In our regular bilingual segment, David and Siok reviews the Mandarin phrases that came up in their chat about “Gifts and Giving’ They also share every day Chinese phrases, proverbs and even pieces of slang you can use when you chat about the customs and etiquette of gift giving in Chinese culture

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For bilingual show notes on the Mandarin vocabulary shared during the episode, visit the official Juzi The Mandarin Podcast website at

http://juzi.sg/index.php/2021/02/14/juzi-live-ep28-show-notes/

Here is a list of the Chinese vocabulary mentioned in the episode as well as the phrases explained in the Bilingual Juzi segment.

词汇提醒 Referesher Vocabulary

习俗 / XI2 SU2 / CUSTOM
忌讳 / JI4 HUI4 / TABOO
贿赂 / HUI4 LU4 / BRIBERYing
兑换 / DUI4 HUAN4 / REDEEM
礼券 / LI3 QUAN4 / GIFT CERTIFICATE/VOUCHER
代送 / DAI4 SONG4 / DELIVERY
社会化电子商务 / SHE4 HUI4 HUA4 DIAN4 ZI3 SHANG1 WU4 / SOCIAL COMMERCE
试驾 / SHI4 JIA4 / TEST DRIVE
车展 / CHE1 ZHAN3 / AUTO SHOW
疫苗 / YI4 MIAO2 / VACCINE
捐赠 / JUAN1 ZENG4 / GIVING
众筹 / ZHONG4 CHOU2 / GROWDFUNDING

 

 

双语桔子 Bilingual Juzi

礼尚往来 / LI3 SHANG4 WANG3 LAI2 / adv.
(PROPER BEHAVIOR IS BASED ON RECIPROCITY)
TO RETURN POLITENESS FOR POLITENESS

桃李之馈 / TAO3 LI3 ZHI1 KUI4 / noun.
EXCHANGE GIFTS

不腆之仪 / BU4 TIAN3 ZHI1 YI2 / noun.
ORDINARY/AVERAGE GIFTS

物有所值 / WU4 YOU3 SUO3 ZHI2 / adj. ; adv.
VALUE FOR MONEY

货真价实 / HUO4 ZHEN1 JIA4 SHI2 / adj.
GENUINE GOODS AT FAIR PRICES

挑三拣四 / TIAO1 SAN1 JIAN3 SI4/ adj.
PICKY; CHOOSY

受之有愧 / SHOU4 ZHI1 YOU3 KUI4 / adv.
RECEIVE IT WITH SHAME

称心如意 / CHEN4 XIN1 RUI2 YI4 / adj.
AFTER ONE’S HEART (GRATIFYING & SATISFACTORY)
EVERYTHING ONE COULD WISH

喜上眉梢 / XI3 SHANG4 MEI2 SHAO1 / adj.; adv.
HAPPINESS APPEARS ON THE EYEBROWS;
LOOKING VERY HAPPY

喜从天降 / XI3 CONG2 TIAN1 JIANG4 / adj.; adv.
JOY FROM HEAVEN;
OVERJOYED AT UNEXPECTED GOOD NEWS

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