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A Flat Bicycle Tire

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ID: 0400 Intermediate
A flat bike tire is like a bad hair day, in that… erm, neither are…. uh, fun. In this podcast, learn how to tell the repairman that you have a flat tire (which is inevitable!), and how to ask him to help you repair it, and your bicycle, using Mandarin Chinese. ChinesePod: the pink basket on the ride of life.
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轮胎 lúntāi tire
顺便 shùnbiàn while you're at it
漏气 lòuqì to leak air
链条 liàntiáo chain
shīfu ,wǒ zìxíngchē de lúntāi méiqì le ,bāng wǒ dǎ dǎ yīxià qì ba 。qiánhòu lún dōu yào 。
Sir, my bikes' tires are flat, could you pump some air for me? The front and back tire both needs air.
hǎo ,wǒ xiànzài jiù gěi nǐ dǎ 。nǐ zhè chē hǎojiǔ méi dǎqì le ba ?
Sure, I can do it for you right now. You haven’t pump air in them in a long time, have you?
shì ā 。nín shùnbiàn bāng wǒ jiǎnchá yīxià hái yǒumeiyǒu qítā wèntí 。
Yeah. While you’re at it, could you check it for me, to see if there are any other problems?
xíng 。qiáo ,nǐ de qiánlún lòuqì le 。zhèlǐ yǒu hǎo dà yī ge dòng 。
Sure. Look, your front tire is leaking air. There is a big hole here.
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