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Travel to Palm Springs 到棕櫚泉旅行 in Chinese

 

Travel to Palm Springs 到棕櫚泉旅行 in Chinese.

到棕櫚泉旅行

(到)[(棕櫚)(泉)](旅行)

(ㄉㄠˋ) [(ㄗㄨㄥ ㄌㄩˇ) (ㄑㄩㄢˊ)] (ㄌㄩˇ ㄒㄧㄥˊ)

(dào) [(zōng lǚ)(quán)] (lǚ xíng)

(arrive) [(palm)(spring)] (travel)


 

 

I had never been there before.

不過我搭飛機去過很多地方。

(不過)(我)(搭)(飛機)[(去)(過)](很)(多)(地方)。

(ㄅㄨˊ ㄍㄨㄛˋ) (ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄉㄚ) (ㄈㄟ ㄐㄧ) [(ㄑㄩˋ) (ㄍㄨㄛˋ)] (ㄏㄣˇ) (ㄉㄨㄛ) (ㄉㄧˋ ㄈㄤ)

(bú guò) (wǒ) (dā) (fēi jī) [(qù)(guò)] (hěn) (duō) (dì fāng)

(however) (I) (to travel by) (to fly + machine = airplane) [(to go)(indicating past perfect of verb)] (very) (many) (locality, place)

However, I have flown on an airplane to visit many places.

 

Packing must be strategic.

我不要帶太多行李。

(我)(不要)(帶)(太)(多)(行李)❶。

(ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄅㄨˊ ㄧㄠˋ) (ㄉㄞˋ) (ㄊㄞˋ) (ㄉㄨㄛ) (ㄒㄧㄥˊ ㄌㄧ˙)

(wǒ) (bú yào) (dài) (tài) (duō) (xíng li.)

(I) (not want) (to take) (too) (much) (luggage)

I don’t want to take too much luggage.

 

As usual, I wasn’t sure exactly everything I would be doing while there.

重要的是我有需要的每一件東西。

[(重要)(的)](是)(我)(有)(需要的)(每一)(件)(東西)。

[(ㄓㄨㄥˋ ㄧㄠˋ)(ㄉㄜ˙)](ㄕˋ)(ㄨㄛˇ)(ㄧㄡˇ)(ㄒㄩ ㄧㄠˋ ㄉㄜ˙)(ㄇㄟˇ ㄧ)(ㄐㄧㄢˋ)(ㄉㄨㄥ ㄒㄧ)

[(zhòng yào)(de.)] (shì) (wǒ) (yǒu) (xū yào de.) (měi yī) (jiàn) (dōng xī)

[(heavy + to want = important)(adjective marker)] (to be, is) (I) (to have) (needed) (every) (measure word for clothing, and ideas) (things)

It is important to have everything I need.

 

I can never count on the normal weather.

我旅行到各個地方,天氣都是變幻莫測的。

(我)(旅行)(到)(各)(個)(地方),(天氣)(都)(是)[(變幻莫測)(的)]。

(ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄌㄩˇ ㄒㄧㄥˊ) (ㄉㄠˋ) (ㄍㄜˋ) (ㄍㄜ˙) (ㄉㄧˋ ㄈㄤ), (ㄊㄧㄢ ㄑㄧˋ) (ㄉㄡ) (ㄕˋ) [(ㄅㄧㄢˋ ㄏㄨㄢˋ)(ㄇㄛˋ ㄘㄜˋ)(ㄉㄜ˙)]

(wǒ) (lǚ xíng) (dào) (gè) (ge.) (dì fāng), (tiān qì) (dōu) (shì) [(biàn huàn) (mò cè)(de.)]

(I) (to travel) (arrive) (every) (general measure word emphasizing “single”) (location), (weather) (all) (to be, is) [(to change)(not measure)(adjective marker)]

Every place I travel, the weather is unpredictable.

 

So, I packed a variety of things.

