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How I Became An English Teaching Assistant Then YouTuber

1.大家好,欢迎来到Mandarin Corner,我是Eileen。
大家 dàjiā everyone
好 hǎo good
欢迎 huānyíng to welcome
来到 láidào to come
我 wǒ I
是 shì am

2.最近我都在给你们讲关于我自己的故事,
最近 zuìjìn recently
我 wǒ I
都 dōu all
在 zài indicating an action in progress
给 gěi for
你们 nǐmen you (plural)
讲 jiǎng to speak
关于 guānyú about
我 wǒ I
自己 zìjǐ oneself
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
故事 gùshi story

3.从在工厂工作一直到在深圳做销售,
从 cóng from
在 zài (to be) in
工厂 gōngchǎng factory
工作 gōngzuò to work
一直 yīzhí from the beginning of … up to …
到 dào up to
在 zài (to be) in
深圳 Shēnzhèn Shenzhen
做 zuò to be
销售 xiāoshòu sales

4.那今天呢我就来讲讲剩下的故事。
那 nà then (in that case)
今天 jīntiān today
呢 ne used to mark a pause
我 wǒ I
就 jiù then
来 lái to come
讲 jiǎng to speak
剩下 shèngxià to remain
的 de used after an attribute
故事 gùshi story

5.视频的最后我还会告诉你们
视频 shìpín video
的 de used after an attribute
最后 zuìhòu final
我 wǒ I
还 hái also
会 huì will
告诉 gàosu to tell
你们 nǐmen you (plural)

6.我是如何开始做汉语教学视频的,
我 wǒ I
是 shì is
如何 rúhé how
开始 kāishǐ to start
做 zuò to make
汉语 Hànyǔ Chinese language
教学 jiàoxué teaching
视频 shìpín video
的 de used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis

7.想听的人一定要坚持听到最后哦!
想 xiǎng to want
听 tīng to listen
的 de used to form a nominal expression
人 rén people
一定要 yīdìngyào must
坚持 jiānchí to persist in
听 tīng to listen
到 dào until (a time)
最后 zuìhòu final
哦 o sentence-final particle that conveys informality, warmth
8.那上个视频中,我讲到我辞掉了销售的工作,
那 nà then
上个 shàngge previous
视频 shìpín video
中 zhōng in
我 wǒ I
讲到 jiǎngdào to talk about sth
我 wǒ I
辞掉 cídiào quit (a job)
了 le completed action marker
销售 xiāoshòu sales
的 de used after an attribute
工作 gōngzuò job

9.然后回家过年了。
然后 ránhòu after that
回家 huíjiā to return home
过年 guònián to celebrate the Chinese New Year
了 le completed action marker

10.过年的时候,老家的天气很冷,
过年 guònián to celebrate the Chinese New Year
的 de used after an attribute
时候 shíhou time (when)
老家 lǎojiā hometown
的 de used after an attribute
天气 tiānqì weather
很 hěn very
冷 lěng cold

11.我就每天躲在被窝里看电视,
我 wǒ I
就 jiù then
每天 měitiān everyday
躲 duǒ to hide
在 zài (to be) in
被窝 bèiwō quilt
里 lǐ inside
看 kàn to watch
电视 diànshì TV

12.偶尔在网上找找工作。
偶尔 ǒu’ěr occasionally
在 zài (to be) in
网上 wǎngshàng online
找 zhǎo to look for
工作 gōngzuò job

13.有一次呢,我无意中看到一家学校在招英语助教,
有一次 yǒuyīcì once
呢 ne used to mark a pause
我 wǒ I
无意中 wúyìzhōng accidentally
看 kàn to see
到 dào verb complement denoting completion or result of an action
一 yī one
家 jiā measure word for businesses
学校 xuéxiào school
在 zài indicating an action in progress
招 zhāo to recruit
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
助教 zhùjiào teaching assistant

14.要求是要口语流利,大专或以上学历。
要求 yāoqiú to require
是 shì is
要 yào must
口语 kǒuyǔ spoken language (Oral English, in this case)
流利 liúlì fluent
大专 dàzhuān three-year college
或 huò or
以上 yǐshàng that level or higher
学历 xuélì educational background

15.虽然我连高中都没上过,
虽然 suīrán even though
我 wǒ I
连 lián (used with 也, 都 etc) even
高中 gāozhōng senior high school
都 dōu (used for emphasis) even
没 méi not
上 shàng to attend (class or university)
过 guò experienced action marker

16.但自学了三年英语后,
但 dàn but
自学 zìxué self-study
了 le completed action marker
三 sān three
年 nián year
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
后 hòu after

