Mandarin lesson in hong kong-You Worry Too Much

 

♦A: 你好,凯特。
Nǐ hǎo, kǎitè.
Hi, Kate.
♦B: 怎么回事?你看上去有点不安。
Zěnme huí shì? Nǐ kàn shàngqù yǒudiǎn bù’ān.
What’s wrong? You look upset about something.
♦A: 你知道,我有点担心我们的英语老师。她现在该到了。迟到可不是她的作风。
Nǐ zhīdào, wǒ yǒudiǎn dānxīn wǒmen de yīngyǔ lǎoshī. Tā xiànzài gāi dàole. Chídào kě bùshì tā de zuòfēng.
You know …I’m getting a little worried about our English teacher. She should have shown up for class by now. It’s not like her to be late.
♦B: 我不担心。她肯定是遇上塞车了,最近交通不太顺畅。
Wǒ bù dānxīn. Tā kěndìng shì yù shàng sāichēle, zuìjìn jiāotōng bù tài shùnchàng.
I wouldn’t be concerned. She must have gotten stuck in traffic. Traffic has been terrible lately.
♦A: 我也说不清楚。她可能 ……我也不知道。我担心发生了什么事。我有一种预感,她遇到 麻烦了。
Wǒ yě shuō bu qīngchu. Tā kěnéng……wǒ yě bù zhīdào. Wǒ dānxīn fāshēngle shénme shì. Wǒ yǒuyī zhǒng yùgǎn, tā yù dào máfanle.
I don’t know. She might have … but then again, I’m not so sure. I’m afraid something must have happened. I just have a bad feeling that she’s in trouble.
♦B: 噢,别瞎想了。不要妄下结论。她很快就会来上课的。 你想的太多了。
Ō, bié xiā xiǎngle. Bùyào wàng xià jiélùn. Tā hěn kuài jiù huì lái shàngkè de. Nǐ xiǎng de tài duōle.
Oh, come on now. Don’t jump to conclusions. I’m positive she’ll show up for class soon. You worry too much.
♦A: 我就是忍不住,这是我的天性。
Wǒ jiùshì rěn bù zhù, zhè shì wǒ de tiānxìng.
I can’t help it. It’s just my nature.
♦B: 看,那不是李教授吗。 我告诉过你不要担心嘛 。
Kàn, nà bùshì li jiàoshòu ma. Wǒ gàosuguò nǐ bùyào dānxīn ma.
Look, there’s Dr. Lee now. See, I told you not to worry.
♦A: 这我就放心了。我想你是对的。我应该放松点,不要那么紧张兮兮。
Zhè wǒ jiù fàngxīnle. Wǒ xiǎng nǐ shì duì de. Wǒ yīnggāi fàngsōng diǎn, bùyào nàme jǐnzhāng xī xī.
I’m so relieved! I guess you’re right. I need to relax and not worry so much.


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