Video Transcript

Lost in The City

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.看了上个视频的人应该知道
看 kàn to watch
了 le completed action marker
上个 shàngge last (week etc) / previous
视频 shìpín video
的 de used to form a nominal expression
人 rén people
应该 yīnggāi should
知道 zhīdào to know

3.我在农村和父母生活了一年后
我 wǒ I
在 zài (located) at
农村 nóngcūn village
和 hé with
父母 fùmǔ parents
生活 shēnghuó to live
了 le completed action marker
一 yī one
年 nián year
后 hòu after

4.就打算出去找工作了
就 jiù then
打算 dǎsuàn to plan
出去 chūqù to go out
找 zhǎo to look for
工作 gōngzuò job
了 le completed action marker

5.没看的人可以去看看
没 méi have not
看 kàn to watch
的 de used to form a nominal expression
人 rén people
可以 kěyǐ can
去 qù to go
看看 kànkan to take a look at

6.那今天就给你们讲讲后面发生的事
那 nà then (in that case)
今天 jīntiān today
就 jiù then
给 gěi for
你们 nǐmen you (plural)
讲 jiǎng to speak
后面 hòumian later / afterwards
发生 fāshēng to happen
的 de used to form a nominal expression
事 shì thing

7.在农村的生活很简单
在 zài (located) at
农村 nóngcūn village
的 de used to form a nominal expression
生活 shēnghuó life
很 hěn very
简单 jiǎndān simple

8.每天起床就干活
每天 měitiān every day
起床 qǐchuáng to get up
就 jiù then
干活 gànhuó to work

9.吃完饭就看电视,四处溜达
吃完 chīwán to finish eating
饭 fàn meal
就 jiù then
看 kàn to watch
电视 diànshì television
四处 sìchù everywhere and all directions
溜达 liūda to stroll / to go for a walk

10.一天的时间很快就打发掉了
一 yī one
天 tiān day
的 de used to form a nominal expression
时间 shíjiān time
很 hěn very
快 kuài quick
就 jiù then
打发 dǎfa to pass (the time)
掉 diào used after certain verbs to express completion, fulfillment, removal etc
了 le completed action marker

11.但晚上一个人躺在床上,安静下来的时候
但 dàn but
晚上 wǎnshang night
一个人 yīgèrén alone (without company)
躺 tǎng to lie down
在 zài (to be) in
床 chuáng bed
上 shàng on top
安静 ānjìng quiet
下来 xiàlai after verb of motion, indicates motion down and towards us, also fig
的 de used to form a nominal expression
时候 shíhou time (when)

12.我的脑海里就会冒出一些奇怪的想法
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
脑海 nǎohǎi the mind
里 lǐ inside
就 jiù then
会 huì will
冒 mào to emit / to give off
出 chū to come out
一些 yīxiē some
奇怪 qíguài strange / odd
的 de used after an attribute
想法 xiǎngfǎ way of thinking

13.这些想法每晚折磨着我
这些 zhèxiē these
想法 xiǎngfǎ way of thinking
每 měi every
晚 wǎn night
折磨 zhémó to torment
着 zhe aspect particle indicating action in progress
我 wǒ me

14.我感觉我快要疯了!
我 wǒ I
感觉 gǎnjué to feel
我 wǒ I
快要 kuàiyào almost
疯 fēng insane / mad
了 le modal particle intensifying preceding clause

15.20岁的我,处于最美好的年华
岁 suì years old
的 de used after an attribute
我 wǒ me
处于 chǔyú to be in (some state, position, or condition)
最 zuì the most
美好 měihǎo beautiful / fine
的 de used after an attribute
年华 niánhuá age

16.没有谈过恋爱,没有旅过游
没有 méiyǒu haven’t
谈 tán to talk
过 guò experienced action marker
恋爱 liàn’ài (romantic) love
没有 méiyǒu haven’t
旅 lǚ to travel
过 guò experienced action marker
游 yóu to travel

17.好多在这个年纪该做的事我都没有尝试过
好多 hǎoduō many
在 zài (to be) in
这个 zhège this
年纪 niánjì age
该 gāi should
做 zuò to do
的 de used to form a nominal expression
事 shì thing
我 wǒ I
都 dōu all
没有 méiyǒu haven’t
尝试 chángshì to try
过 guò experienced action marker