17.对自己的口语还是有点自信的,
对 duì towards
自己 zìjǐ one’s own
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
口语 kǒuyǔ spoken language (oral English, in this case)
还 hái passably (good)
是 shì is
有点 yǒudiǎn a little
自信 zìxìn to have confidence in oneself
的 de used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis

18.所以就打电话问那家学校
所以 suǒyǐ so
就 jiù then
打电话 dǎdiànhuà to make a telephone call
问 wèn to ask
那 nà that
家 jiā measure word for businesses
学校 xuéxiào school

19.没有学历可不可以。
没有 méiyǒu to not have
学历 xuélì educational background
可 kě may
不可以 bùkěyǐ may not

20.本来只是打算试试看的,
本来 běnlái at first
只是 zhǐshì simply
打算 dǎsuàn to intend
试试看 shìshìkàn to give it a try
的 de used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis

21.没想到人家说,
没想到 méixiǎngdào didn’t expect
人家 rénjia he, she or they
说 shuō to say

22.有没有学历无所谓,先来面试吧!
有 yǒu to have
没有 méiyǒu to not have
学历 xuélì educational background
无所谓 wúsuǒwèi not to matter
先 xiān first
来 lái to come
面试 miànshì to interview
吧 ba modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise

23.这倒让我挺意外的。
这 zhè this
倒 dào contrary to expectation
让 ràng to make sb (feel sad etc)
我 wǒ me
挺 tǐng quite
意外 yìwài unexpected
的 de used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis

24.过完年我就赶紧回到了深圳,
过 guò to pass (time)
完 wán to finish
年 nián year (Chinese New Year)
我 wǒ I
就 jiù then
赶紧 gǎnjǐn without delay
回到 huídào to return to
了 le completed action marker
深圳 Shēnzhèn Shenzhen

25.第二天我就得要去面试了,
第二天 dì’èrtiān next day
我 wǒ I
就 jiù right away
得要 děiyào to need
去 qù to go
面试 miànshì to interview
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause

26.因为那是我第一次参加正式的面试,
因为 yīnwèi because
那 nà that
是 shì is
我 wǒ my
第一次 dìyīcì the first time
参加 cānjiā to participate
正式 zhèngshì official
的 de used after an attribute
面试 miànshì interview

27.所以还没去我就开始紧张了,
所以 suǒyǐ so
还 hái yet
没 méi not
去 qù to go
我 wǒ I
就 jiù already
开始 kāishǐ to begin
紧张 jǐnzhāng nervous
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause

28.晚上都睡不着觉。
晚上 wǎnshang night
都 dōu (used for emphasis) even
睡 shuì to sleep
不 bù not
着 zháo (coll.) to fall asleep
觉 jiào a sleep

29.那家学校在市中心,
那 nà that
家 jiā measure word for businesses
学校 xuéxiào school
在 zài (located) at
市中心 shìzhōngxīn city center

30.离我住的地方很远,
离 lí (in giving distances) from
我 wǒ I
住 zhù to live
的 de used after an attribute
地方 dìfang place
很 hěn very
远 yuǎn far

31.第二天我一大早爬起来,
第二天 dì’èrtiān next day
我 wǒ I
一大早 yīdàzǎo at dawn
爬 pá to get up or sit up
起来 qilai indicating an upward movement

32.坐了将近两个小时的公交车才到那家学校。
坐 zuò to take (a bus, airplane etc)
了 le completed action marker
将近 jiāngjìn nearly
两 liǎng two
个 gè classifier for objects in general
小时 xiǎoshí hour
的 de used to form a nominal expression
公交车 gōngjiāochē public transport vehicle / bus
才 cái only then
到 dào to arrive
那 nà that
家 jiā measure word for businesses
学校 xuéxiào school

33.我记得那天是一位戴眼镜的经理接待了我,
我 wǒ I
记得 jìde to remember
那天 nàtiān that day
是 shì is
一 yī one
位 wèi classifier for people (honorific)
戴 dài to put on or wear (glasses, hat, gloves etc)
眼镜 yǎnjìng eyeglasses
的 de used to form a nominal expression
经理 jīnglǐ manager
接待 jiēdài to receive (a visitor)
了 le completed action marker
我 wǒ me

34.她让我在会议室里跟她谈,
她 tā she
让 ràng to let sb do sth
我 wǒ me
在 zài (to be) in
会议室 huìyìshì conference room
里 lǐ inside
跟 gēn with
她 tā she
谈 tán to talk

