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ID: 2012 Intermediate
Sometimes getting a package in China isn't quite as simple as having it shipped to your home address. Packages can get detained by customs, in which case you should receive a written notice. In this dialogue, a girl gets just such an unpleasant surprise...
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收到 shōudào to receive
通知单 tōngzhīdān notice
to mail
包裹 bāoguǒ package
wǒ jīntiān shōudào yī ge tōngzhīdān 。
I got a notice today.
wǒ kàn kan 。nǐ yǒu Měiguó jì lái de bāoguǒ ,bèi hǎiguān kòu le 。
Let me take a look. You got a package from the US that was detained by customs.
ò ,wǒ māma gěi wǒ jì le dōngxi 。nà zěnme bàn ?
Oh, my mom sent me some stuff. What should I do?
yào qù hǎiguān shēnbào 。kěnéng yào jiāo yīxiē guānshuì 。
You need to go claim it. You might have to pay some duties.
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