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January 5, 2021 10 min

In our regular bilingual segment, David and Siok reviews the Mandarin phrases that came up in their chat about “The Future of Fashion”’ They also share every day Chinese phrases, proverbs and even pieces of slang you can use when you explore the latest of sustainable fashion.

 For bilingual show notes on the Mandarin vocabulary shared during the episode, visit the official Juzi The Mandarin Podcast website at

http://juzi.sg/index.php/2020/10/19/juzi-live-ep17-show-notes/

Join Siok and David every Wednesday at 8pm Singapore time (UTC+0800) for their live cast on Facebook :https://facebook.com/juzipodcast

Here is a list of the Chinese vocabulary mentioned in the episode as well as the phrases explained in the Bilingual Juzi segment.

REFRESHER VOCABULARY 词汇提醒

  • 供应链 / GONG1 YING4 LIAN4 / SUPPLY CHAIN
  • 脆弱 / CUI4 RUO4 / WEAK
  • 资源 / ZI1 YUAN2 / RESOURCE
  • 知识面 / ZHI1 SHI2 MIAN4 / KNOWLEDGE
  • 消费者 / XIAO1 FEI4 ZHE3 / CONSUMER
  • 本土 / BEN3 TU3 / LOCAL
  • 反思 / FAN3 SI1 / REFLECTION
  • 植入 / ZHI1 RU4 / PLACEMENT
  • 边角料 /BIAN1 JIAO3 LIAO4 / LEFTOVER (RAW MATERIALS)
  • 撞衫 / ZHUANG4 SHAN1 / OUTFIT CLASH
  • 规模化 / GUI1 MO2 HUA4 / SCALABILITY
  • 意识 / YI4 SHI2 / AWARENESS
  • 时装周 / SHI2 ZHUANG1 ZHOU1 / FASHION WEEK
  • 交互 / JIAO1 HU4 / INTERACTION, INTERACTIVE
  • 变通 / BIAN4 TONG1 / FLEXIBILITY TO CHANGE
  • BILINGUAL JUZI 双语桔子

  • 改头换面/GAI3 TOU2 HUAN4 MIAN4 / adj. MAKEOVER
  • 旧衣新穿/ JIU4 YI1 XIN1 CHUAN1 / adj.; adv.; WEARING USED/OLD CLOTHES AS NEW
  • 喜新厌旧/ XI3 XIN1 YAN4 JIU4 / adj. BE FOND OF THE NEW AND TIRED OF THE OLD; ABANDON THE OLD FOR THE NEW
  • 内外兼修/ NEI4 WAI4 JIAN1 XIU1 / adj. HAVE BOTH LOOKS AND SUBSTANCE; GET REFINED INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY
  • 快时尚/ KUAI4 SHI2 SHANG4 / n. FAST FASHION
  • 循环经济/ XUN2 HUAN2 JING1 JI4 / n. CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • 升级再造/ SHENG1 JI2 ZAI4 ZAO4 / n.; verb. UPCYCLE
  • 二手/ ER4 SHOU3 / n. SECOND-HAND
  • 种草/ ZHONG4 CAO3 / verb. BEING INFLUENCED TO LONG FOR A PARTICULAR PRODUCT OR EXPERIENCE SOMETHING
  • 长草/ ZHANG3 CAO3 / verb. THE GROWING DESIRE TO BUY A PARTICULAR PRODUCT OR EXPERIENCE SOMETHING
  • 狂草/ KUANG2 CAO3 / adj.; adv.THE DESIRE TO BUY A PARTICULAR PRODUCT HAS GONE WILD
  • 拔草/ BA2 CAO3 / verb. NO LONGER LONGING FOR SOMETHING; REMOVING SOMETHING FROM SHOPPING CART
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