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工作狂 Workaholic

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工作狂 Workaholic
Elementary Lesson
Key Point
  • 一…, 就… As soon as …
  • 都… 了 It’s already…
  • lǎolǐ,   xiànzài dōu jǐdiǎn le?     nǐ zěnme hái zài ɡōnɡzuò?

    A: 老李,现在 都 几点 了? 你 怎么 还 在 工作?

    Lao Li. What time is it already? Why are you still working?

    zuìjìn bùzhīdào zěnme le,   yí dào wǎnshànɡ jiù jīnɡshen!

    B: 最近 不知道 怎么 了,一 到    晚上    就 精神!

    I don’t know what’s wrong recently. I feel very energetic when night begins!

    nǐ zhēn shìɡè ɡōnɡzuòkuánɡ!

    A: 你  真  是个 工作狂!

    You are really a workaholic!

    yěxǔ  shìbɑ.

    B: 也许 是吧。

    Maybe I am.

    wǒ juédé nǐ yīnɡɡāi hǎohǎo fànɡsōnɡ yíxià.

    A: 我 觉得 你  应该  好好    放松   一下。

    I think you should have a good relaxation.

    1. 最近 zuì jìn recently
    2. 精神 jīnɡ shen energetic
    3. zhēn really
    4. 工作狂 ɡōnɡ zuò kuánɡ workaholic
    5. 也许 yě xǔ maybe
    6. 觉得 jué dé to feel
    7. 好好 hǎo hǎo well, nicely
    8. 放松 fànɡ sōnɡ to relax
    9. 想起 xiǎnɡ qǐ to recall
    10. 从前 cónɡ qián before
    11. 跑步 pǎo bù to run
    12. ténɡ to ache
    13. děnɡ to wait
    14. 马上 mǎ shànɡ soon, right away

    1. 一…, 就… As soon as …

    The structure indicates that the second action takes place immediately after the first one.

    wǒ yì pǎobù,   tuǐ jiù ténɡ.

    我 一 跑步,腿 就 疼。

    As soon as I run, my legs ache.

    wǒ yí kàndào tā,     jiù xiǎnɡqǐ wǒmen cónɡqián de shìr.

    我 一 看到 她,就 想起     我们    从前   的 事儿。

    As soon as I see her, I recall the past story of us.

    2. 都…了 It’s already…

    “都…了” emphasizes that the time is late.

    dōu bādiǎn le, wǒmen kuàidiǎnr zǒu bɑ!

    都 八点 了,我们    快点儿   走吧!

    It’s already 8 o’clock. Let’s walk faster!

          wǒ dōu děnɡnǐ bànɡè xiǎoshí le,   nǐ zěnme hái méi lái?

    A: 我 都   等你   半个 小时 了,你 怎么 还 没 来?

          I have already been waiting for you for half an hour. Why have you not come yet?

          bùhǎoyìsi,     wǒ mǎshànɡ jiù dào.

    B: 不好意思,我   马上   就 到。

          Sorry, I will be there soon.

    1. What is the implied meaning of “都七点了 (dōu qīdiǎn le)” ?

    A. It’s 7 o’clock now and it is still early.

    B. It’s 7 o’clock now and it is already late.

    C. The time has passed 7 o’clock.

    D. The time hasn’t reached 7 o’clock.

    2. Complete the sentence below.

    wánɡlín_____ xiàkè, _____ huíjiā le.

      王林 _____ 下课,_____ 回家了。

    As soon as school ended, Wang Lin went home.