7 Chinese Drama Phrases From The Untamed

In this lesson, you'll be learning 7 Chinese drama phrases that Teacher Lin has personally selected from the first episode of the popular Chinese drama called 'The Untamed' (陈情令 chén qíng lìng). Watch the video below to hear the explanations of the phrases:


PHRASE 1

要说这魏无羡,十六年前也是仙们之中极负盛名的世家公子,年少成名,何等风光恣意。

(Yào shuō zhè wèi wú xiàn, shíliù nián qián yěshì xiān mén zhī zhōng jí fù shèngmíng de shìjiā gōngzǐ, niánshào chéngmíng, héděng fēngguāng zìyì)


Key phrases

极负盛名 (jí fù shèngmíng) : Very prestigious

世家公子 (shìjiā gōngzǐ) : Son from a wealthy family

年少成名 (niánshào chéngmíng) : Achieve fame at a young age

风光恣意 (fēngguāng zìyì) : Limitless sight


PHRASE 2

作为你表哥,我好心奉劝你几句,不要学你那死鬼母亲那样做那白日梦。

(Zuòwéi nǐ biǎo gē, wǒ hǎoxīn fèngquàn nǐ jǐ jù, bú yào xué nǐ nà sǐguǐ mǔqīn nàyàng zuò nà bái rì mèng.)


Key words

奉劝 (fèngquàn) : To advise

死鬼 (sǐguǐ) : Dead (Derogatory term)

白日梦 (bái rì mèng) : Day dream


PHRASE 3

我的这为侄子自小就犯疯病,请大家千万别见笑啊。

(Wǒ de zhè wèi zhí zǐ zì xiǎo jiù fàn fēng bìng, qǐng dàjiā qiān wàn bié jiànxiào a)


Key words

侄子 (zhí zi): Nephew

疯病 (fēng bìng): Madness disease means to go mad. So she is saying my nephew has been 见笑 (jiànxiào): To mock

PHRASE 4

何必跟他计较

(Hébì gēn tā jìjiào)


Key words

何必 (hébì): why

计较 (jìjiào): To cause a fuss means to cause a fuss or argue. So the whole sentence means why bother arguing with him.


PHRASE 5

昨天晚上有没有再三告诉他不要碰这里的任何东西。

(Zuótiān wǎnshàng yǒu méiyǒu zàisān gàosù tā bú yào pèng zhèlǐ de rènhé dōngxi.)


Key words

再三 (zàisān): Again and again


PHRASE 6

果然还是披麻戴孝

(Guǒrán háishì pī má dàixiào)


Key words and phrases

果然 (guǒrán): As expected

披麻戴孝 (pī má dàixiào): To wear head to toe in white. Now if you don’t know, at Chinese funerals, people normally wear white as the clothes for mourning. So he is saying, As expected, he still dresses like he is mourning someone, in other words, he looks silly.

PHRASE 7

发财喽!发财喽!

(Fācái lou! Fācái lou!)


Key phrase


发财喽 (Fācái lou): I’m rich!

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