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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Chen Chu Sheng

Chén Chǔ Shēng 陈楚生
 - Yǒu Méiyǒu Rén Gàosu Nǐ 有没有人告诉你 (Has anyone told you ?)

 有没有人告诉你
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当火车开入这座陌生的城市
dāng huǒchē kāi rù zhè zuò mòshēng de chéngshì
When the train entered the strange city

那是从来就没有见过的霓虹
nàshi cónglái jiù méiyǒu jiànguò de níhóng
Those were the neon lights I have never seen

我打开离别时你送我的信件
wǒ dǎkāi líbié shí nǐ sòng wǒ de xìnjiàn
I opened up the letter you gave me at our parting

忽然感到无比的思念
hūrán gǎndào wúbǐ de sīniàn
Felt incomparable missing suddenly

看不见雪的冬天不夜的城市
kànbujiàn xuě de dōngtiān bù yè de chéngshì
No snow here in winter, sleepless city

我听见有人欢呼有人在哭泣
wǒ tīngjiàn yǒu rén huānhū yǒu rén zài kūqì
I heard that some people were cheering,some were crying

早习惯穿梭充满诱惑的黑夜
zǎo xíguàn chuānsuō chōngmǎn yòuhuò de hēiyè
Already used to shuttle the dark nights full of temptations

但却无法忘记你的脸
dàn què wúfǎ wàngjì nǐ de liǎn
But unable to forget your face


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有没有人曾告诉你我很爱你
yǒu méiyǒu rén céng gàosu nǐ wǒ hěn ài nǐ
Has anybody ever told you that I did love you so much

有没有人曾在你日记里哭泣
yǒu méiyǒu rén céng zài nǐ rìjì lǐ kūqì
Has anybody ever cried in your diary

有没有人曾告诉你我很在意
yǒu méiyǒu rén céng gàosu nǐ wǒ hěn zàiyì
Has anybody ever told you that I was very concerned about

在意这座城市的距离
zàiyì zhè zuò chéngshì de jùlí
Concerned about the distance from the city

(×2)


呵~呵呵~
hē~ hē hē~
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GRAMMAR

□ To express the number of times something happened, you use an ordinal number.

This is formed with the structure:
第 + [number] + 次
Some examples:
这是他第一次在喝啤酒。
Zhè shì tā dì yīcì hē píjiǔ.
He’s drinking beer for the first time.

昨天是我们第二次面对面交谈。
Zuótiān shì wǒmen dì èr cì miànduìmiàn jiāotán.
We spoke face to face for the second time yesterday.

我要第三次去巴黎。
Wǒ yào dì sāncì qù bālí.
I will go to Paris for the third time.

As you can see, all you have to do is add 第 + number + 次 after the subject, and you’re done.

□ For the nth time in

You can also express that something happens for the nth time in a period of time. This could be something like “for the first time in two years” or “for the third time this week”.
To do this, you just have to insert the length of time before the ordinal. So now the phrase you’re going to insert has this structure:
[length of time] + 中 + 第 + [number] + 次
This is inserted right after the subject, as above. It expresses “for the nth time in length of time”.
Some examples:
我十年中第一次见了她。
Wǒ shí nián zhōng dì yīcì jiànle tā.
I saw her for the first time in ten years.

我人生中第二次杀了人。
Wǒ rénshēng zhōng dì èr cì shāle rén.
I killed someone for the second time in my life.

我们的军队这年代中第三次打仗。
Wǒmen de jūnduì zhè niándài zhōng dì sāncì dǎzhàng.
Our soldiers will go to war for the third time this decade.

Words other than 中 can be used to express “in”. Some examples:
这是我这个月第四次把我的手机弄丢了。
Zhè shì wǒ zhège yuè dì sì cì bǎ wǒ de shǒujī nòng diūle.
I’ve lost my phone for the fourth time this month.

美国历史上第一次用了核武器。
Měiguó lìshǐ shàng dì yīcì yòngle héwǔqì.
America used nuclear weapons for the first time in history.

□ For the last time

You might also want to express that something happened for the last time, rather than a particular number. The structure for this is very similar. Rather than a ordinal number, just use 最后.
Some examples:
那是我最后一次犯那个错误。
Nà shì wǒ zuìhòu yīcì fàn nàgè cuòwù.
I’ve made that mistake for the last time.

我们已经见了她最后一次。
Wǒmen yǐjīng jiàn le tā zuìhòu yīcì.
We’ve seen her for the last time now.

他们最后一次离开城市。
Tāmen zuìhòu yīcì líkāi chéngshì.
They’re leaving the city for the last time.

□ Adding in more details

You can also add in other adverbials such as time, manner and place. These go in between the subject and verb, just like other adverbials.
Some examples:
我昨晚第一次看了恐怖电影。
Wǒ zuó wǎn dì yīcì kànle kǒngbù diànyǐng.
I saw a horror film for the first time last night.

我第一次用汉语点了菜。
Wǒ dì yīcì yòng hànyǔ diǎn le cài.
I’ve ordered a meal in Chinese for the first time.

我第一次看到她是在格兰路。
Wǒ dì yīcì kàn dào tā shì zài gé lán lù .
I saw her for the first time on Raglan Road.





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