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ID: 2745 Intermediate
Ever experienced a blackout during a stormy night? They can be super scary especially if you are not prepared. Listen to two friends scramble to get all their things together during this blackout.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
停电 tíngdiàn power outage; to lose (electric) power
小心 xiǎoxīn be careful
to touch; to feel for
蜡烛 làzhú candle
停电了!怎么办?我什么都看不见!
tíngdiàn le !zěnme bàn ?wǒ shénme dōu kàn bùjiàn !
There is a power outage! What do we do? I can't see anything!
别着急,你小心摸着墙走,到客厅坐着,我去厨房的柜子里拿蜡烛。
bié zháojí ,nǐ xiǎoxīn mō zhe qiáng zǒu ,dào kètīng zuò zhe ,wǒ qù chúfáng de guìzi lǐ ná làzhú 。
Don't panic. Just carefully feel your way along the wall, then sit down in the living room, I'll go to the kitchen cabinet to get some candles.
蜡烛?为什么不用手电筒?
làzhú ?wèishénme bùyòng shǒudiàntǒng ?
Candles? Why don't you use a torch?
手电筒没电了,我一直忘了换电池。
shǒudiàntǒng méidiàn le ,wǒ yīzhí wàng le huàn diànchí 。
The torch doesn't have any battery, I keep forgetting to replace the batteries.
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