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ID: 2633 Upper Intermediate
With the advent of Kickstarter and Indiegogo, startups seem to be popping up all over the place these days. In this dialogue we hear a brother and sister discuss his dreams to open up a book store. His sister is rather more cynical and dashed his hopes rather too quickly.
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干脆 gāncuì you might as well
建立 jiànlì to establish
dāng to be; to do (for a living)
图书馆员 túshūguǎnyuán librarian
jiě ,wǒ xiǎng zìjǐ kāi jiān shūdiàn ,nǐ juéde zěnmeyàng ?
Hey sis, I want to open up my own book shop, what do you think?
shūdiàn ?xiànzài háiyǒu rén kàn shū ma ?
A book shop? Do people still read books?
zěnme méiyǒu ?wǒ jiù hěn ài ā ,suǒyǐ wǒ xiǎng wǒ gāncuì jiànlì yì jiān zìjǐ de shūdiàn 。
Of course they do. I love reading, so I thought why don't I just establish my own book shop.
zhè shì péi qián de shēngyì ba ?nǐ hái bùrú qù dāng túshūguǎnyuán 。
Isn't that a loss making industry? You'd be better off as a librarian.
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