It has been almost half a year since Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out. I finally got a chance to sit down and watch it not too long ago. So, let’s look at some specific quotes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens that you can use in Chinese.
The title of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is 《星球大战：原力觉醒》in Chinese. Since it’s the 7th film in the series, you can also just use 《星球大战 7 》instead of its full name.
The word 星球 is used to express “stars” and “planets.” Therefore, you can use it to ask, “which planet are you from?” just in case you one day happen to meet my favorite character, BB-8.
Unfortunately, this is not really a good ice-breaker to use with your teachers or tutors.
《星球大战 7 》falls under the fantasy / science fiction genre, which is 科幻片 in Chinese.
|部||bù||measure word for movies|
|类型||lèi xíng||types, kind|
|喜剧片||xĭ jù piàn||comedy|
|剧情片||jù qíng piàn||drama|
|恐怖片||kŏng bù piàn||horror|
|爱情片||ài qíng piàn||romance|
|科幻片||kē huàn piàn||science fiction|
|动作片||dòng zuò piàn||action|
|武侠片||wŭ xiá piàn||martial arts|
最 is an awesome character because you can use it to express both ends of a spectrum. Specifically, if you add 最 to the front of 想要, you get “most wanted.” On the contrary, adding 最 before 不想要 gives you “most unwanted.”
角色 means “characters,” while 主角 means “main characters.” Adding 男 or 女 will give you the words for the main male and main female characters respectively:
演员 means actor/actress. Adding 男 or 女 will provide you with these words:
To ask whether the person has seen a certain movie, you can say:
Since 《星球大战 》is a series, you can also ask a question like:
For a more general question, you can ask:
Using 最, which was previously mentioned, you can also ask the following questions:
My favorite character from Star Wars 7 is BB-8, and it is not simply because BB-8 is cute. It is also because of the Chinese word for “robot.”
BB-8 is a 机器人 (literally: robot person).
If you happen to like Doraemon, then you would use “robot” plus “cat,” which is 机器猫 jī qì māo。
If you really like dogs, but can’t have a real one, then you might like a 机器狗 jī qì gŏu (you know, those toy dogs that move around).
As for 机 (jī, machine), you will find a lot of 机 in your daily life!
Thus, if you are not sure what to talk about during an informal tutoring session, just pick a movie you’ve seen and you’ll have tons to talk about!