Intermediate - Negotiating with a Taobao merchant - Poddies Collaboration

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April 09, 2012, 04:41 AM

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Dilu: 你好欢迎收听中文博客我是Dilu

John: Hey guys, I'm John, this is an Intermediate lesson

Dilu: 我们今天的课呢又是关于modern chinese culture

John: Which aspect?

Dilu: Online shopping

John: OK, so that means Taobao in China

Dilu: Yes, ah, just some information for the Poddies that don't know Taobao, it's a Chinese ebay and it's super-popular

John: Right, and today's dialogue is also a little bit unorthodox because it's done actually like a face to face conversation that we're going to be listening to. It's going to be the vocalisation of a chat that people are having online between like a potential buyer and a Taobao seller

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April 09, 2012, 04:43 AM

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Dilu: 对,就是一个淘宝的卖家和一个淘宝的买家在网上聊天

John: OK, so we will hear a few special Taobao terms. Don't panic, we're going to explain it all after we listen to the dialogue

Dilu: 那我们先来听对话吧

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对话

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April 09, 2012, 04:44 AM

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对话

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April 09, 2012, 04:44 AM

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对话

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Dilu: John, 你觉得最淘宝的term是什么?

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April 09, 2012, 04:55 AM

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John: 亲

Dilu: 哈哈哈

John: Right, that comes up like every line from the guy, right?

Dilu: 对,亲什么什么什么什么

John: Yeah, let's get into that right away because that's the most obvious thing, what's up with that?

Dilu: 你觉得呢?

John: 亲亲doesn't that mean, like, kiss? 亲一下give a kiss

Dilu: 对,作动词的时候是kiss的意思不过在这里就是亲爱的

John: 亲爱的,so like 'dear'

Dilu: 对

John: 'My dear'

Dilu: 啊,因为不知道对方是男的还是女的所以我也不知道为什么这个感觉比较亲切吧

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April 09, 2012, 04:56 AM

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John: So, is this a Taobao thing or is this just an online chatting thing?

Dilu: It’s only a Taobao thing

John: OK

Dilu: 所以不要跟你的朋友说亲已经天过来吃饭吗

John: And you told me earlier that you once like said 亲 to a friend and what did they say?

Dilu: 哦他们就会觉得很【讨厌】你在淘宝吗还是什么

John: OK, so in this dialogue what does the girl say to the Taobao seller?

Dilu: 这双鞋有货吗,这双鞋有货吗

John: OK, so 鞋,that’s shoes and what’s the measure word

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April 09, 2012, 04:57 AM

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Dilu: 双,第一声

John: OK, 双 and that means a pair of shoes

Dilu: 对

John: Now, the key word for this question is…

Dilu: 有货吗,有货吗

John: So, 有货,and that means do you have goods in stock, right?

Dilu: 对。And the opposite is 没货,有货和没货

John: OK, so 货,4th tone, right?

Dilu: 是的,第四声

John: OK, so what’s the answer?

Dilu: 亲,有的哦

John: Alright, you've got to explain this. First of all we have 有, fine, but then the 的 and then the 哦, what's going on there?

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April 09, 2012, 04:57 AM

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Dilu: 有,听上去好像很严肃

John: OK...

Dilu: 有点不自然

John: It's a little bit too serious and a little bit unnatural

Dilu: 对,所以说有的

John: 有的feels more natural

Dilu: 是的

John: A little more casual

Dilu: 嗯,亲有的

John: OK, but then we have an 哦

Dilu: 就听上去很可爱

John: 可爱

Dilu: 是的,有的哦

John: So, being cutesy. OK, and then comes an important question

Dilu: 你要几码的,你要几码的

John: So this 码,3rd tone, refers to the shoe size, right?

Dilu: 对,是鞋子的尺寸

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