35.我把简历递给了她,她看了看,
我 wǒ I
把 bǎ particle marking the following noun as a direct object
简历 jiǎnlì résumé
递 dì to hand over
给 gěi to
了 le completed action marker
她 tā she
她 tā she
看 kàn to see
了 le completed action marker
看 kàn to see

36.然后让我用英文做自我介绍。
然后 ránhòu then (afterwards)
让 ràng to let sb do sth
我 wǒ me
用 yòng to use
英文 Yīngwén English (language)
做 zuò to make
自我介绍 zìwǒjièshào self-introduction

37.我当时心想:“糟糕!刚从老家回来,”
我 wǒ I
当时 dāngshí at that time
心想 xīnxiǎng to think to oneself
糟糕 zāogāo too bad
刚 gāng just
从 cóng from
老家 lǎojiā hometown
回来 huílai to come back

38.“太久没说英语了,现在都忘记怎么说了。”
太 tài too (much)
久 jiǔ (long) time
没 méi have not
说 shuō to speak
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause
现在 xiànzài now
都 dōu (used for emphasis) even
忘记 wàngjì to forget
怎么 zěnme how?
说 shuō to speak
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause

39.加上紧张,我表现得不是很好。
加上 jiāshàng plus
紧张 jǐnzhāng nervous
我 wǒ I
表现 biǎoxiàn to show
得 de structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
不是 bùshì is not
很 hěn very
好 hǎo good

40.做完自我介绍后呢,
做完 zuòwán to finish
自我介绍 zìwǒjièshào self-introduction
后 hòu after
呢 ne used to mark a pause

41.她问我为什么想做助教?
她 tā she
问 wèn to ask
我 wǒ me
为什么 wèishénme why?
想 xiǎng to want
做 zuò to be
助教 zhùjiào teaching assistant

42.我就说我喜欢英语,我也喜欢孩子,
我 wǒ I
就 jiù just (emphasis)
说 shuō to say
我 wǒ I
喜欢 xǐhuan to like
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
我 wǒ I
也 yě also
喜欢 xǐhuan to like
孩子 háizi child

43.所以我想试试这份工作。
所以 suǒyǐ so
我 wǒ I
想 xiǎng to want
试 shì to try
这 zhè this
份 fèn classifier for jobs
工作 gōngzuò job

44.然后她对我说,
然后 ránhòu then (afterwards)
她 tā she
对 duì towards
我 wǒ me
说 shuō to say

45.“你明天再来复试吧,今天校长不在。”
你 nǐ you
明天 míngtiān tomorrow
再 zài again
来 lái to come
复试 fùshì second round of a test (an interview, in this case)
吧 ba modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise
今天 jīntiān today
校长 xiàozhǎng headmaster
不在 bùzài not to be present

46.我说好吧,然后我就回去了!
我 wǒ I
说 shuō to say
好 hǎo good
吧 ba modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise
然后 ránhòu then (afterwards)
我 wǒ I
就 jiù then
回去 huíqu to go back
了 le completed action marker

47.但是我对第二天的复试完全没有信心,
但是 dànshì but
我 wǒ I
对 duì towards
第二天 dì’èrtiān next day
的 de used after an attribute
复试 fùshì second round of a test (an interview, in this case)
完全 wánquán totally
没有 méiyǒu to not have
信心 xìnxīn confidence

48.因为太久没练英语了。
因为 yīnwèi because
太 tài too (much)
久 jiǔ (long) time
没 méi have not
练 liàn to practice
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause

49.所以我就赶紧打电话给一位来自加拿大的朋友,
所以 suǒyǐ so
我 wǒ I
就 jiù then
赶紧 gǎnjǐn hurriedly
打电话 dǎdiànhuà to make a telephone call
给 gěi to
一 yī one
位 wèi classifier for people (honorific)
来自 láizì to come from (a place)
加拿大 Jiānádà Canada
的 de used to form a nominal expression
朋友 péngyou friend

50.请他跟我练习英语,帮我准备复试。
请 qǐng to ask
他 tā he or him
跟 gēn with
我 wǒ me
练习 liànxí practice
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
帮 bāng to help
我 wǒ me
准备 zhǔnbèi to prepare
复试 fùshì second round of a test (an interview, in this case)

51.我约了他晚上见面,
我 wǒ I
约 yuē to make an appointment
了 le completed action marker
他 tā he or him
晚上 wǎnshang evening
见面 jiànmiàn to meet

52.见面后呢,我们用英语聊了两个多小时,
见面 jiànmiàn to meet
后 hòu after
呢 ne used to mark a pause
我们 wǒmen we
用 yòng to use
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
聊 liáo to chat
了 le completed action marker
两 liǎng two
个 gè classifier for objects in general
多 duō more
小时 xiǎoshí hour

