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失恋 Out of Love

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失恋 Out of Love
Intermediate Lesson
Key Point
  • 既…又… jì… yòu…
  • Structure “再 + adjective”
  • lǐqiánɡ,   nǐ zěnme mènmèn búlè?

    A: 李强,你 怎么   闷闷   不乐?

    Li Qiang, why are you so depressed?

    āi...  wǒ shīliàn le.

    B: 哎...我 失恋 了。

    Well… I am out of love.

    bié nánɡuò le, mínɡtiān wǒ ɡěinǐ jièshào yíɡè nǚhái’ér,     jì wēnróu yòu piàoliànɡ.

    A: 别  难过 了,明天    我 给你 介绍 一个 女孩儿,既 温柔 又   漂亮。

    Don’t be sad. Tomorrow let me introduce you another girl, who is both gentle and beautiful.

    zài wēnróu zài piàoliànɡ wǒ yě   bù xǐhuān! wǒ   jiùshì xǐhuān xiǎolì!

    B: 再  温柔   再   漂亮   我 也  不 喜欢!  我   就是 喜欢 小丽!

    However gentle and beautiful she is, I don’t like her. I just like Xiao Li!

    nǐzhēnxínɡ!tiānyáhéchùwúfānɡcǎo ne?

    A: 你真行!   天涯何处无芳草 呢?

    You are really something! There are plenty of fish in the sea!

    1. 闷闷不乐 mènmèn búlè depressed, low-spirited
    2. 失恋 shī liàn to be out of love
    3. 难过 nán ɡuò sad
    4. 介绍 jiè shào to introduce
    5. 既…又… jì…yòu… both…and…
    6. 温柔 wēn róu gentle
    7. zài however (+ adj.)
    8. 天涯何处无芳草 tiānyá héchù wú fānɡcǎo lyrics of a Chinese poem, meaning "there are other fish in the sea"
    9. 暖和 nuǎn huo awarm
    10. 玫瑰 méi ɡuī rose
    11. 枯萎 kū wěi to wither

    1. 既…又… jì…yòu…

    both… and…

    māmɑ zuòde cài jì hǎokàn yòu hǎochī.

    妈妈  做的  菜 既 好看 又 好吃。

    Mom’s cooking is both nice and delicious.

    lǐméi   jì  xǐhuān chànɡɡē yòu xǐhuān tiàowǔ.

    李梅 既 喜欢   唱歌    又   喜欢  跳舞。

    Li Mei likes both singing and dancing.

    2. 再 + adjective

    “再”is used to indicate that the degree is high.

    biérén de jiā zài hǎo,  yě   bùrú    zìjǐ     de jiā wēnnuǎn.

    别人 的 家 再 好,也 不如 自己 的 家  温暖。

    However good his home is, it is not as warm as our own.

    zài piàoliànɡ de méiɡuī yěhuì kūwěi.

    再   漂亮    的 玫瑰  也会 枯萎。

    Roses will become withered however beautiful they are.

    1. Complete the following sentence with the best answer.

    sānyà de dōnɡtiān jì piàoliànɡ, ______ nuǎnhuo.

    三亚   的    冬天    既    漂亮, ______   暖和。

    A: 也

    B: 又 yòu

    C: 是 shì

    D: 再 zài