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Preparation Vocabulary List

From: steve
Sent on: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 3:05 PM
Hi all

Here is some preparation vocabulary for tomorrow's meetup. These are some transcripts of lessons relating to Xmas. If you want to hear them, you can get a 7 day trial subscription from there and download the mp3s. Anyway, at least they give enough vocab for both the real newbies, the elementary learners and the intermediates among us. Anyway, I hope you find it useful - and look forward to seeing you tomorrow night.



A 圣诞快乐!你的礼物!
sh?ngd?n ku?il?! nǐ de lǐw?!
Merry Christmas! Here's your present!

B 是什么?
sh? sh?nme?
What is it?

A 你猜!
nǐ cāi!

B 哇,是iPhone!
wā, sh? iPhone!
Wow! It's an iPhone!

Key Vocabulary
圣诞 sh?ngd?n Christmas
快乐 ku?il? happy
你 nǐ you
你的 nǐ de your
礼物 lǐw? gift
是 sh? to be
什么 sh?nme what
猜 cāi to guess
哇 wā Whoa

Supplementary Vocabulary
圣诞节 Sh?ngd?nji? Christmas
圣诞老人 sh?ngd?n lǎor?n Santa Claus
圣诞树 sh?ngd?nsh? Christmas tree
平安夜 P?ng'āny? Christmas Eve
喜欢 xǐhuan to like


Christmas Presents

A 圣诞节又要到了。
sh?ngd?nji? y?u y?o d?o le.
Christmas is almost here again!
B 是啊,礼物你买好了吗?
sh? ā, lǐw? nǐ mǎi hǎo le ma?
That?s right. Have you bought your gifts?
A 还没呢。真不知道要买什么。你呢?
h?i m?i ne. zhēn b? zhīd?o y?o mǎi sh?nme. nǐ ne?
Not yet. I really don?t know what to buy. How about you?
B 我买了巧克力、香水。没什么特别的。
wǒ mǎi le qiǎok?l?, xiāngshuǐ. m?i sh?nme t?bi? de.
I bought chocolate and perfume. Nothing that special.
A 买礼物真是头疼。
mǎi lǐw? zhēnsh? t?ut?ng.
Buying gifts is such a headache.
B 是啊。我们现在一起去逛逛吧。
sh? ā. wǒmen xi?nz?i yīqǐ q? gu?ngguang ba.
It is. Let?s go shopping together now.

Key Vocabulary
圣诞节 sh?ngd?nji? Christmas
又要 y?uy?o to want again
礼物 lǐw? gift
买 mǎi to buy
巧克力 qiǎok?l? chocolate
香水 xiāngshuǐ perfume
特别 t?bi? special
头疼 t?ut?ng headache
逛 gu?ng to shop

Supplementary Vocabulary
圣诞老人 Sh?ngd?n Lǎor?n Santa Claus
圣诞树 Sh?ngd?n sh? Christmas tree
圣诞袜 Sh?ngd?n w? Christmas stocking
圣诞贺卡 Sh?ngd?n h?kǎ Christmas card
圣诞大餐 Sh?ngd?n d?cān Christmas feast
去教堂 q? ji?ot?ng to go to church
圣诞快乐! Sh?ngd?n ku?il?! Merry Christmas!


Intermediate - Christmas (C0069)
A 我期盼着圣诞节,因为我所有的家人都将在家。
wǒ qīp?n zhe Sh?ngd?nji?, yīnw?i wǒ suǒyǒu de jiār?n dōu jiāng z?i jiā.
I?m looking forward to Christmas because my entire family will be at home.
B 真的吗?我不喜欢圣诞节,因为我要去拜访我的亲戚,那很无聊。
zhēnde ma? wǒ b? xǐhuan Sh?ngd?nji?, yīnw?i wǒ y?o q? b?ifǎng wǒ de qīnqi, n? hěn w?li?o.
Really?I don?t like Christmas because I have to visit my relatives. That is very boring.
A 那太糟糕了,我喜欢圣诞节就是因为我亲戚会给我漂亮的礼物。去年我从我父母那得到了一个iPod。你得到了什么?
n? t?i zāogāo le, wǒ xǐhuan Sh?ngd?nji? ji?sh? yīnw?i wǒ qīnqi hu? gěi wǒ pi?oliang de lǐw?. q?ni?n wǒ c?ng wǒ f?mǔ n? d?d?o le yī ge iPod. nǐ d?d?o le sh?nme?
That?s awful! I like Christmas because my relatives will give me nice gifts. I got an iPod from my parents last year. What did u get?
B 我从我父母那得到一把牙刷。我不喜欢圣诞节。
wǒ c?ng wǒ f?mǔ n? d?d?o yī bǎ y?shuā. wǒ b? xǐhuan Sh?ngd?nji?.
I got a toothbrush from my parents. I don?t like Christmas.

期盼 qīp?n to look forward to
圣诞节 Sh?ngd?nji? Christmas
所有 suǒyǒu all
家人 jiār?n family
要 y?o must
拜访 b?ifǎng to visit
亲戚 qīnqi relative
无聊 w?li?o boring
糟糕 zāogāo awful
礼物 lǐw? gift
得到 d?d?o to get
牙刷 y?shuā toothbrush
Supplementary Vocabulary
盼望 p?nw?ng long for
好运 hǎoy?n good luck
看望 k?nw?ng visit
聚会 j?hu? gathering
酒会 jiǔhu? party
装饰 zhuāngsh? decorate

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