53.聊完后我才感觉轻松多了。
聊 liáo to chat
完 wán to finish
后 hòu after
我 wǒ I
才 cái only then
感觉 gǎnjué to feel
轻松 qīngsōng to relax
多 duō more
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause

54.第二天去面试,我又被要求用英文做自我介绍,
第二天 dì’èrtiān next day
去 qù to go
面试 miànshì interview
我 wǒ I
又 yòu (once) again
被 bèi indicates passive-voice clauses
要求 yāoqiú to ask
用 yòng to use
英文 Yīngwén English (language)
做 zuò to make
自我介绍 zìwǒjièshào self-introduction

55.但好在前一天晚上我跟朋友练习了,
但 dàn but
好在 hǎozài luckily
前一天 qiányītiān the day before (an event)
晚上 wǎnshang evening
我 wǒ I
跟 gēn with
朋友 péngyou friend
练习 liànxí practice
了 le completed action marker

56.所以这次进行得很顺利,
所以 suǒyǐ as a result
这 zhè this
次 cì classifier for enumerated events: time
进行 jìnxíng to do / to carry on
得 de structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
很 hěn very
顺利 shùnlì smoothly

57.校长听完后,好像很满意,
校长 xiàozhǎng headmaster
听 tīng to hear
完 wán to finish
后 hòu after
好像 hǎoxiàng to seem like
很 hěn very
满意 mǎnyì pleased

58.当场就录取了我。
当场 dāngchǎng on the spot
就 jiù then
录取 lùqǔ to recruit
了 le completed action marker
我 wǒ me

59.这倒让我挺吃惊的。
这 zhè this
倒 dào contrary to expectation
让 ràng to let sb do sth
我 wǒ me
挺 tǐng quiet
吃惊 chījīng to be shocked
的 de used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis

60.后来我才发现原来那家学校刚刚被收购了,
后来 hòulái later
我 wǒ I
才 cái only then
发现 fāxiàn to find
原来 yuánlái as it turns out
那 nà that
家 jiā measure word for businesses
学校 xuéxiào school
刚刚 gānggang just recently
被 bèi indicates passive-voice clauses
收购 shōugòu to acquire (a company)
了 le completed action marker

61.新的老板接替了学校,
新 xīn new
的 de used after an attribute
老板 lǎobǎn boss
接替 jiētì to take over (a position or post)
了 le completed action marker
学校 xuéxiào school

62.很多管理制度都发生了改变。
很 hěn very
多 duō many
管理 guǎnlǐ administration
制度 zhìdù system (e.g. political, adminstrative etc)
都 dōu all
发生 fāshēng to happen / to occur
了 le completed action marker
改变 gǎibiàn to change

63.我听说以前是双休,
我 wǒ I
听说 tīngshuō to hear (sth said)
以前 yǐqián before
是 shì is
双 shuāng double
休 xiū to rest
Note: 双休shuāngxiū means to have two days off

64.可新的老板一来,
可 kě but
新 xīn new
的 de used after an attribute
老板 lǎobǎn boss
一 yī as soon as
来 lái to come

65.就只能单休了,一周要上六天班。
就 jiù then
只能 zhǐnéng can only
单 dān single
休 xiū to rest
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause
一周 yīzhōu one week
要 yào must
上 shàng to attend (class or university)
六 liù six
天 tiān day
班 bān work shift

66.很多老员工可能对新的制度不满,
很 hěn very
多 duō many
老 lǎo old
员工 yuángōng employee
可能 kěnéng might (happen)
对 duì towards
新 xīn new
的 de used after an attribute
制度 zhìdù system (e.g. political, adminstrative etc)
不满 bùmǎn discontented

67.包括面试我的校长都要辞职了。
包括 bāokuò to include
面试 miànshì to interview
我 wǒ me
的 de used to form a nominal expression
校长 xiàozhǎng headmaster
都 dōu all
要 yào going to (as future auxiliary)
辞职 cízhí to resign
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause

68.所以学校就急着招新的员工来替补她们。
所以 suǒyǐ so
学校 xuéxiào school
就 jiù just (emphasis)
急着 jízhe urgently
招 zhāo to recruit
新 xīn new
的 de used after an attribute
员工 yuángōng employee
来 lái (used between a verbal expression and a verb or between two verbal expressions) in order to
替补 tìbǔ to substitute for sb
她们 tāmen them (for females)

