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

Learn Mandarin From Movies: 半个喜剧 (Almost A Comedy) | Newbie 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 feature the movie 半个喜剧 (Almost a Comedy). 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:

儿子 – érzi – son

阿姨 – āyí – auntie; maternal aunt; step-mother

朋友 – péngyou – friend

女朋友 – nǚpéngyǒu – girlfriend

意思 – yìsi – idea; opinion; meaning

姑娘 – gūniang – girl; young woman; young lady

名 – míng – name

大名 – dàmíng – full name

姓 – xìng – family name; surname

北京 – Běijīng – Beijing, capital of People’s Republic of China; Peking; PRC government

哎哟 – āiyō – hey; ow; ouch

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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