VIP Class Notes (Ally) [S]

Today we focused on:

competent: adj 会的 行的
i.e. I’m a very competent swimmer; I know how to front-stroke, back-stroke, breast-stroke.

technologically-competent: good with electronics
ie. I’m very technologically-incompetent, my electronics always break down.

allowance: ling hua qian
i.e. I had a large allowance when I was at Berkeley.

furnishings:  Zhuang xiu
ie. I need an apartment with very nice/top-of-the-class furnishings.

tardiness: late-ness
ie. I apologize for my tardiness/for being tardy.

set-up: arrange for meeting (for romantic relationships)
ie. Can you set me up with your hot friend?
ie. This is a lame set-up by our friends.

outskirts of town: Cheng shi bian yuan
ie. He owned a large piece of land on the outskirts of town.

admire: look up to
ie. I admire Kim Kardashian because she has a rich husband.

respectable:  zhi de zun Zhong de
ie. He is a very respectable professor at the school.

financially: to do with money
ie. I’m still getting financial support from my dad.
ie. My dad still gives me support financially.

Grammar

who vs whom
who : subject form
whom: object form
– To whom was she talking on the phone?

for price increases: by for the amount increased

Speaking

Yesterday I saw a beautiful girl. She keeps looking at me.
Yesterday I saw a beautiful girl who keeps looking at me.

Yesterday I saw a beautiful girl to whom Judy was talking.

The price of Chanel bag increase 1000 Euros after May 11th.
The price of 2.55Reissue Chanel bag/Chanel bags increased by 1000, to 6000 Euros on May 11th.

It spent her 30 million for that house.
It cost 30 million to buy/for that house./ She spent 30 million on that house.

The man who will set-up with her. He will have 5 apartments at least.
The man who will be set-up with her must have at least 5 apartments.

Q: Tell me about someone you admire the most.
A: I admire my mother because she was born in a traditional family. My grandfather quite her study when she was in primary school. She had to make clothes with my grandfather to make money. When she was young, she can earn lots of money. My mother likes me more than my sister, because when I went to primary school I didn’t want sleep at school so everyday my mother bring me home. The same thing happened in my middle school, but in my middle school, we rent a house near my school. My mother went to school every night then went home every morning. We can do everything for us, but she wants to do something for us, so she came here.

A: I admire my mother the most because even though she was born in a traditional family and did not receive a high education, she can make lots of money/always supported her family, both financially and in our daily lives. My grandfather stopped her studies when she was in primary school /as early as primary school because she had to make clothes with my grandfather to make money. Ever since she was young, she can earn lots of money. My mother likes me more than she likes my sister so/so much that when I went to primary school and I didn’t want to sleep at school, everyday my mother brought me home. The same thing happened when I went to/ was at my middle school, but in my middle school, we rented a house near my school so my mother can go to my school every night and go home every morning. We can do everything (by) ourselves, but she wants to do something for us, so she comes here sometimes.