#mini course#Yep!Chinese lesson27 "Squat Toilet or Seated Toilet"

squat
toilet or seated toiletID No.0027

Level:
A

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Topic
Tags: daily life

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Lesson
Intro:

一个男人去洗手间,发现洗手间没有马桶,都是蹲的厕所。

Remember the
first time you needed to spend a penny in China? Maybe you had a little
surprise. Find out how to express your discomfort in this dialogue.

Dialogue:

A:我去一下洗手间。

A: I’m just going to the toilet.

B:这么快!

B: That was quick!

A:我没上厕所。

A: I didn’t use the toilet.

B:怎么了?

B: What’s the matter?

A:那个厕所是蹲的,我要用马桶。

A: It’s a squat toilet. I want a seated
toilet.

B:这里没有马桶。

B: There are no seated toilets here!

 

     Key Word:

洗手间 washroom, toilet

     Vocabulary:

I, me

to go

一下 for a moment, for a bit

洗手间 washroom, toilet

这么 so

fast

have not, did not (negates a past tense verb)

上厕所 to go to the toilet

怎么了 what’s up, what’s the matter

that

[measure word]

to be

蹲的 squat

to want

to use

马桶 seated toilet

这里 here

没有 are not, have not, be without

 

 Related Vocabulary:

to rush, dash

slow

怎么办 what to do

 

Learning
Guide:

1.       A:我去一下洗手间。

l  发音:“洗手间(3+3+1变调成2+3+1)”

l  1)一下:放在动词后面,表示do sth briefly. ‘Yī xià’ goes after a verb, and it gives a sense
of carrying out that verb or action briefly.

2)我去一下洗手间:是比较文雅的说法。This is quite a polite and refined way of saying you need to use
the toilet.

 

2.       B:这么快!

l  发音:“这么(4+轻)”“快(4)”

l  这么+adj:这个结构is used to increase the extent of an adjective.
‘Zhème’ is an adverbial that you can put before the adjective to increase its
degree, like ‘so…’ in English.

 

3.       A:我没上厕所。

l  发音:“没(2)”“上厕所(4+4+3

l  1)没:用来否定已经发生的事情,放在动词前面。比如:没去。 ‘Méi’ is used to negate a verb or situation in the past, and it
must go directly before the verb, such as: ‘méi qù’ or ‘I didn’t go’

2)上厕所:go to washroom,实际意思是use the
toilet
。“去洗手间”比较文雅。 This phrase is used to mean you need to go to the toilet, but
isn’t as refined in tone as ‘qù xíshǒujiān’.

 

4.       B:怎么了?(无)

 

5.       A:那个厕所是蹲的,我要用马桶。

l  发音:“蹲(1)”“马桶(3+3变调成2+3)”

l  蹲的:后面省略了“厕所”。 You can omit the noun ‘toilet’ from the adjective, as it’s clear
from the context what word is modified.

 

6.       B:这里没有马桶。(无)

l  发音:“没有(2+3)”

l  Place+没有+Sth: 表示not exisist.
Using the structure ‘place+méiyǒu+something’ is used to say that whatever
place doesn’t have any of something, that is, there are none.

 

Suggested
Practice:

(1)    词汇

(2)    例句练习:

 

Outro

在大城市,一些比较高级的商场、饭店、地铁站等公共场所有马桶,但是蹲式厕所在中国,特别是农村非常普遍。

 

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