Intermediate - Negotiating with a Taobao merchant - Poddies Collaboration
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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
John: Right, that comes up like every line from the guy, right?
John: Yeah, let's get into that right away because that's the most obvious thing, what's up with that?
John: 亲亲doesn't that mean, like, kiss? 亲一下give a kiss
John: 亲爱的，so like 'dear'
John: 'My dear'
John: So, is this a Taobao thing or is this just an online chatting thing?
Dilu: It’s only a Taobao thing
John: And you told me earlier that you once like said 亲 to a friend and what did they say?
John: OK, so in this dialogue what does the girl say to the Taobao seller?
John: OK, so 鞋，that’s shoes and what’s the measure word
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
John: It's a little bit too serious and a little bit unnatural
John: 有的feels more natural
John: A little more casual
John: OK, but then we have an 哦
John: So, being cutesy. OK, and then comes an important question
John: So this 码，3rd tone, refers to the shoe size, right?
John: OK, 双 and that means a pair of shoes
John: Now, the key word for this question is…
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?
John: OK, so what’s the answer?
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?