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ID: 0069 Intermediate
We know what went on at your company Christmas party which basically puts you far, far down on the list of who’s been naughty and nice. Fortunately, in this podcast, Father Ken and Saint Jenny understand that it was the Egg Nog talkin’ and have wrapped up a little somethin’ somethin’ in the form of a Christmas Lesson for you. In this lesson, learn how to express how you feel about Christmas, using Mandarin Chinese, as well as talk about the gifts you got this year. Happy holidays from all of us!
Fri Dec 23 2005 | Jenny, Ken
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|to look forward to
wǒ qīpàn zhe Shèngdànjié ，yīnwèi wǒ suǒyǒu de jiārén dōu jiāng zài jiā 。
I’m really looking forward to Christmas because my entire family will be at home.
zhēnde ma ？wǒ bù xǐhuan Shèngdànjié ，yīnwèi wǒ yào qù bàifǎng wǒ de qīnqi ，nà hěn wúliáo 。
Really？I don’t like Christmas because I have to visit my relatives. That's so boring.
nà tài zāogāo le ，wǒ xǐhuan Shèngdànjié jiùshì yīnwèi wǒ qīnqi huì gěi wǒ piàoliang de lǐwù 。qùnián wǒ cóng wǒ fùmǔ nà dédào le yī ge iPod 。nǐ dédào le shénme ？
That’s awful! I like Christmas because my relatives will give me nice gifts. I got an iPod from my parents last year. What did you get?
wǒ cóng wǒ fùmǔ nà dédào yī bǎ yáshuā 。wǒ bù xǐhuan Shèngdànjié 。
I got a toothbrush from my mom. I don’t like Christmas.
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