18.而我的亲戚们已经开始忙着给我介绍对象了
而 ér and
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
亲戚 qīnqi a relative
们 men plural marker for pronouns, and nouns referring to individuals
已经 yǐjīng already
开始 kāishǐ to begin
忙着 mángzhe to be occupied with (doing sth)
给 gěi for
我 wǒ me
介绍 jièshào to introduce (sb to sb)
对象 duìxiàng partner / boyfriend
了 le completed action marker

19.在农村人眼里,好对象的标准就是
在 zài (to be) in
农村 nóngcūn village
人 rén people
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
眼 yǎn eye
里 lǐ inside
好 hǎo good
对象 duìxiàng partner / boyfriend
的 de used to form a nominal expression
标准 biāozhǔn (an official) standard
就 jiù just (emphsis)
是 shì is

20.有房,有稳定的工作
有 yǒu to have
房 fáng house
有 yǒu to have
稳定 wěndìng stable
的 de used after an attribute
工作 gōngzuò job

21.有年轻健康的公婆可以帮忙照顾孩子
有 yǒu to have
年轻 niánqīng young
健康 jiànkāng healthy
的 de used after an attribute
公婆 gōngpó parents-in-law
可以 kěyǐ can
帮忙 bāngmáng to help
照顾 zhàogu to take care of
孩子 háizi child

22.忽然间,我好像看到了我的未来
忽然间 hūránjiān suddenly
我 wǒ I
好像 hǎoxiàng as if
看 kàn to see
到 dào verb complement denoting completion or result of an action
了 le completed action marker
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
未来 wèilái future

23.相亲,进入一个没有爱情的婚姻
相亲 xiāngqīn arranged interview to evaluate a proposed marriage partner
进入 jìnrù to enter
一 yī one
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
没有 méiyǒu to not have
爱情 àiqíng love (romantic)
的 de used to form a nominal expression
婚姻 hūnyīn marriage

24.生一个能传宗接代的儿子
生 shēng to give birth
一 yī one
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
能 néng can
传宗接代 chuánzōngjiēdài to carry on one’s ancestral line
的 de used to form a nominal expression
儿子 érzi son

25.然后就每天吃饭,睡觉,照顾孩子,打麻将
然后 ránhòu then (afterwards)
就 jiù then
每天 měitiān every day
吃饭 chīfàn to eat
睡觉 shuìjiào to sleep
照顾 zhàogu to take care of
孩子 háizi child
打 dǎ to play (a game)
麻将 májiàng mahjong

26.偶尔和老公因为生活琐事吵吵架
偶尔 ǒu’ěr occasionally
和 hé with
老公 lǎogōng (coll.) husband
因为 yīnwèi because
生活 shēnghuó life
琐事 suǒshì trivial matters
吵 chǎo to quarrel
吵架 chǎojià to quarrel

27.然后就等待死亡的来临
然后 ránhòu then (afterwards)
就 jiù just (emphasis)
等待 děngdài to wait for
死亡 sǐwáng death
的 de used after an attribute
来临 láilín to come closer

28.我不停地问自己
我 wǒ I
不停 bùtíng incessant
地 de structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
问 wèn to ask
自己 zìjǐ oneself

29.这真的是我想要的人生吗?
这 zhè this
真 zhēn really
的 de used after an attribute
是 shì is
我 wǒ I
想要 xiǎngyào to want to
的 de used after an attribute
人生 rénshēng life (one’s time on earth)
吗 ma (question particle for “yes-no” questions)

30.如果是的话,我自己都觉得自己很可悲!
如果 rúguǒ if
是 shì yes
的话 dehuà if (coming after a conditional clause)
我 wǒ I
自己 zìjǐ oneself
都 dōu (used for emphasis) even
觉得 juéde to think
自己 zìjǐ oneself
很 hěn very
可悲 kěbēi sad

31.内心挣扎了很长一段时间后
内心 nèixīn heart / innermost being
挣扎 zhēngzhá to struggle
了 le completed action marker
很 hěn very
长 cháng long
一 yī one
段 duàn classifier for stories, periods of time, lengths of thread etc
时间 shíjiān period
后 hòu after

32.我终于鼓起勇气决定走出自己的舒适区
我 wǒ I
终于 zhōngyú finally
鼓起勇气 gǔqǐyǒngqì to take courage
决定 juédìng to decide (to do something)
走出 zǒuchū to walk away from
自己 zìjǐ one’s own
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
舒适 shūshì cozy
区 qū area
NOTE: 舒适区means comfort zone

