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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Using Photoshop

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We're excited to announce that Mathilda Ren (任回驳) has just published "Using Photoshop", a new Intermediate level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor! 

Lesson Script

Announcer:

Using Photoshop
Shǐyòng Photoshop
使用Photoshop

Vocabulary
Cíhuì
词汇

A:

Picture or Image
Túpiàn
图片

B:

Picture or Image, as translated in Photoshop menus
Túxiàng
图像

A:

Photo
Zhàopiàn
照片

B:

Click
Diǎnjī
点击

A:

Press down
Ànxià
按下

B:

To fill in
Tiánxiě
填写

A:

Demonstrate
Yǎnshì
演示

B:

Option or Menu Item
Xuǎnxiàng
选项

A:

Adjust
Tiáozhěng
调整

B:

Hue or Color
Sèxiàng
色相

A:

Degree of saturation
Bǎohédù
饱和度

B:

Lightness or Brightness
Míngdù
明度

A:

Key on keyboard
Jiàn


B:

Shortcut key
Kuàijiéjiàn
快捷键

A:

Pull or Drag
Tuōzhuài
拖拽

B:

Blank space on form, or field on computer screen
Kònggé
空格

A:

Numerical value
Shùzhí
数值

B:

Measurement or Dimension
Chǐcun
尺寸

A:

To run, as in "running a program"
Yùnxíng
运行

Announcer:

Dialog
Duìhuà
对话

A:

Li, after work you're going on a date with that silly singer?
Lì, nǐ xiàbān hòu nǐ yào qù hé nèigè shǎ gēshǒu yuēhuì ma?
莉,你下班后你要去和那个傻歌手约会吗?

B:

Yeah, but he's not silly, also very cute.
Shìya, dànshì tā bù shǎ, hái hěn kěài.
是呀,但是他不傻,还很可爱。

A:

Li, do you know how to use Photoshop?
Lì, nǐ zhīdào zěnmè yòng Photoshop ma?
莉,你知道怎么用Photoshop吗?

B:

I know a little bit.
Wǒ zhīdào yīdiǎnr.
我知道一点儿。

A:

Could you give me - demonstration - how to do some things?
Nǐ néng gěi wǒ yǎnshì xià zěnme zuò xiē dōngxi ma?
你能给我演示下怎么做些东西吗?

B:

Sure, buddy.
Kěyǐ ya, gēmenr.
可以呀,哥们儿。
Note: Gēmenr is a term used in spoken Chinese for close friends, usually between male friends, though not in this case.

A:

I have a photo - would like to use on my website, ...
Wǒ yǒu zhāng zhàopiàn xiǎngyào yòng zài wǒde wǎngzhàn shàng, ...
我有张照片想要用在我的网站上,……

but the colors aren't good.
dànshì yánsè bù hǎo.
但是颜色不好。

B:

Okay - then suggest we - now - first open Photoshop.
Hǎode, nà wǒmen xiànzài xiān dǎkāi Photoshop ba.
好的,那我们现在先打开 Photoshop 吧。

A:

Ok, hold on, Photoshop opened, ...
Hǎode, děngxià, Photoshop dǎkāi le, ...
好的,等下,Photoshop 打开了,……

B:

Now pick a photo.
Xiànzài tiāo zhāng zhàopiàn.
现在挑张照片。

A:

Click file menu, click open item ...
Diǎnjī wénjiàn càidān, diǎnjī dǎkāi xuǎnxiàng ...
点击文件菜单,点击打开选项……

B:

Right.
Duì.
对。

A:

Okay, that's it.
Hǎo, jiùshì zhèigè.
好,就是这个。

B:

Okay, press Control and U together.
Hǎo, bǎ Control hé U yìqǐ ànxià.
好,把Ctrl和U一起按下。

A:

That is which menu, which menu item?
Nàshì nǎ yí gè càidān, nǎ yí gè xuǎnxiàng?
那是哪一个菜单,哪一个选项?

B:

Image, Adjustments, Hue/Saturation, ...
Túxiàng, Tiáozhěng, Sèxiàng-Bǎohédù, ...
图像,调整,色相/饱和度,……

Control-U is the keyboard shortcut for Hue/Saturation.
Control hé U shì Sèxiàng-Bǎohédù de kuàijiéjiàn.
Ctrl和U是色相/保护度的快捷键。

A:

I see. Okay, next what should I do?
Wǒ míngbai le. Hǎode, xiàmiàn wǒ gāi zuò shénme?
我明白了。好的,下面我该做什么?

B:

Take the small triangle on Saturation - drag toward right.
Bǎ Bǎohédù shàng de xiǎo sānjiǎo xiàng yòu tuōzhuài.
把饱和度上的小三角向右拖拽。

A:

Wow! It looks very bizarre!
Wa! Kànqǐlái hǎo guàiyì!
哇!看起来好怪异!

