We all love our memories! Every now and then we look back on things which happened to us in the past—both good and bad. It’s nice to reminisce sometimes, and great if you talk about your past experiences, plus listen to those of others!
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) How to talk about something which happened in the past
(ii) To discuss with others a particular memory or memories
Two people remember one of their earlier dates:
(zài jiā kàn diàn shì)
(watching TV at home)
Nǐ kàn zhè zhāng zhào piān er.
Look at this photo.
Zhè shì wǒ mén qù dòng wù yuán de shí hou zhào de.
We took this when we went to the zoo.
Hā ha wǒ jì dé nà cì yuē huì nǐ chí dào le sì shí fēn zhōng.
Ha, ha, I remember that you were late for forty minutes for that date.
Duì. Nǐ nà yī zhěng tiān dōu tè bié shēng qì. Bù guò hòu lái, wǒ gěi nǐ mǎi le hǎo duō lǐ wù. Zǒng suàn bă nǐ hǒng kāi xīn le.
Right. You were really mad for the whole day. But afterwards, I bought you a lot of gifts and finally made you happy.
Hē he, shì. Nǐ hòu lái de biǎo xiàn hái suàn shì bù cuò. Hā ha.
Yes, what you did afterwards was pretty good. Ha ha.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
一整天：the whole day
好多：a lot of
哄：say some sweet words to make someone happy
In Chinese when you add ‘了’ to the end of a verb, such as ‘看了’, ‘听了’, it usually means past tense.
In Chinese, ‘哄’ is not a negative word. It means ‘to say some sweet words or do some nice things to make someone happy’. But ‘哄骗’ (‘hoax’ in English) is a negative word, which can mean ‘to tell lies to make someone happy’.
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