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Buying a Computer
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ID: 0096 Pre Intermediate
So you’ve succumbed to the peer pressure, and want to become more “techy”. Which means a trip to the vast computer marketplace. You know “how much” and “too expensive”, but this is only going to get you so far when sparring with those shop-owners. So, what do you say when you need to buy a new computer? Which brand? What’s your budget? Will it be big enough to store all of your Chinesepod lessons? Worry not, as in this podcast Ken and Jenny walk you through using your Mandarin Chinese to buy that new computer.
Wed Feb 15 2006 | Jenny, Ken
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|measure word for machines
|notebook computer, laptop
wǒ xiǎng mǎi yī tái bǐjìběndiànnǎo 。
I'd like to buy a laptop.
nǐ yào shénme pǐnpái ？nǐde yùsuàn shì duōshǎo ？
Which brand do you want? What is your budget?
wǒde yùsuàn shì 000 měiyuán 。wǒ xiǎng mǎi dàiěr de 。
My budget is $1,000 USD and I'd like to buy a Dell.
zhè tái zěnmeyàng ？zhè shì dàiěr zuìxīn kuǎn de 。dànshì chāochū nǐde yùsuàn 。jiàqian shì 200 měiyuán 。
How about this one? This is the latest Dell laptop, but it's over your budget. The price is US$1,200.
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