69.我运气好,刚好碰到这样一个时机。
我 wǒ my
运气 yùnqi luck (good or bad)
好 hǎo good
刚好 gānghǎo to happen to be
碰到 pèngdào to meet
这样 zhèyàng this kind of
一 yī one
个 gè classifier for objects in general
时机 shíjī opportunity

70.要不然,就凭我初中的学历,
要不然 yàobùrán otherwise
就 jiù just (emphasis)
凭 píng on the basis of
我 wǒ my
初中 chūzhōng junior high school
的 de used after an attribute
学历 xuélì educational background

71.肯定不会那么快被录取的。
肯定 kěndìng to be sure
不会 bùhuì will not (act, happen etc)
那么 nàme so
快 kuài quick
被 bèi indicates passive-voice clauses
录取 lùqǔ to recruit
的 de used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis

72.我工作的学校是私人英语培训机构,
我 wǒ I
工作 gōngzuò to work
的 de used after an attribute
学校 xuéxiào school
是 shì is
私人 sīrén private
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
培训 péixùn training
机构 jīgòu organization

73.学生们都是利用放学后和周末的时间
学生 xuésheng student
们 men plural marker for pronouns
都 dōu all
是 shì are
利用 lìyòng to use
放学后 fàngxuéhòu after school
和 hé and
周末 zhōumò weekend
的 de used to form a nominal expression
时间 shíjiān time

74.来我们学校学习英语,
来 lái to come
我们 wǒmen our
学校 xuéxiào school
学习 xuéxí to learn
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)

75.所以我们上班的时间跟正常的学校正好相反。
所以 suǒyǐ so
我们 wǒmen our
上班 shàngbān to be on duty
的 de used after an attribute
时间 shíjiān time
跟 gēn with
正常 zhèngcháng regular
的 de used after an attribute
学校 xuéxiào school
正好 zhènghǎo just right
相反 xiāngfǎn opposite

76.周一休息,周二到周五都是下午上班,
周一 Zhōuyī Monday
休息 xiūxi to rest
周二 Zhōu’èr Tuesday
到 dào until (a time)
周五 Zhōuwǔ Friday
都 dōu all
是 shì are
下午 xiàwǔ afternoon
上班 shàngbān to be on duty

77.还比较轻松。
还 hái passably (good)
比较 bǐjiào quite
轻松 qīngsōng relaxed

78.最讨厌的就是周末了,
最 zuì the most
讨厌 tǎoyàn to dislike
的 de used after an attribute
就 jiù just (emphasis)
是 shì is
周末 zhōumò weekend
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause

79.因为周末从早上8点多就要上课,
因为 yīnwèi because
周末 zhōumò weekend
从 cóng from
早上 zǎoshang early morning
8点 diǎn o’clock
多 duō more
就要 jiùyào to be going to
上课 shàngkè to go to teach a class

80.一直到下午6点多。
一直 yīzhí from the beginning of … up to …
到 dào until (a time)
下午 xiàwǔ afternoon
6点 diǎn o’clock
多 duō more

81.我住得又比较远,
我 wǒ I
住 zhù to live
得 de structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
又 yòu and yet
比较 bǐjiào quite
远 yuǎn far

82.所以周末我必须5点多就起床,
所以 suǒyǐ so
周末 zhōumò weekend
我 wǒ I
必须 bìxū must
5点 diǎn o’clock
多 duō more
就 jiù as soon as
起床 qǐchuáng to get up

83.然后在公交车上睡觉,每天都非常困。
然后 ránhòu then (afterwards)
在 zài (to be) in
公交车 gōngjiāochē public transport vehicle / bus
上 shàng on top
睡觉 shuìjiào to sleep
每天 měitiān every day
都 dōu all
非常 fēicháng extreme
困 kùn sleepy

84.虽然周末很辛苦,
虽然 suīrán even though
周末 zhōumò weekend
很 hěn very
辛苦 xīnkǔ hard / exhausting

85.但刚开始工作的六个月时间,
但 dàn still
刚 gāng just
开始 kāishǐ beginning
工作 gōngzuò to work
的 de used to form a nominal expression
六 liù six
个 gè classifier for objects in general
月 yuè month
时间 shíjiān time

86.我都非常开心,也觉得自己很幸运,
我 wǒ I
都 dōu all
非常 fēicháng very
开心 kāixīn to feel happy
也 yě also
觉得 juéde to feel
自己 zìjǐ oneself
很 hěn very
幸运 xìngyùn lucky

