A: Martha, when can you finish proofreading the script?
B: When do you need it?
A: The sooner, the better. I'll have to send the film to the printing house before 2 o'clock.
B: Got it. I'll get it done very soon.

* tip: 校对

校 can be pronounced as xiào and jiào. When it means 'to check, to proofread' it is jiào; when means 'school' or 'ranks in the army' it is xiào, for examples: 校长 xiào cháng; 上校 shàng xiào.

Dialogue 3

甲:你开始申请护照了吗?
jiǎ : nǐ kāi shǐ shēn qǐng hù zhào le ma ?

乙:没有。我不着急。
yǐ : méi yǒu . wǒ bù zháo jí .

甲:得了。你最好现在就行动起来。越快越好。
jiǎ : dé le . nǐ zuì hǎo xiàn zài jiù xíng dòng qǐ lái . yuè kuài yuè hǎo .

乙:好吧。我听你的。
yǐ : hǎo ba . wǒ tīng nǐ de .

A: Have you started to apply for your passport?
B: No. I'm not in a hurry.
A: Come on. You'd better do it now. The sooner, the better.
B: All right. I'll follow your advice.

 

 

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