我帶每一件東西從一件比基尼到一件毛衣。

(我)(帶)(每一)(件)(東西)(從)(一件)(比基尼)❷(到)(一件)(毛衣)。

(ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄉㄞˋ) (ㄇㄟˇ ㄧ) (ㄐㄧㄢˋ) (ㄉㄨㄥ ㄒㄧ) (ㄘㄨㄥˊ) (ㄧ ㄐㄧㄢˋ) (ㄅㄧˇ ㄐㄧ ㄋㄧˊ) (ㄉㄠˋ) (ㄧㄐㄧㄢˋ) (ㄇㄠˊ ㄧ)

(wǒ) (dài) (měi yī) (jiàn) (dōng xī) (cóng) (yī jiàn) (bǐ jī ní) (dào) (yī jiàn) (máo yī)

(I) (to bear, to bring along) (every) (measure word) (thing) (from) (one + measure word for clothing = a) (bikini) (to) (a) (sweater)

I took everything from a bikini to a sweater.

 

One thing helps keep me under control.

我的老公不要幫我提行李, 因為我打包我的行李太重。

(我的) (老公) (不要)(幫)(我)(提)(行李), (因為)(我)(打包)(我的)(行李)(太)(重)。

(ㄨㄛˇ ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄌㄠˇ ㄍㄨㄥ) (ㄅㄨˊ ㄧㄠˋ) (ㄅㄤ) (ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄊㄧˊ) (ㄒㄧㄥˊ ㄌㄧˇ), (ㄧㄣ ㄨㄟˋ) (ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄉㄚˇ ㄅㄠ) (ㄨㄛˇ ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄒㄧㄥˊ ㄌㄧˇ) (ㄊㄞˋ) (ㄓㄨㄥˋ)

(wǒ de.) (lǎo gōng) (bú yào) (bāng) (wǒ) (tí) (xíng lǐ), (yīn wèi) (wǒ) (dǎ bāo) (wǒ de.) (xíng lǐ) (tài) (zhòng)

(my) (husband) (not want) (to help) (me) (to carry) (luggage), (because) (I) (pack) (my) (luggage) (too) (heavy)

My husband doesn’t want to help me carry luggage, because I pack my luggage too heavy.

 

I tease him, though.

有時候他在我的行李裡放一些他的東西,而且我們在旅行的地方他也問我是否可以用我的東西。

(有時候)(他)(在)(我的)(行李)(放)(一些)(他的)(東西),(而且)(我們)(在)(旅行的)(地方)(他)(也)(問)(我)(是否)(可以)(用)(我的)(東西)。

(ㄧㄡˇ ㄕˊ ㄏㄡˋ)(ㄊㄚ)(ㄗㄞˋ)(ㄨㄛˇ ㄉㄜ˙)(ㄒㄧㄥˊ ㄌㄧˇ)(ㄌㄧˇ)(ㄈㄥˋ)(ㄧ ㄒㄧㄝ)(ㄊㄚ ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄉㄨㄥ ㄒㄧ), (ㄦˊ ㄑㄧㄝˇ)(ㄨㄛˇ ㄇㄣ˙)(ㄗㄞˋ)(ㄌㄩˇ ㄒㄧㄥˊ ㄉㄜ˙)(ㄉㄧˋ ㄈㄤ)(ㄊㄚ)(ㄧㄝ) (ㄨㄣˋ)(ㄨㄛˇ)(ㄕˋ ㄈㄡˇ)(ㄎㄜˇ ㄧˇ)(ㄧㄨㄥˋ)(ㄨㄛˇ ㄉㄜ˙)(ㄉㄨㄥ ㄒㄧ)

(yǒu shí hòu) (tā) (zài) (wǒ de.) (xíng lǐ) (lǐ) (fàng) (yī1 xiē) (tā de.) (dōng xī), (ér qiě) (wǒ men.) (zài) (lǚ xíng de.) (dì fāng) (tā) (yě) (wèn) (wǒ) (shì fǒu) (kě yǐ) (yòng) (wǒ de.) (dōng xī)

(sometimes) (he) (at, on) (my) (luggage) (in) (put) (some) (his) (things), (moreover) (we) (at) (travel) (place) (he) (also) (ask) (me) (whether or not) (okay) (to use) (my) things)

Sometimes he puts his things in my luggage, also, when we are there, he asks if he can use my supplies.