87.因为我从来没想过自己有一天能当英语老师,
因为 yīnwèi because
我 wǒ I
从来没 cóngláiméi never
想 xiǎng to think
过 guò experienced action marker
自己 zìjǐ oneself
有 yǒu to have
一 yī one
天 tiān day
能 néng can
当 dāng to be
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
老师 lǎoshī teacher

88.而且还能和外国人一起工作,
而且 érqiě moreover
还 hái also
能 néng can
和 hé and
外国人 wàiguórén foreigner
一起 yīqǐ together
工作 gōngzuò to work

89.同事们也跟我相处得非常融洽。
同事 tóngshì colleague
们 men plural marker for pronouns
也 yě also
跟 gēn with
我 wǒ me
相处 xiāngchǔ get along (with one another)
得 de structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
非常 fēicháng very
融洽 róngqià harmonious / friendly relations

90.我的学生们也很喜欢我,
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
学生 xuésheng student
们 men plural marker for pronouns
也 yě also
很 hěn very
喜欢 xǐhuan to like
我 wǒ me

91.因为我自己有时候也像个小孩子,
因为 yīnwèi because
我 wǒ I
自己 zìjǐ oneself
有时候 yǒushíhou sometimes
也 yě also
像 xiàng to be like
个 gè classifier for people
小孩子 xiǎoháizi child

92.有的学生来上课时甚至还会给我带零食,
有的 yǒude (there are) some (who are…)
学生 xuésheng student
来 lái to come
上课 shàngkè to attend class
时 shí when
甚至 shènzhì even
还 hái even
会 huì will
给 gěi for
我 wǒ me
带 dài to bring
零食 língshí snacks

93.四五岁的学生就非常可爱,
四 sì four
五 wǔ five
岁 suì years old
的 de used to form a nominal expression
学生 xuésheng student
就 jiù just (emphasis)
非常 fēicháng very
可爱 kě’ài adorable

94.每次来都要抢着跟我拥抱,非常好玩!
每次 měicì every time
来 lái to come
都 dōu all
要 yào to ask for
抢 qiǎng to fight over
着 zhe aspect particle indicating action in progress
跟 gēn with
我 wǒ me
拥抱 yōngbào to hug
非常 fēicháng very
好玩 hǎowán interesting

95.但工作了一段时间后,问题就出现了。
但 dàn however
工作 gōngzuò to work
了 le completed action marker
一 yī one
段 duàn classifier for periods of time
时间 shíjiān time
后 hòu after
问题 wèntí problem
就 jiù then
出现 chūxiàn to arise
了 le completed action marker

96.之前我说过我不擅长销售,
之前 zhīqián before
我 wǒ I
说 shuō to say
过 guò experienced action marker
我 wǒ I
不 bù not
擅长 shàncháng to be good at
销售 xiāoshòu to sell

97.因为我不喜欢对客户说谎。
因为 yīnwèi because
我 wǒ I
不 bù not
喜欢 xǐhuan to like
对 duì towards
客户 kèhù customer
说谎 shuōhuǎng to lie

98.可作为助教,除了协助外教上课,
可 kě but
作为 zuòwéi as (in the capacity of)
助教 zhùjiào teaching assistant
除了 chúle apart from (… also…)
协助 xiézhù to provide assistance
外教 wàijiào foreign teacher
上课 shàngkè to go to teach a class

99.最主要的工作其实就是销售。
最 zuì the most
主要 zhǔyào main
的 de used after an attribute
工作 gōngzuò job
其实 qíshí actually
就 jiù just (emphasis)
是 shì is
销售 xiāoshòu to sell

100.为什么这么说呢?
为什么 wèishénme why?
这么 zhème this way
说 shuō to say
呢 ne used at the end of a special, alternative, or rhetorical question

101.因为私人培训学校是靠家长续费和招新生赚钱的。
因为 yīnwèi because
私人 sīrén private
培训 péixùn training
学校 xuéxiào school
是 shì are
靠 kào to depend on
家长 jiāzhǎng parent or guardian of a child
续 xù to continue
费 fèi to spend
和 hé and
招 zhāo to recruit
新生 xīnshēng new student
赚钱 zhuànqián to earn money
的 de nominal used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis

102.招新生是市场部的工作,
招 zhāo to recruit
新生 xīnshēng new student
是 shì is
市场 shìchǎng market
部 bù department
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
工作 gōngzuò job

103.那么续费就是教学部的工作了。
那么 nàme so
续 xù to continue
费 fèi to spend
就 jiù just (emphasis)
是 shì is
教学 jiàoxué education / teaching
部 bù department
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
工作 gōngzuò job
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause

104.当然了,续费续得越多,
当然 dāngrán of course
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause
续 xù to continue
费 fèi to spend
续 xù to continue
得 de structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
越 yuè the more… the more
多 duō many

