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Can I Sit Here?

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ID: 1897 Elementary
Noisy, crowded restaurants and cafeterias are especially common in China; it is the largest country in the world, after all. This alone may not be too jarring for a newly-arrived foreigner, but you may be a bit more surprised when a group of strangers asks to sit at your table with you! Learn how to politely ask to sit with people (and how to respond to such requests) in today's ChinesePod lesson.
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没有 méiyǒu to not have
位子 wèizi seat
怎么办 zěnme bàn what should be done
méiyǒu wèizi le 。zěnme bàn ?
There's no seats left. What do we do?
nà zhāng zhuōzi zhǐ yǒu yī ge rén 。wǒmen qù nàbiān ba 。
There's only one person at that table. Let's go over there.
nǐhǎo ,nǐ pángbiān yǒu rén ma ?
Hello. Is there anyone next to you?
méiyǒu 。
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