Mandarin Lesson – Phone Addiction 手机上瘾

Mandarin Lesson - Phone Addiction 手机上瘾

Today’s Mandarin course, let’s talk about mobile phones. Now everyone has a mobile phone. From the elderly to children, mobile phones have become an important part of our lives. We don’t know when our lives have been inseparable from mobile phones. Mobile Internet, listening to music, watching maps, chatting, watching videos, mobile phones are almost omnipotent. However, mobile phones have also brought problems to people. It seems that more and more people are addicted to mobile phones. Last time we talked about how to make children learn more effectively. Today we will talk about mobile phones.

今天的普通话课程,我们来聊聊手机,现在每个人都有手机,从老人到小孩儿,手机成为了我们生活中重要的一部分。我们的生活不知道从什么时候开始已经离不开手机,手机上网,听歌,看地图,聊天,看视频,手机几乎无所不能。但是,手机也给人们带了了问题,手机上瘾的人似乎也是越来越多了,上次我们讲了如何让儿童更有效地学习,今天我们来谈谈手机的问题。

Todd: Okay, so, Jen, we’re gonna mention media and technology, phones and music, things like that. therefore the first one is, how addicted are you to your phone? How long are you able to go without using your phone?
托德:好,珍,我们来谈谈媒体和技术、手机和音乐等话题。第一个问题,你对手机的上瘾程度有多大?你可以多长时间不用手机?

Jen: That’s a difficult question because I’m very, i might say I’m very hooked in to my phone because I keep it up checking it every five minutes. I desire without my phone my head doesn’t, my brain stops working, you know?

珍:这是一个很难回答的问题,因为我对手机很上瘾,我每隔五分钟就要看一下手机。我想没有手机我的大脑可能会停止运作,你知道吗?

Todd: Wow.

托德:哇哦。

Jen: i might say the utmost I can stay without it might be one or two hours.

珍:我会说我最多可以一到两个小时不用手机。

Todd: you’ve to be kidding me.

托德:你一定是在开玩笑吧。

Jen: I mean, if you asked me within the past, yeah, I could stay without it for a short time , but nowadays, i do not even own a watch in order that would be my time also , so, I even have to stay checking it. What about you?

珍:我是说,如果你以前问我这个问题,我会说我可以一段时间不用手机,可是现在的话,我甚至连手表都没有,我用手机来看时间,所以我会一直看手机。你呢?

Todd: We are polar opposites. Actually, i’m so bad about not using my phone, and that is a sensible phone, actually I even have two. I even have an Android Galaxy and that i have an iPhone. I set them down and forget where they’re , and go days without actually checking them sometimes. I’ll attend work and somebody are going to be like, are you mad at me? i have been trying to succeed in you and you will not … and i am like, no, I’m not mad at you, why? I’m like, oh, i have never checked my phone in two days.

托德:我和你完全相反。实际上,我为不使用手机感到抱歉,我的手机是智能手机,而且我有两部手机。我有一部搭载安卓系统的盖世手机,还有一部iPhone。我把它们放在一边,我不记得放在哪里了,所以有时我会有几天的时间都不看手机。我去上班时,有人会问我“你在生我气吗?我一直尝试联系你,可是联系不到你……”我会说,“我没生你气,我为什么要生气?哦,我有两天没有看手机了”。

Jen: That sounds so crazy to me because I could never go without my phone for 2 days.

珍:这在我听来太疯狂了,因为我绝对不可能两天不用手机。

Todd: Well, one, there is a couple things. One, it’s old fashioned , right? And two, i buy all my information on the web on a PC. So I’m working, so i buy everything on the web , like Facebook, news, stuff like that. the pc , such as you said, tells the time. So I actually ditch my phone.

托德:有几点原因。首先,这是守旧,对吧?其二,我用电脑上网来获取所有信息。我在网上获取各种信息,比如脸谱网和新闻之类的。如你所说,电脑也可以显示时间。所以,我才会忘了手机。

Jen: i feel if I even have a PC then i might also forget my phone.

珍:我想如果我有电脑的话,我也会忘了手机的。

Todd: But your generation, it’s beat your hand, right?

托德:不过你们这代人,都用手机了解世界不是吗?

Jen: That’s right because it’s more convenient.

珍:对,因为这样更方便。

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