105.我的提成就越高。
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
提成 tíchéng to take a percentage
就 jiù then
越 yuè the more… the more
高 gāo high

106.所以我必须跟家长保持联系,
所以 suǒyǐ so
我 wǒ I
必须 bìxū to have to
跟 gēn with
家长 jiāzhǎng parent or guardian of a child
保持联系 bǎochíliánxì to stay in contact

107.让他们随时了解孩子的学习情况,
让 ràng to let sb do sth
他们 tāmen they
随时 suíshí at any time
了解 liǎojiě to understand
孩子 háizi child
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
学习 xuéxí to study
情况 qíngkuàng situation

108.如果他们的孩子学得不好,
如果 rúguǒ if
他们 tāmen they
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
孩子 háizi child
学 xué to learn
得 de structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
不好 bùhǎo no good

109.那他们肯定不会考虑续费,对吧?
那 nà then (in that case)
他们 tāmen they
肯定 kěndìng to be sure
不会 bùhuì will not (act, happen etc)
考虑 kǎolǜ to consider
续 xù to continue
费 fèi to spend
对 duì right
吧 ba …right?

110.可问题是外教经常因为各种原因辞职,
可 kě but
问题 wèntí problem
是 shì is
外教 wàijiào foreign teacher
经常 jīngcháng often
因为 yīnwèi because
各种 gèzhǒng all kinds of
原因 yuányīn reason
辞职 cízhí to resign

111.新来的外教多数没有教学经验,
新 xīn new
来 lái to come
的 de used after an attribute
外教 wàijiào foreign teacher
多数 duōshù majority
没有 méiyǒu to not have
教学 jiàoxué education / teaching
经验 jīngyàn experience

112.学校也没有时间给他们足够的培训,
学校 xuéxiào school
也 yě also
没有 méiyǒu to not have
时间 shíjiān time
给 gěi to give
他们 tāmen they
足够 zúgòu enough
的 de used after an attribute
培训 péixùn training

113.一来就让他们上课。
一 yī as soon as
来 lái to come
就 jiù as soon as
让 ràng to let sb do sth
他们 tāmen they
上课 shàngkè to go to teach a class

114.有些外教呢根本就不在乎,
有些 yǒuxiē some
外教 wàijiào foreign teacher
呢 ne used to mark a pause
根本 gēnběn simply
就 jiù just (emphasis)
不在乎 bùzàihu not to care

115.课前不用心准备教案,
课 kè class
前 qián before
不 bù not
用心 yòngxīn to be diligent / attentive
准备 zhǔnbèi to prepare
教案 jiào’àn lesson plan

116.上课的时候随便说几句英语就下课了。
上课 shàngkè to go to teach a class
的 de used after an attribute
时候 shíhou time (when)
随便 suíbiàn at random
说 shuō to speak
几 jǐ a few
句 jù classifier for phrases or lines of verse
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
就 jiù then
下课 xiàkè to finish class
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause

117.你说学生能学到有用的知识吗?
你 nǐ you
说 shuō to say
学生 xuésheng student
能 néng can
学 xué to learn
到 dào verb complement denoting completion or result of an action
有用 yǒuyòng useful
的 de used after an attribute
知识 zhīshi knowledge
吗 ma question particle for “yes-no” questions

118.可我也不能告诉家长实话呀!
可 kě but
我 wǒ I
也 yě also
不能 bùnéng cannot
告诉 gàosu to tell
家长 jiāzhǎng parent or guardian of a child
实话 shíhuà truth
呀 ya particle equivalent to 啊 after a vowel, expressing surprise or doubt

119.不然他们肯定会不开心,
不然 bùrán otherwise
他们 tāmen they
肯定 kěndìng to be sure
会 huì will
不 bù not
开心 kāixīn to feel happy

120.肯定不会续费的。
肯定 kěndìng to be sure
不会 bùhuì will not (act, happen etc)
续 xù to continue
费 fèi to spend
的 de used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis

121.这让我非常头疼!
这 zhè this
让 ràng to make sb (feel sad etc)
我 wǒ me
非常 fēicháng very
头疼 tóuténg headache

122.还有我本来以为在英语学校上班,
还有 háiyǒu in addition
我 wǒ I
本来 běnlái originally
以为 yǐwéi to think
在 zài (to be) in
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
学校 xuéxiào school
上班 shàngbān to go to work

123.我的English肯定会提高得很快,
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
English
肯定 kěndìng to be sure
会 huì will
提高 tígāo to improve
得 de structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
很 hěn very
快 kuài quick

