It’s good to keep in touch with friends and colleagues whom you may not have seen recently. Find out what they have been doing, and what news they have about themselves and their lives. Are you able to talk about some of your recent experiences? Or ask others about theirs?
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) How to ask about what some of your friends and colleagues have been doing recently
(ii) To talk about things which have happened to you or to others
Two friends are talking about friends they haven’t seen for a while:
(zài cān guǎn jù cān)
(having dinner at a restaurant)
Hǎo jiǔ méi hé lǐ hóng lián xi le, yě bù zhī dào tā zuì jìn zěn me yàng le?
I haven’t been in touch with Li Hong for a long time. I’m not sure how she has been doing recently.
Tīng shuō, tā gāng qù Fǎ Guó jìn xiū huí lái.
I heard that she just came back from advanced training in France.
Shì me! Zhēn bàng.
Is that so? Great!
Nǐ hé Wáng Gāng yǒu lián luò me? Tā zuì jìn shén me qíng kuàng?
Have you contacted Wang Gang? How has he been doing recently?
Yǒu. Tā gāng gāng lí hūn. Ér qiě tā gōng zuò yě bù shùn xīn. Zhè zhèn zi yī zhí zài zhǎo gōng zuò ne.
I have. He just got divorced. And his work is not going well either. He has been
looking for jobs recently.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
刚刚：just moments ago
好久：for a long time
联系：keep in touch/contact with someone
最近什么情况：what’s the situation recently
顺心：everything is going smoothly
找工作：looking for jobs
In Chinese, ‘进修’ often refers to people who have been working for a while and then they go back to study to enhance their professional knowledge. Sometimes their training is paid for by their company.
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