Published by: Slow & Clear Chinese
Transcript covers between 3:51 and 5:33.

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我在一个小公司里工作。我挺喜欢这个工作,但是我有一个问题:我经常迟到。不知道为什么,我早上总是起不来,几乎每天都迟到几分钟。 Wǒ zài yí gè xiǎo gōngsī lǐ gōngzuò. Wǒ tǐng xǐhuān zhège gōngzuò, dànshì wǒ yǒu yí gè wèntí: wǒ jīngcháng chídào. Bù zhīdào wèishénme, wǒ zǎoshang zǒngshì qǐ bù lái, jīhū měi tiān dōu chídào jǐ fēnzhōng. I work in a small company. I quite like this job, but I have a problem: I’m often late. I don’t know why, I just can never get up in the morning, and I’m late by a few minutes nearly every day.
在我们公司,如果一个月迟到五次以上,就罚你一天的工资。 Zài wǒmen gōngsī, rúguǒ yí gè yuè chídào wǔ cì yǐshàng, jiù fá nǐ yì tiān de gōngzī. In our company, if you are late more than five times in one month, you are fined a day’s salary.
上个月,到三十号我已经迟到了四次。在最后一天,不管怎么样,我不能再迟到!那天我定了很早的闹钟,而且,因为害怕起不来,定了四个不同的闹钟。 Shàng gè yuè, dào sānshí hào wǒ yǐjīng chídàole sì cì. Zài zuìhòu yì tiān, bù guǎn zěnmeyàng, wǒ bù néng zài chídào! Nà tiān wǒ dìngle hěn zǎo de nàozhōng, érqiě, yīnwèi hàipà qǐ bù lái, dìngle sì gè bù tóng de nàozhōng. Last month, by the 30th I had already been late 4 times. On the last day, no matter what, I couldn’t be late again! That day I set a really early alarm; also, because I was afraid I wouldn’t get up, I set 4 different alarms.
但是,四个闹钟我都没听见。醒来的时候发现已经很晚了。起来之后没吃早饭,没有洗澡,我就直接跑出门了。 Dànshì, sì gè nàozhōng wǒ dōu méi tīngjiàn. Xǐnglái de shíhòu fāxiàn yǐjīng hěn wǎn le. Qǐlái zhīhòu méi chī zǎofàn, méiyǒu xǐzǎo, wǒ jiù zhíjiē pǎochū mén le. However, I didn’t hear any of the 4 alarms. When I woke up, I discovered it was already late. After getting up I didn’t eat breakfast or wash, I just rushed straight out the door.
我家离公司不远,走路十分钟就到。这一天我没有走路,一直跑过去。 Wǒ jiā lí gōngsī bù yuǎn, zǒulù shí fēnzhōng jiù dào. Zhè yì tiān wǒ méiyǒu zǒulù, yìzhí pǎo guòqù. My house isn’t far from the office, only 10 minutes walk. This day I didn’t walk, I ran all the way over.
到公司楼下已经八点五十九,但是,我发现我进不去!门打不开。有一个保安过来,问:“你在干什么?今天是端午节,大家都放假了”虽然很尴尬,但是我还是挺高兴的,就走回家继续睡觉! Dào gōngsī lóuxià yǐjīng bā diǎn wǔshíjiǔ, dànshì, wǒ fāxiàn wǒ jìn bú qù! Mén dǎ bù kāi. Yǒu yí gè bǎo’ān guòlái, wèn “Nǐ zài gàn shénme? Jīntiān shì Duānwǔjié, dàjiā dōu fàngjià le.” Suīrán hěn gāngà, dànshì wǒ háishì tǐng gāoxìng de, jiù zǒu huí jiā jìxù shuìjiào! When I got to outside the office it was already 8:50, but I discovered I couldn’t get in! The door wouldn’t open. A security guard came over and asked: “What are you doing? Today is the Dragon Boat Festival, everybody is on holiday.” Although it was really embarrassing, I was still pretty happy, so I just walked home and went back to bed!