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We Discuss Buying a Car 討論買一部車子 in Chinese

discuss buying a car

討論買一部車子

(討論)(買)(一部)(車子)

(ㄊㄠˇ ㄌㄨㄣˋ) (ㄇㄞˇ) (ㄧㄅㄨˋ) (ㄔㄜ ㄗ)

(tǎo lùn) (mǎi) (yī bù) (chē1 zi.)

(to discuss) (to buy) (a) (car)

discuss buying a car

 

 


As I promised, here is what I wanted to tell my Chinese tutor I was discussing with my husband. She had also just given me the assignment of writing out a conversation in Chinese, in order to practice using the authentic conversational sounds she had been teaching me more about. I choose a representation of our conversation about buying a car. The original conversation was actually in English, as my husband is not learning Chinese (although he fakes it quite humorously sometimes in the background during a lesson). So, I did my best to base the Chinese version on what we were talking about, then my Chinese tutor corrected a couple of things and here it is!

 

老公:我在想關於為妳買一部小車子呦。

(老公):(我)(在)(想)(關於)(為)(妳)(買)(一部)(小)(車子)(呦)

(ㄌㄠˇ ㄍㄨㄥ): (ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄗㄞˋ) (ㄒㄧㄤˇ) (ㄍㄨㄢ ㄩˊ) (ㄨㄟˋ) (ㄋㄧˇ) (ㄇㄞˇ)                                     (ㄧ ㄅㄨˋ) (ㄒㄧㄠˇ) (ㄔㄜ ㄗ˙) (ㄧㄡ)

(lǎo gōng): (wǒ) (zài) (xiǎng) (guān yú) (wèi) (nǐ) (mǎi) (yī bù) (xiǎo) (chē zi.) (yōu)

(husband): (I) (indicates progressive tense of following verb, -ing) (to think) (about, a matter of) (for) (you) (to buy) (one) (small) (car) (conversational sound)

Husband: I am thinking of buying you a small car.

 

我:真的嗎 !? 我很想要開小車子噢!

(我):(真)(的)(嗎)!? (我)(很)(想要)(開)(小)(車子)(噢)

(ㄨㄛˇ): (ㄓㄣ ㄉㄜ˙ ㄇㄚ)!? (ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄏㄣˇ) (ㄒㄧㄤˇ ㄧㄠˋ) (ㄎㄞ)                                  (ㄒㄧㄠˇ) (ㄔㄜ ㄗ˙) (ㄡ)

(wǒ): (zhēn)(de.) (ma.)!? (wǒ) (hěn) (xiǎng yào) (kāi) (xiǎo) (chē zi.) (ōu)

(me): (really) (adjective marker) (question sound/marker) !? (I) (very) (to think to want) (to drive) (small) (car) (conversational sound)

Me: Really!? I very much want to drive a small car!

 

老公:妳看到這三部車款嗎?妳應該比較比較它們吧 !

(老公):(妳)[(看)(到)](這)(三)(部)(車)(款)(嗎)?

(ㄌㄠˇ ㄍㄨㄥ): (ㄋㄧˇ) [(ㄎㄢˋ)(ㄉㄠˋ)] (ㄓㄜˋ)(ㄙㄢ) (ㄅㄨˋ) (ㄔㄜ)                                      (ㄎㄨㄢˇ) (ㄇㄚ˙)

(lǎo gōng): (nǐ) [(kàn)(dào)] (zhè) (sān) (bù) (chē) (kuǎn) (ma.)?

(husband): (you) [(to see)(to arrive)] (this) (three) (measure word for car) (car) (style) (question marker)?

…..(妳)(應該)(比較)(比較)(它們)(吧)

……(ㄋㄧˇ) (ㄧㄥㄍㄞ) [(ㄅㄧˇ ㄐㄧㄠˋ)(ㄅㄧˇ ㄐㄧㄠˋ)] (ㄊㄚ ㄇㄣ˙) (ㄅㄚ˙)

……(nǐ) (yīng gāi) [(bǐ jiào)(bǐ jiào)] (tā men.) (ba.)

……(you) (should) [(to compare) (to compare) =compare to each other] (them) (suggestion sound)

Husband: Did you see these three cars? You should compare them.

 

我:我找到其他的車子,你想可能可以吧 !?

(我):(我)[(找)(到)](其他)(的)(車子),

(ㄨㄛˇ): (ㄨㄛˇ) [(ㄓㄠˇ)(ㄉㄠˋ)] (ㄑㄧˊ ㄊㄚ) (ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄔㄜ ㄗ˙)

(wǒ): (wǒ) [(zhǎo)(dào)] (qí tā)(de.) (chē zi.),

(me): (I) [found] (other)(adjective marker) (car),

…..(你)(想)(可能)(可以)(吧)

……(ㄋㄧˇ) (ㄒㄧㄤˇ) (ㄎㄜˇ ㄋㄥˊ) (ㄎㄜˊ ㄧˇ) (ㄇㄚ˙)

……(nǐ) (xiǎng) (kě néng) (ké yǐ) (ba.)

……(you) (to think) (possibly) (okay) (suggestion sound)

Me: I found another car, do you think it might be okay?

 

老公:啊! 這部車子很有趣喔 ! 我們可以去試車呦 !

(老公):(啊)! (這)(部)(車子)(很)(有趣)(喔) ! 

(ㄌㄠˇ ㄍㄨㄥ): (ㄚ)! (ㄓㄜˋ) (ㄅㄨˋ) (ㄔㄜ ㄗ˙) (ㄏㄣˇ) (ㄧㄡˇ ㄑㄩˋ) (ㄛ)

(lǎo gōng): (ā)! (zhè) (bù) (chē zi.) (hěn) (yǒu qù) (ō)

(husband): (ah) (this) (measure word for car) (car) (very) (to have interest) (conversational sound)!

…..(我們)(可以)(去)(試車)(呦)

……(ㄨㄛˇ ㄇㄣ˙) (ㄎㄜˊ ㄧˇ) (ㄑㄩˋ) (ㄕˋ ㄔㄜ) (ㄧㄡ)

……(wǒ men.) (ké yǐ) (qù) (shì chē) (yōu)

……(we) (can, okay) (to go) (test + car = test drive) (conversational sound)

Husband: Ah!. This car is very interesting! We can go test drive it.

 

我:很好玩啊!這會是很好玩的約會啊!

(我):(很)(好)(玩)(啊)!

(ㄨㄛˇ): (ㄏㄣ) (ㄏㄠˇ) (ㄨㄢˊ) (ㄚ)

(wǒ): (hěn) (hǎo) (wán) (ā)!

(me): (very) (good) (to play with, to amuse, fun) (conversational sound)! !

…..(這)(會)(是)(很)(好)(玩)(的)(約會)(啊)!

……(ㄓㄜˋ) (ㄏㄨㄟˋ) (ㄕˋ) (ㄏㄣˇ) (ㄏㄠˇ) (ㄨㄢˊ) (ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄩㄝ ㄏㄨㄟˋ) (ㄚ)

……(zhè) (huì) (shì) (hěn) (hǎo) (wán) (de.) (yuē huì) (ā)

……(this) (will) (to be) (very) (good) (fun) (date) (conversational sound)

Me: How fun! This will be a very fun date!

 

老公: 對啊!

(老公):(對)(啊)!

(ㄌㄠˇ ㄐㄨㄥ): (ㄉㄨㄟˋ) (ㄚ)

(lǎo gōng): (duì) (ā)

(husband): (correct, right) (conversational sound)

Husband: Yes!