 

Palm Springs was no exception.

我都用我自己的東西,也跟他分享一點。

(我)(都)(用)(我)[(自己)(的)](東西),(也)(跟)(他)(分享)(一點)。

(ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄉㄡ) (ㄧㄨㄥˋ) (ㄨㄛˇ) [(ㄗˋ ㄐㄧˇ) (ㄉㄜ˙)] (ㄉㄨㄥ ㄒㄧ), (ㄧㄝˇ) (ㄍㄣ) (ㄊㄚ) (ㄈㄣ ㄒㄧㄤˇ) (ㄧ ㄉㄧㄢˇ)

(wǒ) (dōu) (yòng) (wǒ) [(zi jǐ)(de.)] (dōng xī), (yě) (gēn) (tā) (fēn xiǎng) (yī diǎn)

(I) )(all) (to use) (my) [(own)(adjective marker)] (things), (also) (with) (him) (to share) (a little)

I used all my things, and also shared a little with him.

 

I must be honest, though.

在我們旅行的時候飯菜大多是他做的,而且他也計劃許多有趣的娛樂活動.

(在)(我們)(旅行)(的時候)(飯菜)(大多)(是)(他)(做的),(而且)(他)(也)(計劃)(許多)(有趣的)(娛樂活動)

(ㄗㄞˋ)(ㄨㄛˇ ㄇㄣ˙)(ㄌㄩˇ ㄒㄧㄥˊ)(ㄉㄜ˙ ㄕˊ ㄏㄡˋ)(ㄈㄢˋ ㄘㄞˋ)(ㄉㄚˋ ㄉㄨㄛ)(ㄕˋ)(ㄊㄚ)(ㄗㄨㄛˋ ㄉㄜ˙), (ㄦˊ ㄑㄧㄝˇ)(ㄊㄚ)(ㄧㄝˇ)(ㄐㄧˋ ㄏㄨㄚˋ)(ㄒㄩˇ ㄉㄨㄛ)(ㄧㄡˇ ㄑㄩˋ ㄉㄜ˙)(ㄩˊ ㄌㄜˋ ㄏㄨㄛˊ ㄉㄨㄥˋ)

(zài) (wǒ men.) (lǚ xíng) (de. shí hòu) (fàn cài) (dà duō) (shì) (tā) (zuò de.), (ér qiě) (tā) (yě) (jì huà) (xǔ duō) (yǒu qù de.) (yú lè huó dòng)

(at) (our) (travel) (when) (food) (for the most part) (is) (him/he) (made), (moreover) (he) (also) (to plan) (a lot) (interesting) (amusing + activities = recreation)

During our travels he does almost all the cooking and plans very interesting recreation.

 

Travel can be a lot of fun,

可是一個很好的旅行伙伴跟我的老公一樣是很重要的。

(可是)(一個)(很)(好)(的)(旅行)(伙伴)(跟)(我的)(老公)(一樣)(是)(很)(重要的)

(ㄎㄜˇ ㄕˋ)(ㄧ ㄍㄜ˙)(ㄏㄣˇ)(ㄏㄠˇ)(ㄉㄜ˙)(ㄌㄩˇ ㄒㄧㄥˊ)(ㄏㄨㄛˇ ㄅㄢˋ)(ㄍㄣ)(ㄨㄛˇ ㄉㄜ˙)(ㄌㄠˇ ㄍㄨㄥ)(ㄧ ㄧㄤˋ)(ㄕˋ)(ㄏㄣˇ)(ㄓㄨㄥˋ ㄧㄠˋ ㄉㄜ˙)

(kě shì) (yī ge.) (hěn) (hǎo) (de.) (lǚ xíng) (huǒ bàn) (gēn) (wǒ de.) (lǎo gōng) (yī yàng) (shì) (hěn) (zhòng yào de.)

