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Learn Mandarin From Movies Series is a push increase awareness of fun Chinese movies that can help you improve your Mandarin Chinese level.
In this episode, we continue to feature the movie 半個喜劇 (Almost a Comedy) at the Elementary Level lesson.
The film follows the life of three young people who have different goals in life: one wants to say goodbye to single life, one wants to have a dissipated night before marriage, and one wants to set a firm footing in Beijing. Their frantic journey looks almost like a comedy.
幹嘛 – gànmá – what are you doing
挺 – tǐng – quite
不如 – bùrú – it would be better to
剛才 – gāngcái – just now
適合 – shìhé – to fit
服務員 – fúwùyuán – waiter; waitress; attendant
眼鏡 – yǎnjìng – spectacles; eyeglasses
男式 – nánshì – man’s style
瞎說 – xiāshuō – to talk drivel; to assert sth without a proper understanding or basis in fact; not to know what one is talking about
NOTE: This video features TRADITIONAL characters, which are used in Hong Kong and Taiwan. For viewers studying the form of written Chinese used in Mainland China (simplified), the simplified-character version of this video is available at
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