Learn Mandarin From Movies: 半个喜剧 (Almost A Comedy) | Elementary Lesson | ChinesePod

Learn Mandarin From Movies: 半个喜剧 (Almost A Comedy) | Elementary Lesson | ChinesePod

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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 半个喜剧 (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.

Key Vocabulary:

干嘛 – gànmá – what are you doing

挺 – tǐng – quite

不如 – bùrú – it would be better to

刚才 – gāngcái – just now

适合 – shìhé – to fit

服务员 – fúwùyuán – waiter; waitress; attendant

眼镜 – yǎnjìng – spectacles; eyeglasses

男式 – nánshì – man’s style

瞎说 – 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 SIMPLIFIED characters, which are used in Mainland China. For viewers studying the form of written Chinese used in Hong Kong and Taiwan (traditional), the traditional-character version of this video is available at

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