33.去寻找,尝试不同的事物
去 qù to go
寻找 xúnzhǎo to look for
尝试 chángshì to try
不同 bùtóng different
的 de used after an attribute
事物 shìwù thing

34.所以我必须离开老家去找工作
所以 suǒyǐ so
我 wǒ I
必须 bìxū to have to
离开 líkāi to leave
老家 lǎojiā hometown
去 qù to go
找 zhǎo to look for
工作 gōngzuò job

35.可没有文凭和任何技能的我又能做什么呢?
可 kě but
没有 méiyǒu to not have
文凭 wénpíng diploma
和 hé and
任何 rènhé any
技能 jìnéng skill
的 de used to form a nominal expression
我 wǒ me
又 yòu and yet
能 néng can
做 zuò to do
什么 shénme what?
呢 ne used at the end of a special, alternative, or rhetorical question

36.我后悔当初没有认真读书考上大学
我 wǒ I
后悔 hòuhuǐ to regret
当初 dāngchū at that time
没有 méiyǒu haven’t
认真 rènzhēn serious
读书 dúshū to study
考上 kǎoshàng to pass a university entrance exam
大学 dàxué university

37.否则我也不会像现在这样纠结茫然
否则 fǒuzé otherwise
我 wǒ I
也 yě also
不会 bùhuì will not (act, happen etc)
像 xiàng to be like
现在 xiànzài now
这样 zhèyàng so
纠结 jiūjié confused
茫然 mángrán at a loss

38.既然没法改变我的教育背景
既然 jìrán since
没法 méifǎ unable to do anything about it
改变 gǎibiàn to change
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
教育背景 jiàoyùbèijǐng educational background

39.那学门技术或许是条出路
那 nà then (in that case)
学 xué to learn
门 mén classifier for lessons, subjects
技术 jìshù skill
或许 huòxǔ perhaps
是 shì is
条 tiáo classifier for long thin things (ribbon, river, road, trousers etc)
出路 chūlù a way out (of a difficulty etc)

40.我的村庄是属于一个叫乐平的城市管辖
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
村庄 cūnzhuāng village
是 shì is
属于 shǔyú to belong to
一 yī one
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
叫 jiào to be called
乐平 Lèpíng Leping county level city in Jingdezhen
的 de used to form a nominal expression
城市 chéngshì city
管辖 guǎnxiá to have jurisdiction (over)

41.刚好我有个朋友住在乐平
刚好 gānghǎo to happen to be
我 wǒ I
有 yǒu to have
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
朋友 péngyou friend
住 zhù to live
在 zài (to be) in
乐平 Lèpíng Leping county level city in Jingdezhen

42.她在美容院工作
她 tā she
在 zài (to be) in
美容院 měiróngyuàn beauty salon
工作 gōngzuò to work

43.建议我跟她去学美容
建议 jiànyì to suggest
我 wǒ me
跟 gēn to go with
她 tā she
去 qù to go
学 xué to learn
美容 měiróng cosmetology

44.我心想好歹是门技术
我 wǒ I
心想 xīnxiǎng to think to oneself
好歹 hǎodǎi good and bad / in any case
是 shì is
门 mén classifier for lessons, subjects
技术 jìshù skill

45.而且还能顺便让自己变美,变自信
而且 érqiě (not only …) but also
还 hái also
能 néng can
顺便 shùnbiàn without much extra effort
让 ràng to let sb do sth
自己 zìjǐ oneself
变 biàn to become different
美 měi beautiful
变 biàn to become different
自信 zìxìn to have confidence in oneself

46.挺好的!满怀希望地就去了
挺好 tǐnghǎo very good
的 de used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis
满怀 mǎnhuái to have one’s heart filled with
希望 xīwàng hope
地 de structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
就 jiù then
去 qù to go
了 le completed action marker

47.一般呢来美容院消费的顾客都是中年妇女
一般 yībān in general
呢 ne used to make a pause
来 lái to come
美容院 měiróngyuàn beauty salon
消费 xiāofèi to consume
的 de used to form a nominal expression
顾客 gùkè customer
都 dōu all
是 shì is
中年 zhōngnián middle age
妇女 fùnǚ woman

