Vocabulary: Impromptu 即兴

gēnjù zìdiǎn jiěshì, zài méiyǒu rènhé zhǔnbèi de qíngkuàng xià zuò chū yí jiàn shì, jiù jiàozuò ‘jíxìng’.

根据字典解释,在没有任何准备的情况下做出一件事,就叫做 ‘即兴’。

According to the dictionary, the word 即兴 means done without being planned or rehearsed. 

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Here is an example where we can use the word 即兴:

qián jǐ tiān wǒ hé biǎojiě zǒu zài lùshàng, kàn dào yījiā bīngqílín diàn

前几天我和表姐走在路上,看到一家冰淇淋店。

A few days ago, I was walking on the street with my cousin, and we saw an ice cream shop.

yuánběn shì xiǎng yào chī bīngqílín

原本是想要吃冰淇淋。

 Originally, we were only going to get some ice cream.

dànshì, wǒmen fāxiàn diàn lǐ jìngrán yǒu mài chá

但是,我们发现店里竟然有卖茶。

However, we found out that the shop actually sells tea!!

suǒyǐ wǒmen jiù diǎnle chá

所以我们就点了茶。So we ordered tea instead.

chá chūláile, hái bùshì yìbān de chá

茶出来了,还不是一般的茶。

The tea came out, and it is not just any ordinary tea.

Chábēi hé cháhú dōu fēicháng jīngzhì

茶杯和茶壶都非常精致。

The teacups and teapots are all extremely delicate.

wǒmen bǎ zhè cì yìwài de jīngyàn chēng wéi

我们把这次意外的经验称为,

yì chǎng jíxìng chá pàiduì

‘一场即兴茶派对’。

 We call this unexpected event as ‘an impromptu tea party’. 

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Other examples can be:

yì chǎng jíxìng biǎoyǎn

一场即兴表演   an impromptu performance

yì chǎng jíxìng lǚxíng

一场即兴旅行  an impromptu trip

yì chǎng jíxìng jìzhě zhāodài huì

一场即兴记者招待会 an impromptu press conference

wǒ gǎn bǎozhèng tā shuō de nàxiē huà shì shìxiān páiliànguò de, ér fēi jíxìng

我敢保证他说的那些话是事先排练过的,而非即兴。

I am sure his remarks were rehearsed, not impromptu. 

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