B:

You can also - in the field at the right ...
Nǐ yě kěyǐ zài yòubiān kònggé lǐ ...
你也可以在右边空格里……

fill in saturation value, ...
tiánxiě Bǎohédù de shùzhí, ...
填写饱和度的数值,……

number bigger - color thus brighter - choose a suitable value.
shùzhí yuè dà yánsè jiù yuè liàng, xuǎnzé gè héshì de zhí.
数值越大颜色就越亮,选择个合适的值。

A:

Okay, let's take a look.
Hǎo, wǒmén lái kànkan.
好,我们来看看。

Colors are still too bright, ...
Yánsè háishì tài liàng le, ...
颜色还是太亮了,……

Ten, ...
shí, ...
十,……

oh - now - just right.
ō, xiànzài zhènghǎo.
哦,现在正好。

Do I need to change the Hue and Lightness values?
Wǒ xūyào gǎibiàn Sèxiàng hé Míngdù zhí ma?
我需要改变色相和明度值吗?

B:

No need - with regards to this photo ...
Búyòng le, jiù zhè zhāng zhàopiàn éryán, ...
不用了,就这张照片而言,……

I feel - already good enough.
wǒ juéde yǐjīng zúgòu hǎo le.
我觉得已经足够好了。

Look, you completed it. Still have questions?
Kàn, nǐ zuòhǎo le. Háiyǒu wèntí ma?
看,你做好了。还有问题吗?

Otherwise - I thus - go to date.
Yàobùrán wǒ jiù qù yuēhuì le.
要不然我就去约会了。

A:

Can you spare a few more minutes?
Nǐ néng zài chōuchū jǐ fēnzhōng ma?
你能再抽出几分钟吗?

B:

Okay, then before I go out - thus won't put on makeup.
Hǎo ba, nà wǒ chūqù qián jiù bú huàzhuāng le.
好吧,那我出去前就不化妆了。

A:

Okay, then is that all I need to know?
Hǎo, nà jiùshì wǒ xūyào quánbù zhīdào de ma?
好,那就是我需要全部知道的吗?

I now - thus - can use it on website?
Wǒ xiànzài jiù kěyǐ zài wǎngzhàn shàng shǐyòng tā le ba?
我现在就可以在网站上使用它了吧?

B:

That image's size - suitable to use on the web?
Nà túpiàn de dàxiǎo shìhé yòngyú wǎngluò ma?
那图片的大小适合用于网络吗?

A:

Huh? What does that mean?
Á? Nà shì shénmè yìsi?
啊?那是什么意思?

B:

If the image's dimensions - large, ...
Rúguǒ túpiàn de chǐcun dà, ...
如果图片的尺寸大,……

your website - thus - will run slowly.
nǐ de wǎngzhàn jiù huì yùnxíng de màn.
你的网站就会运行的慢。

A:

Okay, could you tell me - how to do - actually is - correct?
Hǎo, nǐ kěyǐ gàosù wǒ zěnmè zuò cáishì zhèngquè de ma?
好,你可以告诉我怎么做才是正确的吗?
Note: "Cáishì" translates as "it is" in this sentence, but also serves the purpose of adding emphasis to the idea that the person who is speaking wants to do the task correctly.

B:

Use Control-Shift-I to control image dimensions.
Yòng Control jiā Shift he I lái kòngzhì túpiàn chǐcun.
用Control加Shift和I来控制图片尺寸。

A:

Great! I see. Extremely grateful.
Tài hǎo le! Wǒ míngbai le. Fēicháng gǎnxiè.
太好了!我明白了。非常感谢。

B:

You're welcome buddy - I'm going to go.
Bú kèqi, gēmenr, wǒ yào zǒu le.
不客气,哥们儿,我要走了。

A:

Regarding Photoshop - I still have some questions.
Duìyú Photoshop wǒ háiyǒu xiē wèntí.
对于Photoshop我还有些问题。

Li, can you still stay with me a little while more?
Lì, nǐ hái néng duō hé wǒ dāi huìr ma?
莉,你还能多和我呆会儿吗?

Li, I want to tell you something, ...
Lì, wǒ yào gàosù nǐ xiē shìr, ...
莉,我要告诉你些事儿,……

In fact, I just like being with you ...
shíjìshàng, wǒ zhǐshì xǐhuān hé ní zài yìqǐ, ...
实际上,我只是喜欢和你在一起,……

You shouldn't go on a date with another man, Li ...
nǐ bù yīnggāi qù hé lìng yí gè nánrén yuēhuì, Lì ...
你不应该去和另一个男人约会,莉……

You shouldn't call me buddy ...
Nǐ bù yīnggāi jiào wǒ gēmenr, ...
你不应该叫我哥们儿,……

Li? Li?
Lì? Lì?

莉?莉? 


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