(but) (a, one) (very) (good) (adjective marker) (travel) (partner) (with) (my) (husband) (like, the same) (to be, is) (very) (important)

but a good travel partner like my husband is important.

 

Similar to the old credit card commercial,

我說,「沒有他跟著就不要離開家!」

(我)(說),「(沒有)(他)[(跟)(著)❸(就)(不要)(離開)(家)]!」

(ㄨㄛˇ)(ㄕㄨㄛ), [(ㄇㄟˊ ㄧㄡˇ)(ㄊㄚ)(ㄍㄣ)(ㄓㄜ˙)(ㄐㄧㄡˋ)(ㄅㄨˊ ㄧㄠˋ)(ㄌㄧˊ ㄎㄞ)(ㄐㄧㄚ)]

(wǒ) (shuō), [(méi yǒu) (tā) [(gēn)(zhe.)(jiù)(bú yào) (lí2 kāi) (jiā)]

(I) (say), “(not have) (him) [(with) (adverbial particle) = follow along with](emphasis) (not want) (to leave) (home)”

I say, “Don’t leave home without him!”

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Vocabulary:

去 ㄑㄩˋ

到  ㄉㄠˋ

棕櫚泉  ㄗㄨㄥ ㄌㄩˇ ㄑㄩㄢˊ

旅行  ㄌㄩˇ ㄒㄧㄥˊ

我還沒去過那裡  ㄨㄛˇ ㄏㄞˊ ㄇㄟˊ ㄑㄩˋ ㄍㄨㄛˋ ㄋㄚˋ ㄌㄧˋ

不過  ㄅㄨˊ ㄍㄨㄛˋ

搭飛機  ㄉㄚ ㄈㄟ ㄐㄧ

去過 ㄑㄩˋ ㄍㄨㄛˋ

地方  ㄉㄧˋ ㄈㄤ

帶  ㄉㄞˋ

行李  ㄒㄧㄥˊ ㄌㄧˇ

重要的 ㄓㄨㄥˋ ㄧㄠˋ ㄉㄜ˙

需要的  ㄒㄩ ㄧㄠˋ ㄉㄜ˙

東西  ㄉㄨㄥ ㄒㄧ

各個  ㄍㄜˋ ㄍㄜ˙

地方  ㄉㄧ ˋ ㄈㄤ

天氣  ㄊㄧㄢ ㄑㄧˋ

變幻莫測  ㄅㄧㄢˋ ㄏㄨㄢˋ ㄇㄛˋ ㄘㄜ˙

比基尼  ㄅㄧˇ ㄐㄧ ㄋㄧˊ

毛衣  ㄇㄠˊ ㄧ

提  ㄊㄧˊ

打包  ㄉㄚˇ ㄅㄠ

是否  ㄕˋ ㄈㄡˇ

信用卡  ㄒㄧㄣ ㄧㄨㄥˋ ㄎㄚ

離開  ㄌㄧˇ ㄎㄞ

 

 


Notes on things I reviewed or particularly learned while writing this:

❶ This is an unusual use of the character 李 (li3) in the word 行李 (xing2 li3). It is usually just a surname (implying “to manage,”) or a plum.

❷ This is an example of what the dictionary is calling a “loanword,” meaning it is based on how the word sounds in the original language, so the characters don’t necessarily represent any related meaning.

❸ 著 is frequently the Chinese equivalent of adding “-ing” to verbs. In this case, there is not a direct translation for “without.” Instead, the idea is approached from the more positive description of “being with” or “along with,” since we don’t say “withing” in English.

  • Vesta Huang

    Even the sound in the background is not perfect , but overall it’s not bad.