Started this in the lesson thread, but anyway, here's my first two lines. Jenny's talking really fast in this lesson. It takes me ages to get through anything, and I confess to ringing my girlfriend at several points for help (particularly one ci that I was convinced was si or zi). Anyway:
John (English and sounding much younger, even though it was only 4 years ago): Hi and welcome to Chinesepod. Mandarin on your terms. I am John, and with me is Jenny.
Jenny: ng, John, 你好
John: (English) Hey, Jenny. So today we have an Intermediate lesson.
Jenny: 对。今天而且呐中级课程 是觉得有一点不那么严肃。这是有一点的浪漫的成分在 里面，对吧？
(Jenny: Duì. Jīntiān Érqiě ne zhōngjí kèchéng shì juéde yǒu yīdiǎn bù nàme yuánsù。 zhè shì yǒu yīdiǎn làngmàn Chéngfèn zài Lǐmiàn duiba?)
Jenny: Right, today’s intermediate lesson I think is a little less serious, it has a few romantic components… right?
John (English): So a little light hearted and romantic
Jenny: 对对对，所以大家就好好期待以下吧。而且今天这个可我觉得最重要就是。。。uh。。。里面难的就是词语比较少, 最主要没要介绍越但加一些常用的口头语， john觉得对吗？
(Duì duì duì, suǒyǐ dàjiā jiù hǎohǎo qídài yǐxià ba. érqiě jīntiān zhège kě wǒ juéde zuì zhòngyào jiùshì... Ń... Lǐmiàn nán de jiùshì cíyǔ bǐjiào shǎo, Zuì zhǔyào méi yào jièshào yuè dàn jiā yīxiē chángyòng de kǒutóuyǔ, John juéde duì ma?)
Jenny: Right right right, so, everyone expect a good one. And today I think what is very important is…uh… not some difficult main phrases but to introduce some phrases more commonly used in spoken language, right John?
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