what's the translation of this? No way I think is not the correct translation on lesson 11.
- 没 办法
- Damn Simple Chinese, Lesson 011 - Long Time No See
Hey. Long time no see.
Yeah, how are you doing?
Great! What have you been up to lately?
it's my job. I don't have a choice.
It's not word by word translation, but it's what it really means.
Does it make sense to you now?
I guess you had problem with "沒辦法". Literally: no method. Here it means that he has to.
you and your friend just missed the latest bus home. your friend said. "dammit, so close! we should have......."
you: (sigh) 沒辦法，looks like we gonna walk home. at least the weather is nice.
It's interesting that 不錯 actually means good/great although it literally means "not bad".
Pretty good---> 不錯 OR 還不賴
Not bad---> 馬馬虎虎
Could be worse; I'm not complaining---> 還可以啦！ or 勉勉強強。 or 還過得去。
This reminds me of American friend. When I ask him how he is( in Chinese), he often replies, 還在呼吸。
It is probably beyond your level. don't worry if you can't understand the supplement information now. I can record customised lesson for my student. I would love to help you with your Chinese writing and speaking. :) If you have question, please don't hesitate to ask me.