VIP Class Notes (Ally)[S]

Vocabulary

preamble: 开场白 qian yan
ie. Zuley gave a long preamble but he said a lot of bullshit afterwards.

once-in-a-lifetime: 超级超级罕见
ie. You should take the job because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

suspicious: 值得怀疑的
ie. Zuley’s behavior was suspicious.

implies: an yu
ie. The word “change” implies that something caused it to transform.

gold-digger: bai jin (nv)
ie. I don’t want to tell him that his wife is actually a gold digger.

with an agenda: you ji hua de  = purposefully
ie. She doesn’t really love him. She married him with an agenda. She has her own agenda for marrying him.

naive: tian zhen
ie. She is a naive girl.

upbringing: 生长的环境
ie. My wife and I have a common upbringing.

strengthen:加强 add strength

suffer: shou zhe mo
ie. I suffer from OCD.
ie. I make Zuley suffer through my class.

go through: jing li
ie. I went through a lot of trouble to get you this Hey Tea.

transformation: change (with a process and different shape)
ie. The shopping mall went through a big transformation before Christmas.
ie. The shopping mall was transformed for Christmas.

preschool/kindergarten: you er yuan
ie. The cost of private preschool/kindergartens is high.

niece/nephew: wai sheng
ie. My niece and nephew both go to expensive schools.

bilingual: shuang yu
ie. I hope my baby will be bilingual.

Grammar

I like watching you suffer.

on purpose <> accidentally

purposefully <> without an agenda

Speaking

I will have a baby so I need to earn more money exponentially.
I will have a baby so my salary/income needs to increase exponentially./our cost of living will increase exponentially.

I like eating fried chicken but my cholesterol problem I need to eat less consciously.
I like fried chicken but because of my cholesterol problem I need to eat less of them consciously.

Yangmi stepped on LYF’s dress on purpose.
I said the things that hurt you on purpose.
You’re purposefully eating less.

Q: How important do you think love is in a marriage? Do personal background and family upbringing matter more?
A: I think love is the most important thing in a marriage. We do everything based on love, but I think family background is also important because when we get married, our life environment will be changed, so we need family’s help, like my wife and me. We will have a baby, and our family will have a big change. We have much more pressure so we need our family’s help. In order to give my baby’s good education, we want my baby study at international school. That’s expensive so we need help from my parents. I also think love depends on our family upbringing. We have common upbringing, so we know we can learn about each other more.

Q: How important do you think love is in a marriage? Do personal background and family upbringing matter more?
A: I think love is the most important thing in a/any marriage. However/even though We do everything based on love, but/no but I think family background is also important because when we get married, our life environment will be affected/influenced/totally/completely different, so we need our family’s help. For example, my wife and me, we will have a baby, and our family will go through a big change/transformation. We will have much more pressure/responsibilities so we’re definitely going to need our family’s help. In order to give my baby a good education,/For my baby’s future education/In order to send my baby to the best schools,  we want my baby study at international school. That’s expensive so we need help from my parents. I also think love and /romantic relationships are based on a common family upbringing. When we have a common upbringing, we understand each other more and communication is a lot easier./we have lots more in common.

My baby will need a lot of hard work if he goes to a bilingual school.

Pronunciation

con scious ly: KON+SHES+LY

no extra “r”s