48.担心自己变老
担心 dānxīn to worry
自己 zìjǐ oneself
变 biàn to become different
老 lǎo old (of people)

49.所以投资一笔钱在脸上
所以 suǒyǐ so
投资 tóuzī to invest
一 yī one
笔 bǐ classifier for sums of money, deals
钱 qián money
在 zài (to be) in
脸 liǎn face
上 shàng on top

50.好让自己看起来年轻一点
好 hǎo so
让 ràng to let sb do sth
自己 zìjǐ oneself
看起来 kànqǐlái appear to be
年轻 niánqīng young
一点 yīdiǎn a bit

51.甚至还有身体保养
甚至 shènzhì even
还 hái also
有 yǒu to have
身体 shēntǐ (human) body
保养 bǎoyǎng to keep in good repair / to maintain

52.防止胸部,臀部下垂等等
防止 fángzhǐ to prevent
胸部 xiōngbù chest
臀部 túnbù butt
下垂 xiàchuí to sag
等等 děngděng and so on …

53.她们每个月会抽空来几次
她们 tāmen they / them (for females)
每 měi every
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
月 yuè month
会 huì will
抽空 chōukòng to find the time to do sth
来 lái to come
几次 jǐcì several times

54.躺在小小的床上
躺 tǎng to lie down
在 zài (to be) in
小小 xiǎoxiǎo very small
的 de used after an attribute
床 chuáng bed
上 shàng on top

55.闭着眼睛享受美容师的手指
闭着 bìzhe closed
眼睛 yǎnjing eye
享受 xiǎngshòu to enjoy
美容师 měiróngshī beautician
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
手指 shǒuzhǐ finger

56.在她们的脸上轻轻按摩
在 zài (located) at
她们 tāmen they / them (for females)
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
脸 liǎn face
上 shàng on top
轻轻 qīngqīng softly
按摩 ànmó to massage

57.期待醒来能发生奇迹,一下年轻好几岁
期待 qīdài to look forward to
醒来 xǐnglái to waken
能 néng can
发生 fāshēng to happen
奇迹 qíjì miracle
一下 yīxià all of a sudden
年轻 niánqīng young
好几 hǎojǐ quite a few
岁 suì year

58.老板娘和美容师们就会在一旁不停地夸赞她们
老板娘 lǎobǎnniáng lady boss
和 hé and
美容师 měiróngshī beautician
们 men plural marker for pronouns, and nouns referring to individuals
就 jiù then
会 huì will
在 zài (to be) in
一旁 yīpáng to the side of
不停 bùtíng incessant
地 de structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
夸赞 kuāzàn to praise
她们 tāmen they / them (for females)

59.并巧妙地把话题转移到推销产品上
并 bìng and
巧妙 qiǎomiào ingenious / clever
地 de structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
把 bǎ particle marking the following noun as a direct object
话题 huàtí subject (of a talk or conversation)
转移 zhuǎnyí to shift
到 dào to (a place)
推销 tuīxiāo to sell
产品 chǎnpǐn product
上 shàng upon

60.这些女顾客听到有人夸奖她们
这些 zhèxiē these
女 nǚ female
顾客 gùkè customer
听到 tīngdào to hear
有人 yǒurén someone
夸奖 kuājiǎng to praise
她们 tāmen they / them (for females)

61.自然开心,心甘情愿地掏钱买单
自然 zìrán naturally
开心 kāixīn to feel happy
心甘情愿 xīngānqíngyuàn most willing to do
地 de used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
掏 tāo to pull out
钱 qián money
买单 mǎidān to pay the (restaurant) bill

62.我一想到我需要为了推销产品
我 wǒ I
一 yī as soon as
想到 xiǎngdào to think of
我 wǒ I
需要 xūyào to need
为了 wèile for the purpose of
推销 tuīxiāo to sell
产品 chǎnpǐn product

63.赚提成,而拍马屁
赚 zhuàn to earn
提成 tíchéng to take a percentage
而 ér and so
拍马屁 pāimǎpì to lick sb’s boots / to play up to

64.我就很不自在
我 wǒ I
就 jiù then
很 hěn very
不自在 bùzìzai uneasiness / feel uncomfortable

65.不到一个礼拜我就不干了
不到 bùdào less than
一 yī one
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
礼拜 lǐbài week
我 wǒ I
就 jiù then
不 bù not
干 gàn to do
了 le completed action marker