124.可没想到当了一年英语助教后,
可 kě but
没想到 méixiǎngdào didn’t expect
当 dāng to be
了 le completed action marker
一 yī one
年 nián year
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
助教 zhùjiào teaching assistant
后 hòu after

125.我的英语不但没有进步,
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
不但 bùdàn not only (… but also…)
没有 méiyǒu to not have
进步 jìnbù progress

126.反而退步了不少。
反而 fǎn’ér instead
退步 tuìbù fallback
了 le completed action marker
不少 bùshǎo a lot

127.因为我每天接触的都是非常简单的英语,
因为 yīnwèi because
我 wǒ I
每天 měitiān every day
接触 jiēchù in touch with
的 de used after an attribute
都 dōu all
是 shì is
非常 fēicháng very
简单 jiǎndān simple
的 de used after an attribute
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)

128.对我来说完全没有挑战,
对我来说 duìwǒláishuō as far as I’m concerned
完全 wánquán totally
没有 méiyǒu to not have
挑战 tiǎozhàn challenge

129.加上我的oral English 口语还算流利吧,
加上 jiāshàng plus
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
口语 kǒuyǔ spoken language (oral English)
还 hái passably (good)
算 suàn to regard as
流利 liúlì fluent
吧 ba modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise

130.同事们经常夸我:“你的英语好好啊!”
同事 tóngshì colleague
们 men plural marker for pronouns
经常 jīngcháng often
夸 kuā to praise
我 wǒ me
你 nǐ you
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
好 hǎo very
好 hǎo good
啊 ā interjection of surprise / Ah! / Oh!

131.我就真的以为我自己的英语很厉害,
我 wǒ I
就 jiù then
真 zhēn really
的 de used after an attribute
以为 yǐwéi to think
我 wǒ I
自己 zìjǐ one’s own
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
很 hěn very
厉害 lìhai awesome

132.平时呢也就不学习了。
平时 píngshí in normal times
呢 ne used to mark a pause
也 yě also
就 jiù then
不 bù not
学习 xuéxí to study
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause

133.我讨厌对家长说谎,
我 wǒ I
讨厌 tǎoyàn to dislike
对 duì towards
家长 jiāzhǎng parent or guardian of a child
说谎 shuōhuǎng to lie

134.也担心自己的英语会变得越来越差,
也 yě also
担心 dānxīn to worry
自己 zìjǐ oneself
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
英语 Yīngyǔ English (language)
会 huì will
变得 biànde to become
越来越 yuèláiyuè more and more
差 chà bad

135.所以呢我就想辞职,
所以 suǒyǐ so
呢 ne used to mark a pause
我 wǒ I
就 jiù then
想 xiǎng to want
辞职 cízhí to resign

136.然后找一份更有挑战的工作。
然后 ránhòu after that
找 zhǎo to try to find
一 yī one
份 fèn classifier for jobs
更 gèng more
有 yǒu to have
挑战 tiǎozhàn challenge
的 de used to form a nominal expression
工作 gōngzuò job

137.可我也不知道能做什么呀。
可 kě but
我 wǒ I
也 yě also
不 bù not
知道 zhīdào to know
能 néng can
做 zuò to do
什么 shénme what?
呀 ya particle equivalent to 啊 after a vowel, expressing surprise or doubt

138.刚好那时有个美国朋友,
刚好 gānghǎo to happen to be
那时 nàshí at that time
有 yǒu there is
个 gè classifier for people
美国 Měiguó United States
朋友 péngyou friend

139.他问我想不想跟他一起做视频,
他 tā he or him
问 wèn to ask
我 wǒ me
想 xiǎng to want
不想 bùxiǎng do not want
跟 gēn with
他 tā he or him
一起 yīqǐ together
做 zuò to make
视频 shìpín video

140.帮助外国人学习汉语。
帮助 bāngzhù to help
外国人 wàiguórén foreigner
学习 xuéxí to learn
汉语 Hànyǔ Chinese language

141.当时其实我根本不懂怎么做视频,
当时 dāngshí at that time
其实 qíshí really
我 wǒ I
根本 gēnběn (not) at all
不 bù not
懂 dǒng to understand
怎么 zěnme how?
做 zuò to make
视频 shìpín video

142.但觉得很好玩,所以就决定尝试下。
但 dàn but
觉得 juéde to think
很 hěn very
好玩 hǎowán interesting
所以 suǒyǐ so
就 jiù then
决定 juédìng to decide (to do something)
尝试 chángshì to try
下 xià measure word to show the frequency of an action

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