66.学技能的希望就这样落空了
学 xué to learn
技能 jìnéng skill
的 de used to form a nominal expression
希望 xīwàng hope
就 jiù just (emphasis)
这样 zhèyàng like this
落空 làokōng to fail to achieve something
了 le completed action marker

67.那这下我该怎么办呢?
那 nà then (in that case)
这下 zhèxià this time
我 wǒ I
该 gāi should
怎么办 zěnmebàn what’s to be done
呢 ne used at the end of a special, alternative, or rhetorical question

68.反正我不能回老家
反正 fǎnzhèng in any case
我 wǒ I
不能 bùnéng cannot
回老家 huílǎojiā to go back to one’s roots / go back to hometown

69.我必须留在城市里
我 wǒ I
必须 bìxū must
留 liú to stay
在 zài (to be) in
城市 chéngshì city
里 lǐ inside

70.只有工作才能有机会赚钱改变自己
只有 zhǐyǒu only
工作 gōngzuò to work
才 cái only can
能 néng can
有 yǒu to have
机会 jīhuì opportunity
赚钱 zhuànqián to earn money
改变 gǎibiàn to change
自己 zìjǐ oneself

71.尝试不同的事物
尝试 chángshì to try
不同 bùtóng different
的 de used after an attribute
事物 shìwù thing

72.找个自己真正爱的人
找 zhǎo to try to find
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
自己 zìjǐ oneself
真正 zhēnzhèng genuine / true
爱 ài to love
的 de used to form a nominal expression
人 rén person

73.抱着这样的想法
抱 bào to hold
着 zhe aspect particle indicating action in progress
这样 zhèyàng this kind of
的 de used after an attribute
想法 xiǎngfǎ way of thinking

74.我又找了份工作
我 wǒ I
又 yòu (once) again
找 zhǎo to find
了 le completed action marker
份 fèn classifier for gifts, newspaper, magazine, papers, reports, contracts etc
工作 gōngzuò job

75.在女装店里做销售,工资不高
在 zài (to be) in
女装 nǚzhuāng women’s clothes
店 diàn shop
里 lǐ inside
做 zuò to be
销售 xiāoshòu sales
工资 gōngzī wages / pay
不 bù not
高 gāo high

76.但我相信只要待在城市里就有希望
但 dàn but
我 wǒ I
相信 xiāngxìn to believe
只要 zhǐyào so long as
待 dāi to stay
在 zài (to be) in
城市 chéngshì city
里 lǐ inside
就 jiù then
有希望 yǒuxīwàng hopeful

77.所以我很开心!
所以 suǒyǐ so
我 wǒ I
很 hěn very
开心 kāixīn to feel happy

78.我一直是个很自卑的人
我 wǒ I
一直 yīzhí always
是 shì am
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
很 hěn very
自卑 zìbēi feeling inferior
的 de used after an attribute
人 rén person

79.总觉得自己长得不好看
总 zǒng always
觉得 juéde to think
自己 zìjǐ oneself
长得 zhǎngde to look (pretty, the same etc)
不 bù not
好看 hǎokàn good-looking

80.也很害羞,不敢接触陌生人
也 yě also
很 hěn very
害羞 hàixiū shy
不 bù not
敢 gǎn to dare
接触 jiēchù to contact
陌生人 mòshēngrén stranger

81.看着身边的朋友们自信美丽,受男生欢迎
看 kàn to look at
着 zhe aspect particle indicating action in progress
身边 shēnbiān at one’s side
的 de used after an attribute
朋友 péngyou friend
们 men plural marker for pronouns, and nouns referring to individuals
自信 zìxìn to have confidence in oneself
美丽 měilì beautiful
受 shòu to receive
男生 nánshēng guy (young adult male)
欢迎 huānyíng welcome

82.我打心眼里羡慕
我 wǒ I
打心眼里 dǎxīnyǎnli from the bottom of one’s heart
羡慕 xiànmù to admire

83.希望自己也能变成那样
希望 xīwàng to wish for
自己 zìjǐ oneself
也 yě also
能 néng can
变成 biànchéng to become
那样 nàyàng that kind

84.那时我交到了一个朋友
那时 nàshí at that time
我 wǒ I
交 jiāo to make friends
到 dào verb complement denoting completion or result of an action
了 le completed action marker
一 yī one
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
朋友 péngyou friend

85.她正是我羡慕的那种女生
她 tā she
正是 zhèngshì exactly
我 wǒ I
羡慕 xiànmù to admire
的 de used to form a nominal expression
那种 nàzhǒng that type of
女生 nǚshēng girl

86.美丽自信,有很多人追她
美丽 měilì beautiful
自信 zìxìn to have confidence in oneself
有 yǒu to have
很 hěn quite
多 duō a lot of
人 rén people
追 zhuī to chase after
她 tā she

87.所以我很喜欢跟她在一起玩
所以 suǒyǐ so
我 wǒ I
很 hěn very
喜欢 xǐhuan to like
跟 gēn with
她 tā she
在一起 zàiyīqǐ together
玩 wán to play

88.有一次,她约我去逛街
有一次 yǒuyīcì once
她 tā she
约 yuē to make an appointment / to invite
我 wǒ me
去 qù to go
逛街 guàngjiē to window-shop

89.见面的时候才发现她带来了一个男人
见面 jiànmiàn to meet
的 de used after an attribute
时候 shíhou time (when)
才 cái only then
发现 fāxiàn to discover
她 tā she
带来 dàilái to bring
了 le completed action marker
一 yī one
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
男人 nánrén a man

90.两个人看起来很亲密
两 liǎng two
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
人 rén people
看起来 kànqǐlái looks as if
很 hěn very
亲密 qīnmì intimate / close

91.我猜想肯定是她的男朋友
我 wǒ I
猜想 cāixiǎng to guess / to suppose
肯定 kěndìng to be sure
是 shì is
她 tā she
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
男朋友 nánpéngyou boyfriend

92.但没有直接问
但 dàn but
没有 méiyǒu haven’t
直接 zhíjiē directly
问 wèn to ask

93.逛街的过程中
逛街 guàngjiē to window-shop
的 de used after an attribute
过程 guòchéng process
中 zhōng during

94.她不停地试衣服
她 tā she
不停 bùtíng incessant
地 de structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
试 shì to try
衣服 yīfu clothes

95.那个男人不停地掏钱为她买单
那个 nàge that one
男人 nánrén a man
不停 bùtíng incessant
地 de used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
掏 tāo to pull out
钱 qián money
为 wèi for
她 tā she
买单 mǎidān to pay the (restaurant) bill

96.后来我才知道原来她并不喜欢他
后来 hòulái later
我 wǒ I
才 cái only then
知道 zhīdào to become aware of
原来 yuánlái so, actually, as it turns out
她 tā she
并不 bìngbù emphatically not
喜欢 xǐhuan to like
他 tā he or him

97.他们也并不是男女朋友
他们 tāmen they
也 yě also
并不 bìngbù emphatically not
是 shì are
男女 nánnǚ male-female
朋友 péngyou friend

98.她只不过是利用他的喜欢
她 tā she
只不过 zhǐbùguò it’s just that …
是 shì is
利用 lìyòng to use
他 tā he or him
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
喜欢 xǐhuan to like

99.让他心甘情愿地为她花钱
让 ràng to let sb do sth
他 tā he or him
心甘情愿 xīngānqíngyuàn most willing to do
地 de structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
为 wèi for
她 tā she
花钱 huāqián to spend money

100.我听完后很震惊,也很沮丧
我 wǒ I
听 tīng to hear
完 wán to finish
后 hòu after
很 hěn very
震惊 zhènjīng to shock
也 yě also
很 hěn very
沮丧 jǔsàng disheartened

101.她一直是我的榜样
她 tā she
一直 yīzhí always
是 shì is
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
榜样 bǎngyàng model

102.是我想成为的人
是 shì is
我 wǒ I
想 xiǎng to want
成为 chéngwéi to become
的 de used after an attribute
人 rén person

103.可现在我发现我错了
可 kě but
现在 xiànzài now
我 wǒ I
发现 fāxiàn to find
我 wǒ I
错 cuò wrong
了 le completed action marker

104.那并不是我想要成为的人
那 nà that
并不 bìngbù emphatically not
是 shì is
我 wǒ I
想要 xiǎngyào to want to
成为 chéngwéi to become
的 de used to form a nominal expression
人 rén person

105.否则我自己都会看不起我自己
否则 fǒuzé otherwise
我 wǒ I
自己 zìjǐ oneself
都 dōu (used for emphasis) even
会 huì will
看不起 kànbuqǐ to look down upon
我 wǒ I
自己 zìjǐ oneself

106.经过这一次,我便不再跟她联系了
经过 jīngguò to pass
这 zhè this
一 yī one
次 cì time
我 wǒ I
便 biàn then
不再 bùzài no more
跟 gēn with
她 tā she
联系 liánxì contact
了 le completed action marker

107.但我始终相信爱情是存在的
但 dàn but
我 wǒ I
始终 shǐzhōng from beginning to end / all along
相信 xiāngxìn to believe
爱情 àiqíng love (romantic)
是 shì is
存在 cúnzài to exist
的 de used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis

108.于是我开始扩大交友圈
于是 yúshì thus
我 wǒ I
开始 kāishǐ to start
扩大 kuòdà to expand
交友 jiāoyǒu to make friends
圈 quān circle

109.以认识更多的人
以 yǐ in order to
认识 rènshi to know / to get acquainted with sb
更 gèng more
多 duō more
的 de used after an attribute
人 rén people

110.有一次,我的同事邀请我去KTV唱歌
有一次 yǒuyīcì once
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
同事 tóngshì colleague
邀请 yāoqǐng to invite
我 wǒ me
去 qù to go
唱歌 chànggē to sing a song

111.还有一群我不认识的男人
还 hái also
有 yǒu there are
一 yī one
群 qún group
我 wǒ I
不 bù not
认识 rènshi to know
的 de used to form a nominal expression
男人 nánrén men

112.我很开心能有机会认识很多的人
我 wǒ I
很 hěn very
开心 kāixīn to feel happy
能 néng can
有 yǒu to have
机会 jīhuì chance
认识 rènshi to know
很 hěn very
多 duō many
的 de used after an attribute
人 rén people

113.但胆小自卑的我总是坐在一边沉默不语
但 dàn but
胆小 dǎnxiǎo cowardice / timid
自卑 zìbēi feeling inferior
的 de used after an attribute
我 wǒ me
总是 zǒngshì always
坐 zuò to sit
在 zài (to be) in
一边 yībiān one side
沉默 chénmò silent
不语 bùyǔ (literary) not to speak

114.中途有个男人让我们所有的女生全部出去
中途 zhōngtú midway
有 yǒu there is
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
男人 nánrén a man
让 ràng to let sb do sth
我们 wǒmen we
所有 suǒyǒu all
的 de used after an attribute
女生 nǚshēng girl
全部 quánbù whole
出去 chūqù to go out

115.只留下了几名穿着暴露的女子和男人们
只 zhǐ only
留下 liúxià to keep / not to let (sb) go
了 le completed action marker
几 jǐ several / a few
名 míng classifier for people
穿着 chuānzhuó dress
暴露 bàolù to expose
的 de used after an attribute
女子 nǚzǐ woman / female
和 hé and
男人 nánrén men
们 men plural marker for pronouns, and nouns referring to individuals

116.他们说要玩游戏
他们 tāmen they
说 shuō to say
要 yào going to (as future auxiliary)
玩 wán to play
游戏 yóuxì game

117.接着我就听到房里传出来男人们猥琐的笑声
接着 jiēzhe then
我 wǒ I
就 jiù just (emphasis)
听到 tīngdào to hear
房 fáng room
里 lǐ inside
传 chuán to pass on / to spread
出来 chulai (after a verb, indicates coming out, completion of an action, or ability to discern or detect)
男人 nánrén men
们 men plural marker for pronouns, and nouns referring to individuals
猥琐 wěisuǒ vulgar
的 de used after an attribute
笑声 xiàoshēng laughter

118.我站在外面很不解
我 wǒ I
站 zhàn to stand
在 zài (to be) in
外面 wàimian outside
很 hěn very
不解 bùjiě to not understand

119.同事暗示我这些女人是小姐
同事 tóngshì colleague
暗示 ànshì to hint / to suggest
我 wǒ me
这些 zhèxiē these
女人 nǚrén woman
是 shì are
小姐 xiǎojie (slang) prostitute

120.当时我就感觉我的胃很不舒服,想吐
当时 dāngshí at that time
我 wǒ I
就 jiù then
感觉 gǎnjué to feel
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
胃 wèi stomach
很 hěn very
不舒服 bùshūfu to feel uncomfortable
想 xiǎng to want
吐 tù to vomit / to throw up

121.只想赶紧离开这个肮脏的地方
只 zhǐ only
想 xiǎng to want
赶紧 gǎnjǐn hurriedly / without delay
离开 líkāi to leave
这个 zhège this
肮脏 āngzāng dirty
的 de used after an attribute
地方 dìfang place

122.我一点想认识这些人的欲望都没有
我 wǒ I
一点 yīdiǎn a bit
想 xiǎng to want
认识 rènshi to know
这些 zhèxiē these
人 rén people
的 de used to form a nominal expression
欲望 yùwàng desire
都 dōu (used for emphasis) even
没有 méiyǒu to not have

123.几个月前我对这里充满了希望
几个 jǐge several
月 yuè month
前 qián before
我 wǒ I
对 duì towards
这里 zhèlǐ here
充满 chōngmǎn full of
了 le completed action marker
希望 xīwàng hope

124.以为能找到自己想要的
以为 yǐwéi to think
能 néng can
找到 zhǎodào to find
自己 zìjǐ one’s own
想要 xiǎngyào to want to
的 de used after an attribute

125.可现在发现这完全不是我想象的样子
可 kě but
现在 xiànzài now
发现 fāxiàn to find
这 zhè this
完全 wánquán complete
不是 bùshì is not
我 wǒ I
想象 xiǎngxiàng to imagine
的 de used after an attribute
样子 yàngzi appearance

126.我再次陷入迷茫中,并且很失望!
我 wǒ I
再次 zàicì once again
陷入 xiànrù to sink into / to get caught up in
迷茫 mímáng perplexed / at a loss
中 zhōng in
并且 bìngqiě and
很 hěn very
失望 shīwàng disappointed

127.不知如何是好!
不知 bùzhī not to know
如何是好 rúhéshìhǎo what should one do?

128.这时,我的老板要重新装修店面
这时 zhèshí at this moment
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
老板 lǎobǎn boss
要 yào to want
重新装修 chóngxīnzhuāngxiū refurbishment
店面 diànmiàn shop front

129.给我们放假一个月
给 gěi for
我们 wǒmen us
放假 fàngjià to have a holiday or vacation
一 yī one
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
月 yuè month

130.平时不太联系的表姐刚好这时跟我联系
平时 píngshí in normal times
不 bù not
太 tài very
联系 liánxì contact
的 de used to form a nominal expression
表姐 biǎojiě older female cousin via female line
刚好 gānghǎo to happen to be
这时 zhèshí at this time
跟 gēn with
我 wǒ me
联系 liánxì contact

131.邀请我去深圳旅游
邀请 yāoqǐng to invite
我 wǒ me
去 qù to go
深圳 Shēnzhèn Shenzhen subprovincial city in Guangdong
旅游 lǚyóu to travel

132.旅游一直是我想做的事
旅游 lǚyóu travel
一直 yīzhí always
是 shì is
我 wǒ I
想 xiǎng to want
做 zuò to do
的 de used to form a nominal expression
事 shì thing

133.可以看到不同的地方
可以 kěyǐ can
看 kàn to see
到 dào verb complement denoting completion or result of an action
不同 bùtóng different
的 de used after an attribute
地方 dìfang place

134.见到不同的人
见到 jiàndào to see
不同 bùtóng different
的 de used after an attribute
人 rén people

135.我当然很愿意
我 wǒ I
当然 dāngrán of course
很 hěn very
愿意 yuànyì willing (to do sth)

136.买了车票就踏上了我人生中的第一个旅途
买 mǎi to buy
了 le completed action marker
车票 chēpiào ticket (for a bus or train)
就 jiù then
踏上 tàshàng to set foot on / to step on or into
了 le completed action marker
我 wǒ my
人生 rénshēng life (one’s time on earth)
中 zhōng in
的 de used to form a nominal expression
第一 dìyī first
个 gè classifier for people or objects in general
旅途 lǚtú journey / trip

137.而这趟旅行彻底改变了我的人生
而 ér and
这 zhè this
趟 tàng classifier for times, round trips
旅行 lǚxíng journey / trip
彻底 chèdǐ thoroughly
改变 gǎibiàn to change
了 le completed action marker
我 wǒ my
的 de ~’s (possessive particle)
人生 rénshēng